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4.4
279 Reviews (279)
5 Stars
151
4 Stars
107
3 Stars
15
2 Stars
4
1 Stars
2
Conditions
4.3
Value
4.5
Layout
4.7
Friendliness
4.6
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.0
95.1%
Recommend this course
271 out of 279 reviews
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4.5
20 Reviews (20)
5 Stars
14
4 Stars
2
3 Stars
4
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.3
Value
4.5
Layout
4.7
Pace
4.9
Amenities
3.9
StaffFriendliness
4.7
95.0%
Recommend this course
19 out of 20 reviews
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4.6
28 Reviews (28)
5 Stars
20
4 Stars
4
3 Stars
4
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.4
Value
4.6
Layout
4.8
Pace
4.7
Amenities
4.0
StaffFriendliness
4.8
96.4%
Recommend this course
27 out of 28 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 72
Length 7270 yards
Slope 137
Rating 74.7

Editor's Note: Course closed for business in 2019.

Course Details

Year Built 1996
Golf Season Year round
Architect Denis Griffiths (1996) Gene Sarazen (1996)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - $22
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range 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 Proper golf attire required.

Best of Lists

  • Golf Advisor: Top Courses in California (2016 #14) (2015 #8)
  • Golf Advisor: Top 25 Value Courses in the U.S. (2016 #1)
  • Golf Advisor: Top 25 Friendliest Courses in the U.S. (2015 #22)

Reviews

4.4
279 Reviews (279)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 28
Patio Dining 18
19th Hole Scenic Views 16
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 46
Water Hazards 44
Elevation Changes 43
This course/club is great for:
Advanced Golfers 43
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 35
Locals 32
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 52
In the 'Burbs 6

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

Love this course so sad it’s closing

This is one of our favorite courses. It is just terrible that it will be closed on Sunday October 20, 2019. I truly hope they find a buyer since Troon Golf is letting it go!
This course is very challenging and beautiful views. We played one last round yesterday to say goodbye to one of our favorites in the Central Valley

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 10/21/2019

Wonderful! Thank you so much for the great review. We are glad you had an incredible time! Thanks for choosing Diablo Grande Golf & Country Club.

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

Diablo 9-16

It was raining when we got there but stopped before our tee time. We teamed up with a single name Ron. Nice guy we had a great day. Course is hard but fun. Conditions were good. The sand is not the best.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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Commented on 09/19/2019

Excellent! We are so pleased that you enjoyed your time at Diablo Grande Golf & Country Club. We look forward to seeing you at the course soon for another 5-star experience!

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Played On
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great

Had a great day playing today. The pace was fast and the course is really in great shape.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 08/27/2019

Fantastic! We are so pleased that you enjoyed your time at Diablo Grande Golf & Country Club. We look forward to seeing you at the course soon for another 5-star experience!

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Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Golf twosome

We had a great time. The pace was perfect and the day was great weather wise and the layout was challenging.
This was my second time golfing at this course and the common denominator with both days was the still quiet throughout the golf course.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 08/26/2019

Fantastic! Thank you for your kind words! We hope to see you again at the course very soon for another 5-star experience. Thanks for choosing Diablo Grande Golf & Country Club.

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Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 10/07/2019

Excellent! Thank you for your 5-star rating! Please book another round with us soon at Diablo Grande Golf & Country Club!

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Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Almost Ideal

The course is an excellent layout, other than the ridiculous 12th hole, a par 5. There is plenty of elevation change, as nearly every hole is built into the rolling hills. Not every par 4 requires a driver, as some strategy for the geography is required. The area containing holes 8 through 11 may be one of the most beautiful stretches of holes in the entire valley, with wide open interconnected fairways, up hill/downhill lies and water. All in all, a fine layout in pretty good shape (although the greens could use a bit more speed), well worth both the money and the drive!

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 08/13/2019

Outstanding! Your feedback is important to us. Thank you for sharing your 5-star experience. We look forward to seeing you again at the course soon! Thanks for choosing Diablo Grande Golf & Country Club.

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

day At Diablo

Challenging golf course, well kept, great course layout

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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Commented on 07/29/2019

Wonderful! We are so pleased that you enjoyed your time at Diablo Grande Golf & Country Club. We look forward to seeing you at the course soon for another 5-star experience!

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

Bobcat golf day

Excellent round of golf today, saw a mother bobcat and her two babies on the #2 tee box! Awesome day, we’ll be back⛳️

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented on 07/19/2019

Terrific! We are so pleased that you enjoyed your time at Diablo Grande Golf & Country Club. We look forward to seeing you at the course soon for another 5-star experience!

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Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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Commented on 07/16/2019

Awesome! Thank you for visiting us at Diablo Grande Golf & Country Club. We appreciate your 4-star rating and review. We hope you join us for another round soon.

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

Love, love, love this course

This is one of our favorite courses in the valley. Beautifully laid out with challenges galore! Beautiful raise tee boxes and incredible views. Highly recommend this course for a great day of golf. The course is very well maintained and great challenging greens! If you have never played here give it a try! :-)

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 07/05/2019

Thank you for taking the time to review us Dano. Your feedback is valuable, and we look forward to delivering you excellent service again soon. Diablo Grande Golf & Country Club thanks you!

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Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Off the beaten path

A very interesting course with many diverse holes that are both challenging and very long. Several holes are well over 420 yards from the whites.
The driving range was free, but limited to irons and very old mats. The tee boxes were in very good condition, but after that there were several things that needed work. The fairways were cut very short, with many dead areas. The sand traps were inconsistent, either dry, dry with dirt close to the sand and a few had reasonably fair sand.
Lots of water on the course with very narrow fairways and on two of the holes, a driver and a three wood driven to the center of the fairway were never found. Probably rolled into the water, but I’m really not sure. The greens were weird. Fast at times, slow at times and even downhill looking putts were invariably slower than they looked. They were cut very short, so holding the greens with long irons was difficult. Lastly, the rough was cut short, but the next cut was four foot long shrub grass, so anything hit in there was lost. Pace of play on Friday was 4 1/2 hours , but since I played alone, and wasn’t able to be waved up, it seemed longer. Lastly, the wind was approximately 30 MPH, so this difficult long course was playing much more difficult than on a non windy day
A little more water and this course would be advised, even though it is way off the beaten path, about 9 miles inland from the 5 freeway through a mountain pass with lots of curves.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
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Commented on 06/25/2019

Thank you for your review! We're pleased that you enjoyed our course and the challenge it presented. We appreciate your feedback and we hope to have you back again soon for your next round!

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

Great challenging course

Would highly recommend this course to all you golfers out there

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 06/25/2019

Wonderful! We're thrilled that you enjoyed your time with us and we can't wait to have you back again soon at Diablo Grande!

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Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented on 06/18/2019

HiXHACKER. We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. Thank you for the 4 stars! We aim for a 5-star experience, so we always welcome feedback for improvement. Thank you for playing Diablo Grande Golf & Country Club.

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Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Great course

Love this place. Play here 8-12 times a year. Would play more but member at another course
Challenging but also has opportunities to score well
Lots of character. Geeens always great shape

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Worth the Journey

This course is off the beaten path, but it is only about an hour from the SF Bay area and well worth the trip. If you make the trip, you will find a challenging course, good pace of play, friendly staff, and a beautiful clubhouse.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 05/29/2019

Fantastic! We're thrilled that you enjoyed our course and the challenge it presented. We're also pleased that our staff left a great impression on you. We can't wait to have you back again soon for your next round at Diablo Grande!

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Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
California Advisor
Top 250 Contributor
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Pace of Play = Good. Pace of Greens = Bad

I hadn't played the Ranch Course at Diablo Grande in probably 20+ years, when I was playing high school matches their. Fast forward to last Friday

PROS
- Pace of play. I teed off at 3:00 pm on Friday of Memorial Day weekend. I played through one twosome and didn't see anyone on the back nine. Even with taking my time and playing two balls on some holes, I played in 3 hours 30 minutes.
- Condition of course. The tee boxes, fairways and rough were very pure and lush.
-Layout. I had forgotten what a good layout this is. Aside from stupid #12, the course is memorable, challenging and offers playability and fun.

CONS
- Greens were the slowest (non-punched) greens I have ever played on. The greens were healthy and had a ton of grass on them, they just appeared to not have been mowed in a few days, Very bizarre and disappointing, as I was not able to truly experience the challenging greens.
- Too many homes. 95% of the homes were not here the last time I played here. I get the economics of having them, but its still a bummer to not be able to see the beautiful rolling hills in the distance.

Overall, a suitable value for $30 on a Friday afternoon at an empty course. Just need to get those greens cut!

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 05/29/2019

Thank you for your review! We're pleased that you enjoyed the challenge of our layout and that the pace of play was good, but we apologize that our conditions didn't meet your expectations. We appreciate your review and we hope you'll give us another try in the future!

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Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Almost Excellent!

Everything was very good except the greens today. I have played there 5 times and the greens were fast and smooth but today was really bad. Grainy and not mowed tight, ball is going straight but bouncing.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 05/29/2019

Thank you for your review! We're pleased that you enjoyed your round, but we apologize that our conditions didn't meet your expectations. We appreciate your review and we hope to have you back again soon!

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Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

2nd best course in valley

Love this course. Great challenge. Stay out of the savanna
With all due respect second only to the reserve at Spanos as best in the valley. But I play Spanos once a week so maybe biased
Great course. Recommend this place anytime

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 06/25/2019

Wonderful! We're thrilled that you enjoyed our course and the challenge it presented. We can't wait to have you back again soon for your next round at Diablo Grande!

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

Great course, best cookies!

Ok so I admit the cookies in the Ranch Market at the course always put me in a great mood before a round, so I’m a little bias. But, the cookie bias aside I love this course. I think it’s a little over priced for the location, 50 bucks range for a weekend round would be killer, 35 during the week perfect. But usually you can get a good deal on apps like GolfNow. Regardless this course is always in great shape, beautiful scenery, and the food is really good. If this course was closer to Livermore it would be battling Poppy for business.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 05/01/2019

Fantastic! We're trilled that our course conditions met your expectations and that you enjoy our cookies in the Ranch Market. We appreciate your review and we can't wait to have you back again soon at Diablo Grande!

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Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Excellent golf course

It was A good experience to play in this golf course.Very good condition and well maintain.Pace of play are in order.Although it’s a little bit warm at that day and A little further from the Bay Area Where we live is worth traveling to this beautiful golf course. I don’t mind going back to play again and definitely I will recommend this to other golf player.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 04/26/2019

Excellent! We're thrilled that you enjoyed our course conditions and that you were able to play at a good pace. We can't wait to have you back again soon at Diablo Grande!

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