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Palo Alto Municipal Golf Course, CLOSED until Fall 2017

1875 Embarcadero Rd, Palo Alto, California, 94303
Type: Public
No. Holes: 18
(650) 856-0881
Architect: William F. Bell (87)
                       William P. Bell (52)
                      
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Detailed description of Palo Alto Municipal Golf Course, CLOSED until Fall 2017

Palo Alto Municipal Golf Course, is a Public, 18 hole golf course located in Palo Alto, California.

Palo Alto Municipal Golf Course first opened for play in 1956. The course was designed by William F. Bell and William P. Bell.

Located in Palo Alto, California, easily accessible from the San Francisco Bay area and all points in Silicon Valley, the par-72 Palo Alto Golf Course is an old-style classic 18-hole championship course that measures over 6800 yards from the back tees.

The golf course offers four sets of tees along with reasonable rates to make Palo Alto Golf Course a great choice for outdoor recreation in Santa Clara County.

Palo Alto Golf Course is fun and challenging for all levels of golfers and provides quality, affordability and convenience for your golf experience in a great location - near Stanford University and downtown Palo Alto.

FLASH UPDATE JULY 2016

The course closed July 2016 for renovation. The course will reopen as the Baylands Golf Links at Palo Alto in Fall 2017.

The City of Palo Alto’s long-awaited Golf Course Reconfiguration Project will transform the Municipal Golf Course into a links-style course incorporating the native look and feel of the Palo Alto Baylands.

Construction begins in mid-July 2016 with the removal of most of the non-native trees throughout the golf course.  As documented in the Environmental Impact Report adopted for the project, the tree removal will be mitigated through the planting of 300 new native trees on the reconfigured course, along with the planting of two acres of native bay ecosystem habitat in Byxbee Park, and the protection and monitoring of 500 naturally-occurring oak saplings in the Pearson Arastradero Preserve.  The site will be recontoured using soil from the large on-site stockpile to create an undulating landscape and elevated scenic views of the Baylands and San Francisco Bay that will enhance the golf experience.  The golf holes will be separated by large natural areas planted with wetlands plant species that improve habitat for birds and wildlife and integrate the golf course into its Baylands setting.

This course has been reviewed 9 times
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San Carlos, CA

$31 (cart included), played on Monday, September 2013 at 6am

Early bird (before 8am) played 9 holes including breakfast credit and cart. Nobody out here on a Holiday morning -- nice & quiet and never felt pressed. If I play here again it will be early bird for sure, before wind & heat come up.

Would travel: 0-10 Miles, Not Vacation Worthy
Bottom line: I would play again, Bargain priced based on quality and competitive area pricing
 
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Rank ID # : 020538
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Belmont, CA

$41 (cart not included), played on Sunday, August 2013 at 6am

Fairways need more water, getting burned out in spots, green have some invasive grasses spot growing, effects roll of the ball.

Would travel: 0-10 Miles, Not Vacation Worthy
Bottom line: Bargain priced based on quality and competitive area pricing, Worse than average course for the area
 
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Rank ID # : 020373
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Palo Alto, CA

$26 (cart not included), played on Friday, August 2010 at 6am

City owned course, and budget issues make it a challenge to keep a great grounds crew. Still, the superintendent does an excellent job with too few folks -- except (in the last couple of months) -- with the bunkers. When I play in the mornings they are almost always soaked from watering and impossible to play. On the flip side, the clubhouse staff is excellent, as is the teaching staff. Brad Lozares runs the pro shop and hires the inside folks, and he is a pro in every sense of the word. Superb shop, helpful and friendly folks all around.

Would travel: 10-20 Miles
Bottom line: I would play again, Better than average course for the area
 
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Rank ID # : 011078
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Redwood City, CA

$16 (cart not included), played on Monday, April 2010 at 4pm

Long and windy greens are pretty good but a little bumpy. traps are rarely groomed.

Would travel: 10-20 Miles, Not Vacation Worthy
Bottom line: I would play again, Average course for the area, Bargain priced based on quality and competitive area pricing, Fair priced based on quality and competitive area pricing
 
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Rank ID # : 009695
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San Carlos, CA

$36 (cart not included), played on Thursday, December 2009 at 10am

Fairly long, straight track with plenty of room for high handicappers. Wind can be a big problem in the afternoon (near SF Bay). Fairways and greens in pretty good shape.

Would travel: 10-20 Miles, Not Vacation Worthy
Bottom line: I would play again, Average course for the area, Fair priced based on quality and competitive area pricing
 
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Rank ID # : 009165
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Union City, CA

$46 (cart included), played on Sunday, August 2009 at 6am

Would travel: 10-20 Miles, Not Vacation Worthy
Bottom line: I would play again, Better than average course for the area, Fair priced based on quality and competitive area pricing
 
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Rank ID # : 007869
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Redwood City, CA

$31 (cart not included), played on Tuesday, February 2009 at 6am

Good muni course. Course maintenance is good. Being a muni course pace of play can be slow.

Would travel: 0-10 Miles, Not Vacation Worthy
Bottom line: I would play again, Better than average course for the area, Fair priced based on quality and competitive area pricing
 
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Rank ID # : 006470
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Burlingame, CA

$36 (cart not included), played on Saturday, February 2009 at 10am

Long and straight track- good fairways and great greens- lots of room

Would travel: 10-20 Miles, Not Vacation Worthy
Bottom line: I would play again, Average course for the area, Fair priced based on quality and competitive area pricing
 
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Rank ID # : 006396
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Madera, CA

$46 (cart not included), played on Saturday, June 2008 at 10am

Very good municipal course. Tees, fairways, and greens were all playable. Bunkering was plentiful for a muni. Wind really comes into play.

Would travel: 20-30 Miles, Not Vacation Worthy
Bottom line: I would play again, Average course for the area, Ranks with the best in this price level
 
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Rank ID # : 003286
3.0/5
Based on 9 reviews
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