Pruneridge Golf Club (9.3 mi)
Santa Clara, CA
Pruneridge’s nine-hole facility is very popular with beginners and includes professional club fitting, golf instruction, and more.
Boulder Ridge Golf Club (10.4 mi)
Old Quarry Rd., San Jose, CA 95123
Located high above the Santa Clara Valley in San Jose, California, Boulder Ridge offers dramatic vistas overlooking Silicon Valley and spectacular views of the Santa Cruz mountains. Touted by Golf Week Magazine as the best course in the area, Boulder Ridge features lush fairways, dramatic bunkering, and bent grass greens.
Blackberry Farm Golf Course (11.5 mi)
Stevens Creek Blvd., Cupertino, CA
Set along the bank of Stevens Creek, the narrow tree-lined fairways and small greens of Blackberry Farm Golf Course provide an excellent opportunity for golfers to improve their skills. Green fees at Blackberry Farm’s nine-hole, par-29 course are economical.
Deep Cliff Golf Course (12.6 mi)
Clubhouse Ln., Cupertino, CA
Built in 1961 and designed by Clark Glasson, Deep Cliff’s 18-hole, par-60 executive course is nestled in the Cupertino foothills. A short course (at only 3,358 yards), Deep Cliff is recommended by many course reviewers as a good starting point for beginners.
San Jose Municipal Golf Course (13.7 mi)
Oakland Rd., San Jose, CA
This 18-hole, 72-par San Jose Municipal Golf Course is a popular course for beginners. Amenities include a two-deck, lighted driving range and separate putting, chipping and bunker practice greens.
Sunken Gardens Golf Course
S. Wolfe Rd., Sunnyvale, CA
Many course reviewers recommend the nine-hole executive course, Sunken Gardens, as an ideal course for beginners because of its shorter-length holes and ample putting greens.
Coyote Creek Golf Club (14.8 mi)
One Coyote Creek Dr., San Jose, CA
Located south of San Jose, Coyote Creek Golf Club features two 18-hole Jack Nicklaus Signature Courses and a golf instruction center.
Santa Teresa Golf Club
Bernal Rd., San Jose, CA
Santa Teresa Golf Club features an 18-hole, par-71 regulation course and a nine-hole, 27-par course. Amenities include a full driving range and separate putting, chipping and bunker practice greens.
Sunnyvale Municipal Golf Course
Macara Ave., Sunnyvale, CA
This 18-hole, 70-par Sunnyvale Municipal Golf Course offers a rewarding experience for golfers looking forward to such challenges as bunkers, doglegs and lakes.
Pleasant Hills Golf and Country Club (17.2 mi)
South White Rd., San Jose, CA
Built in 1960 and designed by Henry Duino, Pleasant Hills’ 18-hole, 72-par course features fast greens and narrow fairways.
Cinnabar Hills Golf Club (18.0 mi)
McKean Rd., San Jose, CA
Cinnabar Hills Golf Club is one of the South Bay’s most popular courses. Designed by architect John Harbottle III, the 18-hole, par-72 course is divided into three nines: the Canyon, the Lake and the Mountain.
Boulder Creek Golf Course and Resort (18.8 mi)
Big Basin Highway, Boulder Creek, CA
The Boulder Creek Golf Course opened in 1961 and was designed by architect Jack Fleming. Located in the Big Basin Redwoods, Boulder Creek consists of a par-65 course for men and a par-67 for women.
Shoreline Golf Links
North Shoreline Blvd., Mountain View, CA
Shoreline’s 18-hole, 72-par course was designed by Robert Trent Jones, Jr. and built in 1983. Amenities include a full-service driving range and separate putting and chipping practice greens.