baydgplayer wrote:It is really depressing that there is all of those great courses on the the east coast. I hope the west coast catches up. California in particular
i live about 10 minutes north of you, and if you look a couple posts before yours, i've got a list of some california courses that are in your reach that i consider to be excellent. i have no experience playing on the east coast, but i bet i can change your mind.
there are four easy daytrips to bitchin' courses you can make from fremont, in case you've only played hellyer/chabot/aquatic/moraga(no offense to those tracks intended). i noticed from a previous post that you've just started, so i bet you haven't checked out too many of these places. estimated one-way driving time from fremont figured on a weekend morning, leaving early(< 7:30).
1: santa cruz, delaveaga(27 holes), 1 hour drive time
2: novato, stafford lake(18 holes), 1:15 drive time
3: monterey, oaks/cypress courses(2 x 18 holes), 1:30 drive time
4: napa, skyline park(18 holes), 1:30 drive time
and if you're really feeling adventurous, grab a/some friends, and try this:
5. grass valley, condon park --> penn valley, hanging oaks ----> auburn, auburn regional. (2 x 18 holes, 1 x 25ish). 2:45 drive time to the first course, leave at like 5:30 am. the good thing is that the drive time from course to course is about 10 minutes each time. this is a totally fun, but exhausting day, my arm felt like it would fall off the next morning.
and after march 31st, you'll have about a 1:10 drive to the golden gate park course, which should rock as well.