Franklin Canyon Golf Course

3.5747918463 3.6 stars from 5 (260)
  • 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: 3.2 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: 3.4 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 260 Reviews
5 stars:
28
4 stars:
123
3 stars:
64
2 stars:
20
1 stars:
25

recommend this course

206 out of 259 reviews


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Reviews


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"Slow pace of play"


dnmmartinez's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/13/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

I love this course but every time I give it another chance it dissappoints due to the pace of play. The marshalls just drive around and do nothing to encourage slow groups to keep moving.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


Response from Franklin Canyon Management on 02/16/2018:

Thank you for golfing with us at Franklin Canyon! Your feedback is greatly appreciated.

"Good time"


Peyton032506's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/04/2018
Previously played

Reviewed on

The tee boxes need some work but the course was pretty good and the pace was good as well.

I will play agin the range needs some work and the balls were a little run down,but it was fine to warm up and get going.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Response from Franklin Canyon Management on 02/07/2018:

Thank you for playing Franklin Canyon and sharing your recommendation!

Commented on 02/20/2018

Enjoyed the round. Play was a bit slow but went along. Round took 4.5 hours. Some Tee boxes are in need of re-sodding. Greens have no flat spots on them. Nice country setting.


"Greens worth the drive."


bigmario22's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/01/2018
First time playing

Reviewed on

We traveled 30 miles not knowing what to expect but the greens and two golf course members was worth the drive.

Kim and Chang walked nine holes and we wished that they would of ride and play 18, good golf but great company.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Response from Franklin Canyon Management on 02/07/2018:

Thank you for taking time to drive out to our course and give us a try! Our staff is thrilled to hear you played with great company and enjoyed greens conditions. See you soon!


JEverett6860's avatar
Top 250 Contributor
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/29/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

We played Franklin Canyon in Hercules at noon and

the pace was around 4 hours.

With the starter blessing we started on the 10th tee

which helped.

The course is overall in good condition, green were

mowed and rolled, fairways had some bare spots,

which is typical California.

Great views of surrounding hills, wildlife, lots of

trees.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


Response from Franklin Canyon Management on 02/02/2018:

We're happy to hear you played with a great pace and overall good course conditions. See you soon!


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/28/2018
Previously played

Reviewed on

Great value for money. Tee boxes need work right now but. Other than that good conditions all round.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Response from Franklin Canyon Management on 02/01/2018:

Thank you for the 4-star review and recommendation!

"Great Value"


Jmcassey's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once every three months

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/28/2018
Previously played

Reviewed on

Played 9 holes with my son Had a great day. Not too slow but took almost 2 hours. We’ll be back.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Response from Franklin Canyon Management on 02/01/2018:

We're happy to hear you had a great day of golf with your son!


JEverett6860's avatar
Top 250 Contributor
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/22/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

We played Franklin Canyon at noon as a twosome

with cloudy skies but no rain.

The condition of the course was good, with rolled

greens and some spots in the fairway (typical in

California).

The pace was a little under 4 hours.

Good views of surrounding hills, some wildlife, lots

of birds(including turkeys).

Good value for the money.


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 on 02/01/2018:

We're happy to hear you found a good value playing our course! Thank you for sharing your feedback. See you soon!


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/11/2018
Previously played

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
Previously played

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
Previously played

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
Previously played

Reviewed on


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
Previously played

Reviewed on

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.


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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/21/2017

Reviewed on


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!

"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
Previously played

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.


JEverett6860's avatar
Top 250 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

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!


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/21/2017
Previously played

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 250 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

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
Previously played

Reviewed on


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

Reviewed on

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 250 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

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!


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