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1875 Embarcadero Rd
Palo Alto, CA  94303-3333
United States
P: (650) 856-0881
F: (650) 856-7484
Palo Alto Course

18 hole regulation length course

Municipal golf course

72 par | 6,833 yards | 122 slope

72.4 rating | Rye grass

Recommend this course: +0 -0

Palo Alto Golf Course Description

The 18-hole "Palo Alto" course at the Palo Alto Golf Course facility in Palo Alto, California features 6,833 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 72. The course rating is 72.4 and it has a slope rating of 122 on Rye grass. Designed by Billy Bell/(R) Forrest Richardson, the Palo Alto golf course opened in 1956. Brad Lozares manages the course as the Director of Golf.

Course Reviews

The course is flat, but the shape of the holes make it somewhat interesting and the length (lots of long par 4s) makes it challenging, but the course is not very well maintained.

haven't played here in a while and now I know why. got a tee time no problem 4:30pm Fri. there were no mention of the greens being aerated and punched. OK, will still play were here, got a cart as my knee was bad, and was told just to leave the keys in the cart,OK.. then at the turn on 9 I was told we had to turn in the cart before 7pm. it was 6:45pm and I was never told about this! "sorry they said", not cool. now as for the course, its a typical muni play was really SLOW. then the greens as expected were horrible. the tee boxes were uneven and scared. and the fairways were no better. for a course that uses re-cycled water you think that they would be in better shape. anything off the fairway is in beat-up weeds and dirt with potholes everywhere. the sand was hard and thin on at least 1/2 of them. I didn't sample it, but saw the shots that came out of there. while the starters were just under great, they could have told me about the greens. as I know I should ask too this time of yr. overall the course for the area is sad and not well kept. I have played 5 others in the area in the last 2wks and they were all way better. I'm a 6hdcp so I know how a course should look and this is not my 1st post.. if you want a so-so round with a OK price, play here. I wish them well as with some care on there part they could be allot better. when I told them that I was going to post a rating for this course, they said so, I don't think anyone reads these things anyway. that was sad....
maybe next yr guys.... blue_crush

I enjoyed this course. The fairways were in good condition, the greens were smooth, played like they were read.

Expensive and at the time not worth they money because of all the construction going on with numerous repostioned fairway greens. I think they could have dealt with maintenance on a couple holes at a time instead of the whole course. I do believe it is probably an extremely difficult course but the 2 times I went there there was construction.

Great Muni Experience

Dropped in for an afternoon round with threatening weather. The staff was very friendly and pretty flexible when I returned to the clubouse, drenched, after 1.5 holes. I dried out, reloaded, and went on the have a great round. Very friendly service in the bar & grill. This is a really good value.


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  • Overall
  • Latest Scores
Rank Golfer Name Handicap Gross Net Date
1 Hiroshi S. 23 44 21 07/11/08
2 Jack J. 11 47 36 10/08/07
3 Jim J. N/A 41 41 04/26/08
4 AJ F. N/A 47 47 05/27/13
5 Changgull S. 18 87 69 03/02/12
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Rank Golfer Name Handicap Gross Net Date
154 Gioavanni A. N/A 100 100 11/18/13
102 Tim T. N/A 86 86 06/15/13
4 AJ F. N/A 47 47 05/27/13
163 alok M. N/A 107 107 04/20/13
87 Jonathan D. N/A 82 82 03/16/13

Golf Course Information

About Palo Alto

Palo Alto Golf Course

Golf Only facility

25 tees driving range

18 regulation holes

Awards at Palo Alto

No recent major awards have been noted.

Tournaments of Palo Alto

No local tournaments listed for this course.

Course Staff

Brad Lozares, Director of Golf
Brian Daum, Superintendent

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