Regulation at Lake Chabot Municipal Golf Course

3.5823117647 3.6 stars from 5 (379)
  • 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: 4.0 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.6 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.1 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.0 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.1 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 379 Reviews
5 stars:
50
4 stars:
195
3 stars:
89
2 stars:
26
1 stars:
19

recommend this course

321 out of 377 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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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
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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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
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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


"Great course and great value"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/28/2017
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Lake Chabot is a very fun course.

The 18th hole is a par 6 and a real classic.

It is very hilly and I would recommend a cart.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course




5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/26/2017
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Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Great course for the price"


Johnny4129579's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/25/2017
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Overall a really nice course with amazing scenery! I paid $24 for 18 holes with a cart on Golfnow and that price is unbeatable in this area for such a well kept course. Pace was awesome which was expected since it was midday Monday. Only complaint is that the greens are a little unfair, making it on the green is one thing....getting it into the hole is a whole other story. Other than that a very enjoyable course to play and I can’t forget to mention the monster par 6 650+ yard 18th hole which was just plain fun! Will certainly come again!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



u000006223459's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/19/2017
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Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Lake Chabot"


gatsby66's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/17/2017
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The course is very interesting- very, very hilly, and a lot of extreme uphill and downhill shots. The layout is great- no two holes are the same. There are some really short holes where you can make birdies, and several very challenging holes as well. Overall, I'd say it's a rather easy course. The condition was fair- greens were decent, but the fairways and areas just off the fairways were bare in places and I often had lies off hard dirt. Pace of play was decent- a 5 hour round on a Sunday morning. Not great, but not horrible. I get stuck behind a six some, who said they were part of a tournament. I have never understood why the same rules don't apply to people playing in tournaments or events, as apply to everyone else. Such as not playing as a six some. Or keeping up the pace of play. Why should people playing in a "tournament" take longer to play? Course marshals should not allow that to happen.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course


"Hilly Course"


u577373244's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/14/2017
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By far the most hilly course I played in SFO, most holes are down and up hill layout, wide fairway with few obstacles and trees along side, on few holes hitting across the road with cars moving was an interesting experience. Like the Par 6 hole 18, very memorable way to finish the round of golf.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Fun and Challenging Course"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/12/2017
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The course has many holes with challenging slopes. Not many flat lies. Although short, it's definitely a challenging course that I'd love to play again. Also, they have a fun 9 hole short course if you feel like improving your iron game


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Hilly & Beautful"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/04/2017
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Course was in good condition. Some grassy and muddy areas in fairway due to pipe leakage.


Pace of Play: Good

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




4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/03/2017
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Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



u2785390's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/01/2017
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Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


"A good place to practice your swing!"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/30/2017
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It's not advisable for beginners because some holes are very challenging. Buts it's very fun to play on this 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


"Hilly and fun"


u000003404701's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/28/2017
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The course is probably the hilliest one I have ever played in 40 Years of golf. That makes for wonderfully long tee shots and challenging approaches to steep greens. Only got to play 12 holes due to time limitations so I can't describe the entire course. You will definitely be taking a cart. The condition was fair and the greens were somewhat slow compared to what I'm used to. The price was quite good and an excellent value for the money.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Par six"


u000005277836's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/26/2017
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The only reason I come back to this course is the par six, but recently I have had bad vibes with both true staffs and the players.

Let me explain, one time I got there earlier than my tee time. The staff offer me to go out now for $10, I gave the African American man cash and I didn't see the cash register was operated. Then this time I went, and I saw two groups of threesomes went out, I went inside the pro shop and ask the occasion woman why can't I go out. She replied that my tee time isn't up yet, then it got really weird when a twosome was going out. And she told me the same thing, and I don't think I will go again in the near future.

As for the players, they do come in all shapes and skills. Can't speak for them, and for newbies out there. I just wish they could come to their sense and go to the par 3, you guys would enjoy it a lot better and we wouldn't have to play 6.5 hour rounds.

Thank you


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course


"Early morning golf at Lake Chabot in Oakland"


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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/25/2017
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I was single and the second group off. The two-some in front of me indicated no inclination for me to join them nor to play through until the 14th hole when they were looking for a ball. No big deal, they were playing quickly enough. The course is not in very good shape. The fairways are quite variable, you could have a lie on grass or hard-pan dirt. Greens are good. It's kind of in-line with the 9 hole executive course. The course is so bad I've quit playing it and now the 18 hole course is heading that way, too.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"beautiful afternoon at old Lake Chabot golf links"


Ramones59's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/25/2017
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First time playing the course since the winter and it's in very good summer form. For those who haven't played before it's a little hilly but with great views. the course is A little on the dry side now but that's a good thing for me. Pace of play was excellent and the greens and tees are in good shape. Much quieter and peaceful since the nearby shooting range is closed. Staff was friendly as usual and the resident turkeys were extra polite - it was a very enjoyable afternoon


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

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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