Tilden Park Golf Course

3.3925235294 3.4 stars from 5 (217)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 70
  • Length: 6294 yards
  • Slope: 124
  • Rating: 70.8
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Pull-carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes
GPS: Yes

Practice/Instruction

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

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 70 6294 yards 70.8 124
White 70 5823 yards 68.8 119
Red (W) 71 5399 yards 67.2 115

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 3.4 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.4 stars from 5
Value: 3.6 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 2.9 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 3.8 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.1 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.5 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 217 Reviews
5 stars:
48
4 stars:
95
3 stars:
33
2 stars:
19
1 stars:
22

recommend this course

171 out of 216 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is convenient to the city worth the drive near local attractions   Great for wildlife/ scenic views locals advanced golfers   Challenges include elevation changes narrow fairways undulating greens   Great for 19th hole scenic views drinks patio dining  

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u218495507's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/05/2017
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Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Commented on 12/13/2017

Hi there.. Thanks for the review, did they have any "alternate" tee boxes? I am planning a match with a couple friends flying in from out of town and am hoping this is the place to go to.

Thanks!




4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/01/2017
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Young kid checking in was awesome!!

Snack bar guy was not.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course



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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/20/2017
First time playing Used cart Wet weather Verified Purchaser

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Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Funky layout with lots of up and downs"


org117's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/04/2017
Previously played Used cart Wet weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

OK track, but I would not pay the price to play here. It is not a course I would walk as it is extremely hilly. It was in really good shape but just funky and not worth $60 to play IMHO.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course


"Course so soggy even in the middle of a drought?"


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

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/01/2017
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It was amazing how wet and muddy this course was with many tee boxes closed and shooting from temp boxes only half the length of the hole.most every shot hits and stops with little or no run out.Strange when other courses are so dry this one is soggy and muddy.Fun for a cheap round but certainly not worth regular prices.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"Soggy good time"


Oneputtbogey's avatar
Age:  35-44
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/01/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

Having player Tilden on several different occasions, I gotta say, I was prepared for a long round... but this was ridiculous. The number of walking players was staggering, causing up to 10 minute waits between shots, and no Marshals to usher play along. All that being said, the course was in fair shape, but extremely soggy in most every water collection point on the course. The website failed to mention 4 of the first holes were effected by tree removal, but they changes we’re easily averted. All in all, it is a magical course and having no fog made for gorgeous views. The greens were rolling pretty well, and the fairways were clean and will maintained. I’d recommend this course to anyone.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course



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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/10/2017
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Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



u7326787's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/27/2017
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Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Pretty course"



5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/20/2017
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Putts are challenging with the heavy moisture on greens. Be careful with your golf cart. I had several spin outs. And after climbing up the 9th hole you have a steep downhill on 10th hole. My cart fish tailed nearly turned on its side and threw me out of the cart. I saw my life flash in front of me.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course




3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/16/2017
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Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Best Golf Value anywhere"


u000002723958's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/15/2017
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Reviewed on

Place is just nuts-beautiful for a public course and the price. The staff, (Randy and others), CARE about your experience...... but the course says it all. Nestled in the forest of Tilden and kept well-enough. Reasonably short but the first hole will, well, just upset you.

Good luck.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Nary a Flat Lie"


u000005215945's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/12/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Tilden is a nice course. Great choice when a heat wave hits the area, though other times in the spring and summer an early tee time might run into fog issues with the first two holes which are the highest part of the course. Speaking of the first two holes - what a tough start for the men! 400yd par 4 straight up hill followed by a tight downhill then uphill dogleg left par 4. Of course few holes are breathers. Very few flat lies, or wide straight fairways, but I would not call Tilden "tricked up". It is an old fashioned test, and because the course resides in the Berkeley hills it rarely if ever gets sun-baked so fairway and green conditions are great.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Unfortunately it was a hot day"


u000002086228's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/26/2017
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The lady in the pro shop was extremely unfriendly. They were running behind so we had to wait for a cart until our tee time. Play was so slow we played nine holes in 3 1/2 hours due to such a hot day we had to call it quits way to much waiting. With no drink cart. Or marshals to keep play moving smooth.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course




5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/14/2017
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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: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Challenging mountain course"


palahicky7's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/03/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Tilden is challenging with tight fairways, heavy rough and sharp changes in elevation. Golfers who have trouble staying on the fairway will have trouble posting good scores. I enjoyed the challenge. The course was in good shape and the greens rolled true so once you got there, salvaging a decent number was doable. Would play this course again.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Revived memories of a much younger men"


u000005328433's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/03/2017
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Wow!! It's hard to believe, 38 years since I played Tildon park golf course, NICE!!!! Staff was GREAT!! Course has some really nice changes since I played here last, Tough, challenging, beautiful setting. Made for a Great day out for the "Thursday Golf Thugs" had a Good meal after we played! We will be back soon!! Thanks For The Memories!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course




4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/17/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Tilden"


u000006021707's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a month

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/16/2017
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Great course. Just extremely slow play. Too many people thinking they are playing in the US Open. Course was in great shape. Would fix my ball mark and three others on every green. People need to respect the course more. A real gem in a beautiful setting.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Early Play"


Glennbuy's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once every three months

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/08/2017
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6:30am tee off - on time. 2 hours around the front 3 hours around the back. Course in good condition.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Slowest Round in my history ( 200+ rounds)"


simonque's avatar
Age:  45-54
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/17/2017
Previously played Walked Perfect weather

Reviewed on

going out on a saturday at noon is a 5 hour + round, that I know. 3.5 hours for 9 holes, 3 group back up on 2,3,5,7.

The worst part was not leaving on 15 but when I went to the pro shop to return a license I found the counter person just said to my longest round ever.. we know...

NO MARSHALL or employee once came by to indicate that it was just slow and not some idiot who was 3 holes behind and apparently the pro shop is so clueless how to maintain pace they didn't slow down the pace. I will probably go back but a lot of people won't which will be good for future pace of play.

Nothing like leaving after 6 hours and not finishing.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I don't recommend this course



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