Callippe Preserve Golf Course

4.0733000000 4.1 stars from 5 (191)
  • 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 | Full Scorecard

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: 3.1 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.1 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.3 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.8 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 191 Reviews
5 stars:
66
4 stars:
88
3 stars:
23
2 stars:
13
1 stars:
1

recommend this course

166 out of 191 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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ybk5880's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/18/2017
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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




4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/14/2017
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Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Bill's Tale"


816coleman's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/09/2017
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Reviewed on

Probably the best muni in the Bay Area. Gorgeous setting.... challenging but fair layout...great course conditions


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great course. Slow play."


Kimba33's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/30/2017
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Played in 5 hours. I get Bay Area weekend play but, 4 some in front of us was not playing ready golf which didn't help. Marshalls comment about "just a lot of people on course" didn't make sense. Isn't their job to ensure people are playing ready golf on busy days?


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good


I recommend this course


"Too crowded and slow"


Sanjay5452974's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/28/2017
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Walking should no be allowed on this course.It is too long and has too many elevation changes. People who walk simply slow everything down.

Location it is on top of hill so little bit of out of the way driving is necessary, overall experience is good.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course




5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/22/2017
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Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Good Public Course"


bolt65's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  0-4

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/21/2017
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The threesome that joined me on one had already played the front, decided to not wait another three and a half hours to play back nine. 7 hours to play a round of golf? TOTALLY NOT ACCEPTABLE. But, since I know that this course has been slow since day one, I come out late and play the front twice, get in 18 holes and I'm good with it. Do not expect to tee off near 2pm and expect to finish 18. You will have a six hour round. Great views of valley and no noise from cars or p[lanes. Good course, good layout, long day if you want to play 18. Its been the same since 2005. Good for them, making money in this business has been tough on some courses closing and all, must be nice to squeeze in every golfer. This place is not hurting for business.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Great job with the course BUT..."


chin9829467's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/08/2017
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The course was a good playing course which challenged my skills. The only thing which caught me off guard was that the clubhouse staff was not as friendly as I expected. I had asked since there were open gaps prior to my tee time (at least half hour). I thought they would let me out earlier but they sent me out exactly on my tee time. Logically, it was not a welcoming customer experience.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Good course"


u000004639617's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/01/2017
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Pace of play was super slow, 24 minutes on one tee box waiting.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course


"Super slow play"


Matt16631's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/31/2017
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3 hours to play front 9; sometimes 4 groups on each hole. Not sure if they send out too many groups or the golfers don't understand proper pace of play rules. More than one Marshall would help.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"A Course Worth Playing"


u000002697163's avatar
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Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/28/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

First time playing all 18 holes. Played the back nine a year and a half ago. Got a good deal on Golfnow so went down and played. The course was in great condition, actually had sand in the traps I went into. Back nine is totally different from the front nine. Nice layout and I played with another twosome, father and son, the father plays here often and I got some good tips. If you haven't played here before you need some course knowledge, some holes you need to hit to some areas. The only thing was slow play. We were a threesome and the group in front were a foursome with three walkers. They weren't the problem, just slow play in front of them. Took almost 5 hours but I really enjoyed the course and will play it again.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course



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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/25/2017
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
Top 250 Contributor
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
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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



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