Berkeley Country Club

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About

Holes 18
Par 72
Length 6503
Slope 131
Rating 72.8
Type Private
Formerly known as Mira Vista Golf & Country Club
Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Vista 72 6503 yards 72.8 131
Hunter 72 6106 yards 71.2 129
Hunter (W) 74 6106 yards 76.5 136
Watson 72 5736 yards 69.5 124
Watson (W) 74 5736 yards 74.3 132
Watson/Ratcliff 72 5277 yards 71.8 125
Ratcliff (W) 74 5125 yards 71.6 124
Ratcliff 72 5125 yards 66.8 121
Scorecard for Mira Vista
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Vista M: 72.8/131 373 142 407 332 414 433 254 501 364 3220 542 337 201 427 421 351 483 177 344 3283 6503
Hunter M: 71.2/129 W: 76.5/136 349 134 393 320 367 423 231 471 340 3028 511 315 184 400 402 316 468 162 320 3078 6106
Watson M: 69.5/124 W: 74.3/132 332 116 387 310 313 415 223 458 304 2858 466 288 142 376 392 295 449 158 292 2858 5716
Watson/Ratcliff W: 71.8/125 266 116 319 218 313 415 223 390 304 2564 466 288 142 359 334 295 396 121 292 2693 5257
Ratcliff M: 66.8/121 W: 71.0/121 266 95 319 218 301 349 199 390 304 2441 448 288 142 359 334 272 396 121 292 2652 5093
Handicap 13 17 1 15 3 9 11 7 5 4 8 16 12 2 14 10 18 6
Par 4 3 4 4 4 4 4 5 4 36 5 4 3 4 4 4 5 3 4 36 72
Handicap (W) 9 17 1 13 11 15 7 3 5 8 14 18 4 2 12 10 16 6

Course Details

Year Built 1920
Fairways Rye Grass
Greens Rye Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Willie Watson (1920) Robert Hunter (1920) Forrest Richardson (2011) Kye Goalby (2011) Mark Fine (2011)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Bunker Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Metal Spikes Allowed No
Dress code Appropriate golf attire.

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A name change nods to the past

The Mira Vista Golf & Country Club is no more. The private club located on a wildly rolling site in the Berkeley Hills is once again the Berkeley Country Club, its original name when it hosted the 1929 Berkeley Open won by Horton Smith (the first Masters winner).

The downhill holes are simply spectacular with views stretching for miles past the port of Oakland and into the San Francisco Bay. I felt like I was on a roller coaster ride - flying downhill one minute and then trudging painfully uphill the next. Because of these climbs, the course plays much longer than the card indicates. A 2011 renovation by Forrest Richardson solved one major routing issue (a par 3 over a road) and generally spruced things up. If you get a chance to play it, do it. Not only is it considered one of the Bay Area's hidden gems, but the members have earned a reputation as a friendly lot, something I can attest to after the hospitality at a fall media day event.

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

Hidden Gem!

This course is completely under the radar! It is in great shape. It's a very entertaining couse to play! The par 5s are all reachable as well as a reachable par 4. The greens are awesome and roll very true. They are hard however, which helps protect the course from shooting lights out. The views have to be the best in the bay area and the membership cost is very manageable for a young professional/avid golfer. I don't regret joining one bit!

Conditions Good
Value Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Great track

This is one of the best kept secrets in Northern California. The course is absolutely superb and a challenge for golfers of every ability from high handicappers to scratch golfers. One of the very few private clubs that is truly diverse and inclusive in every way, Mira Vista makes all players welcome and offers them a challenge Unllike anything else in California. The views are the finest I have ever seen on any golf course in the United States or the United Kingdom.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Average weather

Great Renovation

Great track to walk. Really like the redone greens. They rolled really true but were a little slower than they appear. Really like the changes they made giving new looks on some of the holes. Also thought the new black carts were a clean look.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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