Deer Ridge Golf Club (CLOSED)

801 Foothill Drive,

Brentwood, California 94513

  • Office

    +1 (925) 516 6600
  • Pro shop

    +1 (888) 400 7888 (toll free)
  • Fax

    +1 (925) 516 6769
  • Golf pro

    Scott Steele (Director of Golf)

About the course

  • The Course:

    18 holes. Open parkland. Undulating terrain - a few slopes to climb.

  • Surroundings:

    Residential setting.

  • Designer:

    Andy Raugust

Back
tees
Club
tees
Front
tees
Yards
6302
5344
4539
Par
71
71
71
SSS or slope
71.1
66.6
66.5

Location

Latitude:

37.914540

Longitude:

-121.739427

How to get there:

48 miles E of San Francisco / 2 miles W of Brentwood

From the Bay Area take Hwy 4 direction Antioch, and then Hwy 4 Bypass direction Brentwood. In Brentwood turn right onto Balfour Rd. After o.4 miles turn left into Foothill Drive. After o.7 miles golf is on your right.

Deer Ridge Golf Club

3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.

Est. 2004

Deer Ridge Golf Club: GOLF COURSE PERMANENTLY CLOSED IN 2019, "due to financial conditions brought on by ever-increasing maintenance, operational cost and lower revenues".

[Original Where2Golf description]: Although shorter and slightly easier-going than its big brother on the opposite side of Balfour Rd (see Shadow Lakes), Deer Ridge also provides an enjoyable and challenging round of golf, with the best holes saved 'til last.

The layout comprises an expansive front-nine clockwise loop and an equally roaming, anti-clockwise back-nine. Both loops encircle and are flanked by plenty of housing, which is usually well out of harm's way, perched on ridges above the course.

On both nines, several holes follow the lines of various creeks and wetland areas that run through the property. Deer Creek dangerously threatens the middle section of the front-nine, bordering the par-4 5th and dangerously slicing through the par-4 6th and par-3 7th holes. The par-5 9th and par-4 11th are dissected by Dry Creek which will need to be crossed en route to the respective greens.

The most natural and scenic stretch comes at the end, starting out from the long, downhill par-3 15th. Another elevated tee-box greets you at the glorious par-5 16th. The ensuing closing threesome are laid out in a more or less straight line along the bottom of Briones Valley. This very natural and undeveloped grassy canyon, is accompanied by a creek, ponds and wetlands as it makes it way smoothly and gently down into the flat and wide expanse of the San Joaquin river delta. A fabulous finish to an enjoyable, well-presented, pleasantly undulating, though not overly long course.

List of courses: Around San Francisco

Visitors

Who can play and when?

Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends.

Must book in advance.

Green fees

Visitor fee, 18-holes: weekdays $38; weekends $63.

Credit cards accepted. Contact club for full details, discounts, packages, etc. [Last updated: 2018].

Other information

Non-metal spike facility. Walking permitted. Golf carts available to rent.

Practice facilities

Limited

Did you know?

Shadow Lakes Golf Club and, on the other side of Balfour Rd, Deer Ridge Golf Club are under common ownership. Both are laid out on the lower foothills of Mount Diablo, which rises to an elevation of 3,849 feet (1,173 m) 10 miles to the west. To the east of the golf courses, the San Joaquin River's delta region provides rich and abundant farmland.

Where2Stay

  • Holiday Inn Express Brentwood

    8820 Brentwood Blvd, Brentwood, CA 94513

    +1 (925) 634 6400

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    An ideal choice for a visit to the delta region of the San Joaquin River, where you can enjoy unlimited options for fishing, boating, water sports and golf. Within an hour’s drive of Oakland, San Francisco, Sacramento, the Napa Valley & Livermore Wine Country.

    • Golf at this hotel:

      No

    • Golf within 5 miles:

      Shadow Lakes; Deer Ridge; Roddy Ranch (6 miles)

    • Golf within 20 miles:

      No

  • Hampton Inn Brentwood

    7605 Brentwood Boulevard, Brentwood, California 94513

    +1 (925) 513 1299

    Visit website

    Located in an agricultural community just east of the Bay Area, the Brentwood area is renowned for its peaches, corn, and cherries. The Hampton Inn in Brentwood is located within easy reach of Highway 4, just a mile from downtown and only minutes from numerous shopping, dining, and recreational destinations.

    • Golf at this hotel:

      No

    • Golf within 5 miles:

      Shadow Lakes; Deer Ridge; Roddy Ranch (7 miles)

    • Golf within 20 miles:

      No

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