Rediscover These Hidden Gem Golf Courses In and Around Concord

Play a round or two on these fantastic local fairways

Concord may be more known for its musical legacy than its sporting side, but if you’re an avid golfer visiting the area, you’ll find two great public golf courses in Concord, plus a handful of others nearby. 

If you want to stay in Concord, you can play Diablo Creek or Buchanan Fields. There are also a few other courses in nearby surrounding cities including Oakhurst Country Club in Clayton, Boundary Oak in Walnut Creek and Round Hill Country Club in Alamo.

 The natural setting is beautiful and the golf is well worth your time, so pack your travel bag, book a tee time, and hit these courses!


Diablo Creek Golf Course

One of just two public golf courses in Concord, the Diablo Creek Golf Course is a pleasure to play for golfers of every skill level. The course is mostly flat, which is perfect for less experienced golfers. 

Intermediate or advanced golfers won’t be bored, though. The course is dotted with water hazards, sand traps, and surrounded by trees, requiring strategic thinking and providing a good challenge even for experienced players. 

 Wide-open fairways allow golfers of all abilities to drive confidently, and easily accessible greens make approach shots less intimidating. However, some holes do offer more of a challenge than others. 

There’s no specific signature hole on this course. However, golfers will find certain holes challenging and exciting. Hole 4 is a long par-3 with a constant crosswind that makes getting to the undulating green tricky. 

Hole 11 features a narrow fairway flanked by trees that requires precision on the tee shot for a chance at par. The 17th hole is another par-3, but a three-tiered green could be the downfall of many golfers

You can download the free mobile app for this golf course ahead of time if you’re planning on playing it while in the area. 

Diablo Creek Golf Course

Address: 4050 Port Chicago Highway, Concord, CA 94520

Phone: (925) 686-6267 

Buchanan Fields Golf Course

Buchanan Fields Golf Course is a fun, links-style 9-hole course. It’s also one of the best courses for the price. 

 Golfers should make sure their long game is good, as there are more par 4s than 3s. It’s not the fanciest or challenging course you'll ever play, but it’s a fun time if you don’t have time for a full 18-hole round.

The fairways are well-groomed, and the greens are large but not as straightforward as they may seem. It’s an excellent course for new golfers to hone their skills and experienced golfers to play a lazy but fun round. 

Buchanan Fields Golf Course
Address: 1091 Concord Avenue, Concord, CA 94520
Phone: (925) 682-1846

overhead view of golf course


Boundary Oak Golf Course

Boundary Oak Golf Course in Walnut Creek was named the best golf course in Contra Costa County by Diablo Magazine in 2018 and 2019. It’s located in a beautiful setting, at the foot of Mount Diablo, providing both amazing views and excellent golf. 

As it’s located on the slope of the mountain, golfers can expect a fair amount of slope in the course. This is especially important to keep in mind on approach shots, as you’ll want to stay below the hole to prevent losing shots. 

 The course favors intermediate to advanced golfers who play left to right. Golfers will find a variety of holes to be interesting and challenging. Hole number 2 is the first to offer some resistance, with the constant wind that you’ll need to fight against. 

If you’ve got a strong drive, you can reach the green in 2 on the par-5 5th hole. Hole 11 can be considered the most difficult, with a dogleg right, a water hazard, and sloping, two-tiered green. 

The course is also a Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary, which means that they take steps to preserve the natural environment and wildlife within their grounds.  

Boundary Oak Golf Course
Address: 3800 Valley Vista Road, Walnut Creek, CA 94598
Phone: (925) 934-4775

Oakhurst Country Club

Oakhurst is a short drive from Concord in Clayton—slightly more than 10 minutes—but it's well worth packing your gear and taking the quick trip. However, it is a private club, so you’ll need to play with a member. 

The links-style golf course is built perfectly into the foothills of Mount Diablo and offers exciting golf. To make every hole interesting, the course features elevation changes throughout, challenging greens that are well-shielded by hazards, and beautiful surroundings, with 360 acres of natural wetlands for you to admire while you play. 

Unlike many others, this 7,205-yard, par-72 course offers 8 different sets of tees so that golfers of all abilities can have a fair chance of getting a good score. 

 The signature 18th hole is 435-yard par-4, and it’s considered one of the best finishing holes in the state. It requires two carries over a river gorge to get to the green. 

Golfers should note that face masks are a requirement in all indoor areas of the club, regardless of vaccination status. Single-rider golf carts are also available for those who wish to socially distance themselves. 

Oakhurst Country Club
Address: 1001 Peacock Creek Drive, Clayton, CA 94517
Phone: (925) 672-9737

Round Hill Country Club

Just down the road from Concord, Round Hill Country Club in Alamo offers plenty of sporting opportunities. The 18-hole golf course not only offers excellent gameplay but also spectacular views. 

The course is laid out in two distinct loops, which means you have a feeling of being all alone on the hole you’re playing. 

Hole number 2 features a water hazard right behind the green, so accuracy is a must. Hole 3 has an enormous tree on the fairway in the line of play, which adds an element of challenge. 

The par-3 7th hole is one of the most challenging holes, which has golfers playing over an intimidating dip. Your best option is to shoot to the left of the green with a 7-iron or 8-iron. Golfers will need to be strategic and stick to tight shots. 

The course finishes off with a long par-5, leading to a sloped green with the clubhouse in the background. A narrow stream, sand traps, and closely-packed trees make the finisher a tough one for tired golfers, but don’t let your guard down. 

Round Hill Country Club
Address: 3169 Roundhill Road, Alamo, CA 94507
Phone: (925) 934-8211

golf green


Whether you’re traveling alone or with friends or family, for business or for leisure, for a short period or you’re here for a while, these golf courses are worth your time. 

If you’re planning a trip to Concord, start looking into these golf courses now so you have an idea of what to expect. Tick them all off your bucket list if you’re here for a while! 

Written by Jordan Fuller for Visit Concord

About the Author
Jordan Fuller is an accomplished golfer and has been fortunate enough to play at courses all over the country. He currently mentors young golfers and shares valuable information and reviews on his blog, Golf Influence