Anyone who appreciates a world class golf course, they will love this place. If you don't have good command over your ball, you will be punished as you should be. If you hit quality shots, you will be rewarded as you should be. The course is young, so it isn't hyped up like the other prestigious courses in the Bay area, but like every other David McKay Kidd course (Bandon Dunes, Tetherow, St Andrews Castle Course, and uber exclusive Nanea) just a matter of time this place racks up the award rankings and fanfare. Being also an O Club member, I love Lake, but I have a hard time putting up with the crazy slow rounds, subpar conditions, and the "i'm trying too hard" pretentious environment. Plus, Stonebrae is way more enjoyable to play regularly.
I love this place so I prepaid 50 rounds for $7500. I'm also a member at Olympic club but prefer to play here for the following reasons:
Better greens n overall golf conditions
Super friendly members n staff
Course time is very fast, 3 1/2 hr rounds
Very kid friendly, unlike oly club, 5 yr olds are not allowed on the range
Finally, no pretentious attitude
Olympic club can bite me, course is always wet, greens are slow n bumpy, and members n staff are aholes n arrogant
From pulling in parking lot to the end of the day in Pro Shop and bar, service friendly and professional without being pretentious. The golf course unique and a challenge. Not trumped up.
The best feature is the combo tees. I mean fantastic idea.we were bot wanting to be beat up playing the Black tees, but on the scorecard has listed Black/ Silver.which has 3 holes each side or so with the blocks up so the carry over some barrancas wouldn't be so intense. Plus the combos even are rated to make it official. GREAT shape greens are true. CANT wait to head back. Next time in shorts and no sweater. Lastly the views from the top of the east bay hills are simulating. I almost could see all the way down to Gilroy I left my back door open..lol
Professional staff and service. The course is in very good condition. The clubhouse is excellent as well. The primb rib sandwich is very good, including the onion ring which is a must try since the batter actually has flavor.
Just recently got married here on Aug 10th 2013. We booked this venue as a referral of an acquaintance of mine. It wasn't on any of those wedding websites so there was no other way to know they even did weddings! good for me, not for them. When we first booked over 2 years ago know they had a different girl working the weddings. when I booked, we called to check in later and she had left! I was freaking out. (she was the reason I felt so comfortable there) The view sold me! it was love at first site. I knew right away that this was going to be my venue. When I was told the director Kevin would be out wedding coordinator I just about cried, I was so scared that a man would be able to plan a wedding. BOY was I WRONG. He surpassed my expectations! He was always available, a short speedy email away, complimentary tasting, food was amazing my guests are still talking about the steak and chicken we served. He was always in my view on the day of, and if I ever needed anything he was right there. he made sure everything was set up perfectly the day before, and I literally couldn't be more impressed with how everything unraveled. I have friends who have gotten married around the same time as me who paid thousands more than I did, and this was part of the reason why I choose it. NOT even knowing the quality of service, food, and everything I was getting. Thank you so much Stonebrae for giving me the wedding of my dreams
sincerely, Anne&Michael Wright