Metropolitan Golf Links

Holes

Course Book

Location:
10051 Doolittle Dr,
Oakland,
CA,
94603,
US
(GPS):
Holes:
18
Website:
Rates:
$44-$66
Tee Times:
Designers:
Johnny Miller, Fred Bliss
Access:
Municipal
Courses Nearby:
Lake Chabot Golf Course
Montclair Golf Club
Poplar Creek

"Metropolitan Golf Links will test all level of players and will become a championship-links that offers a great golf experience and spectacular views of the San Francisco Bay." Johnny Miller

What do you look for in a golf course? A chance to get away from it all? Excellent putting surfaces? Friendly staff? A place where you won't lose a dozen balls? A place that honors the traditions of the game? Fun?

As you'll discover on the other pages of this site, Metropolitan Golf Links is a top-notch golf facility with all the bells and whistles. But the core of what makes Metropolitan Golf Links so popular is the layout of the course, a Johnny Miller and Fred Bliss design just East of Oakland International Airport. The original Galbraith Golf Course boasted some gentle undulation; Miller and Bliss augmented the site and dramatically improved the drainage by covering the original landscape with two feet of sand then growing the latest turf hybrids. When other nearby courses are overly wet or carts are restricted to the path for weeks, Metropolitan Golf Links is playable—and always fun to play!

"I play Metropolitan Golf Links because it's the best value in the Bay Area." Patrick Pernice.

In the tradition of the great links courses, Metropolitan Golf Links is wide open. There's even some heather and clusters of native grasses to add to the ambiance. But the fairways are mostly open and the greens are large and receptive so that even the high-handicapper can get around expeditiously. Golfers who play Metropolitan Golf Links frequently know to find the correct part of the green for their approach shots and learn to putt the undulating green surfaces. The maintenance team strives, especially in the summer, to keep the course fast and firm—just the way a links course should be.

Metropolitan Golf Links is not overly bunkered and there are only a few water hazards that come into play. Yet with winds coming in off the San Francisco Bay, Metropolitan Golf Links has plenty to challenge the better golfer. Miller and Bliss have designed the course so that the low-handicapper will have to think his or her way around the course to score well. With six sets of tees to chose from, Metropolitan Golf Links offers a fun and challenging course for golfers of all skill levels!

Source: Metropolitan Golf Links

Metropolitan Golf Links has a compact layout with two balanced nine hole loops that start and end at the clubhouse. The routing of the course includes straight holes, doglegs, and even a couple of double doglegs! The layout boasts subtle mounting, gentle undulation changes, four wetlands areas, and just enough bunkering to add significant strategic interest. The interesting routing also means that the wind affects each hole very differently, also adding to the fun.

"If you relished the front side at Metropolitan, you'll fall in love with the back nine. This stretch of holes has more fun and risk/reward packed into it than all the dot.com explosion years. If these holes had a voice they would be saying, 'Let us tempt you.'" John Sheehan – KGO-TV

Perhaps the greatest asset of The Metropolitan Golf Links layout is that it provides the thinking golfer with a variety of options depending on the wind, course conditions, and the golfer's appetite for risk on any given day.

Unlike many courses which say 'hit it here or else' we offer numerous ways to score well.

Source: Metropolitan Golf Links

Hole
Black
Blue
White
Silver
Red
Gold
Men's HCP
 
 
 
 
Par
 
 
Women's HCP
Rating / Slope
Out
Int
In
Total
73.5 / 129
366
397
523
469
191
503
169
411
421
3450
 
569
437
160
389
428
190
371
552
413
3509
6965
71.7 / 125
342
374
498
446
166
482
144
389
406
3247
 
538
413
141
361
400
165
353
525
386
3282
6529
Men: 69.7 / 119
Women: 74.8 / 127
317
350
468
421
144
455
120
361
384
3020
 
511
386
120
330
377
142
327
497
359
3049
6069
Men: 68.6 / 116
Women: 74.0 / 126
317
322
468
387
144
455
120
361
361
2935
 
477
386
120
330
349
142
327
462
359
2952
5887
Men: 66.7 / 114
Women: 72.0 / 120
295
322
439
387
123
428
99
299
361
2753
 
477
363
100
307
349
119
304
462
331
2812
5565
Men: 64.5 / 109
Women: 69.4 / 114
275
300
410
385
105
404
83
279
333
2547
 
462
317
83
242
322
99
290
429
308
2552
5099
 
17
7
15
5
9
11
13
3
1
 
 
2
14
18
16
4
8
10
6
12
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
4
4
5
4
3
5
3
4
4
36
 
5
4
3
4
4
3
4
5
4
36
72
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
11
9
5
7
17
13
115
3
1
 
 
4
6
18
8
2
12
10
14
16