Wente Vineyards, The Course at

Wente Vineyards, The Course at

Architect: Greg Norman
Year: 1998

5040 Arroyo Road
Livermore, California 94550
(925) 456-2475

Course Access: Public

driving range available
motorized carts available


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The Course at Wente Vineyards is an excellent golf facility that features some of Greg Norman’s best work to date and pays tribute to Dr. Alister MacKenzie by emulating his unique jagged style bunkers. The course features loads of elevation changes throughout the track which leads to some towering drives and some difficult approaches. The course is cut through the California vineyards which offers a unique and beautiful setting that few public courses enjoy. An excellent mix of holes exists with several long difficult par fours as well as a pair of driveable par fours and a variety of approach angles.

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Bill Satterfield

Wente Vineyards, The Course at

What to Expect:  The Course at Wente Vineyards is an excellent golf facility that features some of Greg Norman's best work to date and pays tribute to Dr. Alister MacKenzie by emulating his unique jagged style bunkers. The course features loads of elevation changes throughout the track which leads to some towering drives and some difficult approaches. The course is cut through the California vineyards which offers a unique and beautiful setting that few public courses enjoy. An excellent mix of holes exists with several long difficult par fours as well as a pair of driveable par fours and a variety of approach angles. Expect to have a wonderful day at a challenging top notch facility. Signature Hole:  2nd - 307 Yard Par 4 - The signature hole at Wente Vineyards is a driveable par four that gives players their first glance at Norman's MacKenzie style bunkers. The attractive MacKenzie bunkering theme is carried throughout the course and gives a real "throwback" feeling to years long since passed. The biggest obstactle on this hole though is the numerous trees that squeeze the fairway down and punish shots that are slightly off course. Precision shot making is required on this short signature hole. Individual Hole Analysis Best Par 3:  7th - 228 yards - Expansive views are featured from the tee box of this dramatic hole. Playing severely downhill downhill, this par three offers views of the vineyards to the left, hills on the right, and the intimidation of four MacKenzie… More >