Sundale Country Club

3.8991714286 3.9 stars from 5 (18)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6801 yards
  • Slope: 128
  • Rating: 72.5
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes - $15
Pull-carts: Yes
Clubs: No

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Practice bunker: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Men: collared shirts, Shorts must be mid-thigh or longer, No Jeans; Women: No tank tops or halter tops, Sleeveless blouses must have collars, Collarless tops must have sleeves, No Jeans
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard, Amex Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 72 6801 yards 72.5 128
White 72 6589 yards 71.5 126
Gold 72 6317 yards 70.2 123
Gold (W) 73 6317 yards 76.5 131
Red (W) 73 5743 yards 72.7 124

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 3.9 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.5 stars from 5
Value: 4.6 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.7 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.0 stars from 5
Course Layout: 5.0 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.1 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 18 Reviews
5 stars:
3
4 stars:
8
3 stars:
5
2 stars:
2
1 stars:
0

recommend this course

15 out of 18 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is convenient to the city   Great for locals walkers  

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Reviews


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"Golfnut"


George9820076's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/04/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The fairways and tee boxes were clean and cut, but the greens were spotty.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Odd experience"


Pauly7914474's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/10/2015
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Grabbed a cheap GN time at this former private club that is now open for outside play...The good - nice proshop, grass range, great chipping areas, really interesting back nine layout, greens and tee boxes green and in nice shape - the fair - fairways are brown with bare spots...the bad - entire place has the feel of a 1980 club with zombies walking around...guy working the grill looks like a Duck Dynasty guy, complete with bandana on this head and size M motorcycyle T-shirt on a XL body...hot dog was disgusting, bud light draft in red solo cup was foamy...this place may have been nice once, but it is very odd...front nine surrounded by houses that appear to be in a ghetto - unkempt yards, blow up pools, pit bulls and confederate flags...back nine houses much nicer...


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Fair

Quality of food & beverage: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I don't recommend this course


"Golf 10-8-15"


Richard1886767's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/08/2015
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We booked a 2pm tee time on golf now, I was called by the golf course and was informed that the high schools were having a compatition there, he wanted to know if we could make it earlier and we can start off back 9. We accepted and got there at 1230 and played back 9 in a timely manner. When we got to number 3 on front 9 we caught up to high school comp and we waited at least 30 minutes on the rest of the holes until we got to 7 which it was about 45 minutes. We quit our round at 7 because it was taking so long.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Enjoyable"


Shaun8112174's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/14/2015
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I've caddied for a friend here numerous times during tourneys, but I finally got to play it and I enjoyed it. The greens are small and remind me of my home course and they were soft and rolled fairly true. I'd play here again next time I'm in bakersfield for sure, especially if I'm able to find another golfnow deal.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course


"Great for the value"


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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/19/2015
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Would recommend for the begginer, average golfer. Not a very challenging course. Not intimidating for the begginer golfer. Fairways are very open. Greens are slow. Would prefer it faster. The buggies are nice. Clean facility, practice area. People seem nice.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Championship cours"



3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/15/2015
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Always a challenging course. i would like to see the greens a little faster.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"sundale"


Ryan4306805's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/24/2015
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course is in decent shape. Greens are slow. Grass is dying. If you aren't in the fairway you will most likely be hitting pit of dead grass and or dirt.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Greens are always in good shape."


jesmith7's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/07/2015
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

A good course that will challenge your game and does not take 5 hours to play a round of golf. A very good pace of play...


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"no easy par 3"


akkopper's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  25+

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/02/2015
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

very good for price very nice greens, very helpful for first time playing at this course


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Frost delay chaos"


CenCalHack's avatar
Top 10 Contributor
San Francisco Advisor
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/26/2014
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Average weather

Reviewed on

We arrived early to get in a long warm up in an attempt to prepare for the cold. Cold was an understatement, as we were advised that times were running more than an hour late due to a two hour frost delay. There were multiple dozens of golfers milling about waiting. The tension and impatience of those waiting was palpable. Frost delays are frequent in the valley and the starter was working hard to make everyone happy. We eventually spied a twosome making the turn and with a look of relief that he was getting some help, the starter gratefully agreed to our request to play the back first.

Overall - 3, based upon our visit, I would rate the experience average overall. The design is basic 50s/60s CC style routed through neighborhoods.

Pace - 3, just under 4.5hrs total, playing the back first was a stroke of luck as groups that started the front 45 min ahead of when we started the back were barely making the turn.

Course conditions - 2, I am assuming (hoping) the recent storms led to much of the poor conditions. Greens above average. Tees shaggy. Bunkers inconsistent. Fairways anything between winter dormant and recent rain loose your ball patches of growth. Off fairways (I won't call it rough as it was poorly defined) was completely unkempt and was between dirt and deep areas of grass/weed depending on location.

Staff - 5, as mentioned, the starter did a great job given the situation and the grill staff was also friendly and helpful.

Value - 3, golfnow deal for us made the drive worthwhile, off the rack average for the return.

Food - 3, hot, tasty and well priced.

Facilities 3, the clubhouse was nice and had large areas of seating and large decks. The range was torn up and the practice areas were basic.

There was a member walking about repeatedly, loudly, intentionally bloviating to one and all, "these people don't belong, they should leave and let the members play". It is not our fault that there was a frost delay and the course was backed up. Neither is it our fault that your CC is actually semi-private and needs the outside income to survive. Poor form indeed.

All of the other members we talked to were friendly and we had a great time with them. Thank you for treating us as your guests and because of you I happily recommend this course.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Kearney Review"


uIBML3645IB's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/20/2014
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course was in great shape, Dave Bolar always a professional and made our group feel welcome


Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Most Bang for My Bucks"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/04/2014
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I played Sundale for about the fifth or sixth time this year and found the course to be in better condition than any other public course in the area. As usual, the greens were in excellent shape and the fairways were green. I plan to play there more often. There were few on the course and my friend and I completed our round in three hours.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Challenging trees are huge"


Bobby8038435's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/16/2014
Previously played Played as a single Used cart Played 18 holes Average weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Very good challenging course. Could use more water in areas. greens were good. The bunkers could use more sand. The bar service is great at good value. Food is ok, snack bar quality.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Sundale"


Mark9431722's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/14/2014
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course is in the middle of the city which is easy to get to easy to play.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Quality of food & beverage: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course


"Good old school course."


u000008034248's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/26/2014
First time playing Used cart Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This was my first time playing Sundale Country Club. The staff were super friendly and helpful. Definitely has an old school feel too it. The course is pretty flat. Long par 3's and 5's. I did enjoy the layout. I wish it was kept up just a little better. Could be a beautiful course to play. It wasn't in terrible shape but could have been better. I would definitly recommend it to others to play.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Bako Golf Deva"


spotter0118's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/16/2014
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Disappointed that this 'Country Club' was in such poor condition. The course is long but few hazards.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Fair

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I don't recommend this course


"Boring!"


Janet1026420's avatar
Top 250 Contributor
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/15/2014
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This course is flat and quite walkable, which is one of the few positives. Every green is the same shape, a small circle. Every hole was laid out pretty much the same as the previous one. All of the fairway grass was dormant (or dead) and the undefined fairways ran all the way over to the neighboring backyards. The only other plus was the nice staff and clubhouse, but that shouldn't be a surprise since it is called a "country club". We probably won't play here again unless the hot time is $20 or less and cannot find anything else. It is just too ho-hum!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I don't recommend this course


"Great Course, Great Location"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/08/2014
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I've played this course several times before (my father-in-law is a member), but this was the best round I've ever had there (3 under my HC).

I normally play the public/county courses around town, and I'm used to playing courses in those conditions (poor to fair most of the time). Compared to those courses, Sundale had excellent greens and nice enough fairways for winter conditions (note: I'm used to hitting off dirt this time of year). There are many tight fairways that make for a challenging second shot after an erroneous drive.

Perhaps the best part is the location. Most of the courses I play are about a 30 minute drive from the center of town, but Sundale is only about 5.

In all, I really like this course. Enough that if they offered short-term memberships, I would probably join.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



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