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3.7
495 Reviews (495)
5 Stars
72
4 Stars
254
3 Stars
110
2 Stars
33
1 Stars
26
Conditions
3.3
Value
4.3
Layout
4.2
Friendliness
4.3
Pace
3.9
Amenities
3.4
86.0%
Recommend this course
420 out of 495 reviews
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3.6
25 Reviews (25)
5 Stars
4
4 Stars
12
3 Stars
6
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
3
Conditions
3.1
Value
4.3
Layout
4.4
Pace
4.0
Amenities
3.2
StaffFriendliness
4.4
88.0%
Recommend this course
22 out of 25 reviews
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3.8
51 Reviews (51)
5 Stars
11
4 Stars
25
3 Stars
10
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
3
Conditions
3.3
Value
4.3
Layout
4.3
Pace
4.1
Amenities
3.4
StaffFriendliness
4.3
86.3%
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44 out of 51 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 72
Length 6006 yards
Slope 124
Rating 69.5
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Lake Chabot Golf Course
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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 72 6006 yards 69.5 124
White 72 5615 yards 67.6 118
White (W) 72 5615 yards 72.8 123
Red (W) 71 5172 yards 70.1 116
Scorecard for Lake Chabot
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: 69.3/119 374 151 464 486 385 313 188 492 182 3035 305 420 156 287 369 259 306 194 673 2969 6004
White M: 67.3/115 W: 72.8/123 362 143 458 464 374 302 181 483 151 2918 286 339 121 276 358 245 299 178 656 2758 5676
Red M: 65.1/111 W: 70.1/116 348 135 443 420 358 290 169 352 134 2649 274 330 111 253 283 221 288 167 618 2545 5194
Handicap 1 13 9 7 15 11 5 3 17 16 2 18 10 4 14 6 8 12
Par 4 3 5 5 4 4 3 5 3 36 4 4 3 4 4 4 4 3 6 36 72
Handicap (W) 3 13 5 1 17 7 11 9 15 12 8 18 4 10 16 6 14 2

Course Details

Year Built 1923
Fairways Blue Grass
Greens Blue Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect William Lock Willie Watson (1923)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - $16
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Golf School Academy Yes - "Lake Chabot Junior Golf Academy"
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

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

Reviews

3.7
495 Reviews (495)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 39
Patio Dining 20
Watching the Game 19
Course Challenges Include:
Elevation Changes 97
Forced Carries 31
Plays Long 27
This course/club is great for:
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 74
Locals 70
Advanced Golfers 32
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 68
Worth the Drive 44
Near the Airport 22

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Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Neat Course

The course is the most hilly course I've ever played. Very tricky lies on every hole. This is one of the neatest courses in the Bay Area. the only knock was a very rude young man behind the counter. He had a very bad attitude and was flat out rude to our whole group.

But I will go back again to play this fun course!

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Poor
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Played On
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Better then the last time

I've been playing here a couple times a year for the past two years, and I must say this time was the best it has ever been. The course condition has improved tremendously. The greens are fast and the ball will continue to run to make it a monster tee hit. And of course Carlita is a Eastbay treasure!!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Challenging course

Nice to play but playing in the hills does require adjustments.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great return round to Lake Chabot

GREAT day at Chabot and a Hot Deal to boot!!
Starter made sure to get groups out ahead of what looked to be a busy day with Tournament play.
I haven't played here in over a year and was very appreciative to find the course was in great condition.
Went solo off the 1st and was allowed to respectfully play through until I caught another single on the 9th.
Another respectful group of gentlemen allowed us to play through on 11 and we were able wrap up 18 holes in 2.5 HRS...YES 2.5 HRS Talk about a dream round.
TWO THUMBS UP to all the staff at Lake Chabot for keep this gem shining.
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Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Paradise

I think the only flat lie I have was on the tee boxes. Very hilly too. Definitely take a cart!

Conditions Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Top 500 Contributor
First Time Playing
Perfect weather

Quirky but thats ok!

Being from the Central Valley of California I embrace the quirkiness and challenges of Bay Area courses like Lake Chabot.

- Fun, funky layout with super tight, short par 4s, fun par 5s, challenging par 3s and a finishing hole par 6 (note: I hit 3 hybrid, 3 wood, wedge into the green for an eagle putt).
Course a was a little wet but I wont hold it against the course for the wet winter. It is starting to dry out, so that is good.
- Super small greens, which makes the numerous uphill approach shots even more challenging.
- Pace of play was really good, but I was early off on a weekday morning. Looked like it was getting busy when I was leaving.

Overall, I would say give this course a try if you can find a good value deal or can play at non-peak times. It's fun!

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

Course is ready for Oakland Open

Played a practice round to get ready for the Oakland Open championship. The course was in great shape but played very tough. The rough is punishing and you definitely need to keep the ball in fairway and greens if you want to score.
If you miss the greens , you can walk away easily with over par. I can’t wait to play the Oakland Open in 2 weeks.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Super Wet

The course is super wet. I wouldn't recommend playing there for about a month. It is so wet a cart is stuck down to the axles on the mud. Course is fun but it is so wet with all the rain in California. I would recommend a better draining course right now

Conditions Poor
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Previously Played
Used cart

Terrible conditions after seasonal rain

I've played at this course quite a bit but the latest visit was disappointing. We've had an unusually wet winter and the course was in terrible playing condition. This is an old course and it doesn't drain very well. The fairways and rough were very soft and sloppy. Apparently they hadn't mowed in a while because the fairway's grass was about 3-4 inches tall and the rough was 6-8 inches tall. Even balls hit in the fariway were easily lost because of the ball plugging and being concealed by the tall grass. We ultimately quite after playing 2 holes. We won't be going back here until summer arrives.

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

Don’t play here.

I’ve never given a one star review or not recommended a course. I fully understand how difficult it is to satisfy every golfer. But a paying golfer should at least expect some semblance of course maintenance. There is absolutely none on this course. I have never see a track that is so over grown, poorly drained, lacks signage to tell you where to go, and several other extremely basic aspects that are overlooked by management here. This is an absolutely awful course. Even shots hit in fairways disappear due to over growth. Cut the grass!!!!!! Forget about it if it’s in the rough but still in bounds. This course is simply unplayable. What a waste of money.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Played On
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Fair
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

CUT THE ROUGH PLEASE!!

Right now, if you hit your ball anywhere off the fairway, good luck finding it. 3 stars comes from staff friendliness, greens, and price point. But I wouldn’t recommend playing your gamers until they get the lawnmower out. Lost 3-4 balls today and NONE were hit so errant that they shouldn’t have been found.

Conditions Fair
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Soggy

Course needs to dry out. Lost balls right down middle of fairway due to plugging. Poppies need to be mowed when it can be done. Difficult to locate ball quickly. Pace was excellent, weather was great. After all rain, was nice to get out in Sun.

Conditions Fair
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Previously Played
Cold weather
Used cart
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Pace

Course was in decent shape considering recent weather. Pace was excellent. Finished 18 in less than 3 hours.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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