McInnis Park Golf Center
|Red (W)||31||1526 yards||28.5||87|
|Blue M: 59.8/94||343||105||204||279||92||270||180||100||270||1843||3686|
|White/Blue M: 59.4/92||337||100||164||274||84||249||154||90||263||1715||3558|
|White M: 59.0/90 W: 59.6/91||337||100||164||274||84||249||154||90||263||1715||3430|
|Red M: 57.6/88 W: 58.4/87||315||82||129||253||57||240||134||71||245||1526||3052|
Food & BeverageBar, Restaurant
Nice course, good value
A good, ingeniously designed county-owned layout on the edge of San Pablo Bay marshland. Sometimes busy and slow but often not. A good walk, mostly flat, with one fairly steep but relatively short climb to the 8th green. An average golfer will find four decent-length par fours, one with a sharp dogleg over a pond that seems to love golf balls, and two others requiring a measure of accuracy to avoid lost balls.. Two of the par threes require long irons or hybrids. Three are short, and two of these a bit tricky. The fairways and greens are typically in good condition, a caveat being that in wet weather the turf can get pretty boggy given the location next to the bay. Overall, it is a good value and a good 90 minutes or so in an attractive setting with views of the bay as well as Mt. Diablo and Mt. Tamalpais. The restaurant and bar are first-rate, and a good miniature golf course plus batting cages are available on the county park property.
Poor Course Management
I have played often at McGinnis, including often with my 11 year old son. But increasingly the pace of play on the weekend is terrible.
On 10/4 we teed off at 11:23 and it took us 2 hours to play 7 holes of this executive course; gave up on final 2 holes and walked in. Other groups quit as well without finishing. Saw the ranger on hole 1, never again, and never saw him talk to anyone. Complained to the Club Pro and he said it was due to a tournament. I don't think so as I could see the 5 groups ahead of us, and none appeared to know what they were doing. I think they overbooked tee times, miss-managed grouping/starts, and never regulated course play (there was a guy in the group ahead of us in a tank top).
It's too bad as my son likes the course, but I will look for other 9 hole options in the area.