Franklin Canyon Golf Course

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3.6
292
5 Stars
29
4 Stars
142
3 Stars
73
2 Stars
23
1 Stars
25
Conditions
3.4
Value
3.9
Layout
4.0
Friendliness
4.0
Pace
3.3
Amenities
3.2
82.0%
Recommend this course
231 out of 291 reviews
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Average Rating
3.5
16
5 Stars
1
4 Stars
8
3 Stars
5
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
0
Conditions
3.1
Value
3.9
Layout
4.0
Pace
3.1
Amenities
3.0
StaffFriendliness
3.9
68.8%
Recommend this course
11 out of 16 reviews
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Average Rating
3.7
49
5 Stars
2
4 Stars
32
3 Stars
13
2 Stars
3
1 Stars
0
Conditions
3.5
Value
4.0
Layout
4.0
Pace
3.3
Amenities
3.3
StaffFriendliness
4.0
82.0%
Recommend this course
41 out of 49 reviews
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Holes 18
Par 72
Length 6594
Slope 129
Rating 71.5
Type Public
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Franklin Canyon Golf Course
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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 72 6594 yards 71.5 129
White 72 6152 yards 69.6 125
Red (W) 72 5475 yards 71.5 123
Scorecard for Franklin Canyon Golf Course
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Back M: 71.4/128 490 186 356 179 366 202 521 404 518 3222 381 212 366 519 363 456 367 150 514 3328 6550
Middle M: 69.5/124 W: 74.9/132 464 163 340 163 346 189 506 389 504 3064 368 186 339 502 329 385 344 126 502 3081 6145
Forward M: 66.1/118 W: 70.8/121 439 125 322 148 326 168 491 325 418 2762 354 130 275 424 313 370 280 90 375 2611 5373
Handicap 15 11 13 7 17 5 9 1 3 8 2 14 4 10 6 16 12 18
Par 5 3 4 3 4 3 5 4 5 36 4 3 4 5 4 4 4 3 5 36 72
Handicap (W) 7 17 9 15 3 13 1 11 5 2 10 12 6 8 4 14 18 16

Course Details

Year Built 1968
Fairways Rye/Poa
Greens Bent/Poa
Golf Season Year round
Architect Robert Muir Graves

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Amex Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes

Reviews

3.6
292

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 17
Watching the Game 8
19th Hole Specials 7
Course Challenges Include:
Elevation Changes 25
Bunkers 22
Forced Carries 21
This course/club is great for:
Locals 34
Walkers 14
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 13
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 18
Convenient to the City 16
In the 'Burbs 14

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

Many varied challenges

OK ... first ... what the heck is with the $1 fee to check in ?!???

I've already paid for the round and the card, so WTH?

Aside, it's a course that's got a number of differently-challenging holes. Some requiring target practice to the green. Some blind hills and curves. Some obstacles (like big trees or mid-fairway bunkers). Some holes that are in hill-created wind channels, that you might not suspect from ground-level. I'd definitely play again, even though the initial annoyance of being asked for more money upon check-in is quite distasteful, and the fairways seem to need a great deal of re-seeding in places.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Fair
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Teed off at 1:50 last Friday we were stuck behind 3 groups of six players some reunion tournament. Got 15 holes in before it got dark. Really was hoping to play 18. The pro shop was fully aware what was happening but did nothing.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Response from Franklin Canyon Management on 10/24/2018:
We're sorry to hear about your experience with the pace of play. Next time, please feel free to reach out to the pro shop during your round to report any pace of play issues.
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Dry times

The layout makes this course interesting and fun. Over all the course could use some work. Have been told by local players that have trouble securing water. So lots of dry and bare spots . Still fun and challenging course. Pace was good at just under 4 hrs.price makes playing here worth while.

Conditions Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Response from Franklin Canyon Management on 10/17/2018:
We're happy to hear you found a good value playing Franklin Canyon. See you soon!
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather

Another Course On the Brink

This course used to be well maintained, highly regarded for its fast greens, and lots of play. Not so any more. Pretty ragged with no sand in the bunkers, spotty and rough greens. In all fairness, they are hurting for water so they do the best they can. I hear this course is going to 9 holes in a couple of years, which will be the end of Franklin Canyon.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Fair
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
Response from Franklin Canyon Management on 10/17/2018:
Thank you for playing Franklin Canyon! Your feedback is greatly appreciated.
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

This course is very dry

The course had a lot of dry patches, we were hitting off dirt a couple of times. The conditions of the course did not merit the green fees.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Response from Franklin Canyon Management on 10/17/2018:
We're sorry to hear you were not able to recommend the course at this time. Your feedback on course conditions is greatly appreciated.
Played On
Handicap Don't know
Skill Beginner
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Response from Franklin Canyon Management on 10/17/2018:
Thank you for the 4-star review and recommendation!
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

In sad condition

I’ve played this course often. But generally not in summer months. Their source of water is practically non existent. Fairways do not appear to be watered under 150 yards out. Areas that are watered were in poor condition. Trying to find a patch of weed to place your ball on was difficult. Wait till season brings some rain before playing.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Response from Franklin Canyon Management on 10/17/2018:
Thank you for playing Franklin Canyon and sharing your feedback on course conditions. We hope to see you in a few months!
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Response from Franklin Canyon Management on 10/17/2018:
Thank you for the 4-star review!
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

slow play

took over 3 hours for 9 holes

there was no marshal to move the pace faster

Conditions Fair
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Fair
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Response from Franklin Canyon Management on 10/17/2018:
We're sorry to hear you were not able to recommend the course due to the pace of play issues. Your feedback is greatly appreciated.
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Nice folks

I have enjoyed this course 3 times this past year.

Not too challenging unless the wind is up for a mid handicap player.

I have found both the employees friendly and knowledgeable.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Response from Franklin Canyon Management on 08/09/2018:
Thank you for playing Franklin Canyon and rating the course 4-stars!
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Good

Have played this course many times before Have always liked it.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
Response from Franklin Canyon Management on 07/30/2018:
Thank you for playing Franklin Canyon and rating the course 4-stars!
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

FC hot deal

FC in good condition with breeze providing relief from warm June temps, but a challenge on some holes. Hot deal was great value. Just under 4 1/2 hours with cart. Single walk-on joined and was a nice guy. All in all a good day and would return.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Response from Franklin Canyon Management on 07/02/2018:
Thank you for playing Franklin Canyon and rating the course 4-stars!
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

For the value? Best in the bay

A 4 hour round on a Friday. Nuff said!!! It was in the middle of the hot streak but the course was in perfect condition, no dead grass, and the greens we're actually slow not super fast like everywhere else in the bay when it gets hot. Staff was super nice and even helped us save some $!!! It was 105 in the bay but only 90 tucked away in Franklin Canyon. Didn't wait ONCE the entire round, not even a second. I'll be back, so you people stay away; let's keep this a gem :-P five stars!!!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Response from Franklin Canyon Management on 06/29/2018:
We're happy to hear you enjoyed playing Franklin Canyon! Thank you for taking time to rate the course 5-stars and share your experience. See you soon!
Played On
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Response from Franklin Canyon Management on 06/21/2018:
Thank you for the 4-star review and course recommendation!
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

Played Franklin Canyon yesterday with my son and 2 others. Knew we might be in for a long day as it was a Saturday and the group in front of us seemed to be new to the game. But thats not a problem as long as folks try to keep pace and maintain the etiquette that makes golf a great game. But as I was standing on the 8th tee after over 3 hours on the course and asked a marshall for assitance in asking the group ahead to try and keep an appropriate pace of play (they were 1 and 1/2 holes behind the group in front of them at that point) I was not helped but lectured about how 'everyone has their own level and pace of play'. Wow, no concern for the dozens of players behind these guys whose round was being ruined. Pace of play is the number one problem in golf today and this marshall, whose whole existence is to keep things moving on the course, just blows me off. Have them skip a hole to catch up for heavens sake, thats the norm most everywhere else. Very unfortunate that a decent course 10 minutes from my home will never see me again because they wish to maintain the unalienable right of they few to ruin the day for the many. I won't be back.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Response from Franklin Canyon Management on 06/21/2018:
Thank you for playing Franklin Canyon! Your feedback on the pace of play is greatly appreciated. We're sorry to hear you were not able to recommend the course at this time. Our staff works hard to accommodate all golfers on the course.
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Nice challenging course

Fun and well kept course. Lots of hazzards so you have to be accurate otherwise you will lose a lot of golf balls.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Response from Franklin Canyon Management on 06/12/2018:
Thank you for playing Franklin Canyon and sharing your recommendation!
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Response from Franklin Canyon Management on 06/12/2018:
Thank you for the 4-star review and recommendation!
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Response from Franklin Canyon Management on 06/05/2018:
Thank you for the 4-star review and recommendation!
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Top 100 Contributor
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

We played Franklin Canyon off Highway 4 in Hercules at

noon as a twosome and finished in about 4 hours.

The course is a mixture of level and hillside surfaces with views of surrounding hillside, some water and some mature trees.

The greens were in good condition, fairways were green with some bare spots, but generally good.

Sandtraps are being worked on as we played.

Overall, a good value.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Response from Franklin Canyon Management on 06/05/2018:
Thank you for playing Franklin Canyon and sharing your comments on excellent course conditions!
Played On
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Beautful day

We enjoyed the course very much as the weather was nice and the pace was smooth.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Response from Franklin Canyon Management on 06/05/2018:
We're happy to hear you played with great weather and a consistent pace of play. See you soon!
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