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4.7
354 Reviews (354)
5 Stars
235
4 Stars
84
3 Stars
25
2 Stars
7
1 Stars
3
Conditions
4.6
Value
4.1
Layout
4.7
Friendliness
4.6
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.2
93.1%
Recommend this course
328 out of 354 reviews
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4.7
48 Reviews (48)
5 Stars
37
4 Stars
8
3 Stars
3
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.6
Value
4.0
Layout
4.7
Pace
4.5
Amenities
4.1
StaffFriendliness
4.7
93.8%
Recommend this course
45 out of 48 reviews
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4.7
70 Reviews (70)
5 Stars
52
4 Stars
14
3 Stars
4
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.6
Value
4.0
Layout
4.7
Pace
4.5
Amenities
4.1
StaffFriendliness
4.7
92.9%
Recommend this course
65 out of 70 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 72
Length 7181 yards
Slope 143
Rating 74.7
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The Course at Wente Vineyards
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Course Details

Year Built 1998
Fairways Rye Grass
Greens Rye Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Greg Norman (1998) Tad Burnett

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fees
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Dress code Collared shirts with slacks or walking shorts are required; no denim.

Food & Beverage

Bar, Grill, Restaurant

Available Facilities

Clubhouse, Banquet Facilities

Accolades

Reviews

4.7
354 Reviews (354)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 25
Patio Dining 22
19th Hole Scenic Views 12
Course Challenges Include:
Elevation Changes 38
Bunkers 30
Thick Rough 19
This course/club is great for:
Advanced Golfers 34
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 34
A Weekend Splurge 28
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 30
Convenient to the City 10
In the 'Burbs 10

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Reviews 35
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Arizona Advisor
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Spectacular setting, but not that great a value

Played my second round in 2 days and I have to say, Wente is just kind of ok. The setting is certainly spectacular, but when compared with the price and marginal hospitality, I didn't find it to be all that great of a value or that enjoyable of a time. I think reviewers get carried away by the setting, winding through the vineyards, and overlook the average golf. If you pay that much where I'm from, you don't just get a nice course, it's pristine; it's not just good conditions, it's manicured with not a blade of grass out of place. Not so at Wente. I had numerous very poor lies right in the fairway, and of course the greens are pock marked with ball marks. The course is gimmicky, doesn't reward good shots and I didn't find the practice area to be very accessible or of championship quality. Combined with how they look down on golfnow players, it just wasn't all that memorable or enjoyable as far as the golf itself goes. Worth seeing once I'm sure, but don't see it being worth a return trip. Not worth it as a golfnow player (unless the round is free or close to it) and not worth what they charge.

Conditions Good
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Played On
Reviews 35
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Arizona Advisor
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

It's ok but not as great as they think they are

Wente's ok. The vistas are definitely first rate and spectacular, but the course is pretty gimicky and the staff is super uptight. They had lots of hole this their tee sheet and wouldn't let me off early as a single. It's definitely not worth what they charge. One of those places you might play once with your babe to enjoy the scenery and the novelty of playing through a vineyard. Not the type of place I would place regularly though

Conditions Good
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Fair
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Excellent. Worth every penny.

Got out at 8:30am as a single with a couple of foursomes ahead of me. Anxiety inducing, right? Nope. After a couple holes I didn’t see them. The elevation changes are beautiful and the course layout encourages you to be aggressive and score. Super fun. Also, there are vineyards instead of houses (unlike most Bay Area courses) which made the course just outstanding in my opinion. All COVID protocols were in place and the staff is on their game. Incredibly relaxed experience, and I played one of my best rounds in recent memory. Can’t wait to book my next round here.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a month
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Gorgeous Day

I have played here a number of times and the greens were in phenomenal shape and everything rolled true except the one I lipped out on 18. :)

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

A Gem

Great layout with spacious course winding thru the beautiful vineyards and hills. Elevated tees and greens on almost every hole add interest/challenge for scoring as well as some great views. Course in great shape. Greens are fast but true and fair. Will definitely be back.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 7
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 12
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Amazing Course

My second time here, just an awesome place to play. The course is in mint condition and the greens are fast! Staff is friendly, carts have GPS, truly an amazing course.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great course.

Beautiful course. Well maintained and a good challenge for all levels. Views are spectacular.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Another great experience

Course was in immaculate condition with the cold nights and little rain. From tee to green on every hole, just pristine. Played in a foursome and pace of play was quick. During COVID-19, only the grille next to the pro shop was open without a course cart or the shack after the 9th. Passing a temperature check is mandatory to check in. Can’t wait to play Wente again.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 11
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Interesting Course in Great Shape

Course in best shape this year. Cooler weather and some rain have greatly improved the fairways. Greens are very fast..beware.

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Wente Wonderland

A beautiful course tucked in the breathtaking vineyards of Livermore. This place has it all; great pace of play, beautiful conditions, and fun challenging holes. The greens run fast but true and the drive up “Lombard Street” is a real pleasure.

The blind approach to 12 is tough but rewarding when you use the topography to aid your shot. I simply cannot recommend this course more. The elevation changes and degrees of pitch coupled with native areas between the tee box and the fairway is very well done.

Bravo to the staff for keeping tee times spaced well. There were several holes where we felt as if the entire course was ours alone. This was a relaxing round where the day melted away and the troubles of the world paused for a few hours. I can’t wait to return to try their grill which looked awesome but sadly was closed by the time we finished.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 24
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Wente golf

Wente golf course is one of the best courses in the area. Condition was excellent for time of year. Pace of play was good and steady. Course lay out is challenging and scenic.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 12
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Amazing Course

This course is amazing. It was a bit chilly when I arrived and there was a slight frost delay, but once you got to the first tee box and the sun hits you it was not cold again.

The grounds are in amazing shape. Fairways are immaculate and the greens quick. The sand is also phenomenal. Truly one of the great courses in the Bay Area.

I think it’s great that they are on GolfNow, but the members I played with didn’t love that. They were great partners though and made me very interested in a membership.

If you get a chance to play, I highly recommend. It’s worth the $150.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

very good

The problem was with golfnow. I booked for 1:15 and the conformation showed 1:15 to 5:15 in one place and 2:15 in another place. The course received 2:30 from golf now. Something is very wrong on the golfnow end.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 27
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Very nice course and layout

The entire front 9 and 1-2 holes on the back nine are cart path only. Allow more than 3 hours to play 18 holes. Cart needed to be returned by 6:30pm. Will definitely return!

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

WenTEE It up high!

The course was in excellent shape. Greens firm and very fast. The practice green speed was identical to the course. So get some pre round putts in. Layout is amazing how they utilized the top of the hill for 3 holes after you climb “Lombard Street” to hole 10. Overall experience was excellent. Highly recommend a round here. The facility wasn’t entirely open for Covid. But there was still a food and drink service on the patio.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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