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Palo Alto Municipal Golf Course, CLOSED until Fall 2017
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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
Detailed description

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.


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.