GolfPass Icon
Rating Index Rating
Tooltip Information Icon
3.5
663 Reviews (663)
5 Stars
96
4 Stars
283
3 Stars
169
2 Stars
72
1 Stars
43
Conditions
3.1
Value
3.4
Layout
3.9
Friendliness
4.1
Pace
3.8
Amenities
3.2
72.9%
Recommend this course
505 out of 663 reviews
Read Reviews
Average Rating
Avg Rating
3.1
55 Reviews (55)
5 Stars
4
4 Stars
16
3 Stars
20
2 Stars
12
1 Stars
3
Conditions
2.6
Value
2.9
Layout
3.7
Pace
3.6
Amenities
2.8
StaffFriendliness
3.8
52.7%
Recommend this course
29 out of 55 reviews
Read Reviews
Average Rating
Avg Rating
3.5
107 Reviews (107)
5 Stars
23
4 Stars
34
3 Stars
30
2 Stars
14
1 Stars
6
Conditions
3.1
Value
3.4
Layout
3.9
Pace
3.8
Amenities
3.1
StaffFriendliness
4.1
69.2%
Recommend this course
74 out of 107 reviews
Read Reviews

About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 72
Length 6550 yards
Slope 132
Rating 71.8
Book a Tee Time at
Franklin Canyon Golf Course
Powered by GolfNow.com

Course Details

Year Built 1970
Fairways Rye/Poa Grass
Greens Bent/Poa Grass
Golf Season Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

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

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Amex Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes

Food & Beverage

Snacks

Available Facilities

Clubhouse, Meeting Facilities, Banquet Facilities

Available Activities

Swimming, Billiards

Reviews

3.5
663 Reviews (663)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 17
Watching the Game 8
19th Hole Specials 7
Course Challenges Include:
Elevation Changes 29
Forced Carries 26
Bunkers 25
This course/club is great for:
Locals 39
Walkers 19
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 15
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 21
Convenient to the City 18
In the 'Burbs 17

Numbers based on reviews tagged with attribute.

Advanced Filters
Overall Rating
Recommended
Handicap
Age
Type of Golfer
Gender
Played On
Reviews 17
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 7
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Cold weather
Walked

Sad conditions

Been playing this course for over 30 years and this is by far the worst it has looked and played. There is almost as much bare ground as there is grass, but there are cracks and seams in the bare grounds.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Trying their best

Staff trying harder lately and it shows.
Course quality ticked up slightly considering drought conditions and course closing rumors.
Parking area still slum like, one guy, one day could completely reverse first impressions pulling into lot.
Improved overall in last month. Good job!

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Poor Conditions

Below average Tee box condition
Poor Fairway condition
Average/ Below Average Green condition
Value for the money is very poor

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

poor condition

there is no maintenance for this course at all. you can see the garbage on teebox as well as along the fairway.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Fair
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a month
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

Course is in rough shape.

Love Franklin Canyon and have played there a few times a year for the last 30+ years. I love the layout and there is lots of character to the course, with some pretty difficult 3 pars (5 in total), decent changes in elevation and playable holes. Played there yesterday and was really disappointed in the state of the course. Course is just in awful shape. Greens are OK, but the rest is a disaster. Not playing here again unless there are drastic changes.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Terrible

For $69 it ain’t worth it!! Tee boxes are terrible/slanted
Fairways were yellow and dirt spots everywhere
Greens were mushy
Don’t waste your money!!!

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Fair
Friendliness Fair
Pace Average
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 9
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Previously Played

Worst Conditions in the Bay Area

Tees and Fairways are in terrible condition. Greens are still in decent shape. I guess they are getting a head start on the permanent closing. I grew up playing there and sadly that will be my last round . Go elsewhere Franklin Canyon is DONE !!

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Played On
Reviews 8
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Sad

Course is in terrible shape. Amenities are falling apart.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Fair
Friendliness Fair
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Conditions keep getting worse

Drought is killing this course. Some greens now have dead areas. Fairways are either dead or only weeds except the last hundred yards near the green.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Used cart

Course is dry, but not a bad track

I get that we're in a drought, but the greens were very slow and the course is brown in a lot of places. That said, the track has nice challenges , the staff are nice and the pace of play was fantastic for a Sunday.

Conditions Fair
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 11
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Fun layout but tee to green conditions need work

This is a fun layout that is a great deal but the fairway conditions this last time we played 8/6/2022) were horrible. Mostly dead patchy grass so you’re hitting off the dirt or between dead tufts of grass. Tee boxes were a bit better and surprisingly the greens were in good shape (although they felt on the slow side.). We were 2nd group out and our foursome finished in 3:45. Unlikely to return until the course conditions improve.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Fairways need water

I hit some pretty good drives only to be hitting off some dirt or hard pan. Greens were very slow. Course lay out was excellent.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Parking lot fire hazard

The place shows an unkept look, but the parking lot is the first impression of decline with the DRY overgrowth. Cars with hot engines are snuggling up to the tall grass in most every parking space. One guy with a weed eater and 2 hours could knock down ALL of that hazzard. Garbage cans leading to Pro Shop should never be overflowing.
Come on, simple, obvious standard practices.

Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
1.0
First Time Playing

Top 5 worst courses in the Bay Area

The pictures on GOLFNOW are majorly misleading!!
Looks nothing like the place..
The fairways are 50/50 a mixture of dirt and grass..
The greens are decent but slow.
The guy at the front desk was rude and didn’t know how to deploy players in a timely manner.
The cart battery died on us on the second hole.
The people that we met were nice but a little weird..
Won’t be going back..

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Fair
Friendliness Fair
Pace Fair
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

Needs water

The course is a little dry and some of the greens are bumpy. I like the layout and the value is pretty good.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 165
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Difficulty Moderate
Nearby Courses
El Cerrito, California
Private
4.4444
54
Richmond, California
Private
4.0
1
Pleasant Hill, California
Private
4.5
2
Vallejo, California
Public
4.1198176471
515
Vallejo, California
Public
3.9998117647
838
Orinda, California
Private
5.0
2
Berkeley, California
Public
3.7776117647
498
Concord, California
Public
2.4
21
Concord, California
Public/Municipal
3.8575411765
280
Vallejo, California
Public
3.8992176471
843
Walnut Creek, California
Public
4.1440588235
223
Oakland, California
Private
5.0
1
Golf Packages
FROM $437 (USD)
SAN FRANCISCO, CA | Enjoy 2 nights' accommodations at Hotel Kabuki and 2 rounds of golf at Harding Park & Presidio Golf Club.
FROM $527 (USD)
SAN FRANCISCO, CA | Enjoy 4 nights’ accommodations at Fairmont San Francisco and 4 rounds of golf at TPC Harding Park, Presidio Golf Course, and Half Moon Bay Golf Links-Old & Ocean Courses.
FROM $277 (USD)
NAPA, CA | Enjoy 3 nights' accommodations at Silverado Resort and Spa and 2 rounds of golf at Silverado Resort and Spa North & South Courses.
FROM $607 (USD)
SONOMA, CA | Enjoy 2 nights' accommodations at Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn and 1 round of golf at Sonoma Golf Club.
FROM $437 (USD)
HALF MOON BAY, CA | Enjoy 1 night's accommodation at Half Moon Bay Lodge and 2 rounds of golf at Half Moon Bay Old Course & Half Moon Bay Ocean Course.
Now Reading