By the Numbers: Dublin Ranch Golf Course
5,079 yards from the back tees
3,455 yards from the front tees
4 sets of tees
11 par 3s
2 par 5s, measuring 549 yards and 521 yards
10:30 a.m.—when the onsite restaurant and bar opens
Technology and golf join forces at CityGolf, where visitors can take their best shot at 24 world-renowned courses without ever stepping foot outside. Six high-definition simulators combine high-resolution digital images and satellite data to precisely replicate 3D models of each course, inviting individual players or groups of friends to drive and putt across the same properties as the pros. But the simulators do more than display HD images: they also analyze each shot, including ball speed, club speed, swing path, and carry distance. Each simulator bay is also outfitted with a flat-screen TV, and the available beer keeps everyone properly fueled. CityGolf also has a portable simulator, which golfers can rent for a party or to liven up a boring kindergarten graduation ceremony.
By the Numbers: Callippe Preserve Golf Course
2005—the year it opened for play
72—the par for 18 holes
5 sets of tees, meaning most boy bands can tee off in unison
6,748 total yards from the back (black) tees
4,788 total yards from the front (red) tees
73—the course rating from the back tees
133—the slope from the back tees
573 yards—the length of the course’s longest par 5, which is on hole 18
30 stalls at the driving range
75 driving-range balls in a large bucket
Looking to sharpen up your golf skills? Head on over to Sonny Kim Golf in Pleasanton and play a few holes.
The doors are open for you at this course with their people friendly restaurant and great, home-cooked food.
With its kid-friendly vibe, this course is a great spot for families.
Parking is plentiful, so guests can feel free to bring their vehicles.
When you're ready to hit the course for a game of golf, Sonny Kim Golf in Pleasanton is waiting for you.
Sunol Valley Golf Course
2 18-hole courses—the Cypress and the Palm
6,175 yards—length of the Cypress course
6,865 yards—length of the Palm course
72—par for both courses
3 sets of tees on both courses
7 water hazards that players must contend with on both courses
588 yards—length of the Palm’s par-5 No. 9, the longest hole on either course
3—age at which Director of Instruction Rich Bland took up golf
For a golfer, there is no better place to practice your swing than at Castlewood Country Club in Pleasanton.
Make the trip to this course even more savory with a visit to their fine restaurant.
You won't need to get a sitter before heading to this course — kids are more than welcome at this family-friendly establishment.
Parking is plentiful, so patrons can feel free to bring their vehicles.