Redwood Canyon Golf Course

3.3500000000 3.4 stars from 5 (200)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 71
  • Length: 5798 yards
  • Slope: 120
  • Rating: 68.0
  • Layout

  • 17007 Redwood Rd, Castro Valley, California 94546, Alameda County
  • (510) 537-8001
  • www.redwoodcanyongolf.com
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Year built: 1966
Type: Public
Greens: Blue Grass
Fairways: Blue Grass
Golf Season: Year round

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: 4.0 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 2.7 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 200 Reviews
5 stars:
19
4 stars:
79
3 stars:
65
2 stars:
27
1 stars:
10

recommend this course

165 out of 198 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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"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


"Hidden Gem"


Kelly2505585's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/27/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

the !st hole tests your medal.. San leandro creek zig zags through the course, and always a threat. Fun and challenging course.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Always enjoyable but..."


road5531's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/24/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course is always enjoyable but this time there were two negatives

1- Person at check in was not friendly at all, almost hostile. I wonder if it was because we were using the hot deals at Golf Now.

2- Cart we were given had no full charge. We never would have made it up to the top of the 4th hole so we had to turn around and go back to exchange carts. Almost didn't make it back. We had to start all over again since we couldn't simple cut in line on the 4th hole. Obviously poor equipment maintenance.

In addition the 2nd hole has had water in the middle of the fairway this whole season. There was a maintenance person working the area both times we went by. Don't hit the ball in the middle of the fairway, it will stop in a puddle. Equally bad maintenance issues on the 15th hole.

No marshal at all to help out with the dead cart. The golfer we played with didn't even know there were marshals although we have seen them maybe 1 time in 10 that we play.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"relaxing scenery"



4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/20/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great cool weather plus good scenery. Friendly staff is a plus too. They have new ball washers and water fountains. Some of the fairway have no grass and it's just dirt. There were a couple of spots on the fairway that were soggy. Overall this is an okay place to play golf with family or your buddies.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Beautiful country style course"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/11/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Many improvements have been made to Redwood Canyon Golf Course over the last year. The course is improving constantly. Keep in mind the challenge of this beautiful, yet relatively short, course is the creek comes into play on most every hole. Many large, yet well maintained, trees can make some targets a little narrow. The greens are improving, but still need more care.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Cement"


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

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/07/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

Most of the fairways, especially the front 9, are very hard. Grass is missing, even in the middle of the fairway on some holes. Some of the greens have large cracks 2 to 3 feet long in some places with hard dirt.

Prior to new ownership, I could understand, but it was sold long enough ago for a better course than this.

I've always liked this course, and I hope it will get in better shape. Until then, I don't recommend this venue at this time.

I wish I'd taken pictures of the greens for all to see!


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course


"Beautiful Surrounds. Course conditions rough"



3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/05/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This sone of the most scenic courses in the BaynArea. Its a shame they don't take better care of then course.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Good local track."


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/25/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

So this place has recently gone under a little facelift. The course still gets a little crowded, and the greens/fairways/tee boxes aren't the best. But the wildlife and scenery here make up for it. If you are a pampered golfer who only plays the best courses then stay away. But if you are an average joe who likes to hack it up this is the place for you.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Don't play this course"


u000003009177's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/23/2016
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Don't play this course its in bad shape and over booked greens are bad fairways are bad course could be great if managed better


Course Layout: Poor

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course



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