Canyon Lakes Golf Course & Brewery

3.6482941176 3.6 stars from 5 (115)
  • 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: 3.4 stars from 5
Value: 3.8 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.9 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 115 Reviews
5 stars:
16
4 stars:
55
3 stars:
35
2 stars:
6
1 stars:
3

recommend this course

95 out of 115 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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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
First time playing Verified Purchaser

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


"Course"


u395605683's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/07/2018
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Reviewed on

The bunkers have no sand All the rest of the course is in good shape when I booked my tee time was with a group and when I got there the group said they had a foursome when they booked there tee time which was not true am disappointed with the starter cause had to play the course as a single


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



master4mam's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/24/2018
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Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course



uooooo3564825's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/08/2018
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Reviewed on


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


"This course is always a challenge..."


u000004394450's avatar
Top 100 Contributor
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/21/2018
Previously played Used cart Cold weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Looks like there either eliminating some bunkers or starting to do work to them(thank god)Sand very very thin and a sticky clay beneath,greens are nice and fairways are starting to come around I think one more season and they will be very good.They have cut down a ton of trees,not sure if that's good or bad I like the trees but it is more opened up now for those who don't.Brewery is on and the beers I tried were tasty.Good place to play if you like a challenge,for those who like it wide open and more flat this is NOT for you.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Poorweather"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/10/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Loved the layout of the course unfortunately the weather was a little rainy and the course as muddy and soft but a very enjoyable day good company would definitely play again


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



u259873784's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/07/2018
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Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Still A Challenge"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/07/2018
Previously played Used cart Wet weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I have been playing this course for a number of years. There is always availability. The fairways are a little rough but the greens are in great shape. #14, par 5, 500 yards needs help around the green. Definitely muddy is some places. I'll be back in a couple of months when it is dry.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Sloppy but fast pace"


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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/07/2018
Previously played Used cart Wet weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course was sloppy but understandable since I played after three consecutive days of rain. First nine holes was played in less than 1 hour 20 minutes, which was awesome. Last nine holes was the normal 2 hours and change. Overall, the pace of play was fantastic for a Sunday, but again, the rain may have deterred a lot of people. The greens are very difficult to score on if you're above the holes. Don't think about walking since some of the holes are super far apart. No driving range.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great course layout and comparable to most muni courses"


conrad408's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/02/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The weather is cool and hardly any wind, played a tuesday after lunch, finished my round in 4hrs.

The fairways are not that bad, sand trap and putting green are decent . The course is undulating with hilly terrrain and there are some water to be aware off.

It look deceivingly easy course but missed hit left to right will end up losing your ball. The fairways are fairly narrow. so placement and accuracy of the tee is the way to play this course.

overall nce course to play .


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



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