Sequoyah Country Club

5.0000000000 5.0 stars from 5 (2)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 70
  • Length: 6100 yards
  • Slope: 134
  • Rating: 71.3
  • Layout

  • 4550 Heafey Rd, Oakland, California 94605, Alameda County
  • (510) 632-4069, (510) 632-2900
  • (510) 638-2670

Year built: 1913
Type: Private
Greens: Bermuda grass
Fairways: Bermuda grass
Golf Season: Year round


Carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes


Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes


Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Credit cards accepted: None

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 70 6100 yards 71.3 134
White 70 5827 yards 69.3 132
White (W) 72 5827 yards 74.1 134
Green (W) 72 5532 yards 72.8 131
Gold 70 5448 yards 68.0 127

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 5.0 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.3 stars from 5
Value: 5.0 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 5.0 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 5.0 stars from 5
Course Layout: 5.0 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.0 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 2 Reviews
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recommend this course

2 out of 2 reviews



Overall Rating
Type of Golfer

"Absolute Gem"

fiddlerville's avatar
Age:  25-34
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/09/2016
Previously played Walked Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

I am 29 and a new member here. Very low member cap and great "Young Executive" (under 35) low member dues and buy-in.

Absolutely beautiful course with great bay views from several holes. Short but very challenging with a variety of different looks and lots of tight precision based holes. I am a pretty long hitter and if I play smart I only pull driver 6 times usually (based on tees). Greens are a nice speed and very receptive, but they are tiny and punishing on misses. there are many bunkers and locations less than 10 feet off the green where you do well to keep the ball on the surface. Lots of trees line both sides of most fairways with lots of branches hanging out.

Amazing short game (~145yds and in) goes a long way to make up for reduced distance balls on the driving range. Very nice and helpful staff, unlike some other places they are very helpful and they are everywhere. Low membership cap so I have yet to wait more than 15 minutes to tee off and have never called in a tee time (except for planned events). Average round for me is less than 4 hours and if i rode alone I could make it in 3 easy.

Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging

I recommend this course

"A Hidden Gem"

bzposner's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/08/2014
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

Despite being over 100 years, not too many people know about this place,and perhaps that's part of its magic -- for example, you don't need to book a tee time, just show up and you are generally good to go. You need to play a few times to get a good sense of the course layout and it plays somewhat up-and-down (hilly, but not so much as Palo Alto Hills, for example). Fairways are fairly wide but it is the greens where you can leave a lot of strokes, as they are quite slopped and often very fast. A two-putt would be acceptable throughout. You can walk the course but it is a long one, with a rigorous vertical climb from #16 to #17. Food is available at the turn and is both quick and very good. Very likely to see deer (and wild turkeys) on the course. Some goof vistas to the Bay from many of the tee boxes.

Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging

I recommend this course

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