Courses (CA) Archives

  1. Coyote Creek Golf Club (Morgan Hill, CA)

    This weekend I played Coyote Creek Golf Club for the second time. This is a beautiful course that is kept in great condition. It’s so nice you hardly mind getting your arse whipped by it. The wind was pretty calm the first time I played it, but this weekend it was easily a club and…

  2. Santa Clara Muni (Santa Clara, CA)

    Santa Clara Muni is one of my favorite muni courses in the bay area. It is generally in good shape and has some challenging holes and some good birdie opportunities. Holes 6 and 7 are up on a hill away from the rest of the course. Both are dog-leg right and are driveable if the…

  3. Sunnyvale Muni (Sunnyvale, CA)

    Sunnyvale Muni is also pretty flat and wide open, although there is definitely more trouble to be found here than at Palo Alto Muni. It is a short course, a par 70 with only 2 par fives. The wind can really blow in the afternoons and there is little shelter from the wind on first…

  4. Palo Alto Muni (Palo Alto, CA)

    A flat, wide open course that is quite forgiving. There are few trees or major trouble spots. It is priced like most municipal courses in the bay area, about $50 to walk. Getting a tee time is hard, you generally have to call first thing in the morning the day they begin taking reservations for…

  5. DeLaveaga (Santa Cruz, CA)

    I’ve only played DeLaveaga once, and I was a bit under the weather and out of practice at the time, so keep that in mind as I gripe about this course. The fairways are tight with woods/OB on at least one side of many of them. The greens were in pretty good shape, although the…

  6. Los Lagos (San Jose, CA)

    Los Lagos is a new course in San Jose. This is a course I’ve played pretty often over the last year. It is a par 68, with some very challenging holes. There is also a fun risk/reward par 4 with a 210-235 yard carry over water if you want to go for the green off…

  7. Sunken Gardens (Sunnyvale, CA)

    Over the last year, I’ve played a ton of golf at Sunken Gardens. This is where I got my first eagle. We’ve been playing an early morning round once a week, and recently we’ve played with just 2 irons and a putter. It isn’t a hard course, but it is pretty well maintained and it’s…