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4.5
277 Reviews (277)
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
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1 Stars
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Conditions
4.6
Value
4.2
Layout
4.7
Friendliness
4.5
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.3
90.7%
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256 out of 277 reviews
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4.6
24 Reviews (24)
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4 Stars
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Conditions
4.7
Value
4.2
Layout
4.8
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.2
StaffFriendliness
4.6
95.8%
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23 out of 24 reviews
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4.7
41 Reviews (41)
5 Stars
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
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Conditions
4.7
Value
4.3
Layout
4.8
Pace
4.5
Amenities
4.3
StaffFriendliness
4.5
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38 out of 41 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 72
Length 7181 yards
Slope 142
Rating 75.3
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The Course at Wente Vineyards
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Course Details

Year Built 1998
Fairways Rye Grass
Greens Rye Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Greg Norman (1998) Tad Burnett

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fees
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Dress code Collared shirts with slacks or walking shorts are required; no denim.

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Reviews

4.5
277 Reviews (277)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 25
Patio Dining 22
19th Hole Scenic Views 12
Course Challenges Include:
Elevation Changes 38
Bunkers 30
Thick Rough 19
This course/club is great for:
Advanced Golfers 34
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 34
A Weekend Splurge 28
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 30
Convenient to the City 10
In the 'Burbs 10

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Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Well worth the drive

I’ve played the course twice now and loved it both times. You may not shoot your low round here but odds are you’ll capture some Kodak moments. Lots of interesting holes, elevation changes and challenges. Likely helps to play it a few times to figure out strategy. Greens, bunkers and fairways were in excellent shape. My only regret was the long drive back to Palo Alto during rush hour so couldn’t finish with some wine tasting

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Played On
Handicap Don't know
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
Incentivized Review
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Stunning views

Even though I have only been playing for about 5 months, this will probably be the most beautiful course I'll play in a long time. It's not easy, especially for a rookie, but the views are stunning, fantastic and friendly service and what's better than combining golf, nature and wine? Hit a par on hole 3, which I'm pretty proud of :-) Can highly recommend!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 500 Contributor
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Wonderful Wente

Wente is one of the best maintained courses in Northern California. Everything about the day was perfect, including the beautiful weather we get this time of the year, Its unusual to Not have wind in the Livermore area.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Coarse is in excellent condition

Feels like you are playing in nature lots of grapes around for tasting and quiet surroundings

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Meh...

Played here yesterday with a threesome. Course was nicely maintained. Got harassed by the starter for parking my cart off the path near the third green. No beverage cart service at this place and It was a 97 degree day.

The snack bar at the 9th hole was closed.

Finished the round and was super disappointed to find that the grill was closed at 6:30PM. And the bar closing at 7:00PM on a Wednesday night.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

3.5 atars

They just punched the greens so putting was not a good experience. They should have told me about that when I called. It wasn't bad but I expected something better.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great Track

Look....we were looking forward to playing...and my mate from Australia had came all the way...and we get there and the greens had literally just been covered in sand....so...the team in the pro shop were completely awesome ... Only charged us $75 each...and gave us 2 extra rounds at half price...everyone was so friendly and polite...what a great setup...want to go back....

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Beautiful and challenging course

One of the nicest layouts ever played. The elevation changes added a very nice element and fairways and greens were in superb shape. A great course to play if in the east bay area.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Above average course, way overpriced.

This is a nice course with an interesting layout. I got a great deal but would not pay $119 at 2:50pm on a Tuesday. Course conditions were average with very slow greens, but they rolled true. The facilities are tiny and need updating. This is a $50 weekday and $75 weekend course, nothing more.

Conditions Average
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Awesome course...

Defenetly one of the best courses around, highly recommended....
Right in the middle of vineyards.....
Free range balls whit your purchase and really nice range ,grass and amazing view

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

I'll be back

Extremely nice experience. Great vista views and the playing condition is really nice. Bunkers well maintained, landscaping in general is top shelf and (importantly) pace of play was very comfortable. Great way to have spent an afternoon.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Great layout

This is a beautiful course with each hole well laid out.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
California Advisor
Top 250 Contributor
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart

Enjoyed the Day

Played the Friday of US Open week and was paired with a couple dudes from the Phillipines who were here fulfilling their dream to see Tiger play in person.

My buddy and I played the WAYYYYY back tips that they used in the Nationwide Tour event here a few years back, which is why I rated it "extremely difficult"

Course was in very pure shape, although the greens could've used another couple feet on the Stimpmeter (my local muni has greens that are faster). They were by no means terrible, though. Course layout was great, challenging. They Pro in the Pro Shop was super nice, offered me a yardage guide after a brief chat.

Only really negative is the course is totally unwalkable, which is a "sad face" in my book. But the views are really good.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Good golf bad service

A pretty decent course (though a couple of holes are under repair so they don’t play to par or the gps) ruined by surly people at the front desk and appallingly bad service in the Grill..

Conditions Excellent
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Poor
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Yes. But

I’ve always enjoyed this course even if it feels a bit tricked out . The staff are mostly rude in the golf shop and in the grill. Service is terrible. I hope the manager reads this. I’m an old friend and I wish these issues could be fixed.

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Poor
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
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