Canyon Lakes Golf Course & Brewery

3.6411529412 3.6 stars from 5 (124)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 71
  • Length: 6373 yards
  • Slope: 133
  • Rating: 71.8
  • Layout

  • 640 Bollinger Canyon Way, San Ramon, California 94583
  • (925) 735-6511
  • (925) 735-5114
  • www.canyonlakesgolfbrew.com
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Year built: 1987
Architect(s): Ted Robinson, Sr.
Type: Public
Greens: Rye Grass
Fairways: Rye Grass
Golf Season: Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes, on weekdays
Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: No Levi's or blue jeans; Golf shoes required; Collared shirts must be worn
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 71 6373 yards 71.8 133
White 71 5970 yards 69.7 131
White (W) 71 5970 yards 74.8 134
Green (W) 71 5191 yards 70.5 124

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 3.6 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.5 stars from 5
Value: 3.7 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.8 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.2 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.1 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.3 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 124 Reviews
5 stars:
18
4 stars:
60
3 stars:
37
2 stars:
6
1 stars:
3

recommend this course

103 out of 124 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is in the 'burbs convenient to the city worth the drive   Great for locals advanced golfers wildlife/ scenic views   Challenges include elevation changes narrow fairways water hazards   Great for drinks 19th hole scenic views  

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"Nice Day"


dithyg's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/07/2018
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Reviewed on

Got there early, some groups hadnt checked in yet they got me right out. Every time I play here it gets better and better. They are working on it. The course is in great shape, greens also nice and rolling well. The more I play here the more I appreciate the architecture..it is a real tight course in places. Will be back again.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Classic Course and Still Challenging"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/27/2018
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Reviewed on

Canyon Lakes is great. Glad to see new management is stepping it up in the hospitality department. Course is in good shape and will test players of multiple skill levels. A great value.


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


"First round at Canyon Lakes"


richard9814648's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/21/2018
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I had a nice round at CL. Some of the traps need some TLC. Lots of ground under repair traps but overall the course is short but challenging. The greens were in great shape and like most courses in this area the traps need lots of sand.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



dkern101's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/13/2018
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



u343769419's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/03/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I was very pleasantly surprised with the condition of the course. The greens were in great shape and very smooth. A tough but fair course, and I would certainly recommend it.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Good layout terrible two holes and bunkers"


u000002937647's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a month

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/19/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Overall I like this golf course but don’t think it’s worthy the money. It’s very close to my home but I’d always skipped playing here. The layout is pretty solid with two glaring issues.

There are two holes on the front that are terrible because of geese poop. I’ve never seen more geese poops on holes 4 and 5 than anywhere else in my entire life. Just disgusting.

Second problem is the bunkers. On almost every hole they have bunkers that they’ve let die. Some look like they might eventually refill. Others are just weeds.

With some minor changes this would be a great course. But I won’t pay that money again when I can go to Calippe or poppy ridge for 10-15 more.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I don't recommend this course


Commented on 07/02/2018

You don't think it worth the money! Are you kidding this is the best deal in the east bay.

Course is in great shape, green are great.

Yes bunkers need work but you are not paying 150 a round but one third of that.

This is the best deal for a quality course unless you fly to Thailand.




3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/07/2018
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We had to wait on almost every hole, it was backed up two groups often times


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course


"Golf and Beer"


jhb81's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/05/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course layout - Short with a lot of up and down. It’s extremely narrow in places but if you can place it off the tee then you will have lots of fun here.

Staff - The staff were super friendly and seemed to be happy to be working which is unusual as most popular courses that are in a prime location seems to have a real attitude problem in the bay area.

Overall - We had a blast! The kicker at this course is that there is an award winning brewery attached to the course that opens at 7am. It also has bochi ball and corn hole before you even get to the tee.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Coming Back Soon"


gerrybenton's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/02/2018
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Reviewed on

Twenty years. That’s a long time not to return to a course that offered a healthy challenge over an interesting layout and very nice course conditions. Things haven’t changed. Except the welcome addition of a taproom and an update to the clubhouse interior. My round was as enjoyable as it was so long ago. I look forward to returning soon. Don’t wait too long to play it yourself, you’ll be glad you did. I was.


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



u000002567139's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/20/2018
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Reviewed on

Canyon Lakes is a great course for the cost. This course for the average golfer such as myself is very challenging. The staff was great and even allowed us to tee off early. The one thing which is small is I wish a drink cart was making rounds.They also do no have a driving range but nets are available to warm up. These things are nothing that will stop me from playing Canyon Lakes again.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



u949021894's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/14/2018
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Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Nice day"


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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/30/2018
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Reviewed on

Canyon Lakes was really busy because of Good Friday and everyone was off work all in all enjoyed the course and will be out there again .


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


"Overall not bad"


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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/28/2018
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Reviewed on

Weather was great , course was in good condition . Kind of tired of having to swap carts at the turn because they aren’t holding a charge usually not a huge deal but this time there were no carts waiting so we went to the club house then was directed to go to the garage where a kid got a cart for us . Pace of play was slow for a Wednesday 12:20 tee time . Only course complaint is the sand traps are I really bad shape


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



u444171113's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/26/2018
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Bunkers really needs some serious attention new sand etc.


Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good


I recommend this course



gdickens's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/18/2018
Previously played Wet weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Course in bad shaoe"


Tretts4's avatar
Age:  25-34
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/18/2018
Previously played

Reviewed on

Not sure what happened to canyon lakes! To start both carts didn’t even make it through 10 holes without dying. Saw another group behind us needing a new cart by hole 14-15. Most fairway bunkers are GUR. Green fringes in bad shape. The only good thing about canyon lakes was nice quick greens! For $65, terrible value, I do not recommend.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair


I don't recommend this course


"Nice course"


u444171113's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/12/2018
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Reviewed on

Nice course but bunkers really need some attention there is no sand in most bunkers and a lot of them are ground under repair


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Great view of the Mountains"


abnrgr88's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/12/2018
First time playing Used cart Wet weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course was in decent shape for this time of year, with fun and challenging holes.

The biggest issue I had was they charged me $45 for rental clubs, that should have been $10. I could have bought these on ebay for $20, it was ridiculous.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Course conditions are getting better"


subtley's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/11/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The new owners seem to be fixing the poor bunker conditions slowly but surely. The greens were rolling quite fast with some tricky pin placements.

However, pace of play was lousy and keeps my retired friends from joining me on the weekends. With only threesomes in front of us, it took 5:40 to play on a Sunday afternoon in perfect playing conditions! We only saw the marshal once... on the 1st hole.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Tight course"


smcdon9714's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/09/2018
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Reviewed on

Canyon lakes is a nice challenging tight course .I really enjoy playing there and pace is play is usually right on time. Great staff I must admit that the traps need some work.the course is improving


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



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