Livermore Golf Courses
Las Positas Golf Courses
917 Clubhouse Dr., Livermore, California; Tel. 925.443.3122
Las Positas Golf Courses is comprised of a par 72 18-hole 6,800-yard course with plenty of natural hazards and an executive 9-hole that is also challenging for golfers of all skill levels. Opening in Livermore in 1967 and designed by Robert Muire Graves, Las Positas utilizes the natural beauty of the Livermore valley countryside to present golfers championship design and challenges at public golf course prices with green fees ranging from $21 to $35 depending on 18 or nine hole play, the season and weekday or weekend play. Also, Las Positas Golf Courses offers discounts to Livermore residents.
Poppy Ridge Golf Course
4280 Greenville Rd., Livermore, California; Tel. 925.455.2035
The 27-hole Poppy Ridge Golf Course is a challenging test for golfers of all skill levels consisting of three aptly named nine-hole courses (Merlot, Chardonnay and Zinfandel). This vast Livermore golf course boasts around 7,000 plus yardage depending on the 18-hole course combination chosen and was designed by 1995 Golf Digest Architect of the Year Rees Jones and incorporates much of the natural challenges and highlights of the Livermore valley. The green fees at Poppy Ridge vary from $57 to $82 dependant upon weekday or weekend play, but they are much reduced for NCGA (Northern California Golf Association) members.
939 Larkspur Dr., Livermore, California; Tel. 925.455.5695
Springtown Golf Course is a public city course consisting of nine holes with two sets of tees so full 18-hole play is possible and the total yardage is 2,750. Being a public city of Livermore golf course, the green fees at Springtown are nominal at $23 and $26 for weekday and weekend 18-hole play respectively. A quick nine at Springtown, however will only cost the golfer $15 during the week and $17 on the weekends.
The Course at Wente Vineyards
5050 Arroyo Rd., Livermore, California; Tel. 925.456.2475
Designed by golfing great Greg Norman, The Course at Wente Vineyards is an 18-hole 6,934-yard championship golf course that also plays host to a prestigious PGA event. Created with both the amateur and professional golfer in mind, The Course at Wente Vineyards utilizes the natural landscaping of the Livermore valley that creates challenging hazards during play through the rolling hills. The views seen through the 200-foot elevation change at this Livermore golf course are unsurpassed in their spectacular beauty. Green fees at The Course at Wente Vineyards vary from $60 to $105 depending on weekday or weekend play and the season.
—Livermore golf course reviews by Ryan Osterbeck