Sunnyvale Municipal Golf Course

3.7052176471 3.7 stars from 5 (77)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 70
  • Length: 6255 yards
  • Slope: 118
  • Rating: 70.2
  • Layout

  • 605 Macara Ave, Sunnyvale, California 94086, Santa Clara County
  • (408) 738-3666, (408) 739-6588
  • (408) 738-3670
  • golf.insunnyvale.com

Year built: 1968
Architect(s): David W. Kent
Type: Public/Municipal
Golf Season: Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Pull-carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

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
Blue 70 6255 yards 70.2 118
White 70 5740 yards 67.6 113
White (W) 71 5736 yards 73.0 122
Gold (W) 71 5261 yards 70.3 116
Red 70 5173 yards 65.1 109

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 3.7 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 2.7 stars from 5
Value: 3.7 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.8 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.0 stars from 5
Course Layout: 3.8 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.7 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 77 Reviews
5 stars:
13
4 stars:
37
3 stars:
14
2 stars:
10
1 stars:
3

recommend this course

62 out of 77 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is convenient to the city   Great for locals beginners walkers   Challenges include water hazards  

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"Great course for the price."


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/11/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This course is good the the average golfer. The course is flat and easy to walk. There were very little hazards to deal with. Just make sure you avoid the freeway if you slice or hook


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Great course but no driving range to warm up"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/11/2017
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Reviewed on

Sunnyvale is a great course. Only issue is that there is no driving range to warm up.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



ekang56's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/09/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course


"great conditions"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/01/2017
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Reviewed on

Fairway, sand bunkers, and greens were in great shape! What's missing is the water in the hazards. Without the water, it's not as picturesque. And, not as intimidating! Course layout is nice, with several doglegs and not just boring straight fairways. Course is flat and hence, walkable...but we opted for the cart. Weather was pleasant even in November at Sunnyvale. We'll definitely try to play here again before the year is over.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Water??"


sawman123's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/28/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Was disappointed they have drained all of their lakes/ponds. This takes a lot of the teeth out of this course. This already easy course is now made to easy!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Easy


I don't recommend this course


"Sunnyvale course"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/25/2017
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Reviewed on

Great course well laid out and beautiful weather. All amenities are first rate. Would play this course anytime and recommend it to anybody.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



Pete49's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/15/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/11/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Excellent value for money esp. Hot Deals"


HominLim's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/10/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We come to play everytime there is a hot deal. Best value for money anywhere in the bay. Fairly good condition, very friendly staff, no waiting . Never had anyone in front nor back. What you see is what you get. very enjoyable.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course


"Bang for the buck!"


blueronin's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/08/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

It’s a great value for a “muni”... I played twilight round on a Sunday for $32... The two Par 5’s are legit... The shortest Par 3 is 160 yards over a water hazard... A few gimmicky holes but nothing that will kill you... Greens are typically in good shape with varying sizes...


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



bnoto's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/07/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

The greens were aerated, the tee boxes were in horrible shape, fairways were in below average condition and amenities were non-existent. Pace of play would have been fine but they gave us a single that took five to ten minutes on every swing and putt which made it very painful. I haven't played there in about a year and they have really let the course and facilities go unfortunately.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I don't recommend this course


"Not a good course"


Jason2518381's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/30/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

First 9 holes took 3 hours. Called office after two holes took 40 minutes. Nothing was done. No bathrooms on course. Don't come back to the clubhouse until the 14th hole. Doesn't really matter, the restaurant is closed and the pro shop only has a soda machine. Oh and that's broken. At the 18th they asked for the cart back since it was dusk (really I have to carry my stuff back to the car?).

I mentioned some of the complaints to the lady and she said next time I'm there (not happening) that I should call the office so they could send someone out. As i mentioned before we had and absolutely nothing happened as a result the first time.

Oh and the course is right next the the highway. Had to yell to my playing partners to communicate anything.

Course conditions are pretty meh. Lots of hard pack around the greens. All the ponds are dry which I do understand.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course



glenmiller's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once every three months

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/23/2017
Previously played Walked Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course


"The drought is over Sunnyvale!"


rschirmer58's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/15/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

This used to be my home course, not anymore. The water hazards are dry eyesores, the fairways are 30 percent dirt, the snack shop has been closed for years. The worst condition I have seen the course in. Why can't someone turn on the sprinklers, fill up the ponds and bring this course back? We just had an epic rainy season, the drought is over, what gives?


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course



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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/14/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Another sad municipal course..."


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

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/14/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Sunnyvale has let this course slide even further. While there is a restaurant/bar above the proshop, the 9th hold snack shack is still an unused dilapidated look building, the snack cart has a poor selection of drinks, and it's always frustrating to remember that their practice/warm-up facilities consist of one putting green - no chipping, and no driving range. Most of the water features on the course have been 90% drained, so they are just big mud pits now, really takes away from the look of the course. The tees are in pretty bad shape, you have to move around to find a spot that isn't super uneven and/or sandy - who wants to slip while hitting your drive? The greens are in reasonable condition but they are SLOW. Unfortunately the overall state of this course seems to be typical for municipal courses in the area, Palo Alto Muni is about the same, if not worse, and I've heard Santa Clara is worse than Sunnyvale.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I don't recommend this course


"Good day to play"


gasalazar1948's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/11/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I'm a 10 handicap. The course was easy to get on. Pace of play was ok. Course ok. Amenities are poor. No cart, no water coolers. Drinking fountains were warm with poor water flow.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course



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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/03/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Poor Conditions"


Thomas9692191's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/26/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Called in advance to ask about rental clubs and told it was "no problem". When I checked in they handed me a set that was missing a six iron and had a blend of steel and graphite iron shafts. No time to resolve as they were rushing us out early ahead of our scheduled 10am tee time because of s tournament.

Ok the course the maintenance crew had not touched a single bunker that day. The sand was hard as a rock. We told the pro shop about it when we returned and honestly didn't care. Not planning on coming back.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course


"Slow pace"


shengping's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/25/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The overall course condition is good. But the pace is slow due to some walking foursome groups. It seems common on this course because the course administrator intentionally holds all players until 12:00pm even course is nearly empty. If you want to play with regular pace, better to avoid those groups. Otherwise, this is a fun to play course. Wish the administrator can be more flexible.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



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