Berkeley Country Club

4.0555500000 4.1 stars from 5 (4)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6503 yards
  • Slope: 131
  • Rating: 72.8
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

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

Policies

Metal spikes allowed: Yes
Dress code: Appropriate golf attire.

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Vista 72 6503 yards 72.8 131
Hunter 72 6106 yards 71.2 129
Hunter (W) 74 6106 yards 76.5 136
Watson 72 5716 yards 69.5 124
Watson (W) 74 5716 yards 74.3 132
Ratcliff (W) 74 5175 yards 71.6 124
Ratcliff 72 5175 yards 66.8 121

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.1 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.0 stars from 5
Value: 4.1 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 5.0 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 5.0 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.0 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.2 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 4 Reviews
5 stars:
1
4 stars:
3
3 stars:
0
2 stars:
0
1 stars:
0

recommend this course

4 out of 4 reviews


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Reviews


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"A name change nods to the past"


JasonDeeganGA's avatar
Golf Advisor
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/30/2017
First time playing Used cart Windy weather

Reviewed on

The Mira Vista Golf & Country Club is no more. The private club located on a wildly rolling site in the Berkeley Hills is once again the Berkeley Country Club, its original name when it hosted the 1929 Berkeley Open won by Horton Smith (the first Masters winner).

The downhill holes are simply spectacular with views stretching for miles past the port of Oakland and into the San Francisco Bay. I felt like I was on a roller coaster ride - flying downhill one minute and then trudging painfully uphill the next. Because of these climbs, the course plays much longer than the card indicates. A 2011 renovation by Forrest Richardson solved one major routing issue (a par 3 over a road) and generally spruced things up. If you get a chance to play it, do it. Not only is it considered one of the Bay Area's hidden gems, but the members have earned a reputation as a friendly lot, something I can attest to after the hospitality at a fall media day event.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Hidden Gem!"


u000008221499's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/11/2015
Previously played

Reviewed on

This course is completely under the radar! It is in great shape. It's a very entertaining couse to play! The par 5s are all reachable as well as a reachable par 4. The greens are awesome and roll very true. They are hard however, which helps protect the course from shooting lights out. The views have to be the best in the bay area and the membership cost is very manageable for a young professional/avid golfer. I don't regret joining one bit!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Great track"


None's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/01/2014
Previously played

Reviewed on

This is one of the best kept secrets in Northern California. The course is absolutely superb and a challenge for golfers of every ability from high handicappers to scratch golfers. One of the very few private clubs that is truly diverse and inclusive in every way, Mira Vista makes all players welcome and offers them a challenge Unllike anything else in California. The views are the finest I have ever seen on any golf course in the United States or the United Kingdom.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Great Renovation"


TNakajima's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/03/2014
Previously played Played with a group Walked Played 18 holes Average weather

Reviewed on

Great track to walk. Really like the redone greens. They rolled really true but were a little slower than they appear. Really like the changes they made giving new looks on some of the holes. Also thought the new black carts were a clean look.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



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