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3.4
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1 Stars
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Conditions
2.9
Value
3.5
Layout
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Friendliness
3.8
Pace
3.3
Amenities
3.6
72.9%
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 72
Length 6175 yards
Slope 120
Rating 69.2

Editor's Note: Course closed for business in 2016.

Course Details

Year Built 1967
Fairways Blue grass
Greens Blue grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Clark Glasson

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Proper attire is required.

Food & Beverage

Bar, Grill

Available Facilities

Banquet Facilities

Reviews

3.4
96 Reviews (96)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 9
Watching the Game 6
Course Challenges Include:
Elevation Changes 8
Bunkers 6
Undulating Greens 6
This course/club is great for:
Locals 11
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 7
Playing Multiple Courses 6
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 8
Worth the Drive 7
In the 'Burbs 6

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Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
3.0
Previously Played

Sunol Valley Cypress & Palm Now Closed

Sadly both courses at Sunol Valley closed as of January 2016.

Played On
Reviews 6
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
Previously Played
Average weather
Walked

Out of Business!

I paid for a course that is out of business. i paid for 18 holes with a cart. got there and they said oh we sold all our carts and we are closing early. so i walk actually jogged 9 holes in 1 hour.

Value Poor
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Needs water

We played the palm side. The course has a good layout but because of the drought (like most courses right now) there is a lot of dead patches everywhere. There was a frost delay which happens, but the two young kids who were at the front desk and sitting on the counter were fairly rude to anyone who asked when or how much longer it would be. The food was great as usual. Overall it's worth the money and despite the two at the front desk I will go back.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Friendliness Fair
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 6
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Good weather
Used cart

Target golf for a good round

Mid day start on a weekday. Light traffic on the course. Greens were good, a little fast. Drought has effected the condition of some fairways. Bare spots are harder to play from. Lots of slopes and contour require adjustments to club selection. Hazards are unforgiving. Doglegs make the course more challenging. Setting up approach shots is rewarded with lower scores. I plan to play again.

Conditions Fair
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 10
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Beautiful view and nice to play

So close from San Jose only 20min driving and looks like a resort place. I'll absolutely visit here more again!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 60
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 500 Contributor
Previously Played
Good weather
Used cart

Fairways nearly dead, makes golfing difficult

The tees and greens are the only part of the course that is getting any amount of water. The greens are actually good, but the rest of the course is in deep, deep trouble during the drought.

Apparently this course does NOT have access to any recycled water and playing it is pretty much a joke.

I will not likely return until the drought is over, and maybe a year later to give it a long time to recover.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 23
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Previously Played
Good weather
Used cart

Sunol as usual condition

Played Palm,,,long and had bit of wind.
With dry condition, can't expect too much from the course.

Enjoyed.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Cow pastor

Dont pay to play here..
its not worth it even free.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

First timer

A little tired of playing all the courses in my area decided to try Sunol out. Despite all the negative reviews of pace of play and unfriendly staff. I had a great time here we had a 9:00 tee time started right on time if not a little early and played our round in 4 hours. The fairways are in decent shape not perfect but ok. The greens and bunkers are great. The course itself isn't super challenging but the value of playing a nice course for a reasonable fee if ok with me. I will be back to play the Palm course and back for cypress again also.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 8
Handicap 20-24
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Windy but fun

Challenging pin placements and empty course made this really fun.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 9
Handicap 15-19
Skill Beginner
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Average weather
Used cart

Windy

I played the Palm course. Strong wind makes your game more difficult. The tee boxes are very closed each other for some holes, so be careful about playing wrong holes or hit somebody on the another tee box.

One thing that I don't like is their carts need to be change. Oil carts.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Average weather
Used cart

fire sale

Booked a fire sale @ golfnow, half hour before my tee time. Go to the pro shop, no one in shop, wait 10 min. Some dick comes out finally, ask can I help you, I said yes 1257 tee time for one. Then he wants me to pay?? I said its a fire sale on golfnow its prepaid. So with poor internet connection @ facility, Im trying to prove I paid, finally some guy from the back office comes out 20 min later and said he had my email conformation. 40 after my tee time I play golf. My reel beef is the dick in the proshop, was a real ahole, made me feel like I was trying to get one over on him. Never will play there again. Explains why the parking lot was empty.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Friendliness Poor
Pace Fair
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Good weather
Used cart

Sunol Valley GC

Course was in great shape. Greens are very difficult, but true. Course layout was fun. Definitely coming back.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 13
Handicap Don't know
Skill Beginner
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Played Cypress

This was my first time playing. I went out as. Single with a tee time of 9:22 am. Was like Liu that there were two other singles and we got to start at 9.
Both gents had played the course previously so that was helpful. Front 9 seemed a bit tougher than the back even though the wind kicked up on the back 9.
Young guy in the pro shop was friendly and helpful, starter was accomodating , the course was in good shape considering the drought and the pace of play was was dead on at 4 hours with no waiting at the tees. My experience here was very good and I will play there again.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Sun-hole in one!

Amazing course lay out, well manicured.

Wrapped up 18 in 4 hours on a Saturday. Worth every penny.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Excellent weather
Used cart

Best round in a long time

Haven't been out for a while but Sunol never lets me down. Good time with good friends. Course was in awesome condition and the weather cooperated too!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Easy
Played On
Reviews 15
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

CALinks

Very much in the style of CA Links
It's adequate architecture in the course. You shouldn't lose any balls. It goes at a 4 to 4.5 hr pace. Staff in the clubhouse were friendly. The staff outside of the clubhouse were arrogant and didn't want to be bothered when servicing customers needs.

Mind you there were no transparent signs to get to the front nine. A simple inquiry with a respectful response was all I needed but the cart staff were surprisingly obnoxious when the staff was asked to guide us to the furst hole.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 11
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Good weather
Used cart

Slow pace of play.

Pace of play is always the issue with this course. The marshal who just drives around doing nothing should really get groups to speed things up.

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Good weather
Used cart

Average

Met some friends here to get together for a round. Pace of play got off to a good start, but by the back nine the pace had slowed significantly. Got rounded up just after sunset to turn in our cart (which was SLOW!!).
I guess I'm spoiled, but this wasn't a great course.
I won't be back:-(

Conditions Average
Value Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Fair
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Good weather
Used cart

As Expected for $50

Greens are in good condition, bu the rest of the course is not recovering well from the rains. Plenty of unmown rough, patchy bald spots and mud. Expect to take a minute trying to find a level stance on the tee boxes. The facilities and carts (still gas powered) are slowly decaying with no visible improvements over the last 10 years. I played the Cypress side.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Friendliness Fair
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Moderate
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