The Metropolitan Golf Links

3.8273705882 3.8 stars from 5 (253)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6959 yards
  • Slope: 131
  • Rating: 73.8
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes
GPS: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Credit cards accepted: Yes

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

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

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 3.8 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.6 stars from 5
Value: 4.0 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.3 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.1 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.1 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.7 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 253 Reviews
5 stars:
44
4 stars:
147
3 stars:
44
2 stars:
10
1 stars:
8

recommend this course

216 out of 246 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is near the airport convenient to the city worth the drive   Great for locals walkers advanced golfers   Challenges include bunkers water hazards undulating greens   Great for drinks brunch watching the game  

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Reviews


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"Windy, Cold and Noisy"


golfjones1's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/05/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I enjoyed hitting balls off of real grass and not hard mats on the driving range, but that was the highlight for me. The day we played it was very cold and windy, I heard that was a regular condition for the course. No problem with trees, there are very few that come into play, but there were large areas that are marked Restricted due to environmental reasons. This course is very popular to professional athletes, Warriors, Raiders etc. Give it a try, you may like it.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I don't recommend this course


"Not a Picturesque Layout"


u000004288205's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/19/2018
Previously played Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Not a particular an eye appealing venue. The greens were well kept but fairway were marginal possibly suffered from being located on the bay . I have played this course in the past and have found it to be windy due to it's location. However on Saturday the winds were at least 15 to 20 MPH gusting stronger at times.

Turned out to be a disappointing round even though scoring reasonably.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"Fun Links"


u8859704's avatar
Age:  Under 25
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/13/2018
First time playing Walked Windy weather

Reviewed on

Great course, very open link style course. Lots of strategy on almost every hole, position off the tee gives great looks at birdie, but if you mishit drives you still have the ability to make par. Wind can be very challenging.

Super easy to walk, highly recommend walking this golf course


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



dinjo56's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/11/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



u000004540106's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/03/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


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



u000004540106's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/03/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


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



u000003845815's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/01/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


I recommend this course


"Slow play"


ppalmer63's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/29/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We quit after 9 holes as pace was going to be over 5 hrs for 18.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average


I don't recommend this course


"Why do I keep going back?"



2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/09/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

EVERY TIME I go the Met, it's fivesomes, employees are rude and its a 5:15/5:30 round. I'm done...facility is great if you want to hit balls...but everyone including the starter always has an attitude...

I'm out!


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"The course could use some TLC. Especially from the locals"


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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/04/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I don't like courses where. You can just drive anywhere you want to . You would think since Cal. University of California uses this facility to practice it would be a great time worng.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I don't recommend this course


"A very nice play"


tigerj18's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/31/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

You really can’t go wrong with this course, overall just good course. The snack bar could use additional help to keep up, could not get anything at turn because there people waiting in line.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



Jon1707345's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/30/2018
Verified Purchaser

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 great"


FrancisWong's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/28/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Absolutely best day to golf with the beautiful, sunny weather, not too strong winds tho wind directions changed between holes - added challenge. Course was in good shape. Staff were very friendly. Pace was a little slow the front nine but improved from the ten hole. Overall a great day. Thank you Metropolitan.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Played the round of my life"



5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/10/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

It was just another Saturday round of golf, but there was something in the air. It was overcast, so this normally windy course was calm and clear. A 7am t-time when no mere mortal is awake the golf gods were already on their second coffee--for whatever reason they smiled on me this day. I'm an 18 handicap with a few mulligans, so to hit a 74 was out of line completely. My friends could only laugh and watch in wonderment as my 50' putts and chip ins defied the odds. Its a strange game and I'm not sure who to thank, but I will give at least some credit to Oakland Metro golf links. Thank you.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course


"beware of 5somes"


chazstat's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/06/2018
Previously played Walked Cold weather

Reviewed on

Love this course. Greens are as good as you find at any muni and mostly better. The bunkers are average and the greenside ones need more sand.

This course drains as good as any in the Bay Area so playing after rain is no problem.

My complaint is that they are allowing 5 somes on Mon-Thurs. This slows play, especially early in the morning when a normal walking 4 some could play in 4 hours(or less). They claim that they tell the 5 somes they must keep up, but there is little or no enforcement.

Otherwise a great muni track.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Froze my Tookus off!"


u000003835256's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/22/2018
Previously played Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Never, and I mean never, have I played in wind that bad. It was a steady 30-35 (w/ occasional 40-45 mph gusts) bringing the wind-chill factor down to below freezing. The cool temp was bad enough but the absolutely biting (steadily 5+ club) wind was unbearable. However, since booked on GNow, and knew I would get no refund, I "played" (and I use that term generously) 18. The greens were so smooth and firm that balls were blowing completely off them from a standing start. Anyway, sad I couldn't enjoy the fact that the course was in great shape, and no one else was on it for my entire back nine. Will never do that again. Course fine. Weather.....MISERABLE.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



Donny3490003's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/18/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course



mitchr210's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/18/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



u000003845815's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/16/2018
Previously played Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Super local municipal"


david9038712's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once every three months

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/12/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

A “go to” almost any time. Close, economical and enough challenge for you and your buddies. It’s going to be windy in the afternoon.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



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