Shoreline Golf Links at Mountain View

3.0625000000 3.1 stars from 5 (176)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6988 yards
  • Slope: 129
  • Rating: 74.2
  • Layout

  • 2940 N Shoreline Blvd, Mountain View, California 94043
  • (650) 903-4653
  • (650) 962-1797
  • www.shorelinelinks.com
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Year built: 1983
Architect(s): Robert Trent Jones, Jr. (1983), Robert Trent Jones, Jr. (1987)
Type: Public
Greens: Rye Grass
Fairways: Rye Grass
Golf Season: Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Pull-carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Practice bunker: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard, Amex Welcomed

Tees | Layout

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 72 6988 yards 74.2 129
Blue 72 6608 yards 72.3 126
White 72 6061 yards 69.9 121
Red 72 5437 yards 66.9 115
Red (W) 72 5437 yards 70.7 120

Rating Snapshot

Average Rating 3.1 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.4 stars from 5
Value: 3.3 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 2.9 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 3.8 stars from 5
Course Layout: 3.6 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 2.5 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 176 Reviews
5 stars:
5
4 stars:
67
3 stars:
57
2 stars:
28
1 stars:
19

recommend this course

119 out of 174 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is convenient to the city near local attractions near the airport   Great for locals walkers wildlife/ scenic views   Challenges include bunkers water hazards undulating greens   Great for drinks patio dining brunch  

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"No info on course conditions"


edkimsv's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/18/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I normally play this course because for an average golfer like myself, it is competitive, challenging yet fun. However, all the greens were aerated 2-4 days before, plus they had approx 6 temporary tees due to course maintenance. While this is normal, it would have been good to see this announcement on golf now or somehow in advance to allow the golfer the option to find somewhere else to play until the maintenance is complete. Or at least only have to pay a fraction of the cost, not at full price!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



u159389579's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/14/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Decent course. Good value with a discount."



3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/23/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Average golf course which can be difficult when windy. The fairways need to be improved. When I played there were plenty of dirt patches. Not worth it at full price.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Nice place"


montanavi's avatar
Age:  45-54
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/14/2016
First time playing

Reviewed on

Course was in good condition. Fairly quick greens that were well maintained. Walkable, and had many slow moving walkers slowing the pace.. Waited on many holes to take my shot. No marshalls! No drink carts. But nice atmosphere.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Beats workin"


uKUQU4561KU's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/11/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Enjoyed some beautiful November NorCal weather at Shoreline recently. Driving range is decent as was over all course condition. Greens were very bumpy but tee boxes were nice and fairways pretty good. Met and played with a couple nice guys but because the 4some in front of us were walking (slowly) we waited A LOT. Never saw any sign of a Marshall so on a couple par 3's it backed up 3 groups. Nice guy in pro shop....had fun....good food after.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Squirrels & geese"


ctomi4999's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/11/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Average weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Greens were bumpy & green speeds were inconsistent (we were told at the course that the greens were aerated 2 weeks before). Fairways were fairly dry and had compacted dirt in many areas. The amount of geese and goose feces and ground squirrels and burrows were unreal. Don't leave any food open in your cart, the squirrels will steal it.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"Putting green"


nobuonakamuragolf's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  0-4

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/24/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Putting green were bumpy.I know we are having the drought so we don't expect perfect condition but at least putting green roll smooth.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Save your money - course was miserable"


jdiamond7's avatar
Top 1000 Contributor
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/20/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 9 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

It was a beautiful Saturday when I decided to play Shoreline for the second time. I'd played once months ago, thought it was a nice track in bad shape and wanted to see if it was any better this time. Short answer, it was so much worse!

I actually quit after 9 holes and asked for and was given a refund. The staff couldn't have been any nicer.

The course was awful - fairways were all choppy, there were geese and their feces everywhere. Greens were slow and bumpy, and in some cases had dirt mounds on them. Tee boxes were ok. Course layout is still good. Pace of play was slow. 9 holes took 2.6 hours. There was no ranger on the course. On the 9th tee, the group ahead of me (there was a backup on every hole) also commented on how slow the course was and what poor condition it was in.

One other note, and this seems to be getting more common - greens fees are cheaper when booking online rather than calling the course. It's $70 over the phone or $59 on golfnow. However, I highly recommend you play somewhere else.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"Not worth your time"



1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/10/2016
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This is the worst course I have ever played. No system at all. Eight people on some tees and the grounds are the worst.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I don't recommend this course


"Beautiful Day, Beautiful Course"


Jenett's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/29/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Good course for all levels of play. Greens very challenging. Beautiful setting.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Wednesday outside"


fmotion's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/27/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Get out early beat first tee youngsters


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"GOOSE POO EVERYWHERE!!!"


swaggalikeruss's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  Don't know

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/15/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

I have never in my life played a course in such bad shape. There are geese EVERYWHERE and most of the tee boxes and greens were COMPLETELY COVERED in goose feces. I honestly couldn't believe how bad it was.

Do yourself a favor - don't go.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Poor

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"Great for beginners and youth golf!"


filamgolfaddict's avatar
Top 1000 Contributor
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/15/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This place hidden inside silicon valley presents a great opportunity for kids and newbies to play and learn the game of golf. The course is pretty straightforward, you can see the pin from the tee box most of the time. It can get windy in the afternoon so be careful. There are 2 chipping and putting locations, a good size driving range and a nice restaurant next to it for 19 hole activities. A junior golf camp plays in the afternoon so try to avoid playing behind them. The greens were bumpy and plenty of goose doodoo in the fairways. Several high grass areas so best to keep the ball in the fairway.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I don't recommend this course


"Good deal, great location."


easy18's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/30/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Played in the afternoon, nice breezes, not too crowded, played in 4 hours. Greens were soft and bumpy but decent. Some dried out spots in the fairways but overall in good shape for a muni. I'll be back more often.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Course conditions, Disappointing"


u000004348415's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  5-9

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/19/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Teed off before 7 am. The company was great, the weather was awesome, but the course conditions were pretty poor. Fun layout, with trees and bunkers everywhere, along with water hazards to challenge your tempo. No matter what, the conditions could not be overlooked. Greens hadn't been mowed, cups were old, and my playing partners complained about inconsistent sand in the bunkers. Some of the teeing areas were so badly sloped and or bumpy we moved to other tees on certain holes.

Greens held but were thick and bumpy. (need verti-cutting or rolling if ur not going to cut them.)

But it's still golf, so all and all I had a great day!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"Greens were bumpy!"


Jimmy5549466's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/16/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Everything about this course is usually pretty good but the greens were just too bumpy the day we played.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Shoreline June 4 2016"


Joseph3780616's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/05/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Always a fun course to play. Greens were in great shape and difficult pin placements. Not too windy and warm, perfect ft for a SundY afternoon round.

I was running late so called the pro shop and they got me out as soon as I arrived.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Alright, but not great for the money"


finch4120's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/04/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course condition isn't the best, and there are far better courses for 50+ dollars in the area


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I don't recommend this course


"Several Forced Carries and Fast Greens"


dennis806's avatar
Top 250 Contributor
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/24/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The City of Mountain View has done a good job of taking an old city dump and making it into a large park which includes a golf course. The layout is interesting. There are several forced carries that give the course a challenge, especially when the wind is up. The greens were fast adding to the challenge. The greens and fairways are in good condition.

I thought the pace of play was a little slow. We had to wait at almost every hole. There was a five-some a few groups in front of us. I didn't realize the course allows this.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Heinz from Switzerlabd"


Heinz9329088's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/24/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The most worth Golf corse I played in the Bay area in 2016. Give the space back to the nature as it us the best y can do.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course



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