Redwood Canyon Golf Course

3.3510000000 3.4 stars from 5 (208)
  • 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

Average Rating 3.4 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.1 stars from 5
Value: 3.8 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.6 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 3.9 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.1 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 2.7 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 208 Reviews
5 stars:
20
4 stars:
82
3 stars:
67
2 stars:
29
1 stars:
10

recommend this course

170 out of 206 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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"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



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


"Christmas Eve Round"


u857677964's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/24/2016
Previously played Walked Cold weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Played the course Christmas eve 2016. Had a 10:06AM tee time and showed up about an hour early. Course was completely empty and wasn't going to be open until 9:45AM due to frost. Ended up being first out and the front 9 was completely empty which was great. A few of the holes had not been hit by the sun so it was still some frost on it.

Once we hit the back 9 we saw the first groups around but it was not busy at all. Fun round overall. No carts for the day so we ended up walking.

Pros:

- Straightforward and relatively forgiving golf course

- The drier sections of the course were in great condition

Cons:

- Driving range is into water so you don't know exactly where the ball is landing

- Some greens are quick and some are slow. Not even throughout the round


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Day on the Green"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/13/2016
Previously played Used cart Wet weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Played 18 holes at Redwood Canyon. Picked up a tee time at the last minute. It turned out to be a great outing. The course was a little muddy from the recent rains (which we desperately needed) but the pace was fast and the overall condition was good. Thoroughly enjoyed my 3 1/2 hours of play!!!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"A day to relax"


bellcamp's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/18/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

always enjoy course some hazzards on right that make play somewhat a challenge


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"This course good lay out."


louieliwanag's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  Don't know

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/21/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This course can use more grooming on the green and around it.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Very interesting"


JoeCox's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/22/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

My son and I found the course to be fairly narrow in most places. The greens very very difficult as the grass would cause the ball to move in different directions, not influenced by the slope. The grounds keepers were watering the greens just before we reached some of the holes so the pace of our puts was not consistent and gave us a lot of 3 puts. Very friendly staff and I would recommend this course to friends. We will go back again.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Pick up"


Juan8635706's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/20/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

Great place to meet new people to play a round of golf during the weekday


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Redwood Canyon"


u0000265430's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/20/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Touchstone is making great strides in making this a course that locals and visitors would love to play. Beautiful setting.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Friday off"


Eduardo4155815's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/16/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I injoy playing at this course price in good


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Avoid"


Ron7922644's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/03/2016
Previously played

Reviewed on

I hate to write this, the course is fun but if you pay more than $20 you overpaid. Sorry but on the rare occasion I hit the fairway I dont want to hit out of huge patches of crab grass or even worse dirt/sand. Only a few holes had actual sand in the bunkers, the greens were in bad shape, the entire course could've been ground under repair. And to make matters worse I paid $50 playing on a holiday weekend.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course


"Good price, bad condition"


raymondkavlick's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/28/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

Course was beat up, greens were beat up.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course



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