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4.1
381 Reviews (381)
5 Stars
131
4 Stars
190
3 Stars
34
2 Stars
15
1 Stars
11
Conditions
4.1
Value
4.1
Layout
4.4
Friendliness
4.3
Pace
3.8
Amenities
3.6
88.4%
Recommend this course
341 out of 381 reviews
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3.8
22 Reviews (22)
5 Stars
6
4 Stars
11
3 Stars
1
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
2
Conditions
4.0
Value
3.9
Layout
4.0
Pace
3.6
Amenities
3.3
StaffFriendliness
4.0
81.8%
Recommend this course
18 out of 22 reviews
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3.9
49 Reviews (49)
5 Stars
14
4 Stars
25
3 Stars
4
2 Stars
3
1 Stars
3
Conditions
3.9
Value
4.0
Layout
4.2
Pace
3.7
Amenities
3.4
StaffFriendliness
4.2
83.7%
Recommend this course
41 out of 49 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Semi-Private
Par 72
Length 6948 yards
Slope 137
Rating 73.6

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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Course Details

Year Built 1991
Fairways Bluegrass
Greens Bluegrass
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 Appropriate golf attire

Reviews

4.1
381 Reviews (381)

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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Handicap 10-14
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Incentivized Review
4.0
Previously Played

Love the track, but value still not fully there

This is a great, challenging but fair course. Tee boxes, fairways and greens we’re all in great condition. Like most courses here in the valley, the traps are really just dirt which makes for very interesting escapes green side.

I love playing the course but typically it is overpriced most of the year. Fall and winter rates make it better but there are so many choices of great course that offer a better overall value.

If you haven’t played Chardonnay, hurry up and do so, especially right now where the weather is the best and the rates match the value.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
Incentivized Review
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Beautiful course on a beautiful day

This is my third time playing here. On the first two times, I wasn't impressed that much with the condition of the course. There were some soggy areas that made it more difficult to play on several holes. But this time, I was very impressed with a much-improved condition. The fairways were excellent and well manicured. The greens were perfect, albeit a little too fast (too many 3 putts for me, sadly.) I will definitely come back again!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

Was good

Used to be one of my go to places to play. I went out after 1pm in hopes of finding the course with fewer people on it, It was, but they had a number of fivesomes out there that ruined my hopes of a quick round. If they continue fivesomes not worth the time.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Just ok

Good round but play was very slow. Although greens were top dressed , it was in good shape.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Playing through The Vineyards

Excellent day for golf. The temperature was 77 degrees, sunshine, and a beautiful golf course winding through the Vineyards. The pace of play was excellent, and a few tough holes to keep you on your toes (#5,#7, #15). The course has wide open fairways for the most part and if you do hit into the Vineyards (not to deep) You can find your ball pretty easily. I would definitely play this course again and the next time I’ll stop off at the 19th hole and enjoy the libations.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Love this course, one of my favorites. Great condition as usual.

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

Great round today course is in excellent condition:)

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Previously Played

Hanging in there

Sad, chardonnay is not the great course it once was.. happy they can still stay above water

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
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I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
1.0
First Time Playing

Waste a time

Nobody to great us.
Waited 20 min on each hole.
Finally gave up on the 12th hole.
Loud wedding going on.
Overall disaster

Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Fair
Friendliness Fair
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

enjoyable round

I always enjoy playing this course. I had difficulties with the pin positions, very hard to approach. The sand traps need attention(hard pack sand),

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
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Commented on 08/29/2019

Thanks for leaving us a review, Impart. We hope to see you again!

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

Great shape

Chardonnay is always a challenge, links courses require patience and accuracy. The greens and pin positions will eat you alive. Never boring.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
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Commented on 07/26/2019

Thanks for leaving us a review, we're glad to hear you enjoy your time at Chardonnay. We hope you'll book another round with us soon!

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Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 07/16/2019

Thanks for the review, CM. Be sure to book another round with us soon!

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Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Cold weather
Used cart

Nice course

1st time I played this course. Course was in great shape. Generous fairways made getting around the course pretty easy. Greens are interesting, multiple levels and varying widths and lengths. Greens in great shape, putts rolled very true. Very friendly service, pro shop, cart barn, restaurant.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 07/08/2019

Thanks for the review, Dave! Be sure to book another round with us soon.

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Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 06/27/2019

Thanks for the review, be sure to book another round with us soon!

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Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Most excellent

Course is in great shape. Par 72. Its unique with 6 par 3, 4, and 5’s. Lots of scoring opportunity. Greens run true and is in incredible shape. Very forgiving course with some challenging par 5’s. Excellent staff and great watering hole too.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 06/27/2019

Thanks for the great review! Be sure to book another round with us soon.

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Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Awesome Course

Chardonnay is an awesome course. The greens are FANTASTIC! It is a challenging, but fair course. Like many courses these days, the pace was slow; unfortunately. The person at the front desk was not very friendly, but the person who greeted me at the bag drop off was very helpful and friendly.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Fair
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 06/17/2019

Thanks for the great review, Golden Bear. Come see us again soon!

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Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Wine country golf

A nice course. There were a few soggy spots in the fairway, but there had been recent rain. Nice scenic layout.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented on 05/20/2019

Thanks for the 4-star review! Be sure to book another round with us soon.

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Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
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 04/15/2019

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
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 04/15/2019

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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