Golf Advisor Icon
Rating Index Rating
Tooltip Information Icon
4.1
37 Reviews (37)
5 Stars
15
4 Stars
17
3 Stars
3
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.3
Value
3.8
Layout
4.3
Friendliness
4.5
Pace
3.3
Amenities
4.0
94.6%
Recommend this course
35 out of 37 reviews
Read Reviews
Average Rating
Avg Rating
4.2
6 Reviews (6)
5 Stars
2
4 Stars
3
3 Stars
1
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
3.8
Value
3.2
Layout
4.0
Pace
2.7
Amenities
4.0
StaffFriendliness
4.2
83.3%
Recommend this course
5 out of 6 reviews
Read Reviews
Average Rating
Avg Rating
4.0
19 Reviews (19)
5 Stars
7
4 Stars
8
3 Stars
2
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.3
Value
3.8
Layout
4.3
Pace
2.9
Amenities
4.1
StaffFriendliness
4.5
94.7%
Recommend this course
18 out of 19 reviews
Read Reviews

About

Holes 18
Type Public/Municipal
Par 71
Length 6680 yards
Slope 129
Rating 72.4
Book a Tee Time at
Baylands Golf Links
Powered by GolfNow.com

Course Details

Year Built 2018
Golf Season Year round
Architect Forrest Richardson (2018)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Bunker Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted Visa, Mastercard, American Express
Walking Allowed Yes

Reviews

4.1
37 Reviews (37)
Advanced Filters
Overall Rating
Recommended
Handicap
Age
Type of Golfer
Gender
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Wet weather
Used cart

Greatly improved over the old Palo Alto Muni

The new Baylands is a marked improvement over the old Palo Alto Muni. The layout is better and the green complexes are fantastic. The only negative is fairway condition: they are bare in some spots and many lies end up similar to what a lie in an old divot is like. That being said, I enjoy playing there for the challenge of the new greens, and their great chipping/putting practice area.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
Incentivized Review
4.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Nice links style course

nice setting next to a small airport with planes taking off all day. links style course makes it pretty fun to play, greens were really nice, true and very quick.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Good Round on New course

The day was cool to start but end up beautiful.
The course was in good shape, Fairways were thin and the grass was patchy but playable.
The greens were fast and fantastic. I love fast greens.!!

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Go to course in this area

I am an adamant golfer with a single digit handicap and, in this area, there is no other course within 30 or 40 minutes that is as fun to play as Baylands. It is challenging, it is welcoming to new or golfers, and it is in all-around great shape.

It may be slow at twilight time but any course is in the bay area. Expect to play a bit slower in the afternoon but you get what you pay for

Excellent course

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Slow play

Over a 5 hour round is too long. Unfortunate to have beginners ahead of playing the back tees and driving in out of bounds areas for lost balls. 5 minutes allowed by rule but spending 8-10 minutes in sensitive grass area. The Marshall should supervise this. Should never take this long on a Wednesday afternoon. Would have also been nice to have beverage cart.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Slow play

5 hours is too long for a mid day Wednesday. Marshall needs to move people along.

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
California Advisor
Top 250 Contributor
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Walked

WOW!

Baylands in Palo Alto checked a lot of boxes for me. - - solid routing with great bunkering
- bold green complexes
wide fairways and no rough
firm and fast
very links-y feel w/ constant 15 mph wind
great conditioning
4 hour rd, walking
$28
fun and challenging.
If I lived in the Bay Area I’d be here twice a week and 46 times on Sunday.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Baylands Golf Links

Wow what a course! Great layout, tough conditions with the winds in a beautiful setting. I highly recommend.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart

wow

What a great fun course. You control difficulty by choosing the tees. We chose white as we wanted to enjoy a course we had never played and we aren't much longer than 200 yards on most drives. Really beautiful links style course with wide fairways, true greens and bunkers with actual sand in them. I thought I couldn't play out of bunkers anymore because I've been playing courses who don't tend them. Not Baylands. Nice fluffy lies. The wind was pretty constant at 15MPH...not enough to make the round torturous...but if you don't strike it well, the wind will play with it. Round was around 4 1/2 and bogged down around 15...but candidly...didn't bother me...my back may have had a different opinion. I loved the round...fun, challenging, great staff. we will be back.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

BAYLANDS

Staff was great and the two guys we played with were lot of fun, regulars. The tee boxes and greens were very good, the fairways need some work. Bunkers were good, sand was a little thick. Might play again sometime. Price was a little high at 85 bucks. Probably a 50 dollar course.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Golf Advisor
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Walked

Baylands maturing nicely

This was my first return visit to Baylands since attending the grand opening last spring following Forrest Richardson's redesign. The course has matured nicely. The fairways were green from recent rains, yet firming up to give golfers the firm and fast conditions the architect wants. And the native grasses that line the wide fairways are growing longer and getting thicker, providing the proper punishment should you miss a shot and also adding to the beauty of the landscape.
The only thing missing at Baylands is combo tees, because the blacks/tips at 6,700 yards are too long for most golfers and the 6,112-yard blue tees are a tad short. I almost felt guilty shooting 82, one of my lowest rounds in a while, and I didn't even play that well. However, I realize we did get lucky with no wind, which is a major defense of the course, especially when the afternoon breeze off the bay picks up steam. A 6,400-yard combo tee setup would be ideal. It's a great walk and good fun, especially around the intricate greens, no matter what tees you play.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart

Feels like The British Open.....Great Layout and Experience!

I play 2-3x per week at Cinnabar Hills, this was a great changeup and delightful experience.

i approach the first tee and it feels like I am at Carnoustie or Chambers Bay. The entire airways is all bermuda with the extremely firm greens all bentrgrass. Greens have literally no divots of spike marks in them, very firm running at 9/5-10 (yes I brought my stimpmeter).

I left the driver in the bag and played my 3-wood and 17 degree hybrid off all the tee's. If you have a stinger in your bag and love hitting low bleeders, each tee box presents great opportunities to play those shots.

Side Note: Ben at the bar is a boss, really enjoyed his presence and hop-knowledge. They have fresh-baked cookies inside the pro-shop when you pay your green fee's, who can be mad at that?

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Wet weather
Walked
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Fair
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Had a great time!

Had a BLAST! Really enjoyed this course for my first time going after it being renovated. Loved the style of the course and how open it was. Just didn’t like the pace of play and how packed it was. Obviously I’m not in control of how many people show up, but it was a lot of groups.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Nearby Courses
Mountain View, California
3.3056117647
251
Palo Alto, California
4.5833333333
3
Sunnyvale, California
3.549
27
Sunnyvale, California
3.6531764706
179
Woodside, California
0.0
0
Los Altos, California
0.0
0
Redwood City, California
3.5710647059
62
Santa Clara, California
3.6123176471
263
Cupertino, California
4.2535882353
150

Stay & Play Offers

From $325
Valid dates: Mar 06, 2020 - May 06, 2020
Talamore’s Spring Signature Package (2 Nights / 3 Rounds), starting at $325 per person.
Now Reading
New Cookie Policy
WE AND OUR PARTNERS USE COOKIES ON THIS SITE TO IMPROVE OUR SERVICE, PERFORM ANALYTICS, PERSONALIZE ADVERTISING, MEASURE ADVERTISING PERFORMANCE, AND REMEMBER WEBSITE PREFERENCES. BY USING THE SITE, YOU CONSENT TO THESE COOKIES. FOR MORE INFORMATION ON COOKIES INCLUDING HOW TO MANAGE YOUR CONSENT VISIT OUR COOKIE POLICY.
CONTINUE