Short at Lake Chabot Municipal Golf Course

3.5831000000 3.6 stars from 5 (343)
  • Holes: 9
  • Par: 27
  • Length: 1040 yards
  • Layout

  • 11450 Golf Links Rd, Oakland, California 94605, Alameda County
  • (510) 351-5812
  • (510) 351-3418
  • www.lakechabotgolf.com
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Year built: 2006
Architect(s): Bob Putman
Type: Public
Greens: Blue grass
Fairways: Blue grass
Golf Season: Year round

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

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
White 27 1040 yards 0.0 0

Rating Snapshot

Average Rating 3.6 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.4 stars from 5
Value: 4.1 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.2 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 343 Reviews
5 stars:
40
4 stars:
179
3 stars:
82
2 stars:
25
1 stars:
17

recommend this course

290 out of 341 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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"After storm golf"


u000004922629's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  Don't know

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/25/2017
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Reviewed on

After rain storms, the course was somewhat wet, and the fairways needed mowing. But one should expect that after foul weather. This course is always enjoyable to play on, even with the bad conditions mentioned above. Staff is always courteous and friendly. Enjoyed the afternoon.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Chabot"


Hanneke3828222's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/18/2017
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Lovely course, geest views & challenging dor me.

I missen haring bathrooms in the backend and I lost a lot of balls in the talk grass.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Terrible course maintenance!!"


Wailan5214532's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/12/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

On a perfect picture day I brought my son to play this course thinking it'll be great golf with great weather, half of that came true, the other half was about as bad as it gets. Not only was the staff unfriendly, he went on to make me pay so much more than this course is worth! Then he tells me it "cart path" only! For a mountain course and at my age...that's a double negative, the course was in terrible condition!!! Any ball in rough is GONE!!, greens were lumpy and dirt filled. My son and I ended up finishing the round in 6 hours due to very, very slow play and the marshalls drive around telling everyone that's the way it goes!!!! No need to tell you whether I'll be returning to this place anytime soon......NO!!


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I don't recommend this course


"Too wet to allow play"


u543752992's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/10/2017
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Reviewed on

This course should have been closed or green fees should have been significantly reduced. Most of the courses in the area have dried out with the few days of dry weather, but Lake Chabot has held a ton of water in the grass. This prevents the maintenance crews from being able to mow, resulting in lost balls in the middle of the fairway. Disappointing when you play well and still lose a dozen balls.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course




3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/05/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

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Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



u611012783's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/04/2017
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Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Take it with a grain of salt due to the weather."


u000007429721's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/17/2017
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The reason for the poor condition was mostly due to the heavy rain that had been on going for weeks when I played and I think the reason for the fairway, rough, and greens not being cut in a couple of days. The staff was really nice but they did close the club house around 2 pm which was really disappointing. I will definitely go be going back to give it another play under better conditions.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course


"Nice Day but Very Wet Course"


u075256279's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  15-19

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/13/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We like playing Chabot and generally it offers a great value. However, after all the rain earlier in the month of February the course is extremely sloppy. Balls disappear in the fairway, rough is soupy, greens are very slow and slippery. It's too bad because I know they need the money, and it's very cheap to play-- but don't bring any light colored pants and be prepared to have your shoes caked with mud until the track dries out.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course


"Beautiful course, but wet"


Dmac4you's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/29/2017
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The course has a great layout, but it is very wet from the rain.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course




4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/09/2017
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Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Nice deal"


Kok2741972's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/19/2016
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Conditions better than average, had to wait over an hour for frost to clear, lucky I had no other plans after, a little muddy but drained fairly good


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Cut the grass"


ChampZilla's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/13/2016
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Reviewed on

Yes fairways and greens stay maintained, but that doesn't mean that the rest of the course gets neglected. Beware, any ball not on the fairway is much more prone to vanishing.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Great course"


Ravi6940639's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/05/2016
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Reviewed on

Lake Cabot is a very interesting course. It has a 667 yards par 6 which is awesome. The views from some of the holes on the back nine are breadth taking.


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


"Beautiful course with amazing view of SF"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/31/2016
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The only short coming was the tee boxes were poorly marked and shud have better direction on where the tee boxes are!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Good


I recommend this course


"Drought takes its toll on a good course"


sjhacker's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/22/2016
First time playing Used cart Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

"Cart path only" was in effect on the first hole, making for a slow start. Fairways were in poor shape, with the ball coming to rest on bare dirt just as often as on grass. Granted, the drought makes fairway upkeep challenging. Bunkers were generally in poor shape - mostly a thin veneer of sand over hard clay, with some weed growth. Greens were in good shape overall, with some in excellent shape. Most putts rolled true, with little or no bounce or zig-zag. Weekend green fees of $42 including cart is a good value for the Bay Area.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Player"


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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/25/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course is in fair condition, flow is kind of poor, they should schedule fights every 5 mins. so it won't be too close of a traffic.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Tough course"


cvbaseball's avatar
Age:  25-34
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/19/2016
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Tough course with a lot of elevation and blind shots. Greens were soft and slow.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course


"Slow pace, Average course"


haacker24's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  25+

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/17/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I have played this course a few times over the years. It has been better but for September the course was in acceptable condition. Greens were bumpy from all the footprints and unrepaired ball marks. Play was slow probably because of that. But it is what one would expect from a muni. If you want a speedy round and great course conditions play somewhere else.


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


"Chabot"


u000004282531's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/16/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course needs some work - lots of brown grass and tee boxes in poor condition.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Disappointed"


u000006818784's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a month

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/09/2016
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Although we are in a drought, I expected the course to be maintained better. Also, no food cart service on the course.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course



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