The Course at Wente Vineyards

4.4483117647 4.4 stars from 5 (255)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 7181 yards
  • Slope: 142
  • Rating: 75.3
  • Layout

  • 5050 Arroyo Rd, Livermore, California 94550, Alameda County
  • (925) 456-2477, (925) 456-2475
  • (925) 456-2490
  • www.wentevineyards.com

Year built: 1998
Architect(s): Greg Norman (1998), Tad Burnett
Type: Public
Greens: Rye Grass
Fairways: Rye Grass
Golf Season: Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes - included in green fees
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes

Policies

Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Collared shirts with slacks or walking shorts are required; no denim.
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 72 7181 yards 75.3 142
Gold 72 6840 yards 73.9 139
Blue/Blue White 72 6266 yards 71.2 128
Blue/Blue White (W) 72 6266 yards 69.8 127
White 72 5637 yards 68.7 124
White (W) 72 5637 yards 73.5 129
Red (W) 72 4866 yards 69.4 120

Accolades

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.4 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.4 stars from 5
Value: 4.3 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.3 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.5 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.7 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.6 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 255 Reviews
5 stars:
160
4 stars:
67
3 stars:
18
2 stars:
7
1 stars:
3

recommend this course

235 out of 252 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is worth the drive convenient to the city in the 'burbs   Great for advanced golfers wildlife/ scenic views a weekend splurge   Challenges include elevation changes bunkers thick rough   Great for drinks patio dining 19th hole scenic views  

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"Great layout"


jerryikeda's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/17/2019
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This is a beautiful course with each hole well laid out.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Enjoyed the Day"


Gremlingolfer's avatar
Top 500 Contributor
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  0-4

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/14/2019
First time playing Used cart Windy weather

Reviewed on

Played the Friday of US Open week and was paired with a couple dudes from the Phillipines who were here fulfilling their dream to see Tiger play in person.

My buddy and I played the WAYYYYY back tips that they used in the Nationwide Tour event here a few years back, which is why I rated it "extremely difficult"

Course was in very pure shape, although the greens could've used another couple feet on the Stimpmeter (my local muni has greens that are faster). They were by no means terrible, though. Course layout was great, challenging. They Pro in the Pro Shop was super nice, offered me a yardage guide after a brief chat.

Only really negative is the course is totally unwalkable, which is a "sad face" in my book. But the views are really good.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Good golf bad service"


johnwindle's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/25/2019
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

A pretty decent course (though a couple of holes are under repair so they don’t play to par or the gps) ruined by surly people at the front desk and appallingly bad service in the Grill..


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course


"Yes. But"


johnwindle's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/25/2019
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I’ve always enjoyed this course even if it feels a bit tricked out . The staff are mostly rude in the golf shop and in the grill. Service is terrible. I hope the manager reads this. I’m an old friend and I wish these issues could be fixed.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I don't recommend this course



Tony2795973's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/18/2019
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



bleong's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/07/2019
First time playing Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



WalrusTusk's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/21/2019
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



n3721114's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/14/2019
Previously played Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Wente. Vineyards"


u000007826557's avatar
Top 1000 Contributor
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/07/2019
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This is one of my favorite Bay Area courses and a great layout....just wish there was better communication from all courses when greens have been aerated..


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course




4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/06/2019
Previously played Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



milltech's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once every three months
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/21/2019
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Perfect"


u9057456's avatar
Age:  35-44
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/18/2019
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Best round I’ve played in a long long time. Not my play, but the course itself. A++ all around.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Upscale experience"


kstan6296's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/21/2019
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Cold and windy but otherwise perfect. Not easy but not punishing. Everything was in top notch shape cool layout and nice views. Driving range is grass and only ten bucks for as many balls as you can hit. My cart was dying and without prompting a guy met me at the tee box and switched it out for a fully charged one. Pleasure to play. Only advice dont walk and dont walk to the driving range it is on top of a huge hill.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



WCSRebel's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/30/2019
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course



probed's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/29/2019
First time playing

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



u972056112's avatar
Age:  65+

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/26/2019
Previously played

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Excellent course"


pscoll's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/04/2019
First time playing

Reviewed on

We loved this course playing through the vineywards.. Challenging changes in elevation, beautiful views and friendly staff. Definitely would play here again next time we are back in the area.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Panoramic Golf Course!"


Jorge6412366's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/18/2018
First time playing Walked Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Beautiful golf course amongst hills and vineyards. The course is in great shape considering the time of year. Greens were putting true. Bunkers were nicely raked. Staff was friendly. I will definitely play it again.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Julie Liu"


Julie4581303's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/06/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Love to play at this course! Everything is good! It’s one of the best public course in Bay Area


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Incredibly scenic course, pricey but totally worth it!"


u000005782937's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/15/2018
First time playing Used cart Cold weather

Reviewed on

To say this course is scenic is an understatement. It is absolutely breathtaking. The course layout is very interesting and challenging with lots of dramatic elevation changes and strategically placed hazards so you shouldn't always hit driver. Greens were in good shape despite lack of recent rain. Hit it into the vineyards and you typically can still play, but you'll be hitting down the rows and dodging bees/wasps in warm weather. Walking this course would be a workout, especially the "Lombard Street" cart path between the 9th and 10th holes. It is a bit pricey but this is Wine Country in NoCal - nothing is cheap here.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



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