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3.5
315 Reviews (315)
5 Stars
63
4 Stars
147
3 Stars
45
2 Stars
25
1 Stars
35
Conditions
3.6
Value
3.6
Layout
4.2
Friendliness
3.9
Pace
3.2
Amenities
3.2
71.9%
Recommend this course
245 out of 315 reviews
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Average Rating
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3.7
26 Reviews (26)
5 Stars
7
4 Stars
12
3 Stars
3
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
3
Conditions
3.5
Value
4.0
Layout
4.2
Pace
3.5
Amenities
2.7
StaffFriendliness
4.1
80.8%
Recommend this course
21 out of 26 reviews
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3.6
44 Reviews (44)
5 Stars
10
4 Stars
21
3 Stars
5
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
6
Conditions
3.5
Value
3.7
Layout
4.1
Pace
3.3
Amenities
3.0
StaffFriendliness
4.0
70.5%
Recommend this course
31 out of 44 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 70
Length 6294 yards
Slope 128
Rating 71.3
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Tilden Park Golf Course
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Course Details

Year Built 1937
Fairways Bluegrass/Rye Grass
Greens Poa Annua/Bent Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect William F. Bell

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - $16
Clubs Yes
GPS Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Proper attire is required.

Food & Beverage

Bar, Grill, Restaurant

Reviews

3.5
315 Reviews (315)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
19th Hole Scenic Views 18
Drinks 15
Patio Dining 13
Course Challenges Include:
Elevation Changes 48
Narrow Fairways 39
Undulating Greens 18
This course/club is great for:
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 45
Locals 33
Advanced Golfers 18
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 31
Worth the Drive 25
Near Local Attractions 10

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Played On
Reviews 8
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Course in Good Condition

Although a little wet in places, the course was in great condition. Greens did have a little more damage in spots but were in better than average condition. Fairways in much better condition than the average courses in the Bay Area..many which are very dry and hard in places. Tool 4:10 with 7:30 am tee time.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

Very scenic course with good variation in the holes.

Covid virus caused delays in starting. With a noon time start there were no carts available on a busy day. We had to wait for people to finish before they could clean and get us our carts.The cartbarn and starter were really hustling and kept our delay down to 15 minutes. Tee boxes were really chewed up. I think they can do a better job of repairing them and moving the box around.
For the amount of play and the resources they have available, I think they're doing a really good job overall. This course is a gem!

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 4
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Walked

Extremely Slow Pace of Play

It's a fun course if you have about 6 hour for 18 holes.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great Value

It’s located conveniently. It gets cold, bring a jacket. The cafe is closed, bring snacks. The course should provide snacks offerings.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Impressive

Liked this course so much the first time I went. I had to take another one of my friends to play the same week. Very nice everything especially the cool weather. It was 100 degrees in Stockton but 63 degrees at this course. Hated going home.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 10
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Old time golf course design

The design is old but the course has great views and the course is kept up ok.. a short course with par 3s being the most challenging...
I really nice walk.. a great course to play bomb and gouge!!

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

The course was in good. Shape

The course was in good shape but it seem like It was overwatered in some places and the greens were really slow.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

know it's not Tilden's fault

We had a great time. The course was in good shape although the rough was pretty high and out of control. The pace of play was fine. We would have had lunch and a beverage after the round but the food/beverage facilities were closed. Tilden is doing the best it can despite the coronavirus restrictions.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 7
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 24
Handicap 15-19
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

First time and a little rainy

Eventhough it was raining on and off.... the course was in good shape and drained well.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 24
Handicap 15-19
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

First rainy weekend in two months!

It was wet, but (surprisingly) not very sloppy. Our first time playing this course and it was forecasted for 50% chance of rain. We were lucky and we only had occasional sprinkle or two. All but two tee boxes were in good order. The fairways were well kept. The greens were recently punched, but they rolled pretty good (just lots of sand). Cart path only... of course with the recent rain. Even with that, we didn't need to walk miles to our balls. Looking forward to revisiting when the course is drier and faster! Would recommend.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

they should tell you......

I think either Golfnow.com or the proshop has the obligation to tell you when you book a tee time whether or not the greens have just been punched. This was the case today during my round. The greens were apparently punched a week ago. Neither the proshop, nor the starter said anything when they put me on the first tee box. Found out as soon as i got to the first green. It progressively got worse as some of the greens are not only punched but also muddy and diseased. The greens look like The superintendent should be fired. How can a golf course be so wet when we haven't had rain for over a month????

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Fair
Pace Poor
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Tilden Review

The course is challenging and I love the tournament style layout. However the greens and tee boxes where in terrible shape. And it seemed like they books two-three groups for the same tee time. Overall it was a “meh” experience. We played at a discounted rate and it was still not worth the money. Don’t think I’ll be back again any time soon.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

This course continues to grow on me

Back in my high handicapper days I did'n really like this course. It has 3 200 yard or so par 3's and that just tough on the high handicapper. But now I'm at least a little bit better and this course is definitely growing on me. I will say that I benefited from the winter bing pretty dry here and that kep me out of sloppy conditions today (the course can get pretty wet in the winter). Anyway for me a test is "how many holes from the course would I put in an custom 18 holes of East Bay golf holes"? I'd say there are many candidates from Tilden for such a collection of holes. I prefer the front nine or maybe the first 12 holes. The last 6 hols tend to go back and forth parallel to each other, but those first 12 are pretty nice. If you can play this course when it's not wet, you should...

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Disappointing...worst golfing experience I've had in years!

I have 5 issues with Tilden Golf Course:
1. There are 2 entrance roads. The one my gps brought me to was blocked by 4 pickup trucks with a road closed sign and not a soul in sight. It took me 20 minutes to find the other entrance.
2. The greens were just sanded.....no notification of this when i booked online.
3. The back 9 were closed...again, no notification of this when i booked online.
4. The rough is so high that often you lose your ball even though you know where it landed.
5. There is no drinking water on the course except at the club house

Conditions Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Previously Played

Worst Course in the Bay Area!

Decided to give Tilden another opportunity after 5 months. Same horrible or even worse conditions. So I never received word the front nine was closed due to Aerating the front nine. The guy in the pro shop was arrogant and rude! Decided to play the back nine si ve I was already out there. Tee boxes had driving range mats, fairways in decent shape, but Amazed or how horrible the greens are, no one fixes divots, so you can never get a straight putt!! Horrible horrible course! Who ever loves the sport, STAY AWAY!

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Poor
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great local course, love to play it

I have played this course off and on for years. Despite its short length, it still provides a decent challenge Only drawback today was several temporary tee boxes. Hope that is changed soon.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 6
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Awesome Course bad directions

Awesome Course bad directions

This was my first time on the course and my partner dropped the scorecard and we were practically lost. There was no signs at majority of the holes you couldn’t tell the number of the hole or where the next hole was. They need more direction signs.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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