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3.5
645 Reviews (645)
5 Stars
92
4 Stars
322
3 Stars
150
2 Stars
48
1 Stars
33
Conditions
3.1
Value
3.9
Layout
4.0
Friendliness
4.2
Pace
3.7
Amenities
3.1
81.0%
Recommend this course
538 out of 645 reviews
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3.4
79 Reviews (79)
5 Stars
11
4 Stars
30
3 Stars
21
2 Stars
11
1 Stars
6
Conditions
2.9
Value
3.5
Layout
3.8
Pace
3.6
Amenities
2.9
StaffFriendliness
4.1
69.6%
Recommend this course
55 out of 79 reviews
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3.5
122 Reviews (122)
5 Stars
14
4 Stars
52
3 Stars
37
2 Stars
13
1 Stars
6
Conditions
3.0
Value
3.7
Layout
3.9
Pace
3.8
Amenities
2.9
StaffFriendliness
4.1
76.2%
Recommend this course
93 out of 122 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 72
Length 6006 yards
Slope 124
Rating 69.5
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Lake Chabot Golf Course
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Course Details

Year Built 1923
Fairways Blue Grass
Greens Blue Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect William Lock Willie Watson (1923)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - $16
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Golf School Academy Yes - "Lake Chabot Junior Golf Academy"
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Discover Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Fivesomes Allowed Yes, during weekdays
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Proper attire is required.

Food & Beverage

Cafe

Available Facilities

Clubhouse

Reviews

3.5
645 Reviews (645)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 39
Patio Dining 20
Watching the Game 19
Course Challenges Include:
Elevation Changes 97
Forced Carries 31
Plays Long 27
This course/club is great for:
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 74
Locals 70
Advanced Golfers 32
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 68
Worth the Drive 44
Near the Airport 22

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Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
3.0
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Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
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Reviews 2
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Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing

Wow

Visiting friends in the bay and we booked a quick tee time. Never played the course so didn’t know what to expect. Had to push back tee time and was able to with ease. For it being January the course was in the great shape and it was a blast. Every hole makes you think (which I love) and was a blast to play. 100% would play again!!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 01/13/2021

Wonderful! Thank you for your kind words. We hope to see you again at the course very soon for another 5-star experience. Thanks for choosing Regulation at Lake Chabot Municipal Golf Course.

Played On
Reviews 119
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Top 100 Contributor
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Wet weather
Used cart

Good course that needs better care

Lake Chabot is a good course with many challenging and interesting holes.
The key word is hills.
It is very hilly.
The pace of play was very slow and we did not see any marshalls.
The fairways are not in good condition.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 01/11/2021

Awesome! We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. Thank you for the 4 stars! We aim for a 5-star experience, so we always welcome feedback for improvement. Thank you for playing Regulation at Lake Chabot Municipal Golf Course.

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Amazing course that is great bang for your buck. It was a little wet today but great drainage on fairways and throughout the course as a whole. Pace of play was spectacular and the 18th was just crazy! 600+ yard par 6! Such a fun place that I will definitely enjoy again in the near future

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 01/11/2021

Terrific! Thank you for your kind words. We're so glad that you enjoyed our pace of play and that you had a fun time with us. We hope to see you again at the course very soon for another 5-star experience. Thanks for choosing Regulation at Lake Chabot Municipal Golf Course.

Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Fair
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
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Commented on 01/07/2021

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We are sorry to see that your overall experience was anything short of 5 stars, but we hope you'll give us another try in the near future. Thanks for choosing Regulation at Lake Chabot Municipal Golf Course.

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Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
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First Time Playing

Golf course or park?

My expectation for lake chabot was not that high as the price point was quite low for the area. Upon receiving I was appalled at the course conditions. The fairways were pretty much mud, the tee boxes were beat to a pulp and very uneven, and the greens were like a pinball machine. I mean seriously I was so shocked they charge 60 bucks for this course, it is like someone just transformed a park into a golf course and did not maintain at all. There are some neat holes on the course with elevation changes that adds a bit of fun, but overall will never go back here again.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Fair
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
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Commented on 01/13/2021

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We are sorry to see that your overall experience was anything short of 5 stars, but we hope you'll give us another try in the near future. Please reach out to our General Manager, Ray Robinson, at ray@lakechabotgolf.com with any further concern. Thanks for choosing Lake Chabot Golf Course!

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Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Previously Played

Car break ins

we returned to the parking lot only to find at least 6 cars were broken into. There was glass all over the parking lot. My buddy had his back passenger window bashed in. According to course staff, this happens all the time. The hired security guard was nowhere to be found. Not worth the risk of car break ins. Gimmick course anyways

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Fair
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
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Commented on 01/11/2021

Thank you for your review! We deeply apologize that your golf partner's vehicle window was smashed in, as well as the other golf patrons. We want you to know that we are sympathetic to this issue. We are in contact with the Oakland Police Department, have signs posted around the property warning of precautions to take with parking vehicles, and staff who patrol the parking lot throughout the day. Please reach out to our General Manager, Ray Robinson, at ray@lakechabotgolf.com with any further concern. Thank you!

Played On
Reviews 14
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

1st time play

Played lake Chabot 1st time:
1) Course sits on a beautiful Oakland hill area, with magnificent view. However, the course condition is very bad, whether it's tee box, fairway, or the green. With serious management, it could be a prime golf course
2) Cart management is also an issue as we have to wait for our cart despite we did reserve the cart.

We were lucky to play on week day, I think the pace of play could be bad if weekend.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 01/13/2021

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We are sorry to see that your overall experience was anything short of 5 stars, but we hope you'll give us another try in the near future. Please reach out to our General Manager, Ray Robinson, at ray@lakechabotgolf.com with any further concern. Thanks for choosing Lake Chabot Golf Course!

Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Chabot

Lines at pro shop were way too long. The course is not very well maintained, but you get what you pay for. It is more a "gimmicky" course than anything else. Fun for once to see the weird holes, but having every ball roll backwards like 100 yards on the fairway gets old fast.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Fair
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 01/04/2021

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We are sorry to see that your overall experience was anything short of 5 stars, but we hope you'll give us another try in the near future. Thanks for choosing Regulation at Lake Chabot Municipal Golf Course.

Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
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Commented on 12/30/2020

Great! Thank you for visiting us at Regulation at Lake Chabot Municipal Golf Course. We appreciate your 4-star rating and review. We hope you join us for another round soon.

Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Fair
Friendliness Average
Pace Fair
Amenities Fair
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Commented on 12/29/2020

Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review. We see you rated the course 2-stars and are interested in learning what we can do to improve for your next visit. We take customer feedback very seriously at our course. Please reach out to our team in the golf shop and tell us what's on your mind. Thank you for playing Regulation at Lake Chabot Municipal Golf Course.

Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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Commented on 12/26/2020

Great! Thank you for visiting us at Regulation at Lake Chabot Municipal Golf Course. We appreciate your 4-star rating and review. We hope you join us for another round soon.

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
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Commented on 12/26/2020

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We are sorry to see that your overall experience was anything short of 5 stars, but we hope you'll give us another try in the near future. Thanks for choosing Regulation at Lake Chabot Municipal Golf Course.

Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Challenging Greens

This is a fun course for anyone with a medium to long ball. It's challenging but rewarding to get up the hills. The greens are very tough. No gifts! You have to earn every putt. The fairways ate very spotty, lots of dirt patches on the edges. Worth the round!

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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Commented on 12/18/2020

Great! Thank you for visiting us at Regulation at Lake Chabot Municipal Golf Course. We appreciate your 4-star rating and review. We hope you join us for another round soon.

Played On
Reviews 6
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
2.0
Previously Played
Wet weather
Used cart

Mud & Dried Grass On The Same Course (Sometimes The Same Hole)

I applaud this course first of all for putting more gaps between tee times to help with spacing during the pandemic (12 minute tee time gaps). Sadly this preparation by the course quickly disappears with spacing and pace of play becoming just like any other muni course during busy times.

We tee'd off exactly at our 11:36am time with the group in front of us just reaching the green of the par 4. There was a slight wait on each tee box for the rest of the front 9. We finished those nine holes in two hours and eight minutes. The back 9 was a hole different story when it comes to pace of play. It started to lightly rain on the 10th tee and all gaps closed up in between groups. The entire back 9 had three groups on most tee boxes (my foursome along with the foursome in front and behind us). The back 9 took us two hours and twenty-six minutes to complete.

As for course conditions, they were quite hit and miss. Some fairways and tee boxes were in great shape with green grass. Some tee boxes were covered in sand with no green grass available to stand or hit from. Some fairways, rough and parts around the green had patches of mud while others are dried up grass. Keep in mind before today, the area hasn't had any rain for quite a while so patches of mud should not exist unless the course is watering too much. In that case, then why is there dried grass along with the mud?

Greens were brutal if you were above the hole on some pin placements. You couldn't stop the ball unless the hole got in the way. Front pin placements were difficult because the fringes were soft and you could not roll a ball up or get any kick forwards from an approach shot. Back pin locations were difficult because if you went over the green, your chip shot had a good chance of rolling off the front of the green.

I really like this course during the spring and summer months but it appears the cold weather and too much water from the course takes it toll around this time of year.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 01/13/2021

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We are sorry to see that your overall experience was anything short of 5 stars, but we hope you'll give us another try in the near future. Please reach out to our General Manager, Ray Robinson, at ray@lakechabotgolf.com with any further concern. Thanks for choosing Lake Chabot Golf Course!

Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented on 12/18/2020

Awesome! We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. Thank you for the 4 stars! We aim for a 5-star experience, so we always welcome feedback for improvement. Thank you for playing Regulation at Lake Chabot Municipal Golf Course.

Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 12/07/2020

Awesome! We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. Thank you for the 4 stars! We aim for a 5-star experience, so we always welcome feedback for improvement. Thank you for playing Regulation at Lake Chabot Municipal Golf Course.

Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Still one of the best layouts, but needs some TLC

I love Chabot and always loved playing here. But this time the course just seemed neglected. A lot of the fairways were patchy and the greens were loaded up with divots and were really soggy.

I want to get out here again, but may avoid it if it is dry because any ball hit on an uphill would just roll back down.

Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 12/07/2020

Thank you for your feedback on your recent round at our course! We have been working tirelessly to provide safe and quality golf through these uncertain times, and are always looking to improve. Although golfers should fix their ball marks during play, we do have our marshals drive around the course fixing them throughout the day. We have also been irrigating the course efficiently to promote turf growth with a little help from Mother Nature. We expect that upon your next round with us that the conditions will be at yours and our expectation.

Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 11/30/2020

Great! Thank you for visiting us at Regulation at Lake Chabot Municipal Golf Course. We appreciate your 4-star rating and review. We hope you join us for another round soon.

Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Cold weather
Used cart

Interesting

It was a hard time to enjoy the course and playing Tuesday. We went through 3 golf carts cause they wouldn't start or wouldn't have enough power to go up and down the hills. That made for a longer day than it should be.

Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Fair
Friendliness Fair
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 12/02/2020

Thank you so much for leaving us with your feedback. We value our customer experience, so your review is important to us. We will make note and we hope to see you back at Regulation at Lake Chabot Municipal Golf Course!

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