Sunnyvale Municipal Golf Course

3.6667000000 3.7 stars from 5 (51)
  • 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
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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

Average Rating 3.7 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 2.9 stars from 5
Value: 3.6 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.7 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 3.8 stars from 5
Course Layout: 3.8 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.8 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 51 Reviews
5 stars:
10
4 stars:
22
3 stars:
13
2 stars:
4
1 stars:
2

recommend this course

43 out of 51 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

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

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"Sunnyvale Muni"


ROBERT2760578's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/22/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Is in better than usual shape. Greens good to great, fairways lush. An occasional " casual water " areas, but a good trade to see fairways so lush.

Had a 4-hour 18-holes, w/ a fast 4-some in front of our 3, going to 2-some after #2, yet they were never in our way! Nice round of golf!

Only complaint, was that our "hot deal" was only available @ 12:37 or 1:00 pm . . . We like to start EARLIER, say 8:30am, but the price made our decision. A 55 + "Senior Rate" would also bring me out more, (60 in August, lol!).

Oh, another minor issue. Wish Sunnyvale had a driving net or "cage" (no driving range), just so we can take full swings at balls to warm up!

Rob4pla


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Great shape; Excellent pace of play"


scottforsyth82's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once every three months

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/15/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course was in great shape, especially the greens. We played 18 in just under 3 1/2 hours.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Sunnyvale golf course"


u000004320508's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/07/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Very well kept course a lot more challenging from the tips, surprisingly great pace considering it was a weekend...just wish the quality of sandis better but overall I always liked this course. Greens were true.. will be back for sure..,


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course




3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/03/2017
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Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Adequate golf course"


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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/15/2017
First time playing Walked Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Tee boxes, greens and fairways are in pretty good shape. Rough has some weeds growing, but it's not too bad. Course isn't particularly interesting - very flat, few hazards, sand traps weren't great. Very walkable; I'd recommend not taking a cart.

Concession stand looks like it hasn't been open in years. There's nearly no drinking water on the course, and there's no refreshment cart.

Slow play was not an issue - Saturday at 10:30am and we played 18 in 4:40.

All in all, it's adequate, and I'd prefer to play here than many of the other public courses in the area.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course


"Pretty flat"


troywhite48317's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/26/2017
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Reviewed on

Pretty much flat has 2 somewhat challenging holes no restaurant no

snack bar at turn


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I recommend this course


"Good course"


Douglas8334599's avatar
Age:  45-54
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/26/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

Played 18 in 4 25 hrs with cart. Course was in good shape. Friendly staff. Good day.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



u745303035's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/26/2017
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Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course



brkraft's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/18/2017
First time playing Used cart Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course was in decent condition. Greens had been punched a few weeks ago, so they were still a little bumpy. Tee boxes need some work.

Pace of play was terrible. People there need to learn about "ready play".


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course


"Standard Muni"


Pax56's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/18/2017
Previously played Walked Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Despite all the rain we've had, the course has held up pretty well. No issues other than lots of thick rough. The greens are in good shape and rolled fairly quick


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course


"I'd rather have a root canal"


richcasale's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a month

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/11/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

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This wasn't one of the worst courses I've played in the over 50 years of playing golf it was without a doubt the worst golf course I've ever played. There is really nothing good to say except I enjoyed the buddies I was playing with. Nothing memorable, no signature holes, flat including the greens and between 2 major freeways. In fact there is a tunnel to go under the freeway to play some of the holes. Very loud, distracting and difficult to hear. No water on the course! One bathroom in clubhouse and one on course on other side of freeway. Very few bushes to stand behind so if you are planning to play here then plan to hold your bladder. Restaurant and bar is closed so stop by 711 and pick up beer, water and snacks because you won't get them on the course. Modffit field is next door so be prepared for aircraft noise and distraction as well. I don't think I'd play this course even if it were free never mind pay $66 including cart to play. Highway robbery for a course of this low caliber. At Oh did I mention we lost several balls in the fairway that were hidden under cut grass. Traps very marginal. Tees, fairways and greens. we're in average shape. I recommend closing the course and doing something more useful with the land. Sorry for the negative review but it's the truth


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Poor

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course


"Very slow pace of play"


Marcos6924653's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/29/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

would like to see marshals checking the pace of play


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course


"A well-designed, well-kept, and fun course to play."


Sactan001's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/03/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

This course is only 9 miles from San Jose downtown. Traffic in the off-peak hours is very good. You should plan your tee time so that your driving does not hit peak traffic.

The course is moderate in length, about 6350 yards from blue tees. It offers many challenging sand bunkers along fairways and greens. A few of the bunkers needs more sand. About 5 holes have water hazards. The fairways are green, wide, and well-maintained. On most par 4 and par 5 holes you can take your driver and rip it to your heart content. The tee boxed are generally shaded and well-placed so that you do not have to walk far between holes. I played with a cart, but you can easily walk this course. What I like most about this course is its greens. They are smooth and true. There are no mountains or large bodies of water nearby to influence your putts.

Overall, this course is well-designed, well-kept, and fun to play.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Midweek Gem"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/03/2016
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Reviewed on

Nice course, well maintained with the exception of some of the traps which were like cement. No restaurant or halfway house but we knew that in advance and brought sandwiches. Pro shop staff was friendly and helpful. A most enjoyable day of golf with my son.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"No Frills, Great Golf."


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/30/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

I play a lot of golf along the peninsula and Sunnyvale is, without a doubt, the best course for the money. The greens and fairways are PERFECTLY kept. The only downside is no restaurant or snack shack, so bring your own.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Well Maintained Course"



4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/17/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I was surprised how nice the course was maintained. This is a muni so I figured the course would be a little run down with lots of new golfers on the course. That wasn't the case at all. The course was in excellent condition and the pace of play was pretty fast. Overall I was pretty impressed by Sunnyvale Golf Course and would definitely play their again.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course


"Enjoyable experience"


u000003128766's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/08/2016
Previously played Walked Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

Had an 8am tee time on Friday morning. Pulled into the parking lot and was on the tee within 15 minutes. Very friendly guy behind the counter and he got us off right on time. Course was in very good condition especially the greens which seemed to roll true. Pace of play was excellent. No waiting on any of the tee boxes which I'm going to attribute to the speed of play of the threesome ahead of us. My buddy and I were matched up with two singles who were very cordial and decent golfers which helped us get 18 holes done in 3 1/2 hours. A very enjoyable experience. Looking forward to my next round here.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course


"Flat ,easy walking course"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/24/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Greens and fairway in good condition. Green to tee fairly near except for a couple of holes on the other side of freeway. Not practice range. Not bothered by the US Air force planes overhead.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course


"Great local course."


Patrick4304253's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once every three months

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/15/2016
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Reviewed on

Play here a few times a year. Always good pace of play. No on course amenities but in good condition. Friendly starters and rangers.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Greens in great condition!"


Jonathan7907223's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/10/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Used to play this course a lot when I lived in Sunnyvale. I remember the greens being spongy and slow almost like putting on carpet. Not anymore! Greens are in the best condition I've ever seen. Not much break on putts but roll true. No clue what the number would be on the stimpmeter but doubt it would be very high. Definitely the fastest I've ever seen them. Rest of the course is pretty average as far as layout but in good condition.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course



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