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Crystal Springs Golf Course in Burlingame offers spectacular views of the Crystal Springs Reservoir, wildlife and a championship caliber, par 72 course that is a challenge for golfers at all levels.
Before you play, warm up at the practice facility. The driving range has 27 stations with mats, or you can practice your chipping or putting at the separate practice greens.
Need some lessons? Greg Coplin, voted one of the top ten golf teachers in California, is an understand, patient, experienced instructor, and the entire staff at the Greg Coplin Golf School will help you work on your hook, slice, putting and chipping.
After you play, stop into the Pub & Grill for casual, pub-type food and a cool beverage as you and your friends talk about your day on the course. (On Sundays, the Pub offers a full breakfast, but you can get a breakfast sandwich on other days of the week.)
You can call, or book your tee time online. The course offers several different rates, so for the full listing, click here.
Where: 6650 Golf Course Drive, Burlingame
In San Mateo, the Poplar Creek Golf Course is one of the most popular golf courses in Northern California. The course, which was originally called San Mateo Municipal, was built in 1933 as a way to aid unemployed laborers during the Depression. The course was renovated in 1999 and renamed Poplar Creek.
It’s always a good idea to warm up before you head out onto the course, so head to the practice area, where you can work on your chipping, pitching and putting at an affordable price. ($6 for the first 30 minutes and $2 for each additional 30 minutes.)
Private lessons can be scheduled when convenient for you and your instructor and will be tailored to your skill level.
Group instruction is offered through the City of San Mateo Park and Recreation Department and consists of 4 one-hour lessons. For all information about group instruction, click here.
The Poplar Creek Grill, located in the clubhouse, updates its menus seasonally and offers everything from hamburgers to pastas to salads and desserts. For a peek at the menu, click here.
Book your tee time online or call 650-522-GOLF (4653). San Mateo residents can purchase a Resident Card for $20 and get $5 off the regular weekday rate and $8 off the weekend rate. Residents can also make reservations for tee times 8 days in advance. Course rates vary, so here for all the information you need.
Where: 1700 Coyote Point Drive, San Mateo
If you just want to hit some balls and practice your game, head to the Burlingame Golf Center, where there are 45 hitting stalls. (There are five specifically for left-handers.) The (astro-turf) driving range has 10 targets ranging from 70 yards to 260 yards and there is a natural grass short game and bunker practice area.
The Burlingame Golf Academy has three instructors to help you improve your game with individual or group lessons.
Don’t forget to stop into Gabriel & Daniel’s Mexican Grill after your session for a weekday lunch special which includes a tuna sandwich, turkey sandwich or hot dog, a small fountain drink and a small bucket of range balls. Bring the family or friends and relax while enjoying authentic flavors of old Mexico.
For rates, click here.
Where: 250 Anza Boulevard, Burlingame
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