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.