Palo Alto Municipal Golf Course

2.9151142857 2.9 stars from 5 (95)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 67
  • Length: 5558 yards
  • Slope: 106
  • Rating: 67.1
  • Layout

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
Golf school / academy: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Credit cards accepted: Visa, Mastercard, American Express

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 67 5558 yards 67.1 106
Blue 67 5348 yards 66.7 104
Blue (W) 68 5348 yards 69.6 112
White 67 4977 yards 63.9 102
White (W) 68 4977 yards 67.6 107
Red 67 4482 yards 62.4 100
Red (W) 68 4482 yards 64.9 101

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 2.9 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.1 stars from 5
Value: 3.6 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.7 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 3.6 stars from 5
Course Layout: 2.4 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 2.7 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 95 Reviews
5 stars:
3
4 stars:
22
3 stars:
44
2 stars:
19
1 stars:
7

recommend this course

61 out of 93 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is convenient to the city near the airport in the 'burbs   Great for beginners locals walkers   Challenges include thick rough   Great for drinks  

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"Seven Par Threes"


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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/22/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Easy


I recommend this course


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


Ravi6940639's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/30/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Quick round.

Easy course

No drinks cart comes

Around.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course


"Fair Value"


55madman's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/16/2016
Previously played Walked Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

course in fair condition. good layout flat.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Good Bargain Bay Area Course"


Michael5219917's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/27/2016
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Palo alto"



1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/28/2016
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I will never play there again.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Poor

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course


"Palo Altp Muni"


Chrisp289's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/28/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

* 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


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I don't recommend this course


"Good course for relaxed playing"


Tadaaki6160552's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a month

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/27/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"great location"


dlee3659's avatar
Gender:  Female

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/25/2015
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

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 .<br/> But staff, pace and restaurant was nice friendly good food with reaosnable price. Sure was cost worthe play.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"player"


dattpeter's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  25+

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/24/2015
First time playing Paired up at course Used cart Played 18 holes Fair weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

course outline is very confused due to construction


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Great for the price"


Natbob2u's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/02/2015
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Great Course"


Ron6709456's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/27/2015
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Palo Alto round"


Darren8242390's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/10/2015
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


"Mind the geese"


Richard9884815's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/07/2015
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course


"Professional staff good greens"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/21/2015
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Fun Day Out for High Handicapper"


jwl50's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  25+

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/09/2015
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


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


u000001880533's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/28/2015
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Poor

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I don't recommend this course


"Good for practice round and for beginners"


yasuhito5312186's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/25/2015
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Corse is now prerenovation, so fairway is not green and a lt of divots. They cut 2 holes to make 2 per3 and 2 per4. Those short per4 are just a distance around 250. I played from blue tee, but still short, little bit boring. Make sure if u wanna play in the afternoon , always so much winds. I like it, because when wind is behind me, I can get a extra distance!!! Anyway after finish a round, PGA super store is just 5min drive away from here, everybody can get new club if score would be badddd.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Fair

Quality of food & beverage: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


"Course Overview"



3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/16/2015
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Fair weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Tees, fairways and greens are in good condition. However due to the renovation, the course layout is a bit confusing... Lots of renegade golfers that seem to be jumping holes...


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course


"Ok round"


AMY7008034's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/11/2015
Previously played

Reviewed on

Rate matches the course pretty close, it's nothing fancy, plays very slow, no Marshall on duty to speed up slow groups, no cart service on the course, and lacking restrooms out on the course. It's seems like it's been a couple years since its been under renovation and don't see much progress. In a pinch, it's close to home and cheap but don't expect speedy round.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Quality of food & beverage: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


"Palo Alto GC/Waiting for the Re-Design"


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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/21/2015
Previously played Paired up at course Walked Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The best feature of the current Palo Alto GC is that a tee time can be had at virtually any day or time. But with that said, the pluses for the course are many. The overall course conditions are fair to good, the greens are in my opinion in very good shape. Some holes from tee to green are in pretty good condition, others are not so much. The track is basically flat, with very little slope, so it's a good place for the beginner to learn the game. The staff is courteous. Nice practice areas for putting/chipping/full shots. It's a great value compared to it's neighbors Shoreline and Sunnyvale GC at $39.00 to walk the course. My sense is that once the course is redesigned, it will certainly become a better track, but will cease to be a good option/value to cover the costs of the upgrade with increased green fees and more difficulty to get a tee time. Enjoy the current Palo Alto GC while you can before the closure and re-design.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course



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