Stone Tree Golf Club
|Blue (W)||72||5873 yards||74.6||135|
|White (W)||72||5083 yards||70.2||125|
|Championship M: 73.7/141||401||310||192||429||426||549||358||169||430||3264||162||385||573||309||488||453||511||185||452||3518||6782|
|Champion/Black M: 72.2/139||368||310||175||393||371||549||358||169||408||3101||162||385||530||309||488||429||511||157||417||3388||6489|
|Black M: 71.4/137||368||308||175||393||371||533||331||148||408||3035||136||366||530||296||472||429||487||157||417||3290||6325|
|Black/Blue M: 70.2/130||344||308||154||347||333||533||331||148||390||2888||136||366||474||296||472||410||487||154||404||3199||6087|
|Blue M: 69.4/128 W: 75.0/143||344||265||154||347||333||504||308||144||390||2789||92||334||474||267||436||410||451||154||404||3022||5811|
|White M: 65.5/121 W: 70.8/126||317||265||121||326||260||449||247||144||330||2459||76||292||439||261||405||316||414||102||315||2620||5079|
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I play Stonetree quite a bit, only since one of my good friends is a Bay Club member and uses points so we can play for free. I'm not complaining at all about free Golf, especially at a course in as good a shape as this one...but if you have to PAY I would 100% go elsewhere. Coming from SF, Presidio or Harding are WAYYYY better options. From the North Bay, I would hands down go to Silverado or Chardonnay over this place. The course gets in your head but isn't overly difficult...with the exception of a 3-4 hole stretch on the back side that can just blow your whole day up. The driving range gets a lot of touting, and it's a decent range...but you HAVE to take their shuttle to get out to it. The ball machine is by the club house, as are the chipping and practice greens, and then you have to wait for their shuttle to take you to the hitting area. For some reason they won't let people take their carts out there, and actually don't even give you your cart key until like the MOMENT you tee off...which is odd to me.
If you can play here for less thn $100, or using points for you Bay Club members, than absolutely go for it. PLEASE DON"T pay the normal green fees - horrible value with SO MANY better options.
Over priced and needs work.
I wanted to love this course so so much.
The course plays like a $20 -$30 course. The greens have huge chunks of mud and some of the bunkers have grass growing in them.
There was no marshal on the day that I played, which was surprising given how slow the pace of play was.
The club house is very nice, but the course does nothing to match this. This course has the potential to be so great, I just wish they'd spend some of the green fees on making it better.
I wouldn't play here again for anywhere near the $150 fee.
Not a great course
Played here as a non Bay Club member. Had played many times before the Bay Club purchased the course about 3 years ago. The good — nice new range (though hitting off mats) with lots of distance markets built in what was a cow field beyond the second hole; staff very friendly; nice clubhouse. The not so good — for $150, this should be in great condition (it is not); the pace of play was very slow for the first 7 or 8 holes; the tee times available to non members are ;“squeeze in” times (they put you between two groups with normal 10 minute differences so you are already backed up when you start. Course itself is challenging but largely due to tricky layout, greens are very fast and difficult to read. Would definitely not play here again at that rate (Harding and Presidio cheaper and much better courses), but the property is nice and for half the price might be worth it.
Johny Miller has bad Mojo
I have played golf for over forty years. Thousands of rounds. Played in HS and College. I know courses, designers, and players. Still personal position so, take what it worth. Staff excellent. Very professional and top tier. Course maintenance world class. Greens perfect and razor fast. Fairways beautiful condition. Ball was plugging in on every tee shot including my irons. No rolls but course is short so not needed. Design was the worst design courses I have every played. I heard from solid single digit courses from a few close buddies in Bay Area they would never play this course again. I agree. The worst design of any course. Cart only on the path but that is ok keeps course in great condition but you have to haul across the fairways. Fit Bit 6.8 miles of walking and I hit fairways. I prefer to walk but this course was dreadful in design. The fairways on some of the par 5's coming in were around 18 paces from fairway to rough and massive trouble. Example, 16 tee off with a 5 iron and perfect center of fairway 210. Approach shot 7 Iron perfect 152 yards. I had 89 yards to center of green with a wedge and the fairway was only 10 yards wide. You cannot go long on this course or your doomed for trouble. You play it safe and your shots even when in the center of the fairway you have a shot coming in that does not reward you if your are 110 yards our or 150 yards out. The greens are beautiful but insane and I played Augusta but you can at least understand where to hit those greens. You get on the wrong side here and impossible to two putt. You can be in the center of the green and still have an impossible putt. The course was referred as Mickey Mouse. Johnny Miller did a horrible job and does not understand the difference between a US Open Champion and us weekend warriors. I play in single digits and ended up going irons off the tee because a driver was crazy and a 3 wood did not reward you. The fairways were beautiful but insanely wet so the divots were world class. I'm not a digger or scooper but play very little divot and I had some 14 inches coming in with wedges that had the ball going sideways. The course yardage is short but honestly I have played the SR Fairgrounds and enjoyed the layout more. A beautiful course for sure and great staff and people but honestly, I will never play this course again and this is the first time in my life stating that. I played with good players today and on the 12th hole they called it Mickey Mouse Golf. Hazards coming in the fairway and through the fairway on shots that for most seniors could hit but must lay up. I play long and found that I had to lay up on par four's because the layout has no harmony, rhythm, or understanding. I read about the course and sold sod to golf courses and I know drainage and layouts and this was the worst. A stated not here to complain. It is beautiful but we had two groups in front of us come off the 18th and tell us they were sorry for a 5:45 hour round and had a hard time. I told them we struggled as well. I would tell Johnny Miller that he took perfect land and destroyed it and my thoughts are far from being alone.
Stone tree initiation
The course has a nice layout. I was disappointed in how much moisture there was throughout the course. Every tee shot was covered with mud or plugged. The greens were also not very true and were a little bumpy. Maybe it is just that time of year. Not worth the money for the conditions. Not worth the price in these conditions. Have played better for much less.
Great Winter Conditions
Best drainage of any course in the area. Greens and fairways were immaculate for mid-winter. Bit of a frost delay but pro called to let us know - nice touch. Can't say enough about how good this course is. Usually ride when I play but chose to walk and it was fine despite a couple of climbs. Good deals available on membership that includes their fitness clubs so might be signing up soon! Heard they're opening a new driving range this spring too.
Excellent all around course
Stone tree is a wonderful course in novato. It plays a bit on the tougher side, and the greens are unforgiving, but it's a beautifully, well maintained course that's always a joy to play.
This is the best golf course in the North Bay hands down - easily in the top 5 in the Bay Area. Johnny Miller design. Tough but fair, beautiful, and in great shape. New pace of play program is cool and seems to be working. Good value. So glad to see this course available on the site again. If you haven;t played here get this track on your must play list.
Fantastic Golf Experience!
I had a great day of golf at Stone Tree Golf Club. Upon arrival, my foursome was greeted at the bag drop and by the time we parked, checked in, and grabbed a drink, our cart was loaded and ready to go. The course is definitely challenging, but fair. One of the nicest (if not the nicest) conditioned golf courses North of The City and, in my opinion, worth the price! The professional staff and membership base gives the course an upscale, private club feel.
Good course but the pace is slow.
This is a nice course with a good layout in good condition. It's pretty tough but very enjoyable. The pace of play is slow but I would definitely recommend it if you're an advanced player.