Callippe Preserve Golf Course

4.0611000000 4.1 stars from 5 (180)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6748 yards
  • Slope: 133
  • Rating: 73.0
  • Layout

  • 8500 Club House Dr , Pleasanton, CA 94566, United States
  • (925) 426-6666
  • (925) 426-6618
  • www.playcallippe.com
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Year built: 2005
Architect(s): Brian Costello (2005)
Type: Municipal

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: No blue jeans or cut offs

Tees | Layout

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 72 6748 yards 73.0 133
Blue 72 6409 yards 71.5 130
White 72 6024 yards 69.8 125
White (W) 72 6024 yards 75.4 136
Yellow 72 5560 yards 67.7 120
Yellow (W) 72 5560 yards 72.8 131
Red (W) 72 4788 yards 68.9 118

Rating Snapshot

Average Rating 4.1 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.0 stars from 5
Value: 3.9 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.2 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.1 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.2 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.8 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 180 Reviews
5 stars:
61
4 stars:
84
3 stars:
21
2 stars:
13
1 stars:
1

recommend this course

155 out of 180 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is worth the drive in the 'burbs convenient to the city   Great for wildlife/ scenic views advanced golfers locals   Challenges include elevation changes bunkers forced carries   Great for drinks 19th hole scenic views patio dining  

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u539834174's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/25/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Perfect Time of Year"


washswimma13's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/25/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The rainy season has worked its magic on Callippe. The course is in lush conditions compared to the dry summer and fall seasons. This is a perpetual favorite for my golf buddies when we're looking to escape the Bay Area.

We usually go for the twilight rates for the value, but it can be slow - I don't think we've ever finished a round under 5 hours. Not sure what it's like after they've been freshly cut in the morning, but the greens were bumpy at times. Our group struggled more than usual from the 4-6 ft range.

Really wish they would redo the practice green near the first tee! It's way too much slope to be of practical use. Just one minor on course suggestion to flatten the black/blue tee box on 16 so we aren't forced to play a draw or fade :)


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Slooooooooow"


Rocco119's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/12/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Tee off at 3 by 7.30 we got to the 16th. 15 holes in 4 1/2 hr is not fun.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I don't recommend this course



Dnewell1019's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once every three months

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/04/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"The greens were in great condition"



4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/03/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

With all the rain we've had the course is in good condition. The greens were in great shape. The only problem with the course was none of the bunkers have been raked after the rain. Other than that it was a great round.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Nice green! Beautiful view!"


u926862464's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/22/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great condition especially after 3 days of heavy rain!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Slowest course in the bay area!"


rickyhayden's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/31/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Its a nice course that is well kept with challenging greens but it is by far the slowest course in the bay. I have played this course no less that 10 times and have never gotten out under 5 hours. I haven't played it in a while and decided to give it a try on a Tuesday morning in January.. Yup.. Still 5 hours ans 10 minutes. On the weekends.. Forget about it!


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"A fun trek but always 5+ hours"


u000004394450's avatar
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Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/31/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This is an interesting trek and the back 9 by far better then the front.Problem is play is notoriously slow and even if you call the clubhouse and they send someone out it doesn't change anything.This last time out we were behind a twosome that was behind a fivesome that was behind a sixsome,I called the front desk he broke them up into two threesomes and a twosome and a threesome and in two holes they were back to how they were....our round 5 hours 40 mins and we didn't finish the 18th hole.So would I recommend this course....well if you have never played it, it is a great track and worth playing.Can I mindfully knowing the ridiculous time frame recommend it to a friend hard call probably not.There are too many great course out there that you can get a far better deal on that are as good or better with a 4 1/2 hour time frame like The Bridges that I would have to recommend instead.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



williamshen301's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/29/2016
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Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good


I recommend this course


"Cold winter day but fun golf"


Derrek9802704's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/18/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Staff in pro shop and restaurant were top notch. Food and drinks were good, but wished that there was a cart that came around with hot coffee or drinks because it was so cold outside.

Course was in pretty good condition considering all the recent rain. But it was a slow round, we were waiting on shots most of the day.

I always recommend Callippe to friends as a place with a good layout, friendly staff, and good prices.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



jwolfdvm's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/05/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



Chang4727631's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/05/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Fun course"


cvbaseball's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/03/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

This course is pretty fun starts off easy and by 18 its a challenge. Staff was good, lady in the bar could have been a little better but the starter was really cool.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Great layout"


lyle3022134's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  0-4

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/27/2016
First time playing

Reviewed on

Course is in decent shape greens slowly get back to how they normal are. If you can get a decent price worth playing.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Great back nine"


Nickdyked's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/23/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great layout and really fun to play. Pace was average for a Sunday tee time 41/2 hrs to get around. The only draw back are the greens they were a bit too bumpy Great value and really nice layout with the back nine the highlight of the course

I will definitely give this track another go round.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Nice layout"


timward's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a month

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/19/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Friendly staff had a great time and would definitely recommend this cource.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"5 1/2 Hour round + 30 Minute Delay NEVER AGAIN"


alloyd1122's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/19/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Thought I'd sneak in a quick Wednesday morning round somewhere and found what appeared to be a good rate. I checked in 25 minutes early, putted and walked up to the starter about 10 minutes before my time, where he alerted me that a) they were running 20-30 minutes behind and b) we'd be lucky to finish under 5 hours. UNACCEPTBALE - the clubhouse did not alert me to this and I certainly didn't plan to spend 6.5 hours at the course. No marshalls in sight, no one trying to get groups back on 4.5 hour pace and the course seemed completely unaware that there was any issue. Never again Callipe. I'll be emailing the GM for a refund. Unacceptable.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Poor

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"Callippe"


u000003885067's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/04/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Average weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

It was during aeration fix, so I played back nine twice. The fairways was decent even in the light of dry season.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"General Review"


hawktuy's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/28/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course condition is not at its best. I've seen this golf course in pristine condition, like I was playing in Palm Springs. Course layout is definitely the best factor to keep coming back to Callippe. They need to put better signage to hole directions though.

It would be nice to play this course at a lower price without going through Golfnow.com. The fee is too high now.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Drought has taken its toll."


BJanke's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  Don't know

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/17/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

I guess that a 5 1/4 hour round is considered normal these days, but it's still very frustrating.

The fairways are in pretty deplorable condition. A tee shot to the middle of the fairway is just as likely to land on sun-baked clay as on grass. It's a shame because with more water and improved maintenance, it could be a beautiful course.

I was also disappointed with basic maintenance such as on-course water jugs. On the back nine, one jug was empty and on two others, the valve was broken so you couldn't get any water out (temperature was 90 degrees).

There happened to be an outdoor wedding at the clubhouse, wwhich meant the restaurant and bar were closed to the public and loud hip hop music could be heard all over the course.

Finally, with heavy traffic both going and returning, the 60 mile round trip from San Jose just wasn't worth it.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course



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