Lake Chabot is possibly the best value for weekend golf, in the Bay Area. The course is in decent condition with some fun and quirky holes. Pace of play is slow on weekends, of course, but speedy during the week. It offers some terrific views of the Bay, from a few holes on the back nine. The snack shack offers one of the best burgers in the Bay Area!
February 24, 2015
Love Lake Chabot, however the pace of play on Sunday was pretty slow and the group behind us wasn't giving us any privacy around the tee box or on the fairway as they continually hit their tee shots while we were within range.
February 24, 2015
challenges of distance
This course was very hilly. It was hard to judge distances. It didn't have makers beyond 150. The greens were flat and slow. The tee boxes were not level. It was very green though and the staff was courtious. There wasn't a Marshall so the pace of play was very bad. A twosome in front of me was holding up myself and two other foursomes...very rude. All in all the course was nice but the others players didn't even know how to hit the ball and had no clue about etiquette...cut off shorts and tee shirts as well. Probably won't make the trip again...sorry chabot
February 22, 2015
45 Minutes Behind Off the 1st Tee
We ended up just playing the executive course after they were 45 minutes behind pace off the tee. They need to cut tee times and increase the green fees, no one likes a 5+ hour round.
February 18, 2015
Cheap but now I know why
41$ with a cart seemed like a good opportunity to give lake chabot a chance. Overall it was almost a 5 and a 1/2 hr round. Not just no Marshall to speed things up but even though start times were 20 minutes late the starter was cramming in walk ins. Cart paths need repairs as go a lot of the greens and fairways. Put some money back into the course. For the same price Im willing to drive a little farther for a better experience.
February 17, 2015
A course with lots of potential
I played Chabot for the first time not knowing what to think. What I came out of my round thinking was how poor this course was. The layout is pretty cool with all of the elevation changes but the overall conditions of the course were dreadful. Just about every tee box was in horrible condition but my biggest complaint has to be the greens and how every single one is a small circle. With all of the elevation changes you sometimes were underneath the green so being able to see what section of the green the flag was placed was impossible. I'd maybe be okay with this if there was a flag indication in the cart but there wasn't. This was especially poor on the par 3's including what I think is 9 (The huge drop down hole) because playing from the blues you can't even see the green from the tee box. There are some positives from chabot being some very fun holes with great views of the bay.
February 16, 2015
Lake Chabot/Great Views and Value
Lake Chabot is a must for all Bay Area golfers. The course and staff are very welcoming and well maintained. The course affords great views of the SF Bay Area; especially from the 15th hole, and generally speaking; fantastic views and vistas of the East Bay hill.
The course is challenging for the 12-18 handicapper, but is not punishing in the sense that every hole feels like mission impossible.
Tee boxes and green are in good shape; lots of slope and break on the greens...
All in all I would highly recommend Lake Chabot for the courteous staff/challenging course lay out....and oh yeah...that 625 yard par 6 18th hole. I have played there 2 times, and I will surely be back for more.
February 16, 2015
Many Elevation Changes
This course has goes up and down on many holes which makes the shot making very interesting to judge distance. Weather was perfect for this time year. The course has many great views.
February 15, 2015