Reviewed by: Yawger, Downey
I’ve played this course several times with my dad. It’s his home course, and for good reason. Green fees are a great value for what you get in this area. The course is in really good shape considering the amount of flooding they had a couple months ago. There was a couple really big storms that came through Northern California and flooded a good portion of the course. The greens keeper has done a great job getting the course back to where it ought to be. That said, there were a couple of spots where it was noticeably bare or run down because of the soggy ground or previously flooded areas, but those were really few and far between. Overall the course is in really good shape. They get a lot of foot traffic, as this course is definitely a locals track. You really get that vibe at the 19th hole. It definitely doubles as a local’s sports bar of sorts. The restaurant/bar always has many patrons, and they probably have something like 25 TV’s, and the wait staff and pro shop staff are both very friendly, helpful, and kind.
Las Positas is a great course if you haven’t been playing much. It’s forgiving and not all too long. You can stretch it out and make it more challenging if you play from the tips, which I didn’t do this go around. We gave ourselves a break since neither my dad or I have been playing consistently, and it really makes the par 3’s more manageable. The greens were in good shape, although we played in the afternoon so the usual bumps that come with a lot of play were there. Speed was good. Fairways were in good condition. I didn’t bump a ball once due to wear or burnt out areas.
Here is a cool course map on the club’s web site if you want to check the layout.
Don’t let all the water fool you, it’s more forgiving than it looks. Most all the water is to the side, so you’re not really hitting over water much unless you played poor position.
I’d definitely recommend it if you’re passing through, and if you’re already in the area, I’d make it my home course in a heartbeat. All the locals my dad knows do! Good course!