Well, my final golf opportunity while in the Bay Area and what better way to finish off the week than with my son in law and my 2 bothers in law at Buchanan Fields a.k.a Duffer’s Paradise– lol. Even ... Continue »
Well, my final golf opportunity while in the Bay Area and what better way to finish off the week than with my son in law and my 2 bothers in law at Buchanan Fields a.k.a Duffer’s Paradise– lol. Even my son in law asked why are we playing here?? My family does not play a lot of golf and this was a good place for their level of play. A warm Saturday late morning, it turned out to be a fun day. $13 to walk. Another $10 if you choose to ride the very old gas cart that backfires occasionally.
An old, 9 hole, tree lined par 31 (4 short par 4’s) which gets a lot of play and in good condition. The young man in the club house got us off on time. We did rent one cart and the young man went out of his way to get us one. They only have 4 or 5 carts and they were being used but he found one somehow. Fairways on the par 4’s are decent enough. Tee boxes are a bit beat up. Bunkers are hard. Awful actually. Very hard and damp, like hard pan.
Greens were very nice though. Smooth, holding shots and rolling true.
Not much change from when I played here last time which was just about a year ago. Not exactly on my “oh boy, let’s play this one soon” list but for folks who are all over the place or just starting to play, it’s a good one.
Still up in the East Bay area an decided to give BF a try. With some family members who do not play a lot of golf, this seemed to be the place for us. Buchanan Fields is a 9 hole Par 31 course locat... Continue »
Still up in the East Bay area an decided to give BF a try. With some family members who do not play a lot of golf, this seemed to be the place for us. Buchanan Fields is a 9 hole Par 31 course located in Concord, CA. Noisy course as it sits right next to Highway 680 and the Buchanan Fields airport. Didn’t see it listed in GK so I asked Johnny GK to throw it in there and I would update it.
It’s an old course with a huge driving range (mats and grass). Had a 10:00 time on Saturday 8/12 and paid $23 with cart (carts are gas, are really old and there are not very many available). It was packed with golfers. They tell me it’s always like this. 2 groups on every hole which made the round much longer. A lot of twosomes out there so they don’t pair up groups which slows things down a bit. Plus these aren’t the greatest golfers in the world so truly a Duffer’s Paradise!! :-)
The course is in good shape lined with old pine trees. Nice change of pace with 4 par 4’s averaging about 300 yds. and 5 par 3’s averaging around 140 yds. Kikuyu fairways but mowed down so some role out. Not much rough to speak of but the trees definitely come into play. Only a couple of holes have bunkers and of course I was in one of them and it was rock hard.
The greens were nice. Heavy poa annua and pretty flat but they rolled very nicely.
I had a really good time especially with the family out there with me. Real nice young lady as the starter. Our cart broke down on #2 tee. Since the key fit all carts, my son in law ran back to get another one. As we finished, I mentioned to the starter that the cart broke down on #2. She offered to give me back the $10 for the cart. I said not necessary as we ran back to get another one. She reimbursed me anyway which was very classy.