MONTCLAIR GOLF COURSE
Website • 3.0 miles
LOCATION: 2477 Monterey Boulevard, Oakland, CA 94611, (510) 482-0422
The Montclair Golf Course is one of three municipal golf courses in the City of Oakland. The Montclair Golf Course is located within the Oakland Hills and offers a flat course with a short par 3 and is a public course. There is a 9-hole Bent grass course with water in play available and quite challenging. Yardage: 1134, Par: 54.
Montclair golf course is one of those undiscovered places in Oakland that gives the city such charm. It isn’t lavish, but it is relatively inexpensive and has the character and charm of the city itself.
Driving range offers a ground level area, and also an upstairs deck. Facilities include club house and restaurant with full bar.
CHUCK CORICA GOLF COMPLEX
Website • 3.2 miles
LOCATION: 1 Clubhouse Memorial Rd, Alameda, CA 94502, (510) 747-7824
Chuck Corica Golf Complex: The 9-hole “Mif Albright” course at the Chuck Corica Golf Complex facility in Alameda, California features 1,152 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 27 . The course rating is 32.0 and it has a slope rating of 113 on Blue grass. Mif Albright golf course opened in 1927.
Earl Fry Golf Course: The 18-hole “Earl Fry” course at the Chuck Corica Golf Complex facility in Alameda, California features 6,310 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 71 . The course rating is 70.9 and it has a slope rating of 123 on Blue grass. Earl Fry golf course opened in 1927.
Jack Clark Golf Course: The 18-hole “Jack Clark” course at the Chuck Corica Golf Complex facility in Alameda, California features 6,560 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 71 . The course rating is 71.8 and it has a slope rating of 119 on Blue grass. Jack Clark golf course opened in 1927.
METROPOLITAN GOLF COURSE
Website • 5.2 miles
LOCATION: 10051 Doolittle Dr, Oakland, CA 94603, (510) 569-5555
The 18-hole “Metropolitan” course at the Metropolitan Golf Links facility in Oakland, California is a public golf course that features 6,959 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 72 .
The core of what makes The Metropolitan Golf Links so popular is the golf course, a Johnny Miller and Fred Bliss design just to the south of Oakland’s airport. The original site boasted some gentle undulation; Miller and Bliss augmented the site and dramatically improved the drainage by covering the original landscape with two feet of sand then growing the latest turf hybrids. When other nearby courses are flooded or muddy, The Metropolitan Golf Links is playable—and fun to play.
The Metropolitan Golf Links has a compact layout with two balanced nine hole loops that start and end at the clubhouse. The routing of the course includes straight holes, doglegs, and even a couple of double doglegs! The layout boasts subtle mounting, gentle undulation changes, four wetlands areas, and just enough bunkering to add significant strategic interest.
The interesting routing also means that the wind affects each hole very differently, also adding to the fun. Perhaps the greatest asset of The Metropolitan Golf Links layout is that it provides the thinking golfer with a variety of options depending on the wind, course conditions, and the golfer’s appetite for risk on any given day.
The Metropolitan Golf Links is not overly bunkered and there are only a few water hazards that come into play. Yet with winds coming in off San Francisco Bay, The Metropolitan Golf Links has plenty to challenge the better golfer. Miller and Bliss have designed the course so that the low-handicapper will have to think his or her way around the course to score well. The Metropolitan Golf Links is strong enough from the back tees to serve the needs of the Cal Bears Golf Program.
LAKE CHABOT GOLF COURSE
Website • 5.2 miles
LOCATION: 11450 Golf Links Rd, Oakland, CA 94605, (510) 351-5812
The 18-hole “Lake Chabot” course at the municipal (public) Lake Chabot Golf Course facility in Oakland, California features 6,102 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 72 . The course rating is 69.4 and it has a slope rating of 123 on Blue grass. Designed by Willie Loch, the Lake Chabot golf course opened in 1923.
Situated in the Oakland Hills with stunning panoramic views of the City of Oakland, Bay Bridge and Lake Chabot area, the City of Oakland’s Lake Chabot Golf Course offers an unbeatable combination: 27 pristine holes of golf for players of all skill levels, at affordable rates that make the game accessible to everyone. A favorite of local golfers since 1923, the course recently completed extensive course and property improvements that have taken the course to the next level. Comprehensive re-seeding, fertilization and improved irrigation have significantly improved course conditioning and playability, while a complete remodeling of the property’s historic Spanish-style clubhouse – including an upgrade to the Chabot Café and enhanced banquet and catering capabilities – make it the ideal location for special events ranging from business meetings and golf tournaments to wedding receptions and fundraisers.
With the full length 18-hole layout, a 9-hole course with par-3 holes ideal for beginners, juniors and families, and a variety of golf instructional programs for players of all ages, Lake Chabot Golf Course offers an enjoyable challenge for everyone – from novices to low handicappers. Regardless of ability, golfers will find Lake Chabot’s signature par-6, 673-yard 18th hole to be one of the most unforgettable finishing holes in the region.
TILDEN PARK GOLF COURSE
Website • 10.2 miles
LOCATION: Grizzly Peak Blvd, Berkeley, CA 94708, (510) 848-7373
Tilden Park Golf Course is a public Berkeley golf course offering driving range, golf lessons, pro shop and wedding venue.
Located in the scenic Berkeley Hills, just minutes away from the UC Berkeley campus, this William Park Bell Jr. design features a challenging 18-hole, par 70 course. Tilden Park’s signature first hole, a 420-yard par 4 straight uphill to an elevated green, is considered to be one of toughest starting holes in the Bay Area.
Set amongst rolling hills and tree lined fairways, Tilden Park Golf Course is truly one of a kind. Tilden Park Golf Course also features a three-tiered driving range with over 60 stalls, practice putting greens and a full service bar and grill. Lessons are available through the Bay Area Golf Learning Center and discount memberships are also available.
MONARCH BAY GOLF CLUB
Website • 10.5 miles
LOCATION: 13800 Monarch Bay Dr, San Leandro, CA, (888) 968-7229
At Monarch Bay Golf Club you will discover the atmosphere of a fine golf venue, one that ensures your day will be a memorable occasion. Set just feet from the San Francisco Bay, the Monarch Bay Golf Course provides ideal course conditions, stunning views of the Peninsula and 18 challenging holes of golf making it one of the best values in the Bay Area.
Tony Lema Golf Course: The 18-hole “Tony Lema” course at the Monarch Bay Golf Club facility in San Leandro, California features 7,015 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 71 . The course rating is 73.5 and it has a slope rating of 121. Designed by (R) John F. Harbottle, III, ASGCA, the Tony Lema golf course opened in 2001.
Marina Golf Course: The 9-hole “Marina” course at the Monarch Bay Golf Club facility in San Leandro, California features 1,734 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 29 . The course rating is 29.3 and it has a slope rating of 88. Designed by (R) John F. Harbottle, III, ASGCA, the Marina golf course opened in 1982.
PRESIDIO GOLF COURSE
Website • 17.3 miles
LOCATION: 300 Finley Road, San Francisco, CA (415) 561-4661
The Presidio Golf Course opened for public play in 1996 as a part of the Base Realignment and Closure Act. Originally (in 1895), the private Presidio Golf Club operated the golf course for the military for the 100+ years that the Sixth Army pision was based here on the Presidio Military Reservation.
Today the public Presidio Golf Course manages the day to day operations of the golf course and its café while the private Presidio Golf Club still thrives and features golf and social memberships that rival any within the San Francisco area.
Designed with tight fairways and strategically placed bunkers, this 18-hole “hilly” golf course offers a unique challenge for golfers of all abilities. Orginally designed by Robert Wood Johnstone, the course was expanded in 1910 by Johnstone in collaboration with Wiliam McEwan and redesigned and lengthened in by the British firm of Fowler & Simpson in 1921.
Unique and beautifully appointed, the Clubhouse is tucked into the oldest part of the Presidio Forest and offers a warm and pleasent atmosphere for daily lunch, weekend brunch, private banquets, and receptions.
HARDING PARK GOLF COURSE
Website • 21.4 miles
LOCATION: 9 Harding Road, San Francisco, CA (415) 664-4690
San Francisco Golf Courses are among the best golf destinations in the country, with some of the best municipal golf courses in California. Such is the case with the TPC Harding Park, formerly known as the Harding Park Golf Club, but now referred to as simply Harding Park. Harding Park is a public course and is a must play when you are visiting the San Francisco area.
Opened on July 18, 1925 and named after President Warren G. Harding, an avid golfer who died two years earlier in San Francisco, the course runs along the shore of Lake Merced in the SW. corner of the city. It was designed by Willie Watson and Sam Whiting, also known for designing the Olympic Club Lake Course. Harding Park has been restored to past glory and has held several PGA Tour events including the 2005 WGC-American Express Championship, 2009 President’s Cup and the Champion’s Tour season-ending Charles Schwab Cup Championship in 2010 & 2011.
OTHER OAKLAND & SANFRANCISCO BAY AREA GOLF COURSES
Golden Gate Park Golf Course • 12.8 miles
64 Golden Gate Avenue, San Francisco, CA (415) 751-8987
The layout of Golden Gate Golf Course will challenge the better player. Yet, being a par three, nine-hole golf course it is also ideal for beginning golfers. Being a short, nine-hole course – our staff recognizes and appreciates that beginning golf is our business!
Skywest Golf Course • 14.5 mi<
1401 Golf Course Rd, Hayward, CA 94541, (510) 317-2300
The 18-hole "Skywest" course at the Skywest Golf Course facility in Hayward, California features 6,862 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 72 . The course rating is 72.9 and it has a slope rating of 121 on Blue grass. Skywest golf course opened in 1965.
Willow Park Public Golf Course • 16.7 mi
17007 Redwood Road, Castro Valley, CA 94546, (510) 537-8989
Willow Park Golf Course Castro Valley is a stunning 18-hole course Castro Valley, California. The golf park features 6,227 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 71. The course rating is 69.7 and it has a slope rating of 115 on Blue grass. Designed by Bob E. Baldock, the Willow Park golf course in Castro Valley opened in 1966.
Gleneagles Golf Course • 18.3 mi
San Francisco, California 94134, (415) 587-2425
The urban course, located not far from the Sunnydale public housing projects in Visitacion Valley, made the list of GolfWorld magazine’s top nine-hole courses in the country. San Francisco’s municipal green ranked No. 17 on the list of 25. Built in 1962 by the San Francisco Recreation and Park Department and designed by Jack Fleming, Gleneagles is known as a challenging course with narrow fairways and lots of trees. Gleneagles is open to the general public.
Lincoln Park Golf Course • 18.7 mi
300 34th Avenue, San Francisco, CA (415) 221-9911
The Lincoln Park Golf Club has been an established club for 95 years with memberships open year-round to the general public.