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3.7
315 Reviews (315)
5 Stars
56
4 Stars
180
3 Stars
54
2 Stars
14
1 Stars
11
Conditions
3.6
Value
3.9
Layout
4.1
Friendliness
4.3
Pace
3.5
Amenities
3.8
79.7%
Recommend this course
266 out of 315 reviews
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4.0
16 Reviews (16)
5 Stars
5
4 Stars
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0
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.0
Value
4.2
Layout
4.3
Pace
4.2
Amenities
4.0
StaffFriendliness
4.7
87.5%
Recommend this course
14 out of 16 reviews
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3.7
39 Reviews (39)
5 Stars
7
4 Stars
21
3 Stars
7
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
3
Conditions
3.6
Value
3.8
Layout
4.1
Pace
3.6
Amenities
3.8
StaffFriendliness
4.4
79.5%
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31 out of 39 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 72
Length 6959 yards
Slope 131
Rating 73.9
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Metropolitan Golf Links
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Course Details

Year Built 2003

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
GPS Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted Yes
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes

Reviews

3.7
315 Reviews (315)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 29
Brunch 10
Watching the Game 8
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 37
Water Hazards 37
Undulating Greens 31
This course/club is great for:
Locals 41
Walkers 38
Advanced Golfers 23
This Course's Location is:
Near the Airport 54
Convenient to the City 44
Worth the Drive 17

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Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser

Monarch Bay

Good course lay out but it's not a good winter course, it was very wet with "cart path only" restrictions in effect.
The range was closed due to bad weather. The chipping and putting practice areas were adequate and kept in good condition.
The sand bunkers were challenging but very well maintained.
The Restaurant offers a fairly good menu at very reasonable prices.
Bob at the front desk and Mike at the 1st tee provided excellent service.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
Incentivized Review
4.0
First Time Playing
Cold weather
Used cart

Great course with limited challenges

It was my first time there. It is a great course overall. The day we went was a little bit cold. On that day, they had a speed challenge for golfers and could won a round of beer who could finish within 4.5 hours. A great way to speed up the pace. The course is well maintained. The only downside is there are quite a few natural protection areas and long bushes. You could lost couples of ball here and there if you could not hit straight shots often.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

fastest Black friday round ever!

The course had a promo to promote fast play and it worked! We started around noon and played in just over 4 hours.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Top 100 Contributor
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Good course

The Metropolitan Golf links is a good course in good condition.
Pace of play was slow.
There are a few challenging holes but most are doable.
Today was not windy which is usually not the case.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Previously Played

Downward Spiral

Are used to play metro all the time but started to play elsewhere when course conditionings went downhill a few years ago. Sadly things have not improved. Fairways are very patchy &, seagulls Coots and other birds are everywhere (3 dead birds on fairways). Greens roll pretty well but the course is beginning to resemble more of a low tier muni. Great grass driving range and very nice staff. Sad that the course is not matching. Snack bar very sad too.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Ridiculously slow pace

Second and most likely last time playing this course. Took four hours to get through 13 holes and left because I got tired of waiting at every single hole and for every single shot. It was backed up one group at hole 2 and by hole 4 it was backed up two groups. The folks in front were hacking away 30-40 yards at a time and still keeping pace with the group ahead. Each shot took so long I could have had an artist paint me a portrait for every shot and probably still would have time left over. Completely insane that a course could get this slow and basically have no marshall intervention. If anyone has ever wanted to film a documentary or YouTube video about the slow play of golf or the effects of aging, come play at Metropolitan! That’s really the only reason to ware your life away here.

Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Good
Pace Poor
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Beautiful day

Greens in great shape. Pace was a little slow, but we were able to pass on 7. Wind was moderate and overall a very nice for golf. Round done in 4 hours exactly. Good time considering first 6 holes were slow.

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

Fun and Interesting Links Inspired Course

This review may sound negative, but overall, this is a fun and fair test of golf. These are the small details that I took away from the experience, but overall I will be adding this course to my rotation.

Booked a tee time @ 2:00 and we had no one in front of us for most of the round. Got around 18 with a 3-some in about 3:30, but I could see a round taking 5+ if you're stuck in gridlock.

This was my first time playing since 2006. Layout is a little difficult to understand the direction of the holes if you've never played before. Good mix of doglegs and the longer holes play with the prevailing wind. The green shape is deceptive on most approach shots. Otherwise a fair test of golf. Some holes are narrow, especially around the greens and the native grasses were a nice touch.

There are some bare spots on the edges of the fairways by the carts and in other high traffic areas. They were replacing the sod on 3 tee boxes (mainly par 3's) and those were playing under 100 yards.

Greens are challenging with a fair amount of break, but the pace of the greens is slower than I'd like. We played on a day with 10 MPH max of wind, but I can understand why they'd need to keep the greens slower for playability and to keep balls on the greens. Rough was basically non-existent off the fairway.

Yardage markers are terrible. Difficult to find and when you do, most of them do not have a yardage. Make sure to bring your GPS or laser device.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser

Fun track!

I had the pleasure of joining a threesome who had knowledge of this course. It was very helpful for knowing where to position the tee shots. Bunkering was variable but the groundskeeping staff was working to improve the tee boxes when we played. I will be back for sure.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Course isn’t in a good shape

The course isn’t in a good shape. Fairways need maintenance. Greens needs to be better maintained.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
First Time Playing

Cow Pasture

While the greens and bunkers were in good condition the fairways are 50% dirt. The clubhouse restroom had an overwhelming stench of urine.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Fair
Friendliness Fair
Pace Average
Amenities Poor
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

When it’s hot it’s not

When the temperature reached over 100 in the east bay and your golf addiction kick in this is the place the fairways are in great shape and the greens in excellent conditions the temperature could be 20 degrees different why not

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Rushed

Waited forever behind a 4some but kept my distance and le them do their thing. The People behind us weren’t as cordial

Conditions Average
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

BC

Love the greens the rough was high run off on the fairways

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Still one of the most solid public courses in the bay

Fairways were a bit patchy but greens were fast and true. Tee off was 3pm and we finished our round by 6:30! Windy as usual but not as bad as I’ve experienced in the past... great value at $24!

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

Excellent

Greens in great shape. Fairways very good. Teed off early which made wind minimal. Pace was outstanding. As part of foursome we were done in 4.08.

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