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Bethel Island Club, The

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3.1
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Style Links
Par 72
Length 6592 yards
Slope 122
Rating 71.4
Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 72 6592 yards 71.4 122
White 72 6292 yards 70.0 120
Red (W) 74 5839 yards 72.8 124
Scorecard for Bethel Island 1
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Blue M: 71.4/122 341 542 210 404 433 482 431 213 306 3362 337 349 450 283 171 512 166 533 429 3230 6592
White M: 70.0/120 330 530 171 388 412 470 418 184 297 3200 305 349 430 274 165 504 147 517 403 3094 6294
Red W: 72.2/117 303 504 153 369 377 446 389 153 288 2982 271 320 411 247 131 468 116 477 419 2860 5842
Handicap 13 5 15 7 1 11 3 9 17 14 8 2 16 10 6 18 12 4
Par 4 5 3 4 4 5 4 3 4 36 4 4 4 4 3 5 3 5 4 36 72
Handicap (W) 11 1 17 9 8 3 5 15 13 14 10 6 12 16 2 18 4 7

Course Details

Year Built 1966
Greens Bermuda Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Bob E. Baldock

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - $12
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes

Reviews

1.7
73
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Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
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First Time Playing

Course is in bad shape

Heard some golfers finishing their round with comments like "worst course in Northern California". Cart charges were $10.00 per player and Iwe should had just walked the course. Never again!!!

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Friendliness Fair
Pace Fair
Amenities Poor
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Lawns mowed

Greatly improvement in condition of fairways, lawns are mowed and squirrel holes are fewer

Conditions Good
Value Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

NEVER PLAY THIS COURSE!!!!'

THIS COURSE IS THE WORST COURSE I HAVE EVER PLAYED. THE COURSE CONDITIONS ARE TERRIBLE AND IS A BUNCH OF DEAD TALL GRASS AND THE GREENS ARE TERRIBLE AND LOOK LIKE THE ROUGH. THE STAFF IS UNFRIENDLY AND TRY TO GET MORE MONEY OUT OF YOU AFTER YOU BOOK A HOT DEAL. STAY AWAY FROM THIS PLACE. ITS BASICALLY A FIELD WITH FLAGS. GRASS IS TALL AMD DRY EVERYWHERE, INCLUDING GREENS, FAIRWAYS, AND EVEN THE TEES!!!! WORST COURSE WITH THE WORST STAFF AND MANAGMENT YOU WILL EVER GO TO

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Horrendous!!!

It started with the beat up carts. There were no windshields. One of the carts did not even have a top!!! The windshield frames were just tied down, one even tied down to a fat twig! Had to look for balls after hitting them in the fairways because grass was so tall. Ended up playing for about 6 hours! The greens' grass were rough and dry. Very confusing signs to the next holes. Only positive was, we were not rushed because there were very few golfers. The old lady at the counter was pleasant. Perhaps too embarrassed of the place. Will never play here again even for free!!!

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Poor
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

It's like playing in dirt

In between owernership it's not even a golf course

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played
Good weather
Used cart

Surprised by course conditions

I have played out here before. Been about a year or so. I'm used to this place being really run down but this past Saturday I was very surprised by the course conditions. Can't honestly compare this place to any other local courses like Deer Ridge, Roddy Ranch or Brentwood Golf Club BUT, since the last time I played the greens have gotten much better. They seem to be cutting the fairway, rough & green on a more regular basis. Plus you can't beat the grass driving range! I went out there to strictly practice without expecting anything other than a dog track. Like I said, I was pleasantly surprised that I got more than I expected. Keep up the work Bethel, definitely a ways to go but nice improvement

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 50 Contributor
First Time Playing
Good weather

beverly hillbilles

Wow were do I start.....Well I shot a perfect drive right down the middle but it took forever to find in the 5" grass in the fairway,they don't seem to mow them,Bunkers?well there were some at one time now there just mounds of weeds.Under new management so no beer yet either which you would certainly need to play this course.Our tee off fee was only 5.00,but the gas and time to get there wasn't worth it,I was very disappointed and wished we had stayed local.Most the greens were a brown dying grass,some were ok but very bumpy,I was certainly the most rural ranch style funky course I have ever or will ever play....very different,there was even a sevensome behind us....7 people playing together I had to laugh and thank god they were behind me.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Don't waste your time

Don't waste your time to play this course. With so many courses in the area not worth the time or money. I have played this course many times and this time the conditions had gone way down to the point that not even trying to keep the bunkers free of grass or sand in them. The fairways were mowed but the cut grass was so thick it was like hay left on the course.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Friendliness Fair
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
Played On
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Good weather

Bethel Island

Course needs a total do over, greens were brown, fairways were not maintained. Bunkers were grass and not sand.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Friendliness Poor
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Excellent weather

Not worth $5 to play

All the traps were grassed over, so there were no bunker hazards. All the greens were dried out, bumpy, and did not run true. The restaurant was closed so there was no food or drink available in the club house. There was a drink wagon that came by every hour on the course, though. Cheap round of golf, but not worth the time to drive to the course.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Friendliness Fair
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Played On
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Average weather
Used cart

What a Mess

This course has had no food or Bar for over 5 months, when they changed ownership. There are absolutely no signs of improvements nor monies spent on the course or equipment since ownership change. There are no restrooms on the course, only 1 in clubhouse shared by maintenence, staff and golfers! I believe this course was purchased under false pretense although there is now a request on the door for an ABC license...only time will tell. The carts, only maybe 20 working, are held together with bailing wire, chunks of tree branch's and empty water or soda cans/bottles! and can usually only get 9 holes if that!

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Friendliness Fair
Pace Average
Amenities Poor
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Average weather

Needs some love

Greens were a little rough,bumpy and overgrown. Bunkers were overgrown with no sand. Worth the price for a nice walk.

Conditions Poor
Value Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Good weather

You get what you pay for.

Very cheap. Got a GREAT deal. Course in terrible shape though. Badly mowed. Grass overrunning the sand traps. Most greens were browning. Wasn't annoyed with the terrible condition as I only paid $5. But still... Would I play it again? If I could get another $5 deal AND there were no other decent deals closer.... Probably. Would I recommend it? Only if you were close, didn't mind the poor shape and if the price were low enough.

Conditions Poor
Value Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
Previously Played

Course condition

I used golf nor was supposed to get free cart? They charged 10.00 per player for cart!!!! I don't understand? Golf now or bethel islands fault??? Very Dissapointed!!

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Friendliness Poor
Pace Average
Amenities Poor
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

So sad

Mosquitoes super rough. Overgrown. Can't believe I had to pay $10 to walk and risk malaria. I survived the course. Actually made the best of it but hope that the "new" ownership can do something about the conditions. I actually used to have fun out there especially in the raining winter months. Probably the best conditions to play in when it rains.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Average weather

Very Poor shape

Don't bother
very bad care to this old course that I liked in the past.
Greens ,fairways are like a cow pasture.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Friendliness Poor
Pace Fair
Amenities Poor
Played On
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Value for money

Want a course to visit that won't break the bank! Choose Bethel Island!

Conditions Fair
Value Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Worst cousre in the area

The only reason I play this course is because my fiancé needs the practice. Horrible conditions but for $3 what do you expect

Conditions Poor
Value Average
Friendliness Fair
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Played On
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Fair weather

Terrible Course Conditions

This was by far the worst course I have every played. Nothing was maintained. The course was mainly dead grass and weeds. Bunkers had no sand and were just over grown with weeds. The greens were all weeds and had not been watered for several days at least. Fairways were rock hard and tee boxes hardly had any grass. Felt like we were playing golf in the middle of desert somewhere. Just lots of dirt and dead plants. Not worth the time or the money, no matter how cheap they offer may be. Will never be returning here and should not be listed on the site.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Friendliness Poor
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Good weather

COURSE NEEDS LOTS OF GOLFERS SO THEY CAN FIX IT UP

COULD BE NICE, HOWEVER, NOT ENOUGH INCOME TO WARRENT SPENDING TO IMPROVE CONDITIONS..

Conditions Poor
Value Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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