Callippe Preserve Golf Course - Pleasanton, CA

The Callippe Preserve is a gem of a golf course out in the East Bay.  Course architect, Brian Costello describes the course best "Our goal was to have the course reward the thinking golfer where length and power are not the most critical skills required to play the course well. The layout encourages strategic course management and creative shot making from tee to green."  

I found the back nine to be much more challenging than the front side.  The par 5’s offer a break as several of them are easily reachable with 2 good shots.  Overall, the course does an excellent job of testing the golfer to make critical decisions and provides a challenging test of golf.