Sunnyvale Golf Course is a sporty municipal course that has long delighted Bay Area golfers of all ability levels who appreciate its intriguing design, fair challenge, and very affordable tee times. Sunnyvale Golf Course is an ideal course for beginners and for those players who prefer a round that won t beat them up. It is also a joy for those who like to walk. The course, which opened in 1968, is one of two munis (Sunken Gardens Golf Course is the other) in Sunnyvale, a city located between San Jose and Palo Alto. The playing field, which is less than 10 miles from San Jose International Airport, is easy to get to. Highway 237 bisects the course and Highway 101 is just beyond the northern boundary of the layout. While some business buildings border one end of the playing field, there aren t any houses alongside the fairways. During your round at Sunnyvale Golf Course you'll be treated to views of the Santa Cruz Mountains and Hangar One of Moffett Federal Airfield, one of the world s largest freestanding structures. The playing field features very flat fairways lined by mature trees.Three teeing options are available on this par 70 layout that can play as short as 5,170 yards and as long as 6,248 yards. Sunnyvale Golf Course makes up for its lack of distance with an interesting routing. It features a nice mix of straight and dogleg holes. Wide fairways permit players to swing freely and boldly hit their driver. If your ball wides up amongst the trees or in longer grass, you can usually pull off a recovery shot. This is a course where players of no great skill are often able to use the same golf ball throughout their entire round. The challenge ramps up when the wind is blowing windy conditions often prevail during the summer months. While all of the ponds on Sunnyvale Golf Course have dried up and are likely to remain so, they still can pose a threat to par, as can the layout s sand traps. One of the strengths of Sunnyvale Golf Course is its greens. The smooth putting surfaces are medium in size and easy to read. Since the greens don t have dramatic breaks, one-putts are quite common here. Amenities at Sunnyvale Golf Club are spartan. You can practice putting on a small putting green, but you won t find a driving range or a short game area. You should also bring your own snacks if you want anything to eat during your round. Sunnyvale Golf Course may not be long on amenities, but it is a charming little muni course that gives you a chance to shoot a good score. Make a tee time to enjoy a fun round not far from the southernmost shores of San Francisco Bay.