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4.4
246 Reviews (246)
5 Stars
155
4 Stars
63
3 Stars
18
2 Stars
7
1 Stars
3
Conditions
4.5
Value
4.3
Layout
4.7
Friendliness
4.7
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.4
91.0%
Recommend this course
228 out of 246 reviews
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4.8
11 Reviews (11)
5 Stars
9
4 Stars
2
3 Stars
0
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.7
Value
4.6
Layout
4.9
Pace
4.5
Amenities
4.8
StaffFriendliness
4.6
100.0%
Recommend this course
11 out of 11 reviews
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4.4
27 Reviews (27)
5 Stars
18
4 Stars
6
3 Stars
1
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.6
Value
4.5
Layout
4.7
Pace
4.5
Amenities
4.6
StaffFriendliness
4.8
92.6%
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25 out of 27 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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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
Scorecard for The Course At Wente Vineyards
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Black M: 75.3/142 474 307 138 421 581 353 228 602 496 3600 304 172 564 420 173 569 454 453 472 3581 7181
Gold M: 73.9/139 423 301 133 383 521 349 202 598 462 3372 300 169 558 413 166 547 413 445 457 3468 6840
Blue M: 71.2/128 405 286 121 341 479 298 182 547 405 3064 281 161 542 375 160 499 372 400 412 3202 6266
Blue/White M: 69.8/127 380 286 121 341 479 298 182 480 353 2920 281 161 487 375 160 499 372 391 368 3094 6014
White M: 68.4/124 W: 73.5/129 380 254 110 288 408 265 150 480 353 2688 256 149 487 342 148 473 335 391 368 2949 5637
Red W: 69.4/120 300 203 101 245 373 240 122 429 315 2328 216 120 413 302 143 423 286 319 315 2537 4865
Handicap 7 15 17 11 13 9 5 3 1 18 16 6 10 12 14 8 4 2
Par 4 4 3 4 5 4 3 5 4 36 4 3 5 4 3 5 4 4 4 36 72
Handicap (W) 9 15 17 7 11 5 13 3 1 16 14 6 8 18 12 10 4 2

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

4.4
246 Reviews (246)

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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Wente. Vineyards

This is one of my favorite Bay Area courses and a great layout....just wish there was better communication from all courses when greens have been aerated..

Conditions Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing

Perfect

Best round I’ve played in a long long time. Not my play, but the course itself. A++ all around.

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

Upscale experience

Cold and windy but otherwise perfect. Not easy but not punishing. Everything was in top notch shape cool layout and nice views. Driving range is grass and only ten bucks for as many balls as you can hit. My cart was dying and without prompting a guy met me at the tee box and switched it out for a fully charged one. Pleasure to play. Only advice dont walk and dont walk to the driving range it is on top of a huge hill.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather

Panoramic Golf Course!

Beautiful golf course amongst hills and vineyards. The course is in great shape considering the time of year. Greens were putting true. Bunkers were nicely raked. Staff was friendly. I will definitely play it again.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
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Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played

Julie Liu

Love to play at this course! Everything is good! It’s one of the best public course in Bay Area

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

Incredibly scenic course, pricey but totally worth it!

To say this course is scenic is an understatement. It is absolutely breathtaking. The course layout is very interesting and challenging with lots of dramatic elevation changes and strategically placed hazards so you shouldn't always hit driver. Greens were in good shape despite lack of recent rain. Hit it into the vineyards and you typically can still play, but you'll be hitting down the rows and dodging bees/wasps in warm weather. Walking this course would be a workout, especially the "Lombard Street" cart path between the 9th and 10th holes. It is a bit pricey but this is Wine Country in NoCal - nothing is cheap here.

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Lovely day

From the dramatic opening hole, this is a tremendous layout. fair and rewarding. It wasn't windy with us but see how it could be. I enjoyed the round except that they sanded the greens without punching them making them very slow...completely different from the practice green which rolled very fast. I was dissapointed that this wasn't pointed out by anyone from the pro shop on down. it was like they were trying to pull one on us. Some drivable par4's and reachable par 5's in 2.It was also unfortunante that there was no cart service or on course amenities. Its a long round without anything to drink or eat. I'll be back when the course plays true. It would be a fun test.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Used cart

when you pay full price, and no one warns you about sound all over every green, it is bordline fraud

was never told while booking reservation and was never told while paying that there was sand all over ever green made putting impossible.
It is sad that a high quality golf course does not think it is relevant to tell people that the greens are unplayable.
When you pay full price of 149 and cannot put on the greens it is unacceptable.

Layout Good
Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Wente is superb

Wente has everything you would want. Great conditions, good layout, great service, awesome views, and good old fashion fun. I will be back again in the very near future. Its a bit of a hike coming from the peninsula but worth it.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Wente Its about the money!

Not a great experience at Wente. This course is all about making money not about the true golfing experience. There is good chance after you arrive at the course you may be in for shock when you find out they want an additional 60.00 for a cart fee. I left and played Callippe Preserve which is a true course with a great staff who appreciate your patronage. Stay away from Wente.

Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Amazing Course Awesome Views!

Best course I have ever played for the $$$$
Would recommend it highly! Didn’t want to write an amazing review because I would like to keep this a hidden gem!!

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
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Vineyard golf

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 .

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Northern California Gen

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

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Immaculate Scenic Course

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!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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