Redwood Canyon Golf Course

3.3884705882 3.4 stars from 5 (219)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 71
  • Length: 5798 yards
  • Slope: 120
  • Rating: 68.0
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Pull-carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Putting green: 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 71 5798 yards 68.0 120
White 71 5516 yards 66.6 118
White (W) 71 5516 yards 71.8 124
Red 71 5241 yards 70.3 120

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 3.4 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.3 stars from 5
Value: 3.9 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.7 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 3.8 stars from 5
Course Layout: 3.9 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 2.9 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 219 Reviews
5 stars:
21
4 stars:
84
3 stars:
72
2 stars:
29
1 stars:
13

recommend this course

176 out of 217 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is convenient to the city worth the drive in the 'burbs   Great for walkers wildlife/ scenic views locals   Challenges include narrow fairways water hazards bunkers   Great for drinks watching the game brunch  

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"Be more accommodating when there is no people"


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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/14/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Arrived early hoping to finish early and allow my guest to catch his flight. Staff denied us and said signed in allowed only for 5 min before booked time. Manner was firm, authoritative and with any smile. There was not a soul in site and the golf course could spread the players more evenly when we start early when no one is around.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I don't recommend this course


"Course needs lots of help"


rapidtools's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/13/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

It was a Sunday so you expect "weekend" golfers but there were a lot of knuckleheads. Also when you check in and ask for your cart but are told many are inoperable so you need to wait. Also golf shop also very underwhelming. Almost no golf items.

As for the course it was either bare earth or wet spots to avoid.

Then there were the kids driving around the parking lot trying to play tag.

Disappointing.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Poor

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course


"Tight Fairways"


ericjorgensen120's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/12/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Couse tucked away in a canyon... tight fairways.. greens good.. fairways good.. tee boxes good.

Weather was perfect... pace of play was good

4hr 15 min round on a weekend!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



ochabre's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/08/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

After that bad winter of rain that damaged the course the grounds crew have done an excellent job of getting it back into shape the greens are really good now!! Thanks see you soon.Regards Oscar Chabre.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"pro shop services"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/05/2017
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

our tee time was delayed because there was no cart available


I don't recommend this course


"Course has deteriorated"


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

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/03/2017
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

God a great hot-deal on GolfNow and was looking forward to the round, having not played on this course since winter just gone - where a lot of the course was pretty churned up.

Well, this course could do with some loving because its in a very poor state of play. Many of the fairways have large patches of dead brown grass and GUR. The greens are also patchy with many rough and bare edges. The cart paths are unsealed - some super dusty and some mudholes where they have overwatered. The creek which runs alongside many of the very narrow holes is overgrown and makes finding your ball from a slightly mis-shaped shot, very difficult. The ambassador was friendly but the older gentleman at the counter in the pro-shop was curt and unfriendly. The pro-shop is extremely limited in merchandise. I paid $8 from a hot deal and I'm sad to say that's about it's value. Wish I could give it a better review but until this place gets an overhaul or better management, I'll not be visiting very much


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course



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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/31/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Alameda Golf Course"


19Andrewrubini48's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/24/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

It's a good course for the money.

For a busy public course the ground keepers do a good job in keeping it very playable. The people in the pro shop are very helpful.

The Restaruant is one of the best for a public course.

I'll play there anytime.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Rushed"


u000005029410's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/21/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Staff needs to control groups cutting inbetween already playing groups. Played 18 in 3.5 hours and we're being told to pick up the pace.


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


"challenging course"


dh241's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/21/2017
Previously played Used cart Hot weather

Reviewed on

I go here once a week and this course is slowly improving from the huge flood in February. The Greens are in great shape. Course is nestled in a Canyon where you can see lots of deer and turkey. Target golf with creek running through entire course. Small enough course for everyone to play. Be carefull big hitters :)~


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Short course, but convenient, and a confidence builder."


Aaron8775272's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/18/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Nice course, conveniently located in the east bay. Short on yardage, but usually in good condition, and fun to play.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/12/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"This Course Has Issues"


mojo2's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  Don't know

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/10/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I really want to like this course. The course layout is excellent, the holes are diverse enough to remain interesting, and it is challenging enough with the trees and the creek while remaining forgiving with it's length. I have played there four or five times in the last two years and each time I go back it is with the hope of seeing some improvement in management and course conditions. it hasn't happened. At check in I found out they were out of scorecards and had run out of copies(!!!) of scorecards. There was confusion on the first tee because there is no starter checking in players. As a single I just wandered over to the tee to find a foursome with a later start time teeing off ahead of me. A threesome arrived and it was up to me to have them tee off with me. They were going to allow a single to tee off alone on a busy weekend. Course conditions. As a weekend player on public courses I'm very accepting of less than ideal conditions. But when the conditions interfere with proper execution of my clubs, then I become critical. The hardpan around the greens made it very difficult to hit proper chips and pitches. The fairways were very inconsistent and the greens the same, with a few having areas of bare patches. It was an extra level of frustrating. This course needs a lot of maintenance to bring it up to other public courses I play in the area.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"Friday afternoon at RWC"


Ramones59's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/02/2017
Previously played Used cart Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I've played this course for more than 30 years but this was the first time since this winter's damage. Tee boxes and greens were excellent and yeah there's still a lot of ground under repair but plenty of nice fairway grass also. Staff is super courteous and they're trying hard to rebuild the place so come on out and play. The course still has its amazing feel like your miles away from civilization and cell coverage is still really poor in the canyons(which is great in my book)


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"A great day"


u298142764's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/29/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

awesome place to golf. The grounds crew did a great job for being flooded out, can't wait to play more rounds this summer.


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


"Nice course, great value"


Paul7161104's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  25+

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/27/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Redwood Canyon is a hidden gem in the Northern hills of Castro Valley. A flat course with modest challenges, it can easily be walked. Not in the best of conditions when I went, probably die to the crazy winter, but clearly they were working hard to get it in good condition. Greens were perfect.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Needs work"


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

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/26/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Fairways inpoor conditions. Dandalions everywhere. No signage re water hazards or free drops. Green goodbbut slow.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I don't recommend this course


"Under repair"


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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/24/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This course could be much nicer but it seems the maintenance has not been kept up. Far to much of the fairway and rough is dirt and not well cared for. There was excavating on the 10th hole and workers on another hole, many holes had mud/swampy areas on them though we didn't have recent rain. the greens were extremely sandy. there was an extremely slow 4some 3 or 4 groups ahead of us but no marshals around for the whole round.

That having been said, I was still able to play and had a good time. I wouldn't play this course again at full price, but at $16 with a cart I may go again.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"Fun Course"


u309788978's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/15/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

My father-in-law and I had a great time playing this course. The greens were in excellent shape, fairways were still recovering from the heavy winter/spring rains but overall course in pretty good shape. The front nine is tight and rewarded with accuracy. The back nine opens up with some great holes to bring your score down. Had a great time and would certainly come and play again.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"An old favorite"


Richarddub12344's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/24/2017
Previously played Used cart Windy weather

Reviewed on

It had been over a decade since I last played this course, moving, retirement etc. all interfered with that.

I was reminded of the course while a playing partner and I tried to find a new challenge

Despite the course having been actually under water very recently it was rough but playable, the greens being fine, the fairways mostly so but rough in spots. I expect that, in a short time, it will all be fine again.

The two nines are markedly different, the front being tougher and narrow, the back ,wending through a deer filled canyon, lush and very pretty. I loved this course long ago and now have renewed that with my recent play here.

Last thing, do not fail to order the Tomato Basil soup in the restaurant, it is simply ambrosia! The ample menu is am=n added touch and what we ate was delicious.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



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