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Conditions
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Value
3.5
Layout
3.6
Friendliness
4.2
Pace
4.1
Amenities
3.7
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 67
Length 5558 yards
Slope 106
Rating 67.1

Editor's Note: Palo Alto Municipal was closed for business and replaced by a new course Bayland Golf Links in 2018.

Course Details

Year Built 1956
Fairways Rye grass
Greens Rye grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect William F. Bell (1956) Mark Rathert (1980)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
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, American Express
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes

Food & Beverage

Bar, Restaurant

Available Facilities

Banquet Facilities

Available Activities

Swimming, Billiards

Reviews

3.5
99 Reviews (99)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 8
Course Challenges Include:
Thick Rough 8
This course/club is great for:
Beginners 20
Locals 18
Walkers 18
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 19
Near the Airport 10
In the 'Burbs 6

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Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Good weather
Walked

Under construction and disappointing

Having played Palo Alto several times in past years, I was disappointed to see they are doing a very gradual remodel, which appears will take years to complete. They have taken a few holes and made two holes out them, such as a short par 4 and par 3, from the original #9 par 5. It just seems unfair to be even charged a discount, playing a par 67 chopped up mess.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Friendliness Fair
Pace Fair
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Reviews 7
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
Incentivized Review
4.0
Previously Played

One of the best course

Very well maintained, premium course in the Bay Area. Best green.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

great greens!

Course in great shape and greens were smooth and amazingly fast and true. (I think they are getting punched soon... first week in June?). Fun course with great staff. I’d play again!

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
Incentivized Review
3.0
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart

Expensive

Too expensive for what you're getting. After the renovation from Palo Alto Muni, they jacked up the rates. The course is well maintained, but not worthy of the price, especially considering alternatives in the area.

Conditions Good
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 6
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
First Time Playing
Excellent weather
Used cart

Seven Par Threes

The course was well maintained, pace of play was very good and the front nine had me convinced of returning soon (and I'm from Portland,Oregon). Wide bail areas on both sides of fairway and the rough was player friendly. I was impressed. Then I made the turn. My appreciation of a friendly and well maintained, golf venue took a turn for the worse. Four par threes on the back nine!! I could almost understand the three par threes on the front nine but 4 of them on the back?? You have to be kidding me.

The course has been under imaginary construction for 3 years. I was told they have the new design layout of the totally new course to be built on the same site finished and they expect to see construction begin within the next three or so years.

I did like the course and will look forward to seeing the new course when finished, if I manage to live that long.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Fair
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Easy
Played On
Reviews 23
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Good course to play if you are looking for a quick round

Quick round.

Easy course

No drinks cart comes
Around.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 20
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Good weather
Walked

Fair Value

course in fair condition. good layout flat.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Good Bargain Bay Area Course

General conditions and facilities were average. Yet, for $20-$30 in the Bay Area, the course was a bargain. Long & straight and it can get very windy. Fairways were in OK shape and greens fairly good at this price.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 8
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Palo alto

I will never play there again.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Palo Altp Muni

* A Couple hours seemed to be created after the course was designed. Like they were forced in.
*Lost several balls where we couldn't find them in play
*Long walks from green to tee
*Green speeds differed hole to hole
* Course is soon to be upgraded, we were told. Seems as if they're letting the current layout 'go' before work begins.
Won't be balk until course is fixed

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Fair
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Good course for relaxed playing

Course itself is relatively easy - no creek, no trapping OB, and no ridiculous rough grasses. It is one of my favorite courses to spend my confortable time with at-home feeling.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Fair
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Previously Played
Excellent weather
Used cart

great location

It was good experence invite the friend to play this cource. Excellent location but due to renovation condition of fairway were not to reconmand to others .
But staff, pace and restaurant was nice friendly good food with reaosnable price. Sure was cost worthe play.

Conditions Fair
Value Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 25+
Skill Beginner
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Fair weather
Used cart

player

course outline is very confused due to construction

Conditions Fair
Value Good
Friendliness Fair
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great for the price

I would play this course again. The day I played it was wide open. The course is in transition but still okay for the price.

Nb

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 9
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great Course

Open play and very beginner friendly. The pace was quick and we really enjoyed this course. We will be coming back again!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Palo Alto round

Only until arriving at the course did I out that 9 holes was closed due to aerating the greens. It would be great if there was a way this information was available before booking on Golfnow.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 7
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Excellent weather
Used cart

Mind the geese

Front 9 was slow as our pair was grouped with a dad teaching his son - and a slow couple playing as a pair ahead of us... But fortunately they headed off after 9, and after the turn there was no issue with slow play. Could do with a few more par 5s, but after their renovation work is complete it should be a good course. Very friendly, helpful staff.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Reviews 36
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Professional staff good greens

Enjoyed the facility and food good time ..good to see First Tee program supported there

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 25+
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Fun Day Out for High Handicapper

Because of the current ongoing renovations, can only recommend course for high handicapper like myself. Compact, efficient layout. Still it was open enough our group hit driver on a majority of holes, but did not waste much time looking for lost balls or playing out of the neighboring fairway. Touch pricey given number of temporary holes, general condition of fairways and temporary cart paths. Staff went extra mile. Friendly and helpful. Fun day.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Booked a golf now hot deal...still felt over priced for the layout.

Bottom line, for this type of flat track layout with obvious cut in half holes post remodel, they should be charging $25 . Over priced, go play somewhere else for the money.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
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