We know that some of the most important meetings don’t take place in the boardroom; they take place on the fairway. That’s why our Larkspur Landing hotel in Campbell is located close to several private and municipal golf courses. And if golf isn’t your thing, head out and enjoy the great outdoors, fresh air, and beautiful scenery of Northern California.
Corner of Gilman & Campbell Ave.
Campbell Park facilities include two outdoor lighted basketball courts with tiered lawn seating for spectators, one small and one large fenced-in children’s play area, water play feature, volleyball lawn area, swings, non reserve-able picnic tables, BBQ, central lawn vista area, horseshoe pits, and access to the Los Gatos Creek Trail and par course.
Campbell Community Center
1 West Campbell Ave., C-31, Campbell, CA 95008
In addition to the many buildings on campus, the Campbell Community Center also offers a variety of park amenities. The facility contains: tennis courts, handball courts, athletic fields, an all weather track, fitness equipment and a skate park. Night lighting keeps the tennis courts, handball courts and track open for use until 10 pm each night.
Edith Morley Park
615 Campbell Technology Pkwy. (at McGlincy Ln.), Campbell, CA, 95008
Tel: 408.866.2145Edith Morley Park is located adjacent to the percolation ponds and was designed to be environmental in nature. Amenities include: a Community Garden, restrooms, 8 picnic tables, an open turf area, wildflowers, and a marsh and wetland area for exploration and environmental studies.
John D. Morgan Park
540 W. Rincon Ave., Campbell, CA, 95008
JDM Park is the City’s largest park and offers a variety of amenities, including: horseshoe pits, sand volleyball courts, softball and soccer fields, basketball courts, tennis courts, large open field areas and a children’s play area with a spiral water play feature.
Vasona County Park
333 Blossom Hill Rd., Los Gatos, CA 95032
Tel: 408.356.2729Enjoy this 151-acre park’s wealth of venerable trees, grassy knolls and meandering waterways. This is a popular spot for picnics, hiking, sports and recreation; its wonderful lawns are a host to Frisbee tossing, kite flying, softball, soccer or volleyball. Vasona Lake is open for non-power boating year-round; paddle boats and row boats can be rented.
Los Gatos Creek Park
Los Gatos Creek Rd., Los Gatos, CA 95032Tel: 559.488.3004
Offers day use and overnight camping facilities.
1300 Senter Rd., San Jose, CA 95112
Kelley Park is one of San Jose’s most diverse facilities, offering visitors an opportunity to enjoy a picnic or barbecue amid beautiful lawn areas and shade trees; a visit to the Happy Hollow Park & Zoo to see the many animals or take in a puppet show; a walk through the tranquil Japanese Friendship Garden with beautiful koi-filled ponds; and step back in time to turn-of-the-century San Jose at the Historical Museum.
Pruneridge Golf Club
400 Saratoga Ave., Santa Clara, CA 95050
Tel: 408.248.4424Pruneridge’s nine-hole facility is very popular with beginners.
La Rinconada Country Club
14597 Clearview Dr., Los Gatos, CA 95032
Tel: 408.395.4220This narrow course has large oak trees lining all the fairways. The greens are small and undulating, and there is a great deal of mounding and bunkers protecting them. There is a defined cut of rough on this course, so shot accuracy is at a premium. The course’s signature hole is #11, a 150-yard, par 3, requiring a shot over water.
Boulder Ridge Gold Club
1000 Old Quarry Rd., San Jose, CA 95123
Located high above the Santa Clara Valley in San Jose, California, Boulder Ridge offers dramatic vistas overlooking Silicon Valley and spectacular views of the Santa Cruz mountains.
San Jose Municipal Golf Course
1560 Oakland Rd., San Jose, CA 95131
The 18-hole, 72-par San Jose Municipal Golf Course is popular with beginners. Amenities include a two-deck, lighted driving range and separate putting, chipping and bunker practice greens.
Sunken Gardens Golf Course
1010 S. Wolfe Rd., Sunnyvale, CA 94086
A nine-hole executive course, Sunken Gardens is recommended by many course reviewers as an ideal course for beginners because of its shorter-length holes and ample putting greens.
Coyote Creek Golf Club
One Coyote Creek Dr., San Jose, CA 95037
Tel: 408.463.8024Coyote Creek Golf Club features two 18-hole Jack Nicklaus Signature Courses and a golf instruction center.
Pleasant Hills Golf and Country Club
2050 South White Rd., San Jose, CA 95148
Tel: 408.238.3485Built in 1960 and designed by Henry Duino, Pleasant Hills’ 18-hole, 72-par course features fast greens and narrow fairways.
Blackberry Farm Golf Course
22100 Stevens Creek Blvd., Cupertino, CA 95014
Tel: 408.253.9200Green fees at Blackberry Farm’s nine-hole, par-29 course are in the $12-$14 range.
Deep Cliff Golf Course
10700 Clubhouse Ln., Cupertino, CA 95014
Tel: 408.253.5357Built in 1961 and designed by Clark Glasson, Deep Cliff’s 18-hole, par-60 executive course is nestled in the Cupertino foothills. A short course (at only 3,358 yards), Deep Cliff is recommended by many course reviewers as a good starting point for beginners.
Santa Teresa Golf Club
260 Bernal Rd., San Jose, CA 95119
Tel: 408.225.2650Santa Teresa Golf Club consists of an 18-hole, par-71 regulation course and a nine-hole, 27-par course. Amenities include a full driving range and separate putting, chipping and bunker practice greens.
Sunnyvale Golf Course
605 Macara Ave., Sunnyvale, CA 94085
Tel: 408.738.3666The 18-hole, 70-par Sunnyvale Municipal Course offers a rewarding experience for golfers looking forward to such challenges as bunkers, doglegs and lakes.
Spring Valley Golf Course
3441 Calaveras Rd., Milpitas, CA 95035
Tel: 408.262.1722Spring Valley’s 18-hole, 70-par course was built in 1960 and is located in the hills above Milpitas.
Summitpointe Golf Course
1500 Country Club Dr., Milpitas, CA 95035
Cinnabar Hills Golf Club
23600 McKean Rd., San Jose, CA 95140
Tel: 408.323.5200Cinnabar Hills is one of the South Bay’s most popular courses. Designed by architect John Harbottle III, the 18-hole, par-72 course is divided into three nines: the Canyon, the Lake and the Mountain.