Regulation at Lake Chabot Municipal Golf Course

3.6115941176 3.6 stars from 5 (394)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6004 yards
  • Slope: 119
  • Rating: 68.9
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes - "Lake Chabot Junior Golf Academy"

Policies

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

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 72 6004 yards 68.9 119
White 72 5676 yards 67.4 116
White (W) 72 5676 yards 74.1 125
Red (W) 71 5194 yards 69.7 115

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 3.6 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.3 stars from 5
Value: 4.1 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.7 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.1 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.0 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.2 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 394 Reviews
5 stars:
52
4 stars:
203
3 stars:
92
2 stars:
28
1 stars:
19

recommend this course

335 out of 392 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is convenient to the city worth the drive near the airport   Great for wildlife/ scenic views locals advanced golfers   Challenges include elevation changes forced carries plays long   Great for drinks patio dining watching the game  

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"Course could be better"


u000001328519's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/09/2017
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They ran out of golf cart and made us wait. It’s terrible that cart is not ready and delayed tee time by half hour


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"very good course"


phillylu24's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/07/2017
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Lake Chabot is an excellent course.

Unfortunately the day we played the 16th hole was closed. Much worse the 18th hole which is a par 6 was changed to a par 4. They moved the tee up 150-200 yards and put the tee on a terrible hill.

It was still a good course and a pleasure to play but not as good as normal.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



u899600140's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/07/2017
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Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Short but good"


None's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/03/2017
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Corse is short ... just keep drive in fairway... or hit 3-4 woods. Greens/fairways/tee boxes good. Only complaint was had to WAIT 15 minutes for CARTS...

what a joke... tee times delayed due to not ENOUGH carts! Hilly course in the Oakland hills... cart is way to go.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course


"Nestled in the Oakland Hills"


Sandydad2's avatar
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Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/19/2017
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Lake Chabot golf course has been around for quite some time and they are working to upgrade and improve the course.

New is the driving range. They are currently working on improved course irrigation.

The course itself finds trees on every hole and nary a flat hole to be found. Getting used to the lies takes some experience and there are some forced carries.

There are also some stunning views so if the weather is clear, as it typically is, you should have views of the San Francisco Bay.

The challenges can slow the pace of play so be ready to either ask to play through less experienced players or get ready to wait.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Great value for the money"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/14/2017
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Greens are well cared for. There is some repair work in progress on holes 14 and 15 but other holes are pretty good.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Lake Chabot Course Review"


jpocekay's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/10/2017
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Lake Chabot is a fun course to play. Right now they are working on new irrigation which limits the play on several holes. Hopefully, they'll finish soon and this will improve the course conditions going forward.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Good layout, very affordable"


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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/09/2017
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Reviewed on

Home of the par 6. Greens were in good condition. Work on irrigation system closed holes 13 and 14. Driving range has been flattened, much better than old range.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course


"Great course!"


BCrangle82's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/05/2017
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Great course for the value. Make sure you time your round well otherwise you can hit some SERIOUS delays but besides that, love it. Make sure to say hi to Carlotta!!!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



u000003845815's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/01/2017
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Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Hilly/need cart"


None's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/29/2017
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Perfect day.. 1 pm tee time.. about 70 and sunny.

Greens were plugged/sanded like 2 weeks ago, so they were all in great shape. Hilly course up in the Oakland hills... some great looks around the bay. Course is not long, but requires accuracy off tee.

Snack shack, get the "Carmen Burger" grilled with the works... yummy. 4 hour round on a Sunday.... outstanding!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Beware of car thiefs!"


u028794308's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/28/2017
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I have played at Chabot numerous times the past 12 months. For what you pay, it's an awesome course with some great views of Oakland and San Francisco. However, this time I was an unlucky victim to auto theft in the Lake Chabot parking lot, which is directly adjacent and completely visible from the pro shop. Upon returning from the 18th green, one of my windows was smashed out and my belongings inside were stolen. To say that the employees in the pro shop were helpful would be a supreme overstatement. I requested to file an incident report with the shop since they had zero protocol for the situation despite them even admitting to their parking lot having a history of numerous car break-ins over the past few months and they have done nothing to mitigate future break-ins (i.e., not installing cameras, not patrolling the grounds , etc.). I am beyond disappointed by this golf course and the staff, especially after bringing multiple friends here over the past year and spreading the word about how much I have enjoyed it up until now. I hate to feed into stereotypes, but at the end of the day, this course is in Oakland and with Oakland you have to expect certain things to happen...in this case it's getting your car windows smashed while enjoying a round of golf. It was fun while it lasted, Lake Chabot, but I will never return after this ordeal.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course



u957600906's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/27/2017
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Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course




5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/22/2017
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Pace of Play: Average

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


"The earlier the better"


BayAreaSwinger1's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/18/2017
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I was the second group out on a Wednesday morning at 7:30 and flew through the course in about 2 1/2 hours. Even with some irrigation renovation going on the course is still pretty well kept and the greens especially were in good condition. They were pretty darn fast even covered in morning dew. The beautiful view of the whole Bay Area usually offered up by one of the later holes was obscured by smoke from the Sonoma and Napa County fires but you can’t fault the course for that. The staff was helpful and accommodating as usual and all in all I had a great round. I would recommend it to anybody and with the golfnow $26 rate it can’t be beat.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



Donald3275955's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/13/2017
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Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I don't recommend this course


"Oh No To Chabot"


bolt65's avatar
Top 1000 Contributor
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  0-4

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/10/2017
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Reviewed on

Course has gone downhill quick, Literally and with respect to playing there with all the slopes. What could be a good course is now not. Too dry. They had grass last year, what happened? So much for all that money spent on the course. Greens were ok, and its a fun round anyway, just wont pay more than $15 next time. That's all its worth at this time.

Usually my reviews have something about course qualities. Only the greens were ok.

On a side note, we teed off with no one in front and then all of the sudden, instead of playing behind us on open holes one and two like they should have, two groups jumped us on hole three. A fivesome jumped a twosome! HAHA! They hacked their way down the hole took twenty minutes. I sat in fairway with a seven iron into a par 5 for my albatross try and they could care less. Bunch of mid- elder rudes playing for free it looked like, all were wearing city of oakland shirts. Shame on them for THE LACK OF ETTIQUETTE>oh wait, my bad. I must have been in their way, on hole two putting while they drove to the third hole. On the other hand, the kids that were playing ahead as well let us play thru no questions asked. Its a program that allows kids out of school I guess...and they are taught to look out for other golfers? Not sure, but Good on them anyway. The mid-elders with the city of oakland shirts need to be adjusted as they had no clue. A female staff member at the third hole running the snack shed approached them and told them they were out of place, good on her too.

I played in the city championships here in 2004 and 2005 and the course was fine, had lead in clubhouse both years before final groups came in and displaced me. I know the course well, and it is not the same. Needs more TLC.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"terrible conditions"


u000004394450's avatar
Top 100 Contributor
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/09/2017
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The city has seriously let this place go,it was mostly brown,greens were ok but bumpy.To many other good courses to play that are green I would have to say play there,this is not how golf is supposed to be.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course



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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/07/2017
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Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Interesting Course"


u000008010997's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/30/2017
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Extremely hilly and some blind shots. Played on a Saturday morning and pace of play was pretty good for a weekend. Enjoyed the course as it is unique and a nice change of pace from my go to courses.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



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