Tilden Park Golf Course

3.4549882353 3.5 stars from 5 (234)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 70
  • Length: 6294 yards
  • Slope: 128
  • Rating: 71.3
  • Layout


Year built: 1937
Architect(s): William F. Bell
Type: Public
Greens: Poa Annua/Bent Grass
Fairways: Bluegrass/Rye Grass
Golf Season: Year round

Rentals/Services

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

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Proper attire is required.
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Back 70 6294 yards 71.3 128
Back (W) 71 6294 yards 76.0 133
Middle 70 5823 yards 69.2 123
Middle (W) 71 5823 yards 73.1 126
Forward 71 5399 yards 67.7 119
Forward (W) 71 5399 yards 71.0 121

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 3.5 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.4 stars from 5
Value: 3.8 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.0 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 3.9 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.0 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.5 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 234 Reviews
5 stars:
48
4 stars:
106
3 stars:
37
2 stars:
21
1 stars:
22

recommend this course

186 out of 233 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is convenient to the city worth the drive near local attractions   Great for wildlife/ scenic views locals advanced golfers   Challenges include elevation changes narrow fairways undulating greens   Great for 19th hole scenic views drinks patio dining  

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"Lose the Weeds"


shamilnawar's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/16/2018
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Reviewed on

I always liked this course since it is a challenge but you can recover. Not anymore. Since they decided to let the weeds become US Open quality you have to be nearly perfect and I feel that makes this course that much harder now.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"The course is in Berkeley, CA Nestled in the the hills and surrounded by tall trees."


KawikaDaGolfer's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  20-24

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/16/2018
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Reviewed on

The course was beautiful, the tall grass surrounding areas made for slow play. I believe the course was over booked 250 rounds that day made a 6 hour ordeal. My 10.32 tee time was changed to 10:55. We didn't finish until 17:30 hours. The fog was rolling in from the bay at that time which made the weather undesirable.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



Paul8363925's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/24/2018
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Great track. Pretty tight with alot of hills and great views. Condition's we're great. Greens rolled really good. Very fun course.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



u795399408's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/18/2018
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Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"penal tee shots"


u8859704's avatar
Age:  Under 25
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/12/2018
First time playing Walked Windy weather

Reviewed on

You better have your tee game going, I was struggling a bit with Driver/3 wood and this course will make you pay. Lots of good elevation changes. Par 3s were more challenging that I thought appropriate for the distances. 11 is 230 into wind down a chute to a sloped green.

Pace of play was terrible, 5:40 hour round.

Also if you decide to walk this course, be prepared for a Hike. This is not an easy stroll


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course


"All smiles"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/29/2018
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Reviewed on

Tilden often requires cart path only so I forgo this course for this very reason. This weekend it was not cart path only so I played and enjoyed it very much. The course is in great condition. Fairways were lush and greens were a bit slow but great condition. Pace of play was fantastic for a Sunday afternoon.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"If you hit it straight, the course is easy"


dcw88's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/22/2018
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Reviewed on

First time playing this course. The course is fairly short playing from the tips and all you need is an iron off the tee on many of the Par 4s. The course is somewhat narrow and the greens are fairly small which can prove challenging. Overall, the course wasn't very difficult and unfortunately the greens were punched or else it would have been a really easy scoring day.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Nice course but aerated greens"


JimGriffithSchneider's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/14/2018
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The course was in overall excellent condition except for the greens which had been recently aerated ethics rendered them nearly unplayable.

Too bad they did not inform us ahead. So paying full price was disappointing.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course




2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/14/2018
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Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I don't recommend this course


"First west coast golf trip"


u762875451's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/05/2018
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Found the view getting to the course fantastic. Course has many elevation changes and not many flat lies. We were pared with a very nice young man who lived in the area. A plus because there are many shots that require knowledge of where to position your approach shots. Down side and why mediocre rating, greens were recently aireated and top dressed. Tee boxes could use some work as well. Overall we had a great father/son golf day.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



meisenheik's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/23/2018
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Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



dimitricr's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/07/2018
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Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Nice Course in the Woods"


cnishida's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/10/2018
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Reviewed on

Tilden is a nice course that plays through the woods. Great views over the bay while driving up to the course on a clear day. Long par 3s, some holes with big hills up or down, overall a nice course. Can get a bit wet in some areas as lots of shade, but the course is kept in pretty decent condition. If you snag a deal definitely worth a visit


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Nice course in beautiful setting"


u6733316's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/10/2018
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I think all the negative reviews are off base. This was a great experience. It is challenging and I imagine it can get sloppy when it's raining more often.

Pace of play is a bit slow, but it was a busy Saturday morning.

I really enjoyed it here. Staff was really nice. I did see two dead golf carts though and staff had to come out with new ones for the players.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



u000004282531's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/03/2018
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Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course


"Nice Course To Play"


u000002697163's avatar
Top 50 Contributor
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/27/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

I have played this course a couple of times before, very pretty course. Except for a few wet spots on a few of the fairways the course was in great shape. Sand traps had sand which is a plus, greens were in great shape. One problem I was repairing 2 and 3 divots on every hole, big divots that you could easily see. The pin placements were tough but fair, nothing real radical. They do have a few forced carries and if you haven't played this course before you could get in trouble. This day I noticed there were a lot of walkers, that surprised me as I can walk a lot of courses but I would not walk this one. Could be they were only playing 9. I got a hot dog at the turn and it was really good and not expensive. As I always put in my comments, this is a public course not a resort.


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


"Always a fun day"


u000002330647's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/13/2017
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This is a fun course. Not long but has some holes like #1 that will take all your game to get par. Once you have played it a few times you’ll learn where to hit it.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/05/2017
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Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Commented on 12/13/2017

Hi there.. Thanks for the review, did they have any "alternate" tee boxes? I am planning a match with a couple friends flying in from out of town and am hoping this is the place to go to.

Thanks!




4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/01/2017
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Young kid checking in was awesome!!

Snack bar guy was not.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course



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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/20/2017
First time playing Used cart Wet weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course



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