Mountain View, California, is located in Silicon Valley and is part of the greater San Francisco Bay Area. Because of this, the city is bustling with energy and life, flush with culture and business. Many large technology companies call Mountain View home, and the Center for the Performing Arts is always ready with another program or display. However, with so much activity, it may be easy to forget that Mountain View has plenty of recreational opportunities as well. From shopping to walking trails, Mountain View has something for everyone. For those who find no greater comfort than squaring up a shot on the green, Mountain View fortunately has ample opportunities for golf enthusiasts.
For those who may not be aware of the options for golf in Mountain View, just consider the following options for an upcoming outing on the links near the Camino Inn.
This picturesque course is a comprehensive experience for golf in Mountain View. Located in the Shoreline Regional Wildlife Park, the course is proud of its connection to nature. In fact, the golf course is run side by side with other recreational opportunities at Shoreline Lake, which include canoes, kayaks and sailboats. However, for those looking to golf, the Shoreline Golf Links is the perfect spot. The course features 18 holes. The greens are immaculately manicured, and there are 16 acres of water features to enjoy and invigorate the game. The course also has a shop, practice area and a restaurant for a complete day out on the links. The course is also the home to Shoreline Golf Club, which is a NCGA sanctioned club that plays tournaments during the weekends. Guests can become members, schedule private tee times and even take lessons. www.shorelinelinks.com
2. Golf Club Moffett Field.
After over 50 years in operation, the Golf Club Moffett Field is well established for golf fun. Moffett Field is a private golf course that has a full 18 holes for over 6,500 yards of intense golf action. All the holes are up to regulations, ensuring guests a consistent and challenging level of play. Golfers can expect well tended Kikuyu grass. Overall, the course is rated at 70.8 with a slope rating of 119. The tee times are flexible for members, and the cost to join is affordable, making the Golf Club Moffett Field an economical and exciting place to golf in Mountain View. www.moffettgolf.com
3. Sunnyvale Golf Course.
In nearby Sunnyvale, golfers can find more flexibility in the Sunnyvale Golf Course. This golf course meets all regulations and has 18 holes. The manicured greens are balanced with bunkers, sand and water elements, making the course unexpected and challenging. The course is a par 70 and is sure to be perfect for golfers of varying ability levels. However, for those who like to golf but are not ready for a full course, Sunnyvale Golf Course is operated near the Sunken Gardens Golf Course. This smaller course features 9 holes and is better suited for novices and golfers who may be short on time. The holes are shorter, which is perfect for honing skills and experimenting with the sport. For extra practice, golfers can also stop by the Sunken Gardens Driving Range. Open 364 days a year with 18 stalls, the Driving Range is open to the public with flexible hours in the morning and through the evening. www.sunnyvale.ca.gov
4. Fairway Golf Mountain View.
While the action may happen on the green, a true golf fanatic knows how important it is to be prepared. This is why Fairway Golf Mountain View is such an important stop for golfers in Mountain View. This store features everything golfers will need to improve and invigorate their game. The store even features custom fitting and exclusive repair options, making the Fairway Golf Mountain View store the perfect place for all golf needs. Located on the El Camino Real, the store is open Wednesday through Monday each week. www.fglinks.com
With all this, golfers have everything they could need and anything they might want during a stay at the Camino Inn and Suites. Whether pining for picturesque holes at Shoreline or economic tee time at Moffett Field, golfers of all abilities can flourish in Mountain View. [top]