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4.0
449 Reviews (449)
5 Stars
160
4 Stars
218
3 Stars
38
2 Stars
15
1 Stars
18
Conditions
4.1
Value
4.0
Layout
4.4
Friendliness
4.3
Pace
3.8
Amenities
3.7
87.2%
Recommend this course
401 out of 449 reviews
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4.0
55 Reviews (55)
5 Stars
24
4 Stars
21
3 Stars
4
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
6
Conditions
4.2
Value
4.0
Layout
4.4
Pace
3.8
Amenities
3.8
StaffFriendliness
4.3
87.3%
Recommend this course
48 out of 55 reviews
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4.0
79 Reviews (79)
5 Stars
32
4 Stars
33
3 Stars
5
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
7
Conditions
4.2
Value
4.0
Layout
4.4
Pace
3.8
Amenities
3.7
StaffFriendliness
4.3
87.3%
Recommend this course
69 out of 79 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

Food & Beverage

Bar, Grill, Restaurant

Available Facilities

Banquet Facilities

Reviews

4.0
449 Reviews (449)

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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Reviews 43
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played

Thursday play at Chardonnay.

Overall, a really good day on a good golf course.
Super friendly and helpful staff.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Walked

Idiart

fun course, hard walk. Pace of play could have been sharper. Greens very slow. Had a lot of fun.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 9
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Walked

Beautiful, But

Beautiful course with nice panoramas and in very nice condition, greens in good condition and pace of play was speedy, but I would not recommend walking, several steeeeep hills, and the course is fairly long.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 25+
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Could Be Better

Driving range closed without notice so couldn't warm up properly. Was held up by a young couple learning golf and drinking. Held up again by a foursome because one person in group was allowed to walk when all others were on carts. Beautiful day and course. Will come back again.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Fair
Pace Poor
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 15-19
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 Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Chardonnay

All good except the carts. There are apparently not enough carts to give players a fully charged cart by 11:30am. Our cart was going dead on 1. They brought us another right away. Tough times.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Nice track.

I enjoyed this course. The layout was good as there were a variety of holes meandering through the vineyards which were beautiful. I had trouble on the greens as the pins were placed on top of mounds that made it tricky., ie 11 3 putts. Ouch. I need to play it more to get a feel for the greens.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 18
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 33
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great morning at a nice course.

First time this year at one of my favorite course.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

This is a nice course. Some challenging holes. Six par threes and six par fives make for a different day of golf when compared to the normal course. I will be a regular when we are in the Napa Valley. My only criticism is that the course is pretty wet in areas early in the morning (I played before 7). The views are pretty cool with vineyards surrounding the fairways. Looking forward to playing during the harvest season.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 43
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played

Chardonnay. July 8th.

A good day on the course.
Slowish pace of play - stuck behind some people who took their putting way too seriously!
The course is in good condition overall, but the fairways are showing signs of drying out - big brown areas.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Beautiful and value

Hard to be for the combination of beauty, weather, course condition etc. great value

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Used cart

The course was in great shape except for the sand traps.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 34
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Needs water

Great course looks like they have a water shortage problem. Things are getting run down,however layout is great!

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Exceeded my expectations

I would like to preface this review by saying I’ve been playing golf for the last 25 years. I’ve played dozens and dozens of courses and feel I have a pretty good gauge on what makes a golfing experience enjoyable. We recently hosted a group outing at Chardonnay Golf Course and we had an outstanding experience. From the ease of organizing this outing with Octavio (he was outstanding to work with) and checking in to carts being set up for us with names labeled on each cart.

We had everyone from the single digit handicapper to people who played their very first round of golf on this course that day. Thanks to their kind staff and professional marshal, we were able to introduce the game of golf to people that may have otherwise never played and everyone had a great time. Most people ordered food and were very impressed with the quality. On top of their restaurant being fantastic, they had a food cart on the course on a Tuesday which is amazing in and of itself. The bartender also made great drinks before and after the round.

I was very impressed with the quality of the course. Fairways were thick and plush and greens rolled true. It was a very wonderful experience and something we want to do once or twice a year. There’s no doubt we will be returning to the Chardonnay Golf Club as I don’t think their quality for the value can be matched in the bay area.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 10
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Very nice course!

We Tee’d off early, about 7am mid-June in cool, overcast conditions. Nice wide open practice areas. Greens were very good, consistent all day. Walkable course although I needed a few lifts from green to T. The food in the grill is outstanding. I’ll play there again!

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 7
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great scenic Course

I really enjoyed this course. There are 6 par 3’s and 6 par 5’s, so it had a different feel. Lots of different looks and elevation drops. Very enjoyable round.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
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