Something is soothing about enjoying the sights of green hills, landscapes filled with trees, and the peaceful Mountain View air over a competitive game of golf. If you are in town for a family visit, business trip, or special event, why not take some time to try your hand at golf? A few moments from Rengstorff House is Shoreline Golf Links, a scenic 18-hole and 750-acre golf course. There, visitors can take part in a game of golf among the area’s famous bird sanctuary. Those who decide to purchase some tee time can also look forward to a challenging, but pleasant course, 16 water hazards, and a 50-acre sailing lake that is visible upon reaching the 10th hole.
This golf course has a lot to offer visitors and residents of the Mountain View area. From opportunities for expert instruction to an excellent breakfast and lunch option, Shoreline Golf Links is an exceptional way to spend an afternoon. Many have had a great time on these hills as over 300 google reviewers gave this course an average rating of 4.1 out of five. So, if you are looking for a low-key, but entertaining break in your day, check out our reasons for why a visit to Shoreline Golf Links is in order.
Try for a Hole-in-One in the Heart of Mountain View
Located one mile north of Bayshore Freeway, between Shoreline Lake Boathouse and the Amphitheater, is Shoreline Golf Links. An excellent place to take on friends in a game of golf, or practice your swing. Visitors can expect to interact with four courses labeled for colors black, blue, white, and red. All four have ratings between 66.9 and 74.2. As a result, the slopes offer a variety of course options for golfers, regardless of their level of experience. If you happen to be skilled enough to secure a hole-in-one, Shoreline Golf Links will include your name, the hole, and the date of the occurrence on their “Hole-in-One Club” website.
If you know when you will be in town to try for this accolade and are sure of the date you will want to golf, Shoreline offers lower rates for those who book online four to ten days in advance. So, don’t hesitate to purchase tickets online if you plan to be in the area.
Sharpen your Swing with Expert Instruction
What if you aren’t quite ready to join the “Hole-in-One-Club?” Well, Shoreline has some resources to help sharpen your swing to one day earn that coveted title. Visitors can take part in group classes, private lessons, and drop-in sessions. Group classes are available all year and are typically set up to teach between three to five golfers at a time. Renowned golfing experts teach classes and offer training on techniques for beginners and advanced golfers. Each group class session consists of four one-hour lessons.
If you happen to have any young and aspiring golfers in the family, you can also sign them up for a junior summer camp. Young golfers can participate in half or full-day camps that teach strategy, etiquette, and course management. So, if you have a child or teenager that is looking to take their golf game to the next level, check into signing them up for a summer camp session.
Take a Break from the Hills for a Delicious Meal
One of the excellent aspects of golfing at Shoreline is that you don’t have to leave the park to grab a savory meal. Michael’s at Shoreline is the place to go for a breakfast or lunch break. The restaurant serves as a clubhouse that provides a self-service café. Diners can enjoy a deli buffet of various cold meats, breads, condiments, and salads.
They also have the choice of boxed lunches that include a sandwich, pasta salad, fruit salad, cookies, and chips. Currently, Michael’s is closed for a remodel, but the location is set to open in the first week of February for lunch and breakfast service. If you are thinking of hosting an event or large gathering at Shoreline, Michael’s offers catering service on and off the golf course.
Membership Options for Frequent Visitors
If you plan to be in the Mountain View area for an extended period of time or frequently visit the city, there are a number of membership programs to choose from. Depending on how often you would like to access the courses, visitors can pick between annual, quarterly frequent player, twilight, and junior membership programs.
If these programs are more than what you need, you can join the Players Club for an annual fee of $35. With this, golfers can take advantage of reduced greens fees, one-hour early twilight tee times, and range ball credit for the first day of play. Shoreline will also have periodic promotional membership options. So, be sure to check their membership page for current deals and pricing.
All You Need to Know Before You Go
Tee time reservations can be made up to 10 days in advance for teams of two, three, and four. If you are planning to attend alone, you can access the course by joining Shoreline’s “standby list,” upon arrival. While waiting, you can take advantage of Shoreline’s practice facilities as well as the driving range. Once a slot opens up, you can then start your game.
There are a variety of ticket options for those who are visiting Shoreline. Many of them depend on when you are planning to access the course. For non-residents, it is $42 to enter the course from Monday to Friday. For those who desire to only golf during twilight or super twilight, tickets are typically more affordable. Power carts for a single rider are $18, while those willing to share will pay $15. If you are in need of range balls, a small box of 20 is four dollars. Boxes of 55 and 100 are seven dollars and $10 respectively.
Again, there is nothing like enjoying a soothing game of golf while taking in the sights and sounds of the Mountain View area. Shoreline Golf Links has a wide variety of amenities for golfers of all experience levels. If you find yourself in this part of the Bay Area, be sure to plan a visit to Shoreline.
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