The San Francisco Bay Area is well-known among golf aficionados, with exclusive private golf options like the Olympic Club and San Francisco Golf Club, and premium public golf facilities such as Half Moon Bay, Presidio and TPC Harding Park. Still, the southern Peninsula and South Bay region has for years been in need of high-quality, affordable public golf. Enter Baylands Golf Links, the long-awaited re-imagination of the City of Palo Alto’s municipal golf course.
Anchored in the heart of California's Silicon Valley, the long awaited remake of the old Palo Alto Municipal Golf Course, now called Baylands Golf Links, is finally nearing completion. Golf Course Architect Forrest Richardson, ASGCA began the project nearly six years ago after being awarded the assignment among a field of golf course architects shortlisted by the City of Palo Alto. “It began as work to make way for flood control,” notes Richardson. “We quickly focused on how the community could benefit in many more ways, such as returning the environment to natural habitat and opening the golf course to more diverse use.”