Bethel Island Club, The

1.7397000000 1.7 stars from 5 (73)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6592 yards
  • Slope: 122
  • Rating: 71.4
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes - $12
Pull-carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

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

Policies

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

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 72 6592 yards 71.4 122
White 72 6292 yards 70.0 120
Red (W) 74 5839 yards 72.8 124

Rating Snapshot

Average Rating 1.7 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 1.7 stars from 5
Value: 2.5 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.2 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 3.1 stars from 5
Course Layout: No ratings so far
Course Conditions: 1.1 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 73 Reviews
5 stars:
0
4 stars:
5
3 stars:
12
2 stars:
15
1 stars:
41

recommend this course

24 out of 72 reviews


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"Course is in bad shape"


Florentino5802522's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/22/2015
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Heard some golfers finishing their round with comments like "worst course in Northern California". Cart charges were $10.00 per player and Iwe should had just walked the course. Never again!!!


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Poor

Quality of food & beverage: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course


"Lawns mowed"


u000001798881's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/03/2015
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Greatly improvement in condition of fairways, lawns are mowed and squirrel holes are fewer


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"NEVER PLAY THIS COURSE!!!!'"


u000005244939's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/12/2015
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

THIS COURSE IS THE WORST COURSE I HAVE EVER PLAYED. THE COURSE CONDITIONS ARE TERRIBLE AND IS A BUNCH OF DEAD TALL GRASS AND THE GREENS ARE TERRIBLE AND LOOK LIKE THE ROUGH. THE STAFF IS UNFRIENDLY AND TRY TO GET MORE MONEY OUT OF YOU AFTER YOU BOOK A HOT DEAL. STAY AWAY FROM THIS PLACE. ITS BASICALLY A FIELD WITH FLAGS. GRASS IS TALL AMD DRY EVERYWHERE, INCLUDING GREENS, FAIRWAYS, AND EVEN THE TEES!!!! WORST COURSE WITH THE WORST STAFF AND MANAGMENT YOU WILL EVER GO TO


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Poor

Quality of food & beverage: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course


"Horrendous!!!"


Joseph7975691's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/12/2015
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

It started with the beat up carts. There were no windshields. One of the carts did not even have a top!!! The windshield frames were just tied down, one even tied down to a fat twig! Had to look for balls after hitting them in the fairways because grass was so tall. Ended up playing for about 6 hours! The greens' grass were rough and dry. Very confusing signs to the next holes. Only positive was, we were not rushed because there were very few golfers. The old lady at the counter was pleasant. Perhaps too embarrassed of the place. Will never play here again even for free!!!


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Poor

Quality of food & beverage: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course


"It's like playing in dirt"


Bone33's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/24/2015
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

In between owernership it's not even a golf course


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Poor

Quality of food & beverage: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course


"Surprised by course conditions"


mlindstrom's avatar
Top 1000 Contributor
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/11/2015
Previously played Played as a single Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

I have played out here before. Been about a year or so. I'm used to this place being really run down but this past Saturday I was very surprised by the course conditions. Can't honestly compare this place to any other local courses like Deer Ridge, Roddy Ranch or Brentwood Golf Club BUT, since the last time I played the greens have gotten much better. They seem to be cutting the fairway, rough & green on a more regular basis. Plus you can't beat the grass driving range! I went out there to strictly practice without expecting anything other than a dog track. Like I said, I was pleasantly surprised that I got more than I expected. Keep up the work Bethel, definitely a ways to go but nice improvement


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course


"beverly hillbilles"


u000004394450's avatar
Top 250 Contributor
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/28/2015
First time playing Played with a group Walked Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Wow were do I start.....Well I shot a perfect drive right down the middle but it took forever to find in the 5" grass in the fairway,they don't seem to mow them,Bunkers?well there were some at one time now there just mounds of weeds.Under new management so no beer yet either which you would certainly need to play this course.Our tee off fee was only 5.00,but the gas and time to get there wasn't worth it,I was very disappointed and wished we had stayed local.Most the greens were a brown dying grass,some were ok but very bumpy,I was certainly the most rural ranch style funky course I have ever or will ever play....very different,there was even a sevensome behind us....7 people playing together I had to laugh and thank god they were behind me.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"Don't waste your time"


u00000923362's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/27/2015
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Don't waste your time to play this course. With so many courses in the area not worth the time or money. I have played this course many times and this time the conditions had gone way down to the point that not even trying to keep the bunkers free of grass or sand in them. The fairways were mowed but the cut grass was so thick it was like hay left on the course.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Fair

Quality of food & beverage: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I don't recommend this course


"Bethel Island"



1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/01/2015
Previously played Played with a group Walked Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course needs a total do over, greens were brown, fairways were not maintained. Bunkers were grass and not sand.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Fair

Quality of food & beverage: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I don't recommend this course


"Not worth $5 to play"


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

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/28/2015
First time playing Played as a single Walked Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

All the traps were grassed over, so there were no bunker hazards. All the greens were dried out, bumpy, and did not run true. The restaurant was closed so there was no food or drink available in the club house. There was a drink wagon that came by every hour on the course, though. Cheap round of golf, but not worth the time to drive to the course.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Fair

Quality of food & beverage: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"What a Mess"



1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/27/2014
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Average weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This course has had no food or Bar for over 5 months, when they changed ownership. There are absolutely no signs of improvements nor monies spent on the course or equipment since ownership change. There are no restrooms on the course, only 1 in clubhouse shared by maintenence, staff and golfers! I believe this course was purchased under false pretense although there is now a request on the door for an ABC license...only time will tell. The carts, only maybe 20 working, are held together with bailing wire, chunks of tree branch's and empty water or soda cans/bottles! and can usually only get 9 holes if that!


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Poor

Quality of food & beverage: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"Needs some love"


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

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/14/2014
Previously played Played with a group Walked Played 18 holes Average weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Greens were a little rough,bumpy and overgrown. Bunkers were overgrown with no sand. Worth the price for a nice walk.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"You get what you pay for."


ML31's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  25+

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/08/2014
Previously played Played as a single Walked Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Very cheap. Got a GREAT deal. Course in terrible shape though. Badly mowed. Grass overrunning the sand traps. Most greens were browning. Wasn't annoyed with the terrible condition as I only paid $5. But still... Would I play it again? If I could get another $5 deal AND there were no other decent deals closer.... Probably. Would I recommend it? Only if you were close, didn't mind the poor shape and if the price were low enough.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I don't recommend this course


"Course condition"


John7979452's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/07/2014
Previously played

Reviewed on

I used golf nor was supposed to get free cart? They charged 10.00 per player for cart!!!! I don't understand? Golf now or bethel islands fault??? Very Dissapointed!!


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Poor

Quality of food & beverage: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course


"So sad"


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

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/26/2014
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Mosquitoes super rough. Overgrown. Can't believe I had to pay $10 to walk and risk malaria. I survived the course. Actually made the best of it but hope that the "new" ownership can do something about the conditions. I actually used to have fun out there especially in the raining winter months. Probably the best conditions to play in when it rains.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Poor

Quality of food & beverage: Poor


I don't recommend this course


"Very Poor shape"


u000003663423's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/03/2014
Previously played Paired up at course Walked Played 9 holes Average weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Don't bother<br/> very bad care to this old course that I liked in the past.<br/> Greens ,fairways are like a cow pasture.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Fair

Quality of food & beverage: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"Value for money"


Grant4828000's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a month

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/05/2014
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Want a course to visit that won't break the bank! Choose Bethel Island!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Worst cousre in the area"


dan1218's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/04/2014
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The only reason I play this course is because my fiancé needs the practice. Horrible conditions but for $3 what do you expect


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Average

Quality of food & beverage: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course


"Terrible Course Conditions"


jaws571's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  25+

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/06/2014
First time playing Played with a group Walked Played 18 holes Fair weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This was by far the worst course I have every played. Nothing was maintained. The course was mainly dead grass and weeds. Bunkers had no sand and were just over grown with weeds. The greens were all weeds and had not been watered for several days at least. Fairways were rock hard and tee boxes hardly had any grass. Felt like we were playing golf in the middle of desert somewhere. Just lots of dirt and dead plants. Not worth the time or the money, no matter how cheap they offer may be. Will never be returning here and should not be listed on the site.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"COURSE NEEDS LOTS OF GOLFERS SO THEY CAN FIX IT UP"


u000002624819's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/17/2014
First time playing Played with a group Walked Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

COULD BE NICE, HOWEVER, NOT ENOUGH INCOME TO WARRENT SPENDING TO IMPROVE CONDITIONS..


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I don't recommend this course



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