Tilden Park Golf Course
Slowest Round Ever
Poor course management. Way too many people out there at one time. Took over six hours to play 18. Too expensive if you're going to cram that many ppl in.
June 21, 2015
Don't golf there on weekends
Don't golf there on the weekend. Played it on Saturday. Had a 12:33 tee time finally teed off at 1:00. Finished the front 9 at 4:15. Never experienced that before. Played there on a week day and it was slow but nothing like that. Better management and not over booking could fix that and it's not a bad course.
June 14, 2015
Great value for the price. Well maintained and beautiful greens
June 12, 2015
tee-up is always behind schedule
Played here a couple of times but will not any more.
I made my reservation each time, but had to wait for more than 20 minutes after the reserved tee-up time. My last play was on Sunday, but waited also on a weekday.
The staffs seemed to take it for granted because they did not do anything about that, which made me disappointed.
June 4, 2015
One of the slowest courses around
It's common knowledge that Tilden Park has a reputation for slow play and with that in mind my group booked a tee time at the crack of dawn on a Sunday, hoping to play a very fast round. It was EARLY - the grill wasn't even open yet and there were only a couple of groups ahead of us on the course. The course was a little rough with the drought and all. We were really looking forward to playing.
The biggest problem was that unfortunately we were stuck behind a group that was incredibly slow. The group ahead of them was long gone. They showed no regard for golf etiquette and were so wayward with their tee shots that the whole course was held up. These guys were hitting two shots per person off the tee, often all 4 completely missed the fairway, and they had no awareness and/or no consideration for the people behind them. On the 18th fairway it was like the wild west with wayward shots from both the 13 and 14th tees flying onto our fairway. The ball owners drove right out in front of us without asking, waiting until we were done with our shots, or apologizing. I understand that people want to have fun with their buddies on the weekend and people have different skill levels, but to advertise fast play during early tee times and then have NO MARSHAL on the course during our entire round to enforce pace of play (or even basic etiquette), there's no excuse for that. It's the main reason why I am writing my first review. I'm shocked that this happened to us with a crack of dawn tee time and that there was no marshal to be seen our entire round. I'm disappointed that this is an endemic issue at Tilden. My friends have had a round where 3 holes took an hour and a half to play... that's how slow Tilden can be.
Please Tilden Park mgmt., the course is in a beautiful setting but the slow play problem needs to be fixed. You can enforce a reasonable pace of play, not send out 5-somes and not send groups out so close together. To do otherwise just ruins it for everyone.
June 1, 2015
Great but slow.
The golf course is one of my wife and my favorites. Its just a beautiful place to play. It is also a real good challenge.
The problem is golfing here on weekends takes 5 hours or longer. We were reminded of this on Saturday when it took 5 hours and 15. As a result, we will not plat Tilden on the weekends any more. We will seek to play on the week days only.
June 1, 2015
Great specials and conditions made for an awesome round of golf even in drizzling weather.
May 27, 2015
Best Bang For Buck In East Bay
Played Tilden Park recently for the first time in a few years having played it 100's of times prior. Always a great course when greens are good. They are great right now, and speed is fun to judge. Good Luck avoiding three putts! Really rewarding when you putt well there. Plays as difficult as any golf course at this time, if you like a challenge of good greens. Not the same old easy Tilden Park when the greens are like this. Great pro shop staff and nice bar/cafe too.
May 23, 2015