Menlo Country Club

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Note: PRIVATE CLUB

Extremely exclusive country club and golf course.

Totally old school.  Really enjoyed the atmosphere in the men's grill and on the course.  The food was fantastic and the beer was cold.  I had the Cobb salad and a couple of the guys I was with had Crab Louie's.  All were perfect.

As for the course...the NCGA usually gets course ratings correct...usually.  This is one of those rare exceptions where I think they got it wrong.  The course plays a 127 rating from the tips.  However, numerous tight approaches, tight tee shots and tricky greens make me think this deserves a 130 or higher.  Two holes, with 18 being the most memorable, require a staggering straight tee shot to get to the corner of a 90 degree dog leg.  The distance is extremely deceiving as much of the course plays uphill and into the wind.  Don't think that 386 yards is going to be an easy green in regulation out here.  Be EXTREMELY careful on 15 and 16.  A slice on either of these holes will launch a ball directly onto Alameda de las Pulgas, and possibly require you to buy a new windshield.

The course, like most country clubs, is in phenomenal shape.  The ponds are real, with blooming lily pads and everything.  Much different than the concrete-lined, blue toilet water filled munis like Sunnyvale and Shoreline.

Great practice facility and nice staff make it a must play if you have the opportunity to get out here.

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