Public Golf Courses in San Jose, California
When it comes to golf, not everyone can afford the high costs of country club memberships or private courses. With fees reaching well into six figures many people opt to go the public golf course route. Public golf courses in San Jose are quite plentiful, and rival many of the high priced country clubs in the area.
The first public golf course to open in San Jose in 30 years, Cinnabar Hills is one of the most prestigious public courses in the city. The John Harbottle design has won numerous awards including the Golf World reader’s choice award for the top 45 golf facilities in the U.S. for 2009. It has also been awarded best public golf course in Silicon Valley for 7 years in a row by the San Jose Mercury News, and golf course of the year 2005/2006 by the California Golf Course Owners Association. Located at 23600 Mckean Road, Cinnabar Hills has three different nine hole courses (The Canyon, The Lake, and The Mountain). Depending on what courses are played, yardages range anywhere from 4,859 to 6,853. With a course rating ranging from 68.1 to 73.2, and a slope range of 120 to 140 Cinnabar Hills has something for golfers of every skill level. To find out more about this award winning course call (408)323-7814.
Los Lagos Golf Course
When talking about public golf courses in San Jose, many residents feel Los Lagos Golf Course is one of the best in the area. Located at 2995 Tuers Road, Los Lagos plays to 5,393 yards from the longest tees. With a rating of 65.6 and a slope of 118, this Brian Costello designed par 68 course opened in 2002. Not only is the course in great condition, the practice facility is top notch. The two tiered driving range is not only lighted, it also has a state of the art swing recording system, perfect for late night practice. Los Lagos can be reached by calling (408)361-0250.
The Ranch Golf Club
The 18-hole championship course at The Ranch Golf Club offers both a challenging and rewarding golf experience. For that very reason, it will surely keep calling you back. Located in the eastern foothills of the Silicon Valley, this Casey O’Callaghan and Wade Cable designed course, features bent grass greens and cool season grass fairways. At 6,747 yards from the back tees, The Ranch Golf Club has been nominated as one of the Best New Golf Courses in America and one of the Best Public Golf Courses for Women in 2005. /the Ranch Golf Club has a rating of 72.8, and its 150 slope rating is one of the highest in California. The address of The Ranch Golf Club is 4601 Hilltop View Lane. They can be reached at (408)270-0557
Rancho Del Pueblo
Located at 1649 Hermocilla Way in San Jose, Rancho Del Pueblo is an executive golf course measuring 1,418 yards from the back tees. This Robert Muir Graves designed par 28 course features eight par 3’s, and one 340 yard par 4. With a course rating of 35.5 and a slope of 113 this short course is perfect for the beginner who is just learning the game. To book a tee time or lesson from one of the pros call (408)347-0990.
San Jose Municipal Golf Course
Located at 1560 Oakland Road, San Jose Municipal Golf Course has a straight forward layout with open fairways on flat terrain to offer a pleasant experience for golfers of all abilities. It’s the perfect course if you like to walk. Opened in 1968, the Robert Muir Graves design plays to 6,639 yards. The par 72 course has a rating of 71.2 and a slope of 118. The last of the public golf courses in San Jose can be reached by calling (408)441-4653
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