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3.8
97 Reviews (97)
5 Stars
3
4 Stars
24
3 Stars
44
2 Stars
19
1 Stars
7
Conditions
4.1
Value
3.9
Layout
4.2
Friendliness
4.4
Pace
4.4
Amenities
3.4
94.0%
Recommend this course
63 out of 97 reviews
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Average Rating
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4.0
2 Reviews (2)
5 Stars
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4 Stars
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0
1 Stars
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Conditions
4.5
Value
4.0
Layout
4.5
Pace
4.5
Amenities
3.5
StaffFriendliness
4.5
100.0%
Recommend this course
2 out of 2 reviews
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4.0
2 Reviews (2)
5 Stars
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4 Stars
2
3 Stars
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2 Stars
0
1 Stars
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Conditions
4.5
Value
4.0
Layout
4.5
Pace
4.5
Amenities
3.5
StaffFriendliness
4.5
100.0%
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2 out of 2 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 67
Length 5558 yards
Slope 106
Rating 67.1

Editor's Note: Palo Alto Municipal was closed for business and replaced by a new course Bayland Golf Links in 2018.

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
Scorecard for Baylands Golf Links
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Black M: 72.4/129 496 389 524 184 368 429 335 233 554 3512 440 411 153 510 392 143 377 231 511 3168 6680
Blue M: 70.1/118 W: 75.5/132 464 364 500 140 304 399 297 193 531 3192 380 394 126 489 368 118 354 200 489 2918 6110
White M: 67.0/114 W: 72.0/124 412 321 452 105 279 350 273 159 511 2862 336 373 103 463 336 96 325 172 431 2635 5497
Green M: 63.3/111 W: 68.2/114 383 280 406 83 235 314 230 136 469 2536 288 329 86 421 273 77 286 130 395 2285 4821
Handicap 17 3 5 15 9 1 13 11 7 2 4 16 10 8 18 6 14 12
Par 5 4 5 3 4 4 4 3 5 37 4 4 3 5 4 3 4 3 5 35 72

Course Details

Year Built 1956
Fairways Rye grass
Greens Rye grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect William F. Bell (1956)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts 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
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes

Reviews

3.8
97 Reviews (97)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 8
Course Challenges Include:
Thick Rough 8
This course/club is great for:
Beginners 20
Locals 18
Walkers 18
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 19
Near the Airport 10
In the 'Burbs 6

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Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

great greens!

Course in great shape and greens were smooth and amazingly fast and true. (I think they are getting punched soon... first week in June?). Fun course with great staff. I’d play again!

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
First Time Playing
Excellent weather
Used cart

Seven Par Threes

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.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Fair
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

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

Quick round.

Easy course

No drinks cart comes
Around.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Good weather

Fair Value

course in fair condition. good layout flat.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Good Bargain Bay Area Course

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.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Palo alto

I will never play there again.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Palo Altp Muni

* 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

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Fair
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Good course for relaxed playing

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.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Fair
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Previously Played
Excellent weather
Used cart

great location

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

Conditions Fair
Value Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 25+
Skill Beginner
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Fair weather
Used cart

player

course outline is very confused due to construction

Conditions Fair
Value Good
Friendliness Fair
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great for the price

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

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great Course

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

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Palo Alto round

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.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Excellent weather
Used cart

Mind the geese

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.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Professional staff good greens

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

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 25+
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Fun Day Out for High Handicapper

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.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

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

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.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Good for practice round and for beginners

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.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Friendliness Poor
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Fair weather
Used cart

Course Overview

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...

Conditions Fair
Value Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
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