Course at Wente Vineyards, The

4.3944705882 4.4 stars from 5 (230)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 7181 yards
  • Slope: 142
  • Rating: 75.3
  • Layout

  • 5050 Arroyo Rd, Livermore, California 94550, Alameda County
  • (925) 456-2475
  • (925) 456-2490
  • www.wentevineyards.com

Year built: 1998
Architect(s): Greg Norman (1998)
Type: Public
Greens: Rye Grass
Fairways: Rye Grass
Golf Season: Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes - included in green fees
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes

Policies

Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Collared shirts with slacks or walking shorts are required; no denim.
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 72 7181 yards 75.3 142
Gold 72 6840 yards 73.9 139
Blue/Blue White 72 6266 yards 71.2 128
Blue/Blue White (W) 72 6266 yards 69.8 127
White 72 5637 yards 68.7 124
White (W) 72 5637 yards 73.5 129
Red (W) 72 4866 yards 69.4 120

Accolades

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.4 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.4 stars from 5
Value: 4.2 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.2 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.6 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.7 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.5 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 230 Reviews
5 stars:
144
4 stars:
60
3 stars:
18
2 stars:
6
1 stars:
2

recommend this course

214 out of 227 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is worth the drive convenient to the city in the 'burbs   Great for advanced golfers wildlife/ scenic views a weekend splurge   Challenges include elevation changes bunkers thick rough   Great for drinks patio dining 19th hole scenic views  

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"Vineyard golf"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/14/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great condition , a few have to put a hole here , blind shots are so tough the first time you play. My wife and I did not rely on scores to enjoy the course . Elevation changes are also tough the first time .. The biggest surprise, the main Wente Restaurant our meal was not very good . Great service , at the bar . The Crispy Duck in Blue Chees and Cherry I think , was awful . My Double cut Pork chop was so so .. Chicken in corn chowder was a bit salty .


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



mfworks's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/11/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


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


"Northern California Gen"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/09/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

1) not crowded

2.) great shape

3) nice staff.. cart guys to pro shop to bar

4) terrain challenged course- can’t walk

5) great place


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


"Immaculate Scenic Course"


Timothy5864963's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/04/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Wente is the most beautiful and challenging golf course in the San Francisco Bay Area. The groundskeepers keep the tees, fairways and greens meticulously perfect. The staff is attentive and friendly. If you want to spend a day looking at vineyards, rolling topography and navigating ideal course conditions then this course delivers an A+. I’m a 12 Index and this is my favorite golf course in Northern California. Play a perfect course while drinking delicious home grown wine. Cheers!


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


"Out of towner"


u00000716688's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/28/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course is a must play when in Livermore Ca!!!!!

I have played a lot of PGA venues all over the world and this one is in my TOP 25!!!!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Great surprise!"


crashjohnson29's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/04/2018
First time playing

Reviewed on

This was my first time at this golf course. What a great surprise! The condition of the fairways were fantastic the greens were nice, with the exception of some small aerification holes. Pace of play was great I teed off at 2:40 and played 3:45. Got a great deal from golfnow.com. Staff was incredibly helpful. The layout on the front nine is traditional and a lot of fun even for advanced golfers. The back side is a little more tricky. Playing with Two Fellas that knew the course helped with certain shots. The views were amazing although the wind was crazy at 25 miles an hour. Overall I will return, enjoy more wine, and enjoy the golf course. This was a great surprise. Actually played the next day at Poppy with a Marshall from Wente. Two great courses but Wente gets the win on these two days.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Great course"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/02/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course is great. Great shape, greens were fast but fair. Fairways were awesome, tee boxes were okay. Really hot out, could have used more water jugs out there but all in all great course, little pricey but fun to play once or twice a year.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Great views, fun course"


cmerce1986's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  0-4

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/26/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Played this course a few years back and was on vacation from the east coast and decided to go back. I really find this to be a fun and challenging layout and especially love some of the holes on the back nine. Found a Hot Deal on Saturday afternoon and combined with the Memorial Day 25% off so I played for $60, which was a great value for this course. Tees, fairways, and greens were all in great shape as I remembered.

I showed up about an hour early as a single and they told me I could go out earlier. The course was pretty empty, especially for Saturday of Memorial Day Weekend. Went out as a single and played two balls on each hole. Didn't catch anyone for 15 holes and then had to wait behind a few foursomes but still finished in just over 3 hours.

I would definitely recommend this course and hope to play it again in the future.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/21/2018
First time playing Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Perfect day!"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/08/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

It was a quiet day out, perfect weather, never saw a golfer behind us.

Great course to play!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Don’t miss this course"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/30/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great course. Beautiful views. Friendly staff. Pace of play was great. Glad we found 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


"Very slow pace"


cruzjr98's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/18/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course was fun and challenging but very very slow. I was five and a half hours in and had three holes to go. I ended up leaving.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


"Loved the course even though it is HARD"


Sihawker's avatar
Age:  45-54
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/03/2018
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

A great layout and amazing views. I really loved how the holes all seemed to challenge you to decide to go for it or play smart. Hole 10 gets you way up on a hill and you drive to a 285 yard green perched on another hill. It was so fun to play. I don't think walking is the way to go though. The hills would make that almost impossible.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course



"Beautiful course!!"


jakeduel1's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/31/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This was by far the most beautiful course I've played.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Challenging, well-designed course with lots of great views"


tcbgolfdude's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  0-4

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/31/2018
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Awesome Greg Norman-designed course with lots of panoramic views. Tests pretty much every club in the bag with elevated tee shots and interesting angles into greens. Started in the afternoon on a Saturday and got 36 holes in before dark, great pace of play on this particular day and really nice weather (not many people out there this afternoon). Greens had just been aerated so they were pretty sandy and slow as expected, but they still rolled pretty true. Fairways were in great shape. Would definitely come back to play again.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/25/2018
First time playing Used cart Cold weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Wente"


u753290694's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/11/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

How does a course of this stature not have enough carts? We showed up 2 hours early, wanted to warm up on the range and eat lunch, the driving range is about 1 mile up the hill, they didn’t have a cart or a stsff member to give us a ride, walked 3/4 of the way up before someone offered me a ride the rest off the way, walked all the way back down, the restaurant told us 45 minutes for a table, called us 1 and a hslf hours later, we were on hole 3 by then. Course was ok, service was by far my worst experience in the last 5 years, as unprofessional as it gets.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course



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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/08/2018
Previously played Used cart Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Poor pace of play"


Desmond9573325's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/24/2018
Previously played Used cart Cold weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course and facilities were terrific. Equipment and pace of play was below standard. There were no carts available when I arrived and the cart they gave me only had a partial charge so it had to be switched out before the end of the first nine holes. Clubhouse meal selections are very limited.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Experience of a lifetime"


Sdanko11's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/19/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

What a great course to play and the experience with the course views and staff were great. Everyone was very kind and helpful. Breathtaking views and fast greens made me feel like I was playing on a PGA event course. It is pricy but I will be making it a normal stop twice a year.


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



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