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4.0
724 Reviews (724)
5 Stars
255
4 Stars
347
3 Stars
65
2 Stars
25
1 Stars
32
Conditions
3.9
Value
4.0
Layout
4.5
Friendliness
4.2
Pace
3.3
Amenities
3.7
85.8%
Recommend this course
637 out of 724 reviews
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Avg Rating
3.8
37 Reviews (37)
5 Stars
9
4 Stars
20
3 Stars
3
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
3
Conditions
3.7
Value
3.8
Layout
4.4
Pace
3.1
Amenities
3.7
StaffFriendliness
4.0
81.1%
Recommend this course
30 out of 37 reviews
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3.9
94 Reviews (94)
5 Stars
26
4 Stars
50
3 Stars
10
2 Stars
3
1 Stars
5
Conditions
4.0
Value
4.0
Layout
4.5
Pace
3.3
Amenities
3.8
StaffFriendliness
4.2
87.2%
Recommend this course
82 out of 94 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Semi-Private
Par 72
Length 6948 yards
Slope 137
Rating 73.6

Sitting at the gateway to the renowned Napa Valley wine district, Chardonnay Golf Club meanders through acres of lush Chardonnay and Merlot vineyards dotted with sparkling lakes and wandering creeks. Native flora and fauna cover the golf course, which also provides a home for an abundance of wildlife including hawks, foxes, bobcats, and even the occasional golden eagle. Besides the spectacular setting, the layout provides one of the most challenging rounds in the area. The rolling landscape provides interesting elevation changes and there are plenty of mature trees coming into play. Several holes also feature water hazards and strategically placed bunkers. Chardonnay Golf Club's greens are lightning fast and the course plays long. One of the most memorable holes, both for the scenery and level of difficulty is the par-3 eighth. This hole is framed by stunning views of the Valley and it requires some clever shotmaking skills.

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Course Details

Year Built 1991
Fairways Bluegrass
Greens Bluegrass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Algie Pulley (1991)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

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

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Fivesomes Allowed With prior approval
Single Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Appropriate golf attire

Food & Beverage

Bar, Grill, Restaurant

Available Facilities

Banquet Facilities

Reviews

4.0
724 Reviews (724)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 19
Patio Dining 18
19th Hole Scenic Views 12
Course Challenges Include:
Undulating Greens 47
Forced Carries 38
Bunkers 35
This course/club is great for:
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 34
Advanced Golfers 28
A Weekend Splurge 27
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 38
Near Local Attractions 19
Convenient to the City 17

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Reviews 5
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 19
I Recommend This Course
3.0
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Previously Played

Greens were good. Tee boxes were a little rough. Still a little sloppy after the all the rain.

Conditions Fair
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 4
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

It held together pretty well given all the water over the past month

No surprise that Chardonnay (or any other course in the Bay Area right now) was a wet and sloppy mess. That said, the tea boxes and greens were in terrific condition, as were most of the fairways.. once you got into the rough all bets are off and we had to pick clean and place a number of times throughout the day. But there were no crowds to speak of, and was really glad that they were open despite the terrible conditions lately. I’ll be back!

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 20
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 9
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

Can be windy

We happened to pick a very windy, cold day. It made a challenging course extra so. The course itself was in good condition with the exception of some bare fairway spots. The greens were very good but had some varying speeds depending on grass length. I've played here several times and the wind wasn't a problem, just a bad day. It's a good track.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Beginner
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Love Chardonnay Golf Club

I'm new to golf and Chardonnay is one of the better courses in Napa Valley. The staff is amazing and the course is both tough and clean. Highly recommend, Aaron Williams

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 23
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Need some care.

The tee boxes were heavily sanded.
The bunkers needs more sand.
The fairways had bare spot (packed dirt no turf) in the fairways.
Greens were in good shape.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser

Views are incredible

Better management of slow play.
Greens were very lumpy especially on back nine.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Played On
Reviews 21
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

great course, excellent service

I really like playing Chardonnay golf course a lot it’s an excellent track in the service was great
On this particular Saturday I got a great $40 rate on Golfnow, but that rate was offered because I was behind a slow tournament in the greens and just been punched and we’re very Sandy in the round took 5 1/2 hours
Other than that I had a good time

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Challenging lay out

Beautiful vistas with vines on most holes,very challenging layout...

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Plays Once a week
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Slow

Ridiculously slow. When we got to the 5th tee box, after an hour and half, we were the third group waiting on the box and one group on the green. We tried calling the pro shop numerous times with nobody picking up. One guy drove back to pro shop to get a Marshall and we were told non were there that day. Apparently they had a reverse shotgun go out at 8, jammed regular groups out once they cleared the first hole and another shotgun started at 1230. On 15 it finally opened up because the first tournament finished and finally someone from the pro shop, guy claimed to be the head pro, came out and yelled at the group in front of us to hurry up. They had been waiting all day and keeping ip with the group in front of them. Almost a 6 hour round. I live 15 minutes from here and play it often but the group in front of us was visiting from Japan and probably won’t be recommending it to others visiting.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Fair
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 77
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 14
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart

Good course

Good course, but not what is was 20 years ago though. Checked in for my round, staff handed me a key and that was it. No information as to where to go, get cart or anything. Lacked any form of customer service. Course was pretty challenging. With the wind conditions, made it even harder.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Greens In Great Shape

I’ve played Chardonnay several times in the past and today’s greens were in the best condition by far. Cut perfectly and rolling true. Golf course staff were all friendly and accommodating. Nicest course in the immediate area.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 13
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Nice setting in the middle of the Chardonnay wineyards

Nice setting with a number of challenging holes that are fun to play. However taking more than 4 and a half hours in a fourball to play the course is unacceptable where golf athorities make efforts to accelerate the game.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 6
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Very Disappointed

Have played this course on our last visit to the Napa Valley prior to Covid. This is our first post Covid vacation and thought we would try Chardanay again as we enjoyed it last time.
Our experience started out with a very unfriendly person checking us in at the pro shop. He simply handed me the cart keys and said "you can go". I couldn't remember where the first tee box was so had to go back in and ask as there was no other staff around.
The first couple of holes were good, but by number 5 things bogged down. At least a 2 group wait at each tee on every hole. It was so bad, the group in front of us left after 9 holes, We were so fed up that we left after 15 holes. The frustrating things is that the score card clearly stated that the course would terminate your round after three warnings if your group was slow. Where was the Players Assistant/Marshall to enforce this statement??
The on-course bathrooms were very dirty, garbage bins overflowing, no soap, towels or TP!.
I do understand that the region is in a drought and despite that, the fairways and greens were in pretty good condition, I was able to find some grass on the fairways if my ball landed on a bare spot. However the sand traps had lots of small rocks and sand was very hard.
Not worth the green fees even if we paid a Hot Deal price.
A planned nice day in the Napa Valley turned out to be a disappointing afternoon.
We won't be back on our next visit to Napa.

Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Difficulty Fairly Easy
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