Franklin Canyon Golf Course

3.5523000000 3.6 stars from 5 (253)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6594 yards
  • Slope: 129
  • Rating: 71.5
  • Layout

  • Highway 4, Hercules, California 94572, Contra Costa County
  • (510) 799-6191
  • (510) 799-3807
  • franklincanyongolf.com

Year built: 1968
Architect(s): Robert Muir Graves
Type: Public
Greens: Bent/Poa
Fairways: Rye/Poa
Golf Season: Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Pull-carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard, Amex Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

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

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 3.6 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.1 stars from 5
Value: 3.9 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.4 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.0 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.0 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.3 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 253 Reviews
5 stars:
28
4 stars:
117
3 stars:
63
2 stars:
20
1 stars:
25

recommend this course

200 out of 252 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is worth the drive convenient to the city in the 'burbs   Great for locals walkers wildlife/ scenic views   Challenges include elevation changes bunkers forced carries   Great for drinks watching the game 19th hole specials  

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u000006540797's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/11/2018
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Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course


Response from Franklin Canyon Management on 01/12/2018:

Thank you for the 4-star review and recommendation!


BrianMilton's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/02/2018
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Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


Response from Franklin Canyon Management on 01/05/2018:

Thank you for sharing feedback on your round at Franklin Canyon! We're sorry to hear about your slow pace of play through six holes but happy to hear it improved later in the round. See you soon!


SueWong's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/01/2018
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Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


Response from Franklin Canyon Management on 01/05/2018:

Thank you for golfing with us and sharing your review!


u218495507's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/31/2017
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Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


Response from Franklin Canyon Management on 01/05/2018:

Thank you for sharing your recommendation!

"Great course and value"


Sdanko11's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/26/2017
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Let me start by saying that they are now charging a $1 water surcharge per player when you check in. I wish they would postthat on golf now so it is not a surprise charge when you get there. I really like the course and the greens were very firm with the lack of rain. Also the water hazard was bone dry, but that was a bonus for me. I had a great time and will be back.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Response from Franklin Canyon Management on 01/05/2018:

Thank you for the 4-star review and recommendation! We look forward to seeing you again in 2018.

"5 hour round"


sfctadc's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/22/2017
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Reviewed on

Excruciating 3 hour front 9 with up to 3 groups waiting at multiple holes. Back 9 was better at 2 hours and change. Maybe this is the norm for Friday afternoons but I was attempted to quit but stuck it out. Course was in decent shape. Fairways were dried so the ball ran hot on every drive.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I don't recommend this course


Response from Franklin Canyon Management on 12/26/2017:

Thank you for golfing with us and sharing feedback! We're sorry to hear pace of play was inconsistent and almost caused you to quit the round.


JohnRebar's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/21/2017
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Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


Response from Franklin Canyon Management on 12/26/2017:

Thank you for recommending the golf course!


ivanmejia1's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/21/2017
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Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Response from Franklin Canyon Management on 12/26/2017:

Thank you for the 5-star review!


JEverett6860's avatar
Top 1000 Contributor
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/20/2017
Previously played Used cart Cold weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We played Franklin Canyon as a threesome at

noon and it played in about 4 hours.

Weather was cold, pace was fine, greens are in

good condition, fairways and rough is groomed by

spotting, typical California (drought).

Staff is friendly.

The course is a combination of flat and hilly

holes with mature trees and good views.

I recommend this course.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Response from Franklin Canyon Management on 12/26/2017:

We're happy to hear you enjoyed your round! Thank you for sharing feedback on course conditions and pace of play. See you soon!


JEverett6860's avatar
Top 1000 Contributor
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/13/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We played Franklin Canyon in Hercules as a threesome and finished in about 5 hours.

Greens were in good condition, course was spotty like most Northern California courses.

The course has a number of trees, sand traps, and

native areas that makes it challenging.

Good pub.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Response from Franklin Canyon Management on 12/21/2017:

Thank you for the 4-star review and recommendation!


u00000549662's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/08/2017
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Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


Response from Franklin Canyon Management on 12/11/2017:

Thank you for golfing with us and sharing your feedback! We're sorry to hear you are not able to recommend the course, but we hope you can come back and try us again.

"Franklin Canyon"


jerryfestejo's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a month

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/08/2017
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A deal for $32 dollars..the course was in nice shape except for the tee boxes, other than that , great!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


Response from Franklin Canyon Management on 12/11/2017:

We're happy to hear you enjoyed your round for a great value!


JEverett6860's avatar
Top 1000 Contributor
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/27/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Franklin Canyon is a mixture of hills and some

flat surfaces, very walkable.

The greens were in good condition, the fairways

were, like most California courses, good but

spotty.

Lots of trees and off surfaces make the course

challenging.

We played at noon as a twosome and finished in

less than four hours.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Response from Franklin Canyon Management on 12/08/2017:

Thank you for playing Franklin Canyon and sharing your experience!

"Franklin Canyon Review"


jpocekay's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/13/2017
Previously played Used cart Wet weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Franklin is not in the best shape, fairway shots find bad lies on areas where the grass is dead. Greens are good and most tee boxes are in good condition.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


Response from Franklin Canyon Management on 11/21/2017:

Thank you for playing #FranklinCanyon and sharing your experience!

"Franklin Canyon Golf course"


jpocekay's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/13/2017
Previously played Used cart Cold weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Franklin is in fairly good shape considering comparisons to other courses of the same price. The course has fun holes with character, meaning, the holes aren't just straight ahead, they require thought.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


Response from Franklin Canyon Management on 11/14/2017:

Thank you for the 5-star review and recommendation! We're happy to hear you find good value and fun holes playing golf at Franklin Canyon.

"this course is nice and improving"


wasteo's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/06/2017
Previously played Used cart Cold weather

Reviewed on

the pace of play is usually good but can get slow. the fairways are in good condition. and they are working to improve them. the greens are good, but could use some help from the people that don't repair their ball marks. they should take some time to work the bunkers, most are hard as a rock with less than a quarter of an inch of loss sand. The practice area is nice, and the staff is vary friendly


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Response from Franklin Canyon Management on 11/14/2017:

Thank you for recommending #FranklinCanyonGC! We're happy to hear you enjoy the practice area and friendly customer service. See you soon!


larryetiret's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/05/2017
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Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


Response from Franklin Canyon Management on 11/08/2017:

Thank you for playing #FranklinCanyonGC!

"Course is in good shape"


u000005379546's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/28/2017
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Reviewed on

The greens were punched, based on how they’re coming along it’s probably been slightly more than a week. They were a little slow but that was to be expected. Fairways in good shape, overall the price was fair for a nice local course.

I’ve only played this course a couple of times, the staff has been very friendly both in the pro shop and the bar.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


Response from Franklin Canyon Management on 11/03/2017:

The greens are looking nice after recent aerification. Glad to hear you enjoyed your round and friendly customer service. See you soon!

"great value if you have the time flexibility"


veterduet's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  Don't know

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/27/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

course in good shape and not too crowded. I was between two foursomes but moved along and played two balls when stalled Since i'm retired i can pick the "hot deals" which are great, nice scenery


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Response from Franklin Canyon Management on 11/03/2017:

We're happy to hear you found a good value at #FranklinCanyon. Thank you for the 4-star review and recommendation!

"Good course, great staff"


u470753435's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/16/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Greens are in great shape, just a couple brown areas in the fairways, better to use the water on the greens (smart conservation practices). Enjoyed the round, will definitely be back soon.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


Response from Franklin Canyon Management on 10/24/2017:

We're happy to hear you will be returning to Franklin Canyon for another round! Thank you for golfing with us.


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