Metropolitan Golf Links
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Metropolitan Golf Links

10051 Doolittle Dr, Oakland,California,94603
Type: Public
No. Holes: 18
(510) 569-5555
Detailed description

Metropolitan Golf Links is a Public 18 hole golf course located in Oakland, California.

Metropolitan Golf Links first opened for play in 2003. The course was designed by Johnny Miller and Fred Bliss.

The 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.

The Metropolitan Golf Links sits on land once occupied by the Galbraith Golf Course, which was closed in the early 1990s. Metropolitan Golf Links opened for play April, 2003, and boasts views of Oakland International Airport, downtown Oakland and San Francisco in the distance. When designing Metropolitan Golf Links, speed of play rather than difficulty was a major designe criteris, therefore the course is generally flat and treeless. However, the wind can play a big factor in shot making. The undulated greens are large and a fair test of one's putting skills.

Par for the course is 72. From the back tees the course plays to 6959 yards. From the forward tees the course measures 5099 yards. The longest hole on the course is # 10, a par-5 that plays to 569 yards. The shortest hole on the course is # 12, a par-3 that plays to 160 yards from the back tees.

Watch out for # 9, a 421 yard par-4 challenge and the #1 handicap hole on the course. The easiest hole at Metropolitan Golf Links is # 12, a 160 yard par-3.