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Bay Area Golfers - I never played Summitpointe in MIlpitas and really never heard anything good about the track. Now that it has been "renovated" and "rebranded" as Bay View Golf Club, I am hearing and reading some pretty decent things. Shorter course by todays standards but greens are supposed to be outstanding. It still seems to be one of the few places you can get a same day tee-time these days. Just curious on this groups thoughts on the course. Has anyone played the NEW Bay View? Thoughts?

 

 

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Is that the former Tularcitos that was rebranded 20+ years ago as Summitpointe?  If it is, and I have the courses correct, then it was not great.  Some courses are built where a golf course doesn't belong, and it was one of them.  Not as bad as The Ranch, or Moraga CC from that standpoint.  But just difficult and not fun to play.

 

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13 hours ago, carrera said:

Is that the former Tularcitos that was rebranded 20+ years ago as Summitpointe?  If it is, and I have the courses correct, then it was not great.  Some courses are built where a golf course doesn't belong, and it was one of them.  Not as bad as The Ranch, or Moraga CC from that standpoint.  But just difficult and not fun to play.

 

Apologies to Bay View GC if I have its lineage incorrect.

Yes, this is the former Tularcitos Golf And Country Club. I haven't played Bay View but I've heard that they filled in the lake at #7 and that the greens are in pretty good shape but not the fairways. 

 

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I have not played there post rebuild/brand, nor was I aware of such a project.

 

I had played there a handful of times previously, and frankly, the course wasn't that bad until they had the water issues. 

 

Yes it has some quirky holes but made up for it with the greens and views. It only went downhill when their water supply was cut and they couldn't water anything but the greens. At that point in time the course was godawful save for a 2 week period in spring when rain had made the grass green but the course was dry enough to not be a slog.

 

I thought the bones of the course were good. If they brought the rest of the place up to the same level it would be a fun place to play. 

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Just played there today.  They're definitely making improvements to the course.  Tee boxes were good, greens were in excellent shape.  Fairways could use some more TLC, but still playable. 

 

Although the greens are in great shape, they were a little too fast for some of the pin placements.  Downhill putts are almost impossible to stop by the hole.  Balls that would trickle by the hole would end up off the green.  I was starting to look for the clowns mouth after a few holes.

 

Overall, a vast improvement over what it used to be.  IMO not worth the rack rate, especially since they jacked up the prices.  If you can find a hot deal on golfnow, definitely give it a try.

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I noticed the name change on Golf Now and was wondering what course it was. I have played there several times over the past 5-6 years. I have seen the course completely brown (besides the greens) and in awful shape. It is a tough course with some interesting holes. Some pin positions are pretty much impossible. I might check it out if I get a good price on a hot deal but otherwise I don't feel an urge to go there. Especially when I can play Coyote Tournament or Cinnabar..

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I've played there a few times this year and most recently, the week before they changed their name to Bay View. The name change also came with a price increase so I don't think it's worth it for the price right now but as another user mentioned, they are making improvements and it's gotten a lot better throughout this year. 

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