Shoreline Golf Links at Mountain View

3.0124411765 3.0 stars from 5 (199)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6988 yards
  • Slope: 129
  • Rating: 74.2
  • 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

Policies

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

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

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

GA Rating Index 3.0 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.3 stars from 5
Value: 3.2 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.1 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.0 stars from 5
Course Layout: 3.7 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 2.6 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 199 Reviews
5 stars:
7
4 stars:
73
3 stars:
67
2 stars:
31
1 stars:
21

recommend this course

134 out of 197 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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"A lot to like at Shoreline"


Buzz68's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  Don't know

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/31/2018
Previously played Walked Perfect weather

Reviewed on

This course has improved substantially since I ;last played here several years ago.

The staff has always been helpful in my experience and the pro shop and food are fine.

Practice facilities are ample and well cared for. The course itself and the greens are pretty decent. Of course there are some places on each hole where animals that are protected have their homes in the soil or sandy areas. This didn't bother me in the least. I liked the layout and will be going back next week. It is a beautiful area nd the weather was great. Wind was not a factor the afternoon I played.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Course in need of TLC"


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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/01/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The pace of play was good since it was a holiday. Even though the greens are in decent condition, the rest of the course needs some TLC.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Good bones, terrible shape."


romeogolf's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/30/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Hadn’t played this track in 20 years. Solid layout, very nice folks, but the track is just beat to s__t. Between the varmints digging holes everywhere and the tee boxes torn up, the greens are thrashed as well. It’s unfortunate, but still a good time. Good value.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course


"TOO SLOW"


SWIFTATC21's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/29/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on

5 HOUR ROUND. GREENS VERY GOOD. ROUGHS AND FAIRWAYS NEEDS SOME ATTENTION


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course



u000002457256's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/24/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Customer Service"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/28/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I may stop playing at this course..New Staff is rude, and now they require all carts be in at 6:15..7:30 for a twilight player who plays because I need a cart..With pace of play at best 9 holes..everyone is disappointed New counter staff needs Training


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Won't be returning"


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

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/22/2017
Previously played Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The last time I played here was over 15 years ago, and I remember it being a decent course, but after playing here again last weekend… I will not be returning.

The Fairways are full of bare areas with squirrel everywhere burrowing hundreds of holes. There were also hundreds of Canadian Geese everywhere making a mess. Many of the holes look similar, and there is only 2 or 3 holes where you can see the bay,. The only parts of the course that seemed acceptable were the bunkers and greens. The bunkers had a decent amount of soft sand in them, and the greens did not have many bare areas, but were often bumpy.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"I'd probably play here if it was free, but only after thinking it over for a bit."



1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/30/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

For the sake of my fellow golfers, I have to be honest: Shoreline has absolutely the worst course conditions I have experienced in 15+ years of playing golf. And the worst pace of play I have ever experienced. In case you're counting, that's two all time worsts on the same course and in the same round.

There are some negative reviews of Shoreline golf links on this site, but I don't think any of those accurately depict just how painful it can be to play at Shoreline.

Course Conditions: It is truly debatable whether there is more green grass vs dirt/dead grass on this course - I'm being completely serious. I understand things might not always get the care or resources they need on a muni course, but when you begin to have visions of being on the moon or Mars instead of a golf course, you know it's pretty bad. Gopher holes - it is real folks, our furry friends have created a colony on Shoreline golf links, and there are many, many, many on every hole. Think twice before you put that $4 Pro V1x into play! Goose droppings - be forewarned, there is a ton of poop pretty much everywhere on this course. Even if you didn't hit your Pro V1x into a gopher hole, it might end up covered in goose poop. Perhaps the most surprising thing was that all the greens were actually...green. They were also very bumpy and slow, but they were green, I said green!

Pace of play: We had the misfortune of being being a foursome that apparently were competing in the "World's Ugliest Swing" and "World's Worst Comedian" contests simultaneously. Although tempted to hit up on them (or actually over them), it became clear after a few holes that the group in front of them were also contestants in the same contests and the backup was several holes deep. As you can imagine, being forced to wait at nearly every tee box regardless of it was a par 3, 4 or 5, meant that despite trying to keep a reasonable distance, we heard these folks with their foul mouthed tirades 18 times that day - just wonderful.

So it sounds like all doom and gloom, but maybe a few bright spots:

The range has grass tees - yeah I know, after reading the comments above it must sound like I'm joking. I am not. A bit misleading if you hit the range before teeing off, because you will realize after a few holes that the most green grass you will see today was during warmup.

Staff/Restaurant - to be honest, we didn't really have the need to talk to any staff except during check-in and the restaurant looked quite legit. A nice setup that is very conducive for grab and go at the turn. Due to the pace of play, by the time we got to the turn, the grill was cleaning up and only drinks were available. Nothing like a little dehydration while you play the longest round of your life.

Anyways, if you've read this far, I hope you found this brutally honest review useful. For the price Shoreline charges, or actually at any cost, the course conditions and pace of play make it a horrible value. Save yourself and go play anywhere else.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I don't recommend this course


"Challenging course with good conditions overall"


Hrishikesh8016685's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/04/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Well maintained course with good greens and fairways. Challenging holes that make you work for your shots. The bunkers could use some sand though.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Can Improve"


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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/24/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Too much goose droppings all over. Course has some degree of challenges, which is good.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/24/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"This course has a nice layout, however:"


u064181279's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/17/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Nice layout, however, a lot of ground squirrels and holes in Fairway one person in our party lost their ball down a gopher hole.

If you got off the fairway the cart traveling was rough terrain.

I would probably play the course again if I could get a hot deal.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average


I recommend this course


"Not a bad course, but no course management and terrible pace of play"



2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/13/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Welcome to a 6 hour round of golf! Too many back to back tee times, and no marshal on the course to keep people moving. We had two foursomes in front of us, both groups older and were taking almost 15 minutes to get to the green on the average par 4. It was the most frustrating round of golf I have ever played. Ten strokes for each player before they reached the 150 marker. No one to push them forward, and no chance to play through. This is the 7th time I've played this course, and 5 out of 7 times were exactly like this. Such a shame for a decent course, and pretty fun layout.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I don't recommend this course


"Course Etiquettes"


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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/07/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Need to have course marshall police those players with poor etiquettes and have them warned. We had two walking players hitting the balls onto the green while we were still on the green .


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



jhmwen's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/06/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Squirel haven"


baucus's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/19/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

The course has not been watered and has is patchy on most all fairways. The greens are green and fuzzy (unmowed). The squirrels have taken over so that you will lose a ball down one of the hundreds of holes on each fairway.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"Disappointing round"


Chavbear1's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/11/2017
Previously played Used cart Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The start time was somewhat mixed up with groups going before and after us causing a delay. Things went downhill from there. The course seems to be quite dried out on the grass and riddled with gopher holes and swampy mud puddles. Also if you are not familiar with the course, you can get crossed up with no layout of the holes shown on scorecard.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course




3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/05/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average


I don't recommend this course


"Fun Day of Golf"


Stuart1496282's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once every three months
Handicap:  Don't know

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/08/2017
Previously played Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Had a great time golfing with my visitor/friend. Course was a little backed up. With all the rain this year thought the course would be greener.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Fun course. good price, bumpy greens"



3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/26/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Fun course at a good value. The greens were bumpy and made putting very challenging.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course



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