Got there about an hr before our 8:48 tee time, we were gifted with the opportunity to go out at 8:30. We were on 580 by 12:45.
We played free and clear barley seeing anyone for the rest of the morning, rhythm and pace were excellent.
Wish I could post a picture or 2
January 21, 2015
Course condition was very bad. Greens were very bumpy and tee boxes were very rough and uneven.
over priced for what the course offers.
would love to see some improvement.
January 20, 2015
Gem in the Oakland hills
Played LC on a crisp January day for the first time in 25+ years and had a blast. Got paired with a nice older gentlemen who knew the course very well. Staff was really friendly. Course is a lot of up and down terrain so I think it would be difficult to walk. Lots of fun holes including a par 3 that probably drops 200 feet tee to green, a couple driveable par 4's and most of the par 5's are reachable. Finally the famous 18th is a par 6.....yes that's right....par 6. 630 yards but with a great drive and second shot you COULD get a shot at an albatross. Hill Top snack shack was closed the day I played and I did not try the cafe. Next time. Got an unbelievable price from Golf Now. $15 bucks, teed off at 12:15, cart included. What a value! Range is a bit shoddy and you can only hit SW to 6.
January 15, 2015
Muddy Round w/ Frost Delay...What Renovation?
Played Chabot after a hiatus on this track for maybe 2 or 3 years. Can't say I miss it much. I had heard they spent a lot of money on some facility and course renovations, but that didn't seem too apparent. However, to be fair, it was a cold frosty day in January and was still clearly suffering from the massive rains we had a few weeks ago. Drainage was too good, and we had to play cart-path only, which really made it slow and a pain. Probably should have walked and would have had a more direct round. But, others in front of us were also in carts, so overall pace was slow.
I do like some of the holes on the back side, and 8 & 9. But the front is mainly the same hole over and over from 3-6. Greens are kinda small and generic. BUT, rates are pretty darn good compared to other places. So, if conditions are better, and you're looking for a good round, you could do worse.
I still have a love/hate relationship with 18 (the par 6). I want to love the hole because of the possibility of getting on in 2 if you hit a monster drive tight in the corner and get way down the hill, but its so hard to get a decent lie from that point on until you're on the green. Its really kinda gimmicky.
January 5, 2015
Counterpoint to bad reviews
I was paired up with a young man, Ben, who was a much better golfer. Ben, thanks for putting up with me, and helping me find my balls! After making my Golfnow reservation, I read the really bad reviews, about the mud bowl, etc, and it scared me. We were restricted to cart path only, so the course is not totally dried out. But, in my opinion, and I am a beginner, the course is very playable. It is true that you will end up with mud on your ball, even when you land it on the fairways, but I can deal with that.
It was not very crowded on the course, perhaps because of the bad reviews. Just wanted to give everyone an update. Loved the course, with its many elevation changes. Did not score very well, but this was not the fault of the golf course!
January 1, 2015
Huge elevation changes
This course is all about playing in the hills. Several tees have you hitting into a valley and then you need to go back up the hill on the otherside to get to the green, so know how far you hit your clubs and remember to use extra when you are going uphill.
January 1, 2015
We had a very slow foursome in front of us for 18 holes. They must have had four open holes in front of then. Added at least 45-60 minutes to the round.
For the 5 hours I was there no one from the club house was seeing what was going on.
A good deal dollar wise, but you better not tell your wife a time you will be home.
January 1, 2015
Lake Chanot 122814
Course was very wet still from past rains. They need more drainage. Spent a lot of time looking for lost balls in the middle of the fairways.
December 29, 2014