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PENINSULA GOLF AND COUNTRY CLUB: WWW.THEPGCC.ORG

The Peninsula Golf and Country Club was founded in 1911 as The Beresford Country Club. Many features of the club grounds were different than they are today. The first Clubhouse, which was later used as a residence for the club manager, was located where the maintenance facility stands today. 

Following a groundbreaking ceremony on July 4, 1913, the Clubhouse was open for members on New Years Eve 1915. The course measured 6012 yards and the only trees of any significance were the eucalyptus that ringed the course and the double row that ran north from the west side of the driving range. There were open creeks that ran from the 15th and 4th holes that joined together near the driving range and from there, ran to the bay. 

 

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POPLAR CREEK GOLF COURSE: WWW.POPLARCREEKGOLF.COM

Originally built in 1933 as a way to aid unemployed laborers during the Depression and named San Mateo Municipal, the course is home to the San Mateo County Championship and the O'Brien Junior Tournament, which has had such notable past winners as PGA Tour Professionals Johnny Miller, Keith Clearwater, and Mark Lye.

 

Since the middle 1960's the course has averaged nearly 100,000 rounds per year, making it one of the most popular golf courses in northern California.

 

The course was closed in April, 1999 for a complete renovation and new routing plan. In July, 2000 the course re-opened with a new look and a new name - Poplar Creek - landmarking the flow of Poplar Creek through the golf course.

 

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GREEN HILLS COUNTRY CLUB CLUB: WWW.GREENHILLSCC.COM

Founded in 1929, Green Hills Country Club is situated between the business and technology centers of San Francisco and the Silicon Valley. Located in Millbrae, Green Hills is nestled amid the sun-warmed hills that separate the Pacific Ocean from San Francisco Bay.

In addition to the Alister MacKenzie-designed championship 18-hole golf course, Green Hills boasts tennis courts, a fitness center, and a full service outdoor swimming pool and recreation area. Parents and children alike will enjoy the summer kid camps that Green Hills Country Club has to offer: from golf and tennis clinics, to swimming lessons to fun crafts.

Special events such as monthly wine pairing dinners, Crab Feeds and the annual President's Ball gala are just a few of the parties for members and guests.

For our members and friends, our full-service catering department and our spacious Cypress Room make a spectacular combination for hosting gala social events such as weddings and dinner parties.

 

 

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CRYSTAL SPRINGS GOLF COURSE: WWW.PLAYCRYSTALSPRINGS.COM

The azure-blue Crystal Springs Reservoir that you can see sparkling in the sunshine as you drive down I-280 in Hillsborough is also the site of one of the Bay Area’s most unique golf courses. The first dam was built here in 1888 to create a reservoir, part of the San Francisco watershed, that fills a portion of the rift valley of the San Andreas Fault.

The course came later, in 1924, the design of William Herbert Fowler, a noted British golf architect who pioneered in designing courses that naturally followed the lay of the land as does Crystal Springs. Besides working on many famous courses in the British Isles, Fowler did golf designs on the East and West coasts of the United States.

 

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MARINERS POINT GOLF RANGE: WWW.MARINERSPOINT.COM

Mariners Point is the Bay Area's most comprehensive teaching and practice center to learn and work on your game. The facility features 64 practice stalls on a variety of surfaces including well-manicured natural grass practice tees. The driving range offers fresh quality golf balls, easy to read yardage markers and clearly defined target greens. The short game facility is open 7-days a week and includes well-manicured greens and bunkers to practice chipping, pitching and sand shots of varying distances.

 

When you're ready to play the game, Mariners Point features a challenging 9-hole, par-3 golf course set along the majestic San Francisco Bay which is lighted for night time play seven days a week.

 

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HILLSBOROUGH RECREATION: WWW.HILLSBOROUGHRECREATION.COM

Providing the Hillsborough California community with sports and enrichment recreation classes for both adults and children.

 

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HILLSBOROUGH LITTLE LEAGUE: WWW.ETEAMZ.COM/HILLSBOROUGHLITTLELEAGUE

Hillsborough Little League (HLL) is in its 20th year of providing fun and rewarding Little League experiences for boys and girls in Hillsborough and adjacent areas of San Mateo, Burlingame and Millbrae. More than 700 boys and girls between the ages of 5 and 12 participate in the league each year. In 2011, our 12-year-old All-Star Team claimed its fifth consecutive District 52 Championship. We have won 20 District and Sectional All-Star titles since our inception in 1993. Click here for more information about our All-Star history, including rosters and championship information.

 

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BURLINGAME SPORTS CENTER: WWW.BURLINGAMESC.COM

A New State-of-the-Art Facility Three regulation size multi-sport courts for all ages Basketball, volleyball and indoor soccer camps, clinics, clubs and leagues Full service birthday parties End of the season team parties, corporate events, dances Court side amenities: arcade, snack bar, party rooms, cafe

 

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BURLINGAME AQUATIC CLUB: WWW.BURLINGAMEAQUATICS.COM

The Burlingame Aquatic Club (BAC) was founded in 2000. We currently offer a variety of athletic programs for all levels and ages. Club Swimming (USS), Masters Swimming (USMS), Masters Water Polo and Club Water Polo (USWP) are the current BAC programs. We have an excellent coaching staff with experience at all levels (college, high school, and age group) that supports these various programs. Our current club membership consists of over 300 athletes and is growing daily. Come and be a part of the Burlingame Aquatic Club.

 

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BURLINGAME AYSO REGION 63: WWW.BURLINGAMEAYSO.ORG

Our 2012 Fall Season's registration dates are now set for April 14 and 28 and May 5, 2012. Plan ahead, we hope to see you back and that many of you will volunteer.

If you are not on our mailing list, select the link here and send us an email: Add me to the 2012 mail list! If you already receive emails from us, do not ask to be added to this distribution list.

 

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BURLINGAME SOCCER CLUB: WWW.BURLINGAMESOCCERCLUB.ORG

Our mission is to enhance the experience of youth soccer in our community. The purpose of our program is to give competitive players an environment to reach their potential as both soccer players and individuals. We strongly believe that every youth program should achieve the same goals – to develop youth players in a fun, safe and educational environment.

 

Our program caters to competitive youth players from the ages of 8 to 19. The main focus of our program is not on winning, but on the development of the total soccer player within the framework of a team. To reach this goal we have assembled a highly qualified professional coaching staff that works within a structured age appropriate curriculum. Our desire is to promote personal responsibility, fitness, sportsmanship, and teamwork.

 

We are committed to meeting these goals and expect the same commitment from those that participate in our program.

 

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WORLD CUP SOCCER CAMPS: WWW.BURLINGAMEAYSO.ORG

Ruedi Graf started World Cup Soccer Camps with two small camps including about thirty children in San Mateo in 1991. Since then World Cup Soccer Camps grew steadily adding three to four sites every year. Last year we were running camps as far North as Marin County, in San Francisco, on the Peninsula, in the South Bay all the way over to Santa Cruz. We have locations over in the East Bay as far East as Livermore. Last year we had over 5000 children joining our camps and clinics. Over these twenty years, World Cup Soccer Camps and Clinics has maintained the highest standards of professional coaching, earning a reputation as one of the best all-around camp businesses in Northern California. The company employs approximately ninety coaches and is headquartered in Los Gatos, California.

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PENINSULA JEWISH COMMUNITY CENTER IN FOSTER CITY: WWW.PJCC.ORG

Welcoming with joy people of all ages, faiths, and backgrounds, our innovative Center provides programs and services designed to meet the needs of everyone from infants to seniors. Come work out in our 50,000 square foot Byer Athletic Center; take a class at our Koret Learning Center; create a lifetime of memories for your children at our award-winning preschool or one of our seasonal day camps.

 

The mission of the PJCC is to build a caring and connected community, develop leadership and strengthen Jewish identity and values in a center with an environment that is welcoming to all people at every stage of life.

 

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MID PENINSULA OPEN SPACE ASSOCIATION: WWW.OPENSPACE.ORG

The Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District's purpose is to purchase, permanently protect, and restore lands forming a regional open space greenbelt, preserve unspoiled wilderness, wildlife habitat, watershed, viewshed, and fragile ecosystems, and provide opportunities for low-intensity recreation and environmental education.

The District works to form a continuous greenbelt of permanently preserved open space by linking its lands with other public parklands. The District also participates in cooperative efforts such as the Bay Trail, Ridge Trail, and Skyline-to-the-Sea Trail, which are regional trail systems in the Bay Area that include District lands.

The District has permanently preserved nearly 60,000 acres of mountainous, foothill, and bayland open space, creating 26 open space preserves (24 of which are open to the public). The District covers an area of 550 square miles and includes 17 cities (Atherton, Cupertino, East Palo Alto, Half Moon Bay, Los Altos, Los Altos Hills, Los Gatos, Menlo Park, Monte Sereno, Mountain View, Palo Alto, Portola Valley, Redwood City, San Carlos, Saratoga, Sunnyvale, and Woodside).

 

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FRIENDS OF HUDDART AND WUNDERLICH PARKS: WWW.PARKSUPPORT.ORG

The Friends are a group of people who are bonded together by their appreciation for Huddart and Wunderlich Parks. They are a combination of volunteers, donors, paid staff, and board members - all collaborating with the park rangers to preserve and protect these special resources.

It is easy to become part of the Friends community. Start by visiting the parks, where you will discover the fascinating natural and historical treasures of these unique areas of San Mateo County. Then find out how you can volunteer or donate to the ongoing efforts that help make these parks flourish for all who visit.

The Friends of Huddart and Wunderlich Parks organization was founded in 1992 and became a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization in 2002. Dedicated to environmental education and land conservation, the early programs of the Friends supported various aspects of park management. The Friends activities have expanded over the years and docents now provide children's hikes in Huddart Park, as well as promote exhibits, give guided tours, and assist with school programs at the the Folger Estate Stable historic site in Wunderlich Park.

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PARK CONSERVANCY: WWW.PARKCONSERVANCY.ORG

Muir Woods. Crissy Field. Alcatraz. The Marin Headlands. Stinson Beach. Lands End. The Presidio.

There’s only one nonprofit that supports them all. The Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy. Our mission is to preserve the Golden Gate National Parks, enhance the park visitor experience, and build a community dedicated to conserving the parks for the future.

 

Since its establishment in 1981, the Parks Conservancy has provided over $165 million in support to the Golden Gate National Parks and rallied 250,000 volunteers for their stewardship.

Alongside the National Park Service and Presidio Trust, the Parks Conservancy fulfills its mission of Parks For All Forever. 

 

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COYOTE POINT YACT CLUB: WWW.CPYC.COM

Coyote Point Yacht Club is located at Coyote Point Park in San Mateo, south of the Bay Bridge and north of the San Mateo Bridge. Views of San Francisco and the San Mateo Bridge/Oakland provide a pretty setting for events in the club house and outdoor activities in our backyard. BBQ facilities, showers for men and women, and free ice are available to members and their guests. The fuel dock at Coyote Point Marina has both gas and diesel for easy fill up before cruising out and a pump out station. Harbormaster’s Office information line : 650-573-2594 The upstairs dining area includes a bar, the Commodore’s lounge, dining facilities, and is proximate to an outside deck overlooking the SF Bay. Lunch is served Friday from 11:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and dinner from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. The club bar is open to its members on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday afternoon. We are a private club for members and their guests.

 

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SHORELINE LAKE AQUATIC CENTER AND CAFE: WWW.SHORELINELAKE.COM

Many people are surprised to discover beautiful Shoreline Lake on the doorstep of sunny Mountain View. Not only is Shoreline a safe and expansive waterway for many water sports, including sailing, windsurfing, kayaking and canoeing, it is also a wildlife sanctuary and home to many rare, migratory birds, such as the burrowing owl. As you cruise the lake (no motorized craft are allowed, due to the fragile ecosystem which supports a host of native wildlife) you may come across migratory birds nesting on the island in the middle of the lake, but please don’t disembark or disturb the wildlife.

 

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COYOTE POINT RECREATION AREA: CLICK HERE TO VISIT WEBSITE

Coyote Point is a regional recreation area that provides a wide variety of opportunities: picnicking, swimming, windsurfing, bicycling, jogging, fishing, boating, and sailing. Kids will love the giant, castle-and-dragon-themed Magic Mountain Playground. Spectacular natural history exhibits of the Bay Area can be found at the CuriOdyssey. You can observe and listen to live animals at the Wildlife Habitats. Stroll along the beach promenade, visit the marina and its breakwater, or to the saltwater marsh. See shorebirds, colorful boats, windsurfers, and planes from the San Francisco International Airport.

 

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SAN BRUNO MOUNTAIN STATE AND COUNTY PARK: CLICK HERE TO VISIT WEBSITE

San Bruno Mountain Park is a landmark of local and regional significance, standing as a unique open-space island in the midst of the peninsula's urbanization at the northern end of the Santa Cruz Mountain Range. The Mountain's ridge line runs in an east-west configuration, with considerable slopes and elevations ranging from 250 feet to 1,314 feet at the summit. The 2,326 acres of rugged landscape offer excellent hiking opportunities and outstanding views of San Francisco and Central Bay Area.

 

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SAWYER CAMP TRAIL: CLICK HERE TO VISIT WEBSITE

Visited by approximately 300,000 people a year, Sawyer Camp Trail is one of the most popular trails in San Mateo County. Located in the scenic Crystal Springs Watershed, the entire linear trail, including the proposed trail expansions, will be renamed the Crystal Springs Trail and is envisioned to provide an uninterrupted, non-motorized, multi-use route from the City of San Bruno to the Town of Woodside.

For thousands of years, this area was home to Shalshone Indians. They were considered to be an extremely warlike people, fighting with their neighbors to the north and south. They seemed to have been friendly enough when, on November 4, 1769, Gaspar de Portola and his men camped north of here, after descending from Sweeney Ridge where they were reputed to be the first white men to view the San Francisco Bay. Portola's camp is now beneath the waters of San Andreas Lake; a sign at the trail entrance on Hillcrest Boulevard points to it. In November of 1774, Captain Fernando Rivera, a principal officer of Portola, and the first to lead a group to purposely explore the Peninsula, camped near one of the Shalshone villages.

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HILLSBOROUGH RACQUET CLUB: WWW.HILLSBOROUGHRACQUETCLUB.ORG

Create a lifetime memory with your special event at the HILLSBOROUGH RACQUET CLUB, a former polo clubhouse dating back to the turn of the twentieth century. The Hillsborough Racquet Club has an estate-like feeling, located on a beautiful tree-lined street in lower Hillsborough. A private club, it is available during the year for a very limited number of adult events. The setting is ideal for small to medium sized weddings, receptions or special occasion parties. Convenient parking is available adjacent to the lovely traditional building where stately pillars and seasonal flowers welcome guests. The entry terrace leads through French doors to the grand ballroom which has adjoining side rooms for food and beverage service.

 

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PENINSULA TENNIS CLUB: WWW.PTCTENNIS.COM

The corporate powers of the Corporation shall be vested in a Board of Directors, consisting of
seven (7) directors, each one of whom shall be a shareholder (Senior Members and Inactive Senior members,
hereinafter “Shareholder(s)”) of the Corporation; four (4) directors shall constitute a quorum for the
transaction of corporate business, except where otherwise provided in the By-Laws.

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ICE CENTER IN SAN MATEO: WWW.ICECENTER.NET/SANMATEO

Admission is good all day, so you can stay and skate for as long as you wish. There are no in-and-out privileges at any time during the day and there are no group discounts. 

Admission Information:

Admission/Skate Rental Combo:
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Fitness

 

 

PRIMETIME ATHLTIC CLUB IN BURLINGAME: WWW.PRIMETIMEATHLETICCLUB.COM

Established in 1979, Prime Time Athletic Club is a 100,000+ square foot, six-acre; full service athletic facility conveniently located at 1730 Rollins Road in Burlingame. Complete with tennis, racquetball, handball, squash, indoor basketball, a complete line of free weights, 4 lines of circuit training equipment, two advanced cardiovascular training centers and two heated swimming pools. Five Group Exercise Studios featuring over 100 classes, 7 days a week.

 

Prime Time has been voted "BEST OVERALL CLUB" by City Sports Magazine, "BEST HEALTH CLUB" by San Francisco Focus Magazine, "BEST OF SAN MATEO COUNTY" by the San Mateo Times and ranked as one of the "TOP 100 CLUBS AND CHAINS IN NORTH AMERICA" in Club Industry Magazine's July 2011 issue.

 

 

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EQUINOX FITNESS CLUB IN SAN MATEO: WWW.EQUINOX.COM/CLUBS/SANMATEO

A sun-soaked pool surrounded by shaded cabanas sits atop this three-story fitness club, overlooking downtown San Mateo. With a full-service spa, this quintessentially NorCal location takes design inspiration from the rolling hills and famed country clubs of neighboring Hillsborough and Burlingame.

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24 HOUR FITNESS IN SAN MATEO: WWW.24HOURFITNESS.COM

Welcome to our San Mateo Borel Ave club in San Mateo, CA. At our health and fitness center, we believe in changing lives through fitness. Our state-of-the-art facility has just about every feature you could wish for in a gym membership. Our San Mateo Borel Ave health club offers a wide range of group exercise classes, personal training and a wealth of other benefits and features. Whether you plan to lose weight, tone-up, or train for a big event, our San Mateo Borel Ave club offers a wide variety of gym memberships which you can buy online or in-club.

 

Join our San Mateo Borel Ave athletic club in San Mateo, CA on-line or download your free 7 day pass. Still not sure? Stop by and visit our club or call us at 1.888.243.5002

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PARK ROAD FITNESS IN BURLINGAME: WWW.PARKROADFITNESS.COM

At Park Road Fitness we motivate people to jump outside of their comfort zone to produce noticeable and quantifiable results. We believe that good health is about balance; physically, mentally and emotionally.


When we officially opened our doors on April 25, 2009, our experienced trainers set out to continue doing what they have done for years, making sure their clients achieve every single one of their goals. So join us here at Park Road Fitness, and let us help you find your balance so you can enjoy a lifetime of benefits.

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BEING YOGA IN BURLINGAME: WWW.BEINGYOGA.NET

Being Yoga is your sanctuary – a safe, non-chaotic environment where you can find peace in your body and mind. You will always feel welcomed here, accepted and celebrated for your authentic self — and met by friendly teachers who will infuse you with yoga’s magic. Join an enthusiastic community of friends as we grow spiritually, learning to trust our hearts, free our minds and live balanced lives. This is your place to learn, play, and be inspired.

 

Being Yoga wants to guide you on a journey to union of body, mind, and spirit. Our goal is to create a safe, clean and pleasant environment for all levels of students to practice yoga and to gain motivation and knowledge to improve one’s total health.

Being Yoga is a resource center to share healthy lifestyle practices that complement Western Medicine. Most importantly, this is a loving and comfortable environment to discover the connection of our physical, emotional and spiritual body.

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NANDI YOGA IN SAN MATEO: WWW.NANDIYOGA.COM

Welcome to Nandi Yoga, a tranquil space in the heart of San Mateo. Here, people of all ages and abilities practice yoga in an earth-friendly environment, supported by nurturing, experienced teachers and fellow practitioners.

 

We offer a wide range of daily classes in diverse styles for adults, children, and families. Whether you are new to yoga or have an advanced practice, we encourage you to join our community.

 

Our teachers at Nandi Yoga are here to guide you through an inspiring but safe yoga practice, which will evolve as you gain knowledge about your body and mind. All of our teachers are certified by training programs registered with the Yoga Alliance, and many have gone well beyond the initial 200-hour requirement with additional courses to deepen their knowledge and refine their specialized teaching skills (e.g. for children’s yoga).

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TRADITIONAL CHEN TAIJI SCHOOL: WWW.TRADITIONALCHENTAIJI.COM

Traditional Chen Taiji is a branch school of the Chen Qingchou Martial Arts Association, based in Xulu (Chen) Village, Henan Province, China (birth place of tai-chi).  Our head teacher, Master Chin King-Loon, offers Chen style Tai Chi classes at many Bay Area locations including San Mateo, Palo Alto and San Jose of California, United States.

There are now five main styles of Tai Chi: Chen, Yang, Sun and the two Wu styles. Chen style Tai Chi is widely acknowledged as the oldest and ancestor of all the other tai-chi styles. It was kept hidden in the Chen family until recent times because it was a highly prized and valuable defense skill for the villages. It was also practiced by young and old for health benefits. Chen style Tai Chi has only recently made its appearance on the world scene and is fast becoming the most popular form of Tai Chi in the world today. Both old and young Tai Chi practitioners are beginning to appreciate why generations of the Chen family were determined to maintain their sacred art in its purest form so that everyone may experience the maximum benefits under their guidance. 

 

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