Diablo Hills Golf Course

4.0638000000 4.1 stars from 5 (47)
  • Holes: 9
  • Par: 34
  • Length: 2302 yards
  • Slope: 104
  • Rating: 31.1
  • Layout

  • 1551 Marchbanks Dr, Walnut Creek, California 94598, Contra Costa County
  • (925) 939-7372
  • (925) 939-7532
  • www.diablohillsgolfcourse.com
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Year built: 1968
Architect(s): Robert Muir Graves
Type: Public
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

Policies

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

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 34 2302 yards 31.1 104
Red (W) 34 2173 yards 32.7 106

Rating Snapshot

Average Rating 4.1 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.7 stars from 5
Value: 4.3 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.3 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.2 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.0 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.7 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 47 Reviews
5 stars:
14
4 stars:
23
3 stars:
9
2 stars:
1
1 stars:
0

recommend this course

45 out of 47 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Great for locals 9-hole rounds  

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"Good 9-hole Course for a Quick Round"


dweezy33's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/25/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This course looks to be making a turn for the better heading into Spring/Summer. It's gotten plenty of water over the previous months and is a beautiful vibrant green. The course also offers some nice views of Mt. Diablo from a few different holes.

This is a municipal course so don't expect pristine tee boxes, but the fairways are in good shape. Greens are a little on the slower side, but have improved quite a bit in terms of over quality since the last time I played the course. One thing that still needs major improvement is the bunkers. A lot of fairway and greenside bunkers are more like hard dirt rather then sand.

Pace of play is normally excellent on this course, especially if you can get out on weekdays. We played as a 2-some and never had to wait more then a couple of minutes on a tee box.

Other then the long par-5 8th hole, this isn't really a course you need to bring out the driver much. Mostly shorter par 4's and par 3's. Good course to work on your iron game and have-a-go at driving a couple 4's if you'd like.

They're currently re-doing the clubhouse so they have a temporary setup for their restaurant/bar and the pro shop but the remodel (I'd assume to open later this summer) looks like it will be a big upgrade from their old facilities.

The best deal on this course hands-down is that you can play it for $10 on weekdays at select times through Golf Now. If you can get this course on a hot deal time, it is well worth the price.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course


"Diablo Hills Rocks!"


u158971050's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/30/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course is in great shape & had a great pace of play! The only downside is the restaurant/bar is under renovation (and looks to be great when done!), so food truck is your only option for now.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Bring your sport drink"


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 09/02/2016
Previously played Walked Played 9 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

I enjoy playing here because it has hills and it push you to bring the next level of your game


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Diablo Hills Review"


JEverett6860's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/10/2016
Previously played Walked Played 9 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We walked 9 holes. Weather was warm with a

breeze. Course plays well, some rough spots.

We walked. Hole 2 and Hole 8 are uphill, rest has

a slight grade and was overall very walkable. The

9 holes took around 2 hours.


Pace of Play: Good

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


"Fun course for a 9er."


isacduenas's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  Don't know

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/28/2016
Previously played Walked Played 9 holes Average weather

Reviewed on

Course is walkable but can be long for some. Greens are in good shape and fairways are maintained. Sand traps are unplayable most of the time. Course is worth paying for when you want to get a quick round in.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Jaxck"


Blue88's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/05/2015
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Enjoy the pace of play and environment don't like the fact I have to write so much to enter this review


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"1st time"


Jeff8983752's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/20/2015
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great course, has a par 5. Stand towers are available to check clearance of fairways.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Fun Place to stay sharp."


kjc697's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/15/2015
Previously played

Reviewed on

This course has character and challenges the player to make shots. Lots of bunkers guard reachable par 4's. Great place to stay sharp. The guy in the clubhouse is always friendly and helpful. The course has nice views and the greens present challenges as well.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Fun and well kept golf course!"


u000005883211's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/15/2015
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The staff was great in the shop and at the restaurant. I had some food while waiting for my tee time and it was excellent. We were never slowed down on the course and never felt like we were being rushed from people behind us. There is a great variety of layouts and distances on each hole so you get a lot of practice. I will definitely play here many times in the future.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Fun nine hole coarse"


TLOWE1's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/05/2015
Previously played Played as a single Used cart Played 9 holes Average weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

It is a fun little coarse with great character and always fun to play staff is always nice


Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"short bit sweet"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/28/2015
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course is short but still challenging with sloping greens and lots of sand. Better condition then I expected. Nice restaurant and bar for after the round.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Great Course"


dawgnutz67's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/22/2015
Previously played Played with a group Walked Played 9 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Love this course. Great place to play golf . Weather is best in the bay. Course is well thought out and designed for play. Great Clubhouse w cute waitresses and full bar. Great food..


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"fun little 9 hole for practi"


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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/14/2015
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Not a bad 9 hole practice round. A little pricey<br/> $19 for 9 holes. Greens are bumpy with marks but<br/> decent shap. Tee boxes are uneven. Surprisingly the fairways and bunkers are in nice shape<br/> One driving par 5 at 475. Otherwise the par 4s<br/> are 3 wood or less


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Nice 9 Hole Course"


edchase12's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/26/2015
Previously played Paired up at course Walked Played 9 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This is a nice walkable 9 hole course. You can use all of your clubs. Good for seniors. You can get on most greens in regulation. Not the plushest of courses but still enjoyable.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course


"Great short course"


u816635974's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/10/2014
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I've played this course several times. Its perfect for a quick round before work, or if your just looking for a good course to practice. Good bang for your buck.


Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Pace of play"


3296karen's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/22/2014
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Although the course was busy we finished 18 in 3 1/2 hours. A nice change for a public course.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Great location and decent course but slow pace"



3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/16/2014
Previously played Played as a single Walked Played 9 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This course is fun to play and fairly well-kept. The office staff was gruff, but not completely rude. Did not go into the bar area, but it seemed like a good place to have a drink. My one gripe with this course is the pace of play. I played on a Wednesday afternoon, and the wait for each hole was approximately five to ten minutes.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course


"Great course to walk"



5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/13/2014
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This is a 9 holer. Pretty short, which makes a good 2 hour walk on a weekend. It all depends on who is in front of you.

While not fancy, you can work on all your shots. The greens are in good shape and give a true roll to the ball.

The clubhouse is Old School. Food is basic and good. Pricing is great. Bartenders give a good pour!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Short and walkable"


elgum's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/31/2014
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This course is short and very walkable. Can't use driver much a lot of sand and trouble if you do and are an average driver. Not a great value for the money. If you ride they double the green fees for a cart fee very friendly staff and course workers a worker was working on the green on 9 as I teed off and he didn't replace the flG in the hole. Had no idea where the green was until I got there


Value for the Money: Fair

Quality of food & beverage: Average


I recommend this course


"Not bad for the money"


Clockwork02's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/12/2014
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Let's face it, this is a short 9 hole course that is mediocre. The course is fairly well maintained and offers fun golf for those that only have time to play nine. I have to say it's not worth the regular $17 green fee, luckily they do have some hot deals on golf now for $7-12 in the early mornings at times. Give this course a shot now and then, but never pay full price!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good


I recommend this course



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