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 few holes on the back nine. On the 10th hole, there are actually lights in the fairway so that the planes flying into Moffet Field don’t land on the course. You are adjacent to Highway 237 and 101 on top of the noise from the planes, but the noise hasn’t really bothered me.

The course is kept in the usual public course condition – not great, but not terrible. There is no driving range, and the staff behind the desk (particularly one guy, I don’t know his name) can be pretty rude. As of this writing, my best round of golf was played here: 12 over during a morning round.