Canyon Lakes Golf Course & Brewery

3.7908294118 3.8 stars from 5 (146)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 71
  • Length: 6373 yards
  • Slope: 133
  • Rating: 71.8
  • Layout

  • 640 Bollinger Canyon Way, San Ramon, California 94583
  • (925) 735-6511
  • (925) 735-5114
  • www.canyonlakesgolfbrew.com
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Year built: 1987
Architect(s): Ted Robinson, Sr.
Type: Public
Greens: Rye Grass
Fairways: Rye Grass
Golf Season: Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes, on weekdays
Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: No Levi's or blue jeans; Golf shoes required; Collared shirts must be worn
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 71 6373 yards 71.8 133
White 71 5970 yards 69.7 131
White (W) 71 5970 yards 74.8 134
Green (W) 71 5191 yards 70.5 124

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 3.8 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.9 stars from 5
Value: 3.8 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.8 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.3 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.0 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.4 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 146 Reviews
5 stars:
24
4 stars:
70
3 stars:
40
2 stars:
9
1 stars:
3

recommend this course

122 out of 146 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is in the 'burbs convenient to the city worth the drive   Great for locals advanced golfers wildlife/ scenic views   Challenges include elevation changes narrow fairways water hazards   Great for drinks 19th hole scenic views  

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Joseph8850713's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/31/2019
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Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Terrible layout"


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

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/27/2019
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If you enjoy driving your cart on city streets, endless rows of houses, and tricked out holes mikes apart with no rhythm or flow to the course, then you will have a good time. I hated it.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Poor

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I don't recommend this course


"Elderly backed up"


u000004976525's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/06/2019
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There’s no Marshall and no drink cart but I played on a Monday so typically they don’t have a drink cart. Got through 14 holes no problem but then gave up when we ran into a bunch of elderly that were taking 20 min per hole. Some holes were under construction and several sand traps have no sand.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



gdickens's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/31/2019
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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


"Jewel in the south"


u000005463020's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/23/2019
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Amazing layout. Very challenging course. Loved the tight fairways and well groomed greens.

A shot makers course. Definitely be back when we are allowed on the fairways with the carts.

Too wet this time around.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Pace"


FinRetired63's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/19/2019
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Course in pretty good shape considering recent rains. Front nine good pace, back nine came to a halt. Frustrating. Slowdown actually started on hole number #7, and dragged remainder of round.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Fore!"


Tide2k1's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/17/2019
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I like playing at Canyon Lakes. The holes are fun and challenging and there are some great views too. The course still hasn’t completely dried out from the extraordinary rains we had. That being said, only one hole was cart path only and a few others where there were no carts allowed. That being said, the course was beat up in a few areas and the tee boxes need some love (most are very uneven). For not looking Preston’s, the greens sure rolled nice. Pace of play was amazing and the round was definitely fun. After the round we had lunch and sat on the patio. Food and in house adult sodas were quite good!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



lovelandjoe's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/16/2019
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Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Poor

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course



gdickens's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/09/2019
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Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



u000008203779's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/06/2019
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Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



Ajca25's avatar
Age:  25-34
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/02/2019
Previously played

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Kinda disappointing"


u6158463's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/17/2019
Previously played

Reviewed on

I was disappointed with the conditions of this course and pace of play. Granted it does have some great views and fun hole set ups, but for the price it’s not worth just that. Greens were plugged and was not notified before playing. There were also several dirt patches throughout the course including near or on fairway. I was expecting more from my local San Ramon course.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


"After the rain conditions"


u000003291594's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/02/2018
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Surprisingly the course was in good condition after a few days of rain. It looks like they have recently remodel the greens and fixed the tee boxes. They also may have done some bunker renovation but could not tell because many were filled with water. The fairways was also a surprise because I was told they did not have grass but with the recent rain it may have finally helped them out. I would play this course again because I love the narrow layout. Would like them to re do some of their par 3 as it’s not the normal layout. Your hitting uphill at times instead of level or down hill. Again will play again when it’s not cart path only. Value is the norm in these area. $$-$$$


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course




4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/02/2018
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Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Three star course is Five star enjoyment"


bolt65's avatar
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California Advisor
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  0-4

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/27/2018
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There stars up to four stars as my rating, but 5 stars for fun. Always enjoy playing here. Never a dull moment and never know when to keep the lid on. Being aggressive won’t pay off here. Some greens are straightforward, others are downright difficult. Love the par 5. Fast and firm, or a little softer, you will get some bang for buck out here. Front nine very conventional with some tricky plays... Back nine has the extra par 3 all worthy golf holes, and Holes 14-18 are awesome.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"More Canyon Than Lakes"


bolt65's avatar
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California Advisor
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  0-4

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/20/2018
Previously played

Reviewed on

Been about twenty years since played here. It was ok then. Don’t really remember much and it was just ok.

Today, the course showed character and promise. Greens were fast and dry(expecting rain tomorrow so jets turned off I imagine). Really fun track. Be careful and place ball well or with dry conditions in general as ball runs out there.

Par 5 are all good. Long hitter found it hard to get home in two. Par three 5 of them will offer a bit of a challenge. Par 4 if you can see em attack em, those you can’t see attack with caution.

In all loved it here and will be back. For what it’s worth the par 3 out here are better than Dublin ranch, the par 5 are WAY better, and the par four are ok on both except here two or three are harder for sure. Both are short courses but Canyon Lakes stands out as a real 18 hole course. Dublin Ranch slows it down a little compared to here...feels like a executive course out in Dublin. The Bridges that’s another situation... pretty good there too.

Oh and a bar that looks nice , overlooks the course, will be back for that next time!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



golfowes4162's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/01/2018
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Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Staff and Course"


cold1stone's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/14/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The staff was very accommodating and extremely nice. Weather was wonderful .

Really enjoyed the day, and the people really made it pleasant.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



Pete2029452's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/19/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



u000007786033's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/07/2018
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Reviewed on

Hidden gem. Felt like I was playing a mountain course with all the pine trees.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



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