2532 Castro Valley Blvd.
Castro Valley, CA 94546
Phone: (510) 538-9501
Fax: (510) 538-9487
Situated amidst the hills of the lake city of Oakland is the Lake Chabot Golf Course. As the name suggests, the course is a public treasure and it has a long history. The course plays a host to the city golf championship, which dates back to 1920. The field offers 27 pristine holes along with 18 full-length holes and is accessible to all, irrespective of ability. It is indeed a perfect venture for all the golf lovers. The place is otherwise a popular wedding ground and function house.
This beautiful wedding cake of a mansion, built in 1899, is an outstanding example of the Neo-classical Revival style significant enough to have been designated a National Historic Site by the United States Department of the Interior. The 37-room estate features a Tiffany-style dome, ten fireplaces and lovely parquet floors in its 16,224 square-feet. During the winter holiday season, the house features magnificent decorations and hosts a number of special festive events.
Monarch Bay Golf Club in San Leandro is a great golf venue with a course that sets it apart from other courses in the neighboring areas. The 27-hole course is in close porximity to the San Francisco Bay and has some of the best views of the land beyond. Scenic location and easily accessible, it a preferred venue not only for national and international tournaments but also for local events. The restaurant and bar are good enough to cozy up for a lunch or high tea and the Pro Shop stocks modern golfing accessories.
The Sequoyah Country Club in the Oakland Hills is home to one of the best golf courses in the city. The 18-hole, par 70 course features perfectly manicured greens, rolling hills and beautiful trees. Members rarely need pre-arrange tee times, and still the course is never crowded.
Picnic facilities, horseback riding and hiking trails, fishing in Jordan Pond - this park has a lot to offer. It is popular with naturalists with a variety of plant and animal wildlife to enjoy. The Garin Barn Visitor Center, open on weekends, offers programs for visitors to identify different species at their own leisure through pamphlets and displays. Additional displays teach about local history. Many enjoy the blacksmith shop and the antique farm equipment. In the late summer the park hosts an apple festival with folk music, games and, of course, apples.
South of the Oakland Airport in San Leandro lies this East Bay Regional Park where nature enthusiasts can come to enjoy a variety of wildlife in their natural habitat. On any given day you might see marsh hawks, black-shouldered kites, red-tailed hawks, seagulls, and more. The park features great views of the Bay, walking trails that lead to a vista point and public facilities like picnic tables, water fountains, and restrooms.
Few would believe that Metropolitan Golf Links was used some years ago as a dumping ground for wastes from the San Francisco Bay area. This 18-hole golf course today offers an excellent surface to play but the small lakes, streams, grass and muddy surfaces test your golfing skills.The on-board golf shop stocks modern golf accessories. Not all who come here are pros, so many amateurs take lessons from the professional golfers who teach and give out golfing tips to the new entrants.The club can also be hired for weddings and other social events.
This complex has a 62,500 seat stadium and a 19,200 seat arena. The stadium is home to the Oakland Raiders and the Oakland A's, as well as home to the Golden State Warriors. Many major concerts are also held here.
Experience the majestic wonder of the California Redwood in its natural state, that is reaching over 150 feet high and spanning more than 20 feet in diameter. Many locals enjoy the gorgeous scenery on trails where people like to bike, hike, jog and stroll. In addition to the deer, rabbits, and squirrels that roam the park, it is also is home to rare wildlife species like the golden eagle and the striped racer snake. The Roberts Regional Recreation Area, a park within the park, features a swimming pool and playgrounds. Throughout the park you will find access to restrooms, water fountains, and picnic tables.
This is the most frequented golf course in the San Francisco Bay Area. The three course facility is owned by the island city and it's known for its well maintained grounds. It has two 18 hole par 71/72 courses: the popular Early Fry course and the straighter Jack Clark South course. Plus it has a 9 hole track called the Mif Albright course, a driving range, and top notch locker facilities. The course is utilized by persons of all skills and ages, so many, in fact, that it's recommended that you reserve a tee time at least a week in advance.
San Ramon Golf Club stands out for the exceptional scenic beauty it possess. Technically the course is versatile and challenging. Players of varied skill levels find this an interesting destination to explore. Very well groomed and with an affordable fee-structure this course ranks high in the popularity index of the area. There are also qualified instructors who will help you improvise on your teeing techniques. Weddings and private gatherings are also regularly conducted here.
This heated outdoor swimming pool has lifeguards on duty and it is shaded by redwood trees. This place is also features a concession stand, picnic areas, and changing facilities.