Mariner's Point Golf Links & Practice Center

4.0000000000 4.0 stars from 5 (18)
  • Holes: 9
  • Par: 27
  • Length: 1134 yards
  • Layout

  • 2401 E 3rd Ave, Foster City, California 94404, San Mateo County
  • (650) 573-7888
  • (650) 577-1074
  • www.marinerspoint.com

Year built: 1996
Architect(s): Bob Cupp, John Fought
Type: Public
Greens: Rye Grass
Fairways: Rye grass
Golf Season: Year Round

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

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

Policies

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

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Back 27 1134 yards 0.0 0
Front 27 774 yards 0.0 0

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.0 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.0 stars from 5
Value: 4.2 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.7 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 3.8 stars from 5
Course Layout: No ratings so far
Course Conditions: 3.3 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 18 Reviews
5 stars:
5
4 stars:
9
3 stars:
3
2 stars:
1
1 stars:
0

recommend this course

17 out of 18 reviews


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"This course has great features"


BirdieBoy91's avatar
Age:  Under 25
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  0-4

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/07/2015
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 9 holes Average weather

Reviewed on

I think this course is good for short game and practicing. It has wonderful holes and has a good driving range. If you are very skilled and like playing long holes this is not your course. I think they have a good price point for grown-ups and kids. I've heard seniors and juniors love this course.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course


"short game practice"


lange1017's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/05/2014
Previously played Played with a group Walked Played 9 holes Average weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

great place to practice your short game. greens are in excellent condition for putting consistency.


Course Conditions: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Easy


I recommend this course


"Greens are kept..."


HandsomeRome's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/10/2013
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I actually like this course a lot. The greens are kept in great shape. The practice green and the greens on the course correspond with one another. Staff is friendly and for the most part accommodating. Because I get a great deal on line, they don't normally put me out by myself unless it's not busy. I look forward to playing this course again!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Easy


I recommend this course


"Great beginner course. And good for your short game!"


JTRambeau's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 8/30/2013
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I think this is a great course for beginners and for those of us wanting to work on your short game. Changing wind conditions make this course a challenge.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Easy


I recommend this course



"Fun little 9 hole course"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 8/13/2013
Previously played

Reviewed on

Mariner's Point is a fun little course to play. Great views right next to the bay. Good spot for beginners but also fun for more skilled players. You'll be done in 1.5 hrs or less. Miniature links style and chances to notch some birdies.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Easy


I recommend this course


"Bring your insightful tips and creativness to better ones 18 hole big boy"


u000001151224's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 8/6/2013
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This local 9 nine helps refine short and wind game with the best area DRIVING range for 25 miles within the SFO Pen area, THEN go play the 18 hole course. Must do and great price.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Easy


I recommend this course


"Had a good time."


TPayne527's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  0-4

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 7/20/2013
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

It took a long time for it being mostly par 3's and being only 9 holes. They have new tee times every 10 minutes with groups of 4. But it was still enjoyable.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Windy"


Pstefani's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/21/2013
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Played several time and different hours and the result is always the same. Windy


Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Easy


I recommend this course


"Great Beginners course"


u000002191398's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 6/16/2013
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Using Golf Now saved us 7% and it was very easy to select a tee time!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Easy


I recommend this course


"Fun, short course"


Meeener's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 5/20/2013
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This was my first time here and as a new golfer, I enjoyed the short yet challenging course. It's a 9 hole/ par 3 course and took less than 2 hrs to play. So it's great if you are looking for some quick golf fun.<br/> Beautifully set on the SF Bay is a plus too.


Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"rather play a quick 9 than go to the driving range"


echoy217's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/22/2013

Reviewed on

good practice course if you have about an hour to kill.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Easy


I recommend this course


"Good Par 3 course for the price(specials)"


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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 4/17/2013
Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I got a good deal on a special! This course is on the water at Foster City and gets windy most of the time. That's one challenge for this course, maybe the other is small greens. It's an ok course for practicing your Par 3s but not nearly long enough for those actual Par 3s in an 18 hole course.


Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Good course"


mathgodla's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  25+

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/12/2012
Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course itself is very nice with everything maintained well. The guy at the pro shop is a different story. We arrived at 11:30 for our 11:50 tee time. The guy with tee time at 11:30 already went. The group with tee time at 11:40 told us that they were waiting for a friend so we can go first. He told the guy at the pro shop. The pro shop guy responded in an unpleasant way "NO! Since these guys book through golfnow, I am not going to let them tee off early. Their tee time is at 11:50."<br/> So, we simply just waited there for 20 minutes with no one hitting on the first tee until our tee time. I have always book my tee time through golfnow, but this is the first time that someone discriminate against people booking from golfnow this much.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Easy


I recommend this course


"Course well-drained after a rainy weekend"


Tyoshihara's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/03/2012
Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Perfectly sunny day, no wind, and the hot deals price; you couldn't ask for better golf. Great course to work on your short game, longest hole is 156 yards; just make sure you can hit fairly straight. But even if you can't, you can always work on your uneven lie shots. You'll also meet some very nice people on the course.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Easy


I recommend this course


"This course has good greens and well tended fairways."


None's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  25+

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/05/2012
Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course is well kept with well tended greens and roughs. Everything was well watered and pretty looking. I had no problems finding the next tee box, and playing on Monday was nice because it was not crowded at all at 12 noon, so no one was behind us to hurry our play. The day was beautiful and was a nice day for golfing with my friends. The proshop attendant was super nice. Thanks for the opportunity to save some $$. I don't have a favorite course, but I will add this one to my list.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Easy


I recommend this course


"Great course for starters or to dust off the rust"


esim316's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 9/25/2012
Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Very laid back course, they know their clientele-- first timers and people trying to get back into the swing of things after a long break. The course is a little expensive for what you are getting, but with that being said it is kept in decent shape considering all the hackers going through the course. It is also lit so you can play into the night and set along the bay for some decent views and fresh air.

Great driving range and decent short game area (not free) to work on your game as well.

I try to spread the joy of golf to all of my friends. I bring them here for their first course experience because it is very friendly and forgiving. Other people playing the course are of similar skill levels, so pace of play isn't a big issue.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Easy


I don't recommend this course


"Staff makes your day"


None's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 9/23/2012
Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

super friendly<br/> well maintained<br/> fabulous views of SF and the Bay Area<br/> Usually windy!


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Mariner's"


saygo944's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 8/15/2012
Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Excellent par 3 practice area and great to tune up the short game. Staff is excellent and always ready to help. Best driving range on the Peninsula, bar none.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Easy


I recommend this course



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