Diablo Creek Golf Course

4.1588823529 4.2 stars from 5 (130)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 71
  • Length: 6896 yards
  • Slope: 125
  • Rating: 73.2
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Pull-carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

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

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Proper golf attire required.
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 71 6896 yards 73.2 125
White 71 6441 yards 71.0 117
White (W) 71 6441 yards 77.1 132
Gold (W) 71 6040 yards 72.6 122
Gold 71 6040 yards 69.0 115
Red (W) 71 5333 yards 71.1 118
Red 71 5333 yards 65.8 109

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.2 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.1 stars from 5
Value: 3.9 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.9 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.3 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.1 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.1 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 130 Reviews
5 stars:
29
4 stars:
69
3 stars:
29
2 stars:
2
1 stars:
1

recommend this course

124 out of 128 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is convenient to the city in the 'burbs worth the drive   Great for locals walkers seniors   Challenges include plays long water hazards thick rough   Great for drinks watching the game patio dining  

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"Best course, best price in area"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/24/2017
Previously played Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I play lots of golf in this general area and I am of firm belief that Diablo Creek is the best value. The tee boxes, fairways and greens are all in good shape. Yes, there are a few spots here and there that need some TLC, but overall the fairways provide good lies and greens run smooth.

Wind can create more of a challenge on the front as it is more exposed - especially on the lengthy 4th hole. The back 9 provides more trees for protection.

A major caveat for 1st timers coming out there is that the white tees play 6400 yds, so don't just step up to the whites and think it's like most courses. There is a gold set that plays 6000.

Fairways are narrow and if you find yourself above the hole expect a tough putt.

I paid $44 for green fee, cart and lunch (drink not included) which is a great deal.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Flat and long fairways with lots of mature trees in between to punish errant tee shots...but always a fun course to play."


bjt47's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/20/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We always enjoy Diablo Creek as its usually in better condition than many of the other daily fee courses---and even some of the area's private courses. The layout is long and flat on most holes, but lots of trees line the fairways so you need to keep your tee shots in the fairways if you hope to score pars/birdies---or even bogies sometimes! The course can sometimes experience slower play on weekends but what else is new for daily fee courses?! Our round today, however, was completed in four hours with little if any waiting. Afterwards, you can grab some grub and grog at Legends, the on-site restaurant. The food and drink are always good with happy hour starting at 4pm most days.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"A decent course"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/07/2017
Previously played Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I play here a few times a month and I enjoy this course. Today was an outlier as the wind blew moderately across the course which I feel is the worst kind. Over the years though I do not recall wind issues at DC. The big challenge this day was that we followed a senior tournament, pushing the round to 5 1/2 hours! I can attest to the fact that on weekdays the course plays under 5 hours, so advice is do not play there mornings on Mondays.

I paid $44 for golf, cart, an lunch through GolfNow. Usual rates with cart are mid $40 range, but from tee to green the course is in good shape.

Also be aware that white tees play 6200-6400 yds.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



u942353023's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/05/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Very friendly staff both in the pro shop and restaurant. Accommodated us by moving our tee time because we were running a bit late. Will come back! Had a fun time.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



Amy6555492's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/30/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



Andres3758293's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/26/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



larryetiret's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/04/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


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


"This course has very good greens"


Roosevelt8056441's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/27/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I always enjoy playing this course. The greens are well maintained. They have a friendly staff as well.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course




5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/16/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


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


"well maintained- good price"



5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/12/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This course is well maintained. It has a nice putting green and ok driving range, we played after work for $25 and finished in about 3 hours. Theres a cool little bar to grab a drink after and the staff is helpful. If I had one suggestion it would be a drink cart. Overall this is a great place to play for the $.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Bit expensive"


ashishsen's avatar
Age:  35-44
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/15/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

For some reason it seems this course is not with the same page if you book using golf now. Sometimes there will be a conflict with time and this time we had issue with prices.

With golf now it was $41 but when we went to pay at the club house they charged $55 ( included $5 deposit for cart key)

Overall its a decent place to play golf and they maintain the course well


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Foursome for tea"


Dnewell1019's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/02/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The staff was very helpful. Somehow our tee time didn't show up in the system, but they still got us in the course.


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


"Good but not great"


Dfitzmahan's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/15/2017
First time playing Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Tee boxes were some of the best I've seen in the North Bay. Fairways were in very good condition - close cut, minimal leaf litter and only an occasional bare or muddy spot. Rough was cut to 2-3 inches, with none of the clover and weeds that make finding a ball difficult. Greens were the best I've played this year in the North Bay public courses, however, too many had grass clippings and other debris left from the day's mowing. Two greens had some minor turf damage off to one side, but all the greens were tightly cut, smooth and rolled true. Bunkers were dry, but offered only the very thin sand layer we are accustomed to in this area. The course layout offered a few challenges, like the 600yd par 5, the sneaky creek in front of the #10 green and a couple of tiered/mounded greens, but by and large it was not overly challenging. It was very well signed, making it easy to get from green-to-tee. The service was prompt and the staff was helpful enough. The driving range is one of the better in the North Bay (balls in good shape, well flagged, long, flat). It is also long enough to accommodate grass tees in place of the very badly worn mats. The putting/chipping area is large. There is no place to practice pitching or sand play. I look forward to going back, but I will wait for a good rate.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Slow Walkers kill the vibe"


pgarcia64's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/08/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Rode as a two-some behind a walking/carrying 4-some who should have been on an East Bay Parks trail instead of playing golf. They fell a hole and a half behind while taking post-shot practice swings and 2 minute 2 feet putts. No marshalls on the course. Course was soggy. I usually enjoy playing it, but not yesterday


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"An OK Round"


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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/04/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The price seems high for the quality of the golf course, it is challenging on the Par 5's, but the rest of the course is pretty easy. There were no Marshalls on the course, which became an issue when a 2-some jumped our spot on the back 9. It became a serious situation and should not have been allowed as we were not holding up pace of play.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Long course with some water hazards"


treeranger's avatar
Top 250 Contributor
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/31/2017
Previously played Used cart Cold weather

Reviewed on

Course was in great shape considering all the rain we have had this winter. Cart path only so pace of play was a little slower than normal. This course is long and if you don't hit your drives over 200 yards most of the par 4's will take 3 shots to get on. Still fun to play and the green are very good and fast. All fairways have been mowed and are drying out well.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"All around great course to play"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/13/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course is in very good shape. Greens are in excellent shape. We bought the 18 hole Lunch Special and it was a great bargain. Legends makes an awesome chicken ceaser salad bowl.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"good but over priced"


15ironman's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/15/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

playing the blue tees in the wind makes this course truly a worthwhile challenge. The 3rd whole par 5 is 600 yards and plays about about 660 when the wind is blowing. The next part 3 played 228 (range finder) from the blue tees. From the white tees it is way to short

for some reason the management would rather have no one playing before reducing the rates from $42. It is over priced during the week. They could make a lot more for the city by dropping the rates and increasing play

Someone needs to audit the driving range revenues and the $5 key deposits refunds.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Commented on 06/12/2017

I totally agree with the prices there. I used to play there all the time. They can make more money if they lower the green fees. I have been driving past the golf course for the last 10 years.Now when I drive by I hardly see anyone playing there it's Diablo Creek not the Olympic club!!!! drop your rates.


"Great course for the Ladies"


ingychap's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  25+

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/10/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Red tee placement gives a great advantage for those that don't hit a long ball..like me! Fairways and greens in great shape for August.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course


"Diablo Creek"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/31/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Well kept, greens in excellent condition. Flat, park lands type course.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



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