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3.3
431 Reviews (431)
5 Stars
34
4 Stars
166
3 Stars
133
2 Stars
59
1 Stars
39
Conditions
2.8
Value
3.4
Layout
3.9
Friendliness
4.1
Pace
3.4
Amenities
3.5
69.2%
Recommend this course
297 out of 431 reviews
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Average Rating
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3.4
62 Reviews (62)
5 Stars
6
4 Stars
25
3 Stars
23
2 Stars
5
1 Stars
3
Conditions
3.0
Value
3.5
Layout
4.0
Pace
3.5
Amenities
3.5
StaffFriendliness
4.2
71.0%
Recommend this course
44 out of 62 reviews
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3.3
129 Reviews (129)
5 Stars
10
4 Stars
53
3 Stars
43
2 Stars
13
1 Stars
10
Conditions
2.8
Value
3.4
Layout
3.8
Pace
3.4
Amenities
3.5
StaffFriendliness
4.0
68.2%
Recommend this course
88 out of 129 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 72
Length 6996 yards
Slope 129
Rating 74.2
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Shoreline Golf Links
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Course Details

Year Built 1983
Fairways Rye Grass
Greens Rye Grass
Golf Season Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - $11 - $15
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Bunker Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Amex Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes

Food & Beverage

Food & Beverage

Reviews

3.3
431 Reviews (431)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 19
Patio Dining 16
Brunch 13
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 26
Water Hazards 26
Undulating Greens 15
This course/club is great for:
Locals 33
Walkers 25
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 18
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 37
Near Local Attractions 13
Near the Airport 9

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Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
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5.0
Previously Played

Better than reviews say

When you go to shoreline you’ll more than likely enjoy your time. Pace of play can be slow at times but not too bad. The greens roll nice. Some bunkers could use more sand but I Definitely enjoy playing here more than moffet or sunnyvale

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
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Previously Played

Course condition is really bad

The green is sanding and golfnow didn’t mention when booking, back 9 doesn’t even have flag and holes!

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Fair
Pace Fair
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 9
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

need more staffs in the pro shop

there was only one staff on duty at the pro shop, he chated with his friend on the phone for 10 minutes, and ignored customers

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Fair
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 6
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 9
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Fair
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

First time in Shoreline golf links

Despite the drought conditions, The course was well-maintained. And although the pace of play was a little slow, around three different holes on the course, we still made pretty good time. I Will definitely come back and play this course again!

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 8
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
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Previously Played

Good course but not drink staff

They need to have a drink cart person on the front & back nine also was upset the snack bar was closed

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0

Great course

Played here multiple times and enjoy it everytime. I mostly play here during the week so pace of plays is good. Greens and fairway looking better than i’ve ever seen them

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 17
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 12
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Played On
Reviews 15
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Oh the poop and ball marks

The geese poop is unhinged. Even some of the greens had too much. And could some players please fix you ball marks!!!

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 139
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 50 Contributor
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

fun course

Shoreline golf links is a fun course with many interesting holes. Not too long but challenging. Greens have a lot of slope but are in good condition

Conditions Good
Value Fair
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 10
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Shoreline

Fairways barren in some spots, greens were a bit soft and bumpy. No group ahead of us until we caught up with a single and foursome on the back. Not sure why they allowed a single?

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 17
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

A 7000 yard, Robert T Jones track in smack dab middle of Silicon Valley

Where else can you play a 7000ish yard, Robert T Jones track for $23in the bay? That’s what I thought.. sure there are squirrels and they make holes and there are geese that sometimes are a bit annoying. Yes the fairways in places are less than ideal ( mostly in areas where a good tee shot would not end up) but if your a true die hard golfer you respect the challenge of this course and frankly it has made me such a better golfer and person having shoreline as my home course. The greens are absolutely amazing for a muni rolling at a real good clip .. lots of undulating greens and bunkers that for the
Most part are a joy to hit out of. Shoreline is on the rise and grounds crew are making steady progress giving this fantastic design some new shine .. come out and play if you can look past imperfections and want a true test of posting a number

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 15-19
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart

Enjoyable But Not Perfect Links Golf

Would I recommend Shoreline to other golfers. I would give that question an emphatic yes. I have read many of the criticisms of Shoreline and many of the negative reviewers have a point, especially if you are looking at the negative. I prefer to take that information and look at it concentrating on the positives of the course. What people don't understand is that Shoreline is a links course and it is a Municipal Course. It is located in an area close to the ocean and salt air. People don't realize what this does to golf turf. The salt in the air makes it difficult to grow consistent grass on the fairways and greens. Yes, the fairways were hard and the lies were tight, but that is to be expected given the location of the course. Besides, tight lies and hard fairways are to be expected in links style golf. You only need to take a look at the courses they play in the British Open ROTA. The areas around the greens were mostly consistent and I was very happy with the greens. They putted well and were very consistent and quick.
The course was challenging and fair with the greens being receptive. A couple of the greens were hard, but again that is to be expected with a links course. The round was just under 43/4 hours, but given that Shoreline is a busy course and we played it on a Saturday afternoon you have to take that into consideration. Honestly, It wasn't that bad. Would I recommend the course to others. I would give that question an enthusiastic yes, but keep in mind the style of the golf course and its location in a major metropolitan area. I enjoyed the course and hope to be back soon.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
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