Skywest Golf Course

3.1339000000 3.1 stars from 5 (224)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6789 yards
  • Slope: 123
  • Rating: 72.9
  • Layout

  • 1401 Golf Course Rd, Hayward, California 94541, Alameda County
  • (510) 317-2300, (510) 317-2311
  • (510) 317-2305, (510) 317-2308
  • www.haywardrec.com
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Year built: 1965
Architect(s): Bob E. Baldock
Type: Municipal
Greens: Blue grass
Fairways: Blue grass
Golf Season: Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Pull-carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes
GPS: Yes

Practice/Instruction

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

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard Welcomed

Tees | Layout

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 72 6789 yards 72.9 123
White 72 6513 yards 71.6 121
Yellow 71 6212 yards 70.2 117
Yellow (W) 73 6212 yards 69.8 127
Red (W) 73 5406 yards 69.8 117

Rating Snapshot

Average Rating 3.1 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.5 stars from 5
Value: 3.7 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.1 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 3.8 stars from 5
Course Layout: 3.9 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 2.6 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 224 Reviews
5 stars:
15
4 stars:
80
3 stars:
76
2 stars:
26
1 stars:
27

recommend this course

162 out of 222 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is convenient to the city near the airport worth the drive   Great for walkers locals beginners   Challenges include plays long water hazards bunkers   Great for drinks brunch watching the game  

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brkraft's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  5-9

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/22/2017
Previously played Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The starter was sending out 5-somes. We were an hour into the round and still standing on the 2nd tee box(w/2 other groups)


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course


"Terrible managment"


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

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/10/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Well, I really loved skywest for a long time. It's only a half hour from Daly City, and it's always a place to kind of get away, but not be too far. I went there to play with a close friend who is a bit older and never walks because of personal reasons. This day, the ground was firm, no wetness, and the manager said cart paths only. We should have left from the start seeing all the debree all over the place, but still decided to go out. the marshall even said that he thought it was ok at least for a 90 degree rule. He tried on several occasions to ask for the 90 degree rule since it was sunny and the ground was normal. In the end, this manager seemed to have a control issue! I never had a problem with the gardner's before, but this day, they were all over us! While we were playing, they were like 5 yards away following us and leaving engines on machines running. I would have thought they would have came out earlier to clean up. They were using big blowers blowing debree in our faces. Terrible! Hate to say it, but I won't be going back as long as this power control manager is there!


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"course"


u671601316's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/23/2017
Previously played Used cart Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

course has recently been aireated. was cart path only due to rain.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Course still recovering from all the rain"


dh241's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/15/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Still some areas that have deep mud and some of the fairways are like rough but all in all it pretty good shape. Green almost done.


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



williamshen301's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/03/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Course Conditions: Poor

Value for the Money: Poor


I don't recommend this course


"Fish in the fairway"


u000002421496's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/22/2017
Previously played Used cart Wet weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We played SkyWest on a sunny day post many rainy days. Fairways were boggy and on the second fairway as I attempted my chip two dead fish were staring at me.

The pond is two fairways to the west. The day was cart path only, boggy everywhere. Lost balls in the fairway.

Pro shop and restaurant staff very nice and friendly but very long day in the mud. This course is much more fun in better conditions


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"After all the rain it was playable"


u830576632's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/28/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Got great weather in the course played fair for the conditions


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


"This course have a very poor drainage system"


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

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/15/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

It was three sunny days after the storm and the course was very saturated still, need to get the drain system improved, 80% of the course was very muddy.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course



edgar5512462's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/14/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"This course is very friendly and forgiving!"


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

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/03/2016
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

For the price I paid to play this course it was not worth the price. When I check in the staff was ok not helpful at all. The marshall had us start on the back 9, unfortunately we were right behind a very very slow 2 somes, and the 4 somes in front of them was almost as slow as the 2 some. It took us almost 3 hours to play 9 holes. In the middle of our round the Marshall kept warm us not to drive on the fairway, fairway was dry and nice, took us it cart path and rough only, so we did that. Then came again and took us to enter it at a 90°. Why didn't the counter staff or the cart staff told us this in the first place. After all that, thwy told us that we have to turn in the cart, ao qe didn't finish our round. For the price I paid didn't get to finish 5 holes left to play.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I don't recommend this course


"I'd like the course"


Donny3490003's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once every three months

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/19/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I'd like the course yes anyways good courses hopefully I'll be due again great job I just want to thank you both all right will good day and have a nice day hopefully you do it again anyways good Coris


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Skywest rocks"


suegibson15's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  Don't know

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

Reviewed on

great little golf course with well manicured greens and expansive tree lined fairways. If you keep it straight you won't run into any hazards!!! Always a fun round of golf!


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


"Getting out"


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 09/11/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

I'm always looking to take my game to the next level and this course was flat but it did take me to the next level with dog legs left and right along with a swimming hole along some of the fairways.


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


"Nice course"


Redwin44's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  Don't know

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/23/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Excellent course for me as s beginner. No difficult slopes to climb.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"not much slope % plays long"


u000003845815's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/04/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Fair weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Play was a little slow. Course is flat but plays long. Some thick rough and greens need to be rolled. Fairways have what looks like to be Bermuda Grass with not much roll. Bay is close by so air is heavy and course plays long.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"No more difficult marshals please!"


golfsuccess's avatar
Age:  Under 25
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/01/2016
Previously played Walked Played 18 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

SkyWest is a good muni course. The location is convenient and it's a good value. I have played this course countless times and sure, it's not perfect, but I have never felt the need to write a review about the small shortcomings. That is no longer the case after the unpleasant (I'll keep it civil) experience today. To begin, the course raised the price on the monthly pass without any prior notice to its' customers (I receive regular emails from the course). I have no problem with supporting the local public courses, but a little heads up would be nice. The conditions were below average (for what I've seen of this course) as some of the bunkers were just bare (hit 1in and you've bottomed out). The worse part of my round was dealing with the unruly marshal that kept bothering me throughout my round. He apparently doesn't greet people when you greet him. He didn't speak to me with a respectful tone. He either went straight to a command or it was a question. I was having a decent round, but he completely ruined the rest of my golf for the day. I mean, what gives? I was quite upset after my round, but I didn't storm into the pro shop asking for an apology or anything. I have no explanation to why he treated me the way he did, but I truly hope Hayward parks and rec. dept. can do something about it (maybe a refresher training on manners and job responsibilities for the marshals?)


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course


"Skywest special rate bargain"


daidai100's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/28/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course in above average condition pace is slower than normal since group in front


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Slow play"


Jon3671753's avatar
Top 250 Contributor
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  0-4

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/21/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Slow slow slow. 3 hour front nine. Walk off course on the 16th. I have played this course on numerous times and it always plays slow, however, this time was horrendous. Like the track, just not the pace of play. So, if you have the time play the course. Beware.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"First time at Skywest"


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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/10/2016
First time playing Walked Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

First time playing here. The first few holes are fairly narrow and require precision. The back nine opens up a bit, water comes into play o a few holes.

The fairways were in good shape as were the greens. Warning- the greens are very soft and therefore pretty slow.

Bunkers are not maintained and mostly mud.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Senior friendly"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/21/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

As a newly retired baby boomer, I am now able to play 18 holes as much as twice a week, and thus have the chance to go around the courses here in the East Bay.

At my age, rather than the challenge of the layout of the holes and undulating greens, my source of enjoyment as well as my buddies' is on well maintained courses where we don't find pockmarked fairways, bald greens and thick roughs.

Having played Skywest off and on the past 15 years, I am pleased to find the course at its best condition ever. Kudos to the greenskeeper!

The fairways which used to be muddy during the winter months (especially the 4th hole) and bald and hard pan on black clay during the summer, are all covered with healthy grass. I was happy to hit my ball on a tee of grass all thru 18 holes. Even the tee mounds are being rehabbed.

The greens have greatly improved! They used to suffer from errant weeds, which caused very uneven rolls and breaks. They've finally have gotten rid of the weed problem and now the ball rolls relatively consistent.

SkyWest as it is flat and fairly wide, is a player friendly course for us seniors. Its length provides quite a challenge for seniors like me with ample use of fairway woods and long irons.

Among all the public courses in the East Bay I think SkyWest offers the best value for the midweek golfer.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



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