The Metropolitan Golf Links

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3.8
274
5 Stars
48
4 Stars
158
3 Stars
47
2 Stars
13
1 Stars
8
Conditions
3.7
Value
3.9
Layout
4.1
Friendliness
4.2
Pace
3.2
Amenities
3.7
83.0%
Recommend this course
233 out of 267 reviews
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Average Rating
3.8
21
5 Stars
4
4 Stars
11
3 Stars
3
2 Stars
3
1 Stars
0
Conditions
3.6
Value
3.8
Layout
4.1
Pace
3.0
Amenities
3.7
StaffFriendliness
4.2
81.0%
Recommend this course
17 out of 21 reviews
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Average Rating
3.8
48
5 Stars
10
4 Stars
24
3 Stars
8
2 Stars
5
1 Stars
1
Conditions
3.6
Value
3.8
Layout
4.0
Pace
3.3
Amenities
3.7
StaffFriendliness
4.1
77.1%
Recommend this course
37 out of 48 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Par 72
Length 6959
Slope 131
Rating 73.8
Type Public
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Metropolitan Golf Links
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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 72 6959 yards 73.8 131
Blue 72 6529 yards 71.8 128
White 72 6069 yards 69.8 121
White (W) 72 6069 yards 73.8 124
Red 72 5565 yards 67.5 116
Red (W) 72 5565 yards 71.0 118
Gold (W) 72 5099 yards 68.5 114
Scorecard for Metropolitan
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: 73.9/131 366 397 523 469 191 503 169 411 421 3450 569 437 160 389 428 190 371 552 413 3509 6959
Blue M: 71.9/128 342 374 498 446 166 482 144 389 406 3247 538 413 141 361 400 165 353 525 386 3282 6529
White M: 69.8/122 W: 74.9/126 317 350 468 421 144 455 120 361 384 3020 511 386 120 330 377 142 327 497 359 3049 6069
Silver M: 69.1/121 W: 73.9/124 317 322 468 387 144 455 120 361 361 2935 477 386 120 330 349 142 327 462 359 2952 5887
Red M: 67.5/116 W: 72.1/120 295 322 439 387 123 428 99 299 361 2753 477 363 100 307 349 119 304 462 331 2812 5565
Gold M: 65.2/112 W: 69.5/115 275 300 410 358 105 404 83 279 333 2547 462 317 83 242 322 99 290 429 308 2552 5099
Handicap 17 7 15 5 9 11 13 3 1 2 14 18 16 4 8 10 6 12
Par 4 4 5 4 3 5 3 4 4 36 5 4 3 4 4 3 4 5 4 36 72
Handicap (W) 11 9 5 7 17 13 15 3 1 4 6 18 8 2 12 10 14 16

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

3.8
274

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 A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Slower than slow

Called the pro shop to get the marshal out to speed up slow groups on back nine. Never saw them. Disappointing.........,.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

great course

Greens were in absolutely in perfect shape. Played in less then 4 hours.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Good condition

Everything are good except slow pace from two groups in front of us and the heavy smoke from the Solano County Fire made us quit at the 10 hole.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Golf

Layout was challenging. With wind makes it A more difficult course. Pace was excellent.

Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 500 Contributor
Windy weather
Used cart

interesting course

Metropolitan Golf Links is an interesting course.

It is not long but plays long because of the winds.

The course played very slowly.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Worst conditions I've seen for this course

The greens are in good shape but the fairways are terrible. You are lucky to find grass under your ball and they are all bumpy and pock marked. Looks like a worn out Muni. It used to be one of my favorite courses but no more.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

Windy

At least 1 club wind... which is usual in the afternoon. Greens slow... course is green and in good shape.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

Definitely worth checking out

A fairly interesting links style layout with challenging but playable holes. My favorite thing about this course in the past has been the greens, which have been firm and true. This time they were a little long and a bit wet/soft, but still decent. There are some dry patches on the course, but it doesn't really bother me - I just take it as part of the character of the course. It mimics that very short cut, dry, hard turf you see in the Open, or so I like to think. The sand in the bunkers is terrible, but the bunkers are not excessively in play (I didn't get in any, but my playing partners were complaining and I could see how bad the sand was). Overall, it is a good golf experience. My 37 bucks included a hot dog. Can't beat that!

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Some good, some not so much

The greens were in great shape, rolled well. Some greens would receive a shot and others were hard. Much of the course was hard and the ball was running. Conditions were rough around the edges, but landing areas were ok. Had a little fox follow us around for several holes. Did not seem intimidated by humans.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great Golf Challenge - where the ball rolls nobody knows!

Love this course because of the challenge - short game mental toughness and putting accuracy a must!!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

always a nice play...

Perfect weather conditions, with a bit of a strong wind which is fairly normal here, but the temps were in the 70’s and took us away from the inland mid 90’s.

Course was in great shape...only found one bunker I should not have been in that could have used more sand...last par 3 on the back...far right bunker.

great value through golf now...pricier than some of the hotter locations inland, but well worth the money.

Overall the whole team there just does a great job !

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Previously Played

Avoid here unless you like long rounds even on a weekday

I'm done with this place. It's always slow! I've experienced 3 hr 9s on a Wednesday morning. Today was a 5 hr round waiting every single shot. They also will nickel and dime you for your tee time. Booked online through their website for a Thursday round. They charged me for a cart, even though I wanted to walk. I was told the walking rate was even more than the cart rate! How does that happen?!

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Fair
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

Trending downward

I'm not sure if Metro fired it's ground staff, but there has been a noticeable depreciation in conditions in the last 3 months. The tee boxes were in poor condition and apparently overplayed, based on the many divots. The fairways were yellowing in many spots that were once green. The traps were inconsistent. Some had well raked 2" sand depth yet others were hard packed and wet. The greens were in good condition. In current conditions, I would spend > $40 for a round of 18 holes w/ cart.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
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