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4.2
358 Reviews (358)
5 Stars
125
4 Stars
178
3 Stars
33
2 Stars
13
1 Stars
9
Conditions
4.1
Value
4.3
Layout
4.5
Friendliness
4.4
Pace
3.9
Amenities
3.7
91.9%
Recommend this course
322 out of 358 reviews
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3.9
32 Reviews (32)
5 Stars
8
4 Stars
17
3 Stars
4
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
1
Conditions
3.9
Value
4.0
Layout
4.4
Pace
3.7
Amenities
3.5
StaffFriendliness
4.3
84.4%
Recommend this course
27 out of 32 reviews
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4.1
50 Reviews (50)
5 Stars
17
4 Stars
26
3 Stars
4
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.1
Value
4.2
Layout
4.5
Pace
3.9
Amenities
3.6
StaffFriendliness
4.4
90.0%
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45 out of 50 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Semi-Private
Par 72
Length 6939 yards
Slope 0
Rating 0.0

Sitting at the gateway to the renowned Napa Valley wine district, Chardonnay Golf Club meanders through acres of lush Chardonnay and Merlot vineyards dotted with sparkling lakes and wandering creeks. Native flora and fauna cover the golf course, which also provides a home for an abundance of wildlife including hawks, foxes, bobcats, and even the occasional golden eagle. Besides the spectacular setting, the layout provides one of the most challenging rounds in the area. The rolling landscape provides interesting elevation changes and there are plenty of mature trees coming into play. Several holes also feature water hazards and strategically placed bunkers. Chardonnay Golf Club's greens are lightning fast and the course plays long. One of the most memorable holes, both for the scenery and level of difficulty is the par-3 eighth. This hole is framed by stunning views of the Valley and it requires some clever shotmaking skills.

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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Sovereign 72 6939 yards
Imperial 72 6570 yards
Double Magnum 72 6185 yards
Magnum 72 5890 yards
Bottle (W) 72 5229 yards
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Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Sovereign M: 74.3/133 399 439 184 552 159 463 582 198 561 3537 522 409 206 418 183 569 174 457 473 3411 6948
Imperial M: 72.2/129 385 422 175 517 149 439 567 170 527 3351 510 389 171 390 169 542 163 421 462 3217 6568
Double Magnum M: 70.4/124 347 406 161 489 138 415 529 151 483 3119 483 351 147 376 151 519 156 405 450 3038 6157
Magnum M: 69.0/122 W: 73.6/129 336 390 136 449 123 397 518 138 457 2944 468 338 130 361 132 504 149 391 429 2902 5846
Bottle M: 65.7/115 W: 69.4/119 318 310 121 433 112 357 454 125 422 2652 455 304 113 344 110 422 134 329 356 2567 5219
Handicap 11 5 17 7 13 3 1 15 9 10 6 8 16 14 4 18 2 12
Par 4 4 3 5 3 4 5 3 5 36 5 4 3 4 3 5 3 4 5 36 72
Handicap (W) 7 9 17 5 13 1 3 15 11 4 14 12 8 18 2 16 6 10

Course Details

Year Built 1991
Fairways Blue grass
Greens Blue grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Algie Pulley (1991)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Bunker Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes
Practice Hole Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Fivesomes Allowed With prior approval
Single Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Unacceptable Attire: Sports gear: Sweat pants, track/jogging suits, bathing suits. Slacks/Pants: Denim pants, pants that have holes in them or are torn. Shorts: Cut-offs, “short shorts or skirts”. Shirts/Tops: Tank tops, muscle shirts, cut-off shirts

Reviews

4.2
358 Reviews (358)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 19
Patio Dining 17
19th Hole Scenic Views 11
Course Challenges Include:
Undulating Greens 45
Forced Carries 36
Bunkers 34
This course/club is great for:
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 32
Advanced Golfers 27
A Weekend Splurge 26
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 36
Near Local Attractions 19
Convenient to the City 17

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Skill Intermediate
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4.0
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First Time Playing

Fun

Course is in a super pretty setting...amongst vineyards. Some challenging pin placements. Good food. Will be back!

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented On 2019-04-15T14:26:42.000+00:00

We're glad to hear it! Thanks for choosing Chardonnay, we looking forward to seeing you again soon.

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Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

First Time Player

Course was in excellent condition including the greens for this time of year. Very enjoyable course with a variety of holes to make you think about your shots. Definetly plan on returning again .

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented On 2019-04-15T14:38:30.000+00:00

Thanks for the 4-star review, we appreciate you taking time to rate us on Golf Advisor and we're glad to hear you enjoyed your round at Chardonnay. Come see us again soon!

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Skill Intermediate
Plays Twice a year
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Wet course drains well

After several days of rain we were concerned about playing conditions. The course drains really well and we had no problems. A fun day.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

excellent layout

The course is in great condition, so early in the year. The greens were perfecto and very difficult.
The pin placements can be almost impossible.
Just missed my second hole in one on 16.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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Commented On 2019-03-25T15:04:05.000+00:00

Thanks for taking the time to review us, Impart. Sorry to hear about your near miss, be sure to book another round with us soon so you can have another go at it - maybe we can even ease up on those Sunday pin placements!

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Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented On 2019-03-21T19:16:09.000+00:00

Thank you for your 5-star rating! Book another round with us soon.

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Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great conditions after wet winter

I have barely played during the long wet winter, and when I've tried to get out there it has been a muddy, sloppy mess.
Chardonnay was in amazing shape considering that, and compared to some others, in impeccable shape. Virtually no standing water, or spots of such soggy conditions that the ball plugs, and you end up mud splattered.
In addition the staff was extremely friendly & welcoming.
If there is a complaint about Chardonnay it's the long distances between many greens & tees. . We were riding, but it makes it not very walkable when it's a 2-minute cart ride to the next tee box after putting out!
But as long as many other courses are drowning in water & mud, Chardonnay is a great destination!

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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Commented On 2019-03-21T19:23:06.000+00:00

We're glad to hear all our hard work isn't going unnoticed. Thanks for coming out, be sure to book another round with us soon!

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Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Bad Timing for Golf Today!

Being from out of town, we book most of our reservations online. The disadvantages of this is not receiving relevant course conditions and events. We showed up for our afternoon tee time only to learn that the course was still soaked from past rains so the driving range was closed and it was cart path only. In addition we were following a Community College shotgun tournament and they were all walking. Needless to say it took over 3 hours for the front nine and we ended up quitting after the 14th hole. I like this course and will probably play here again, but not before calling ahead to learn of course conditions. Live and learn!!

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
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Commented On 2019-03-18T14:26:38.000+00:00

We're sorry to hear your experience was less than ideal, Timmer. We hope you'll give us another chance soon!

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Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Played 1st sunny day after 1 month of rain!

Great staff and I love the course layout.
The fairways were (not surprisingly) soggy after our super rainy month, but the greens were in excellent shape.
Some of the cartpaths are getting a bit rough (looks like post-earthquake cracking, but I’m guessing that this isn’t why they are like this)!

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented On 2019-03-18T14:47:31.000+00:00

Glad to hear you enjoyed your round and that the greens are holding up despite all the rain. Book another round with us soon!

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Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Wet weather
Used cart

Course needs to dry out

The course was in good condition, but they should not of allowed us to play on Saturday morning. The course was a swamp everywhere. There were times when we would hit our drives and the ball would burry in the fairway and could not be found. We called multiple times about course conditions and they kept telling us they were good to go and were keeping all tee times. This was not the case, and making us pay full price was a joke. This is a really nice course normally, but I did not expect them to let us play under these conditions.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented On 2019-03-18T14:55:05.000+00:00

Thanks for your honest review, Allan. Course conditions are our top priority, so we're sorry to hear your experience was anything less than 5 stars. We've been working hard to keep the course in top shape in spite of the weather we've had, but if there's anything you think we could do better please give us a call at (707) 257-1900.

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2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

10 people playing one hole

First time I’ve ever seen 10 people playing in one hole. Marshall was nowhere to be found. They don’t even let me play through, I was playing by myself.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Response from Chardonnay Golf Club on 03/12/2019:
Thank you for playing Chardonnay Golf Club. We sincerely apologize if the pace of play was much slower than normal. Please give us a call in the pro shop next time if you don't see a marshall. We hope you'll consider giving us another try in the near future.
Played On
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented On 2019-03-05T18:40:41.000+00:00

Thank you for your 5-star rating! Book another round with us soon.

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Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Very nice

Great layout and very quick undulating greens. A great place. I will definitely return.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Response from Chardonnay Golf Club on 02/28/2019:
Thank you for playing Chardonnay Golf Club! We appreciate your positive feedback regarding our course layout. See you again soon!
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Cold weather
Used cart

Fun course poorly administrated

First, the course. It was fun. They layout was nice and playable without being "stupid" and the course was in good shape despite the amount of water we've had recently. Views were nice and in good weather the area would be beautiful. I would definitely play it again based on the layout and conditions.

Now the bad.

The tee time I booked online was 11:06am. The tee time the clubhouse put me down at was 11:33. No big deal on its own, but coupled with the other issues we had kind of annoying.

The course had a frost delay the morning we played. It happens, nothing anyone can do about that. However, the starters seemed to have a difficult time figuring out who should be up on the tee and did not do a very good job of spacing groups out. We were told when we checked in 20 mins prior to our time it was a 30 minute delay. About 11:45, the clubhouse started calling groups to the tee much less frequently, and started letting groups go off as twosomes rather than grouping it up as foursomes. We waited until approximately 40 mins after our tee time, and when we hadn't been called to the tee we went to pro shop to check on our status. Apparently they had "lost us on the tee sheet". The poor grouping led to 10 minute waits between many shots and no ability to get yourself into and maintain any type of rhythm. The whole round took between 5.5-6 hours.

Bottom line, I liked the course, I hated the way it was run. I get weather delays and I understand backups they can create. This was more than that. This was a weather backup compounded by poor course management, and that led to a miserable day on a fun course. Will I play it again, probably. But not anytime soon, need to let the stink blow off.

Conditions Good
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Fair
Amenities Average
Response from Chardonnay Golf Club on 02/28/2019:
Thank you for playing Chardonnay Golf Club! Your positive feedback regarding the layout and course conditions is much appreciated. We sincerely apologize if the much slower than normal pace of play took away from the overall enjoyment of your first round with us. We hope you'll consider giving us another try in the near future.
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
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Commented On 2019-02-28T21:04:25.000+00:00

Thank you for your 5-star rating! Book another round with us soon.

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Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

Painfully slow... again

This was my second time playing Chardonnay. After a painful 6-hour round a few years ago (on a warm, sunny Saturday afternoon), my wife and I decided to give this course a second chance given the beautiful views and fun course layout. Unfortunately history repeated itself and we were forced to give up on our round at the turn after the first nine holes took over 3 hours to complete (this time time on a cool, windy Monday mid-morning). Never saw a Marshall on the course the entire time. Saw a 5-some tee off a few groups ahead of us (never a good sign). The 4-some in front of our 3-some was fairly slow, but they kept up with the group in front of them - so not sure where the bottleneck was. It's a shame - agonizingly slow play can ruin even the most scenic and well-maintained golf course. Perhaps the tee times are too tightly-packed? Someone at this course really needs to make this a priority. I can't imagine in coming back ever again unless serious changes are made. Too bad - its very pretty.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Response from Chardonnay Golf Club on 02/22/2019:
Thank you for playing Chardonnay Golf Club, Mike. We sincerely apologize for the slower than normal pace of play. Your feedback is very important to us and we will do our best to make sure this doesn't happen again for you. We want you to be able to enjoy the beauty of our golf course without any negative distractions. We hope you'll consider giving us another try soon!
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Used cart

Good all around course

Since the area has been inundated with rain the last few day's I was kind of dubious about playing a round of golf at Chardonnay . I was happy to see that the course was in such great shape when I arrived.It handled the rain well. The fairways were wet, but very playable. The greens were fast even with all the rain that has fallen. Course conditions were not too bad considering all the rain, and the driving range was closed. All in all, not a bad round at all.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Response from Chardonnay Golf Club on 02/11/2019:
Thank you for playing Chardonnay Golf Club! Sounds like you had a great day of golf and we appreciate you taking the time to share your positive feedback. We hope to see you out here for many more rounds in the future.
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Wet weather
Used cart

Kudos to the greens keepers!!!

Played here after a ton of rain and the course was in great shape. Good job guys!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Response from Chardonnay Golf Club on 02/11/2019:
Thanks for playing Chardonnay Golf Club! We appreciate your kind words regarding the course conditions. Our maintenance crew works very hard so thank you for your positive feedback. Come back soon!
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Beginner
Plays Twice a year
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Good course but....

Good conditions for the most part a little muddy but with all the recent rain, understandably so. My only complaint would be pace of play. 5 hour plus round, we barely beat sundown teeing off a little after 12pm. Other than that, a pretty good experience. Where were the marshals? Had to wait to tee off at almost every hole. Frustrating.

Conditions Fair
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
Response from Chardonnay Golf Club on 02/02/2019:
Thank you for playing Chardonnay Golf Club! We appreciate your kind words regarding the course conditions. Your feedback about the pace of play is important to us and we apologize if the pace was slower than normal. We hope you'll come back for another round soon!
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

beautiful winter day on Chardonnay gc

a great day to enjoy Chardonnay, greens were perfect, fairways and tee boxes were nice, sand traps need attention from winter rain

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Response from Chardonnay Golf Club on 02/01/2019:
Thank you for playing Chardonnay Golf Club! We appreciate your positive feedback regarding the overall course conditions. Come back for another round soon!
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Course is looking really good!

3 days after receiving 3” of rain, so cart paths only today.
Overall, I appreciate how much this course has improved in the last 12 months.
The staff do rate the 5 stars!

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Response from Chardonnay Golf Club on 01/18/2019:
Thank you for playing Chardonnay Golf Club! Your positive feedback regarding the improvements we've made over the last year is much appreciated. Come back soon! Hopefully your next round won't be cart path only.
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