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4.1
814 Reviews (814)
5 Stars
288
4 Stars
389
3 Stars
76
2 Stars
27
1 Stars
34
Conditions
4.1
Value
4.1
Layout
4.5
Friendliness
4.2
Pace
3.5
Amenities
3.7
91.8%
Recommend this course
722 out of 814 reviews
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Average Rating
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4.0
45 Reviews (45)
5 Stars
13
4 Stars
22
3 Stars
7
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
2
Conditions
3.9
Value
4.0
Layout
4.4
Pace
3.6
Amenities
3.7
StaffFriendliness
4.2
91.1%
Recommend this course
41 out of 45 reviews
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4.1
83 Reviews (83)
5 Stars
31
4 Stars
37
3 Stars
11
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
2
Conditions
4.1
Value
4.1
Layout
4.5
Pace
3.7
Amenities
3.7
StaffFriendliness
4.3
94.0%
Recommend this course
78 out of 83 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

4.1
814 Reviews (814)

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 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played
Wet weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart

Great but cart path only

Cart Path Only, and I understand why, makes it less enjoyable. We will definitively go back again when the course is dry and no cart restrictions. It was a great time !

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 15-19
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Chardonnay Golf Course

Great day on the course for our foursome. Pace was great, conditions were great, and the staff is always friendly. Looking forward to our next round soon!

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 81
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Top 500 Contributor
Previously Played

Chardonnay Jan 2024

Pretty wet areas, but understandable since it rained the morning of the day before. Greens in very good shape.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Way too wet

Played 3-4 days after heavy rains but I t was clear they were still watering the course like normal. Entire course was cart path only, so I walked. Push cart sunk in all across the course. Dozens of plugged lies and water in bunkers. Greens were entirely inconsistent. Nobody made a putt outside of 8’

Conditions Poor
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 104
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Top 500 Contributor
Previously Played

Wet after the rain.

Course was wet after alll the rain and storm that came through. Cart path only but we still finished in good time. I’ll be back as always.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

New Years Eve 18

Paired up with a twosome that was playing in front of me to make play move quicker. Had a very fun round with Eric and Nir. Unfortunately, the course was still very wet from earlier rain, and it was cartpath only. I’m an old guy and trekking all the way across the fairway for most shots was a bit much. Wet conditions did make some shots a little difficult but all in all the course was in great shape. But as the clouds moved in, the temperature dropped! So for the last five or six holes it was extremely cold. We pushed through and even with slow play of the two groups in front of us, we did barely finish before it got dark. Have always enjoyed this course.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Awful pace of play

Actually this is a great golf course with a beautiful setting in the vineyards and a challenging course design.
The pace of play was awful. They put me as a single alone. Behind me a double and behind them another single. In front were several foursomes. So every flight have to wait at least 10 minutes at each hole.
After playing there was no chance to clean my dirty shoes or to clean of my clubs.
The guy at the registration was also not very attentive about the setting of the flight constellation.
After all I would recommend this course, when you have plenty of time and don’t play as a single.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Fair
Pace Poor
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 13
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
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 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Vrrrrr Noice👌🏽

Matt at the pro shop was super accommodating and helpful

The course was so much fun to play this time. Maybe because I can hit alit more shots than I did about 10 years ago or so when I first started.

Food and drinks were very good.

Bartender/ server was very friendly and efficient
I don’t care for margaritas but the one my nephew ordered me was vrrr noice👌🏽. Can’t wait to go back!! Thanks GN⛳️

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 13
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 59
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played
Cold weather
Used cart

Bunkers

Overall rating would have been 5 stars, but the bunkers were like concrete. Otherwise, a "Great" course.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 7
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Previously Played

Get A Marshal!

Course is fun and usually worth it but they are horrible with pace of play. Course does not have a marshal out helping keep up pace of play, two groups of 3 in front of us kept grouping up to make a 6 some… no one at the course cared or would say anything. Round took over 5.5hrs to complete, just ridiculous.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Fair
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 59
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played
Cold weather
Used cart

Driving Range closed on Tuesday's

It's a nice course in every respect. My only problem is the Driving being closed. In my opinion the range should be taken care of after 2p.m. when their is little activity on the first tee.
It seems to me it would speed up play on the first tee when your either way left or right. I know your thinking it wouldn't help the player who isn't sure if his or her ball is going to go left or right, but "Hey" it sure won't hurt.
Keeping the range open until two or later will also increase your bottom line.

Conditions Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 54
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

A fun day in Chardonnay golf course

I love to play this course and want to play with my friends again. Some of the cart paths need to be fixed.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

pace of play a joke

they clearly overbooked the course during a holiday week. we only got through 15 holes in 4.5 hours. No Marshall to move people along Sad when they have increased rates with more play with COVID boom.

Conditions Average
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 7
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Can be slow paced

I played on the 17th of November, this was the slowest pace of play ever. We encountered multiple 5 person groups which made the play really slow. Everyone behind us was frustrated. The big group actually told us they were playing with 5 people and to be patient. We quickly passed the next hole just to find another 5 person group and had to pass them up also. This happened 3 different times. Very poor management to let people like this slow down the groups behind them. Then to tell us to be patient with them. JUST LET US GO THROUGH IF THEY ARE THAT SLOW!! Common courtesy!

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