San Juan Hills Golf Club

3.9509176471 4.0 stars from 5 (463)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 71
  • Length: 6327 yards
  • Slope: 128
  • Rating: 70.1
  • Layout

  • 32120 San Juan Creek Rd, San Juan Capistrano, California 92675, Orange County
  • (949) 493-1167
  • (949) 493-0866
  • www.sanjuanhillsgolf.com
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Year built: 1967
Type: Public
Golf Season: Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Pull-carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Appropriate golf attire.
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 71 6327 yards 70.1 128
White 71 5980 yards 68.7 124
Red (W) 71 5378 yards 71.7 124

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.0 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.2 stars from 5
Value: 4.2 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.3 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.3 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.1 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.7 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 463 Reviews
5 stars:
113
4 stars:
224
3 stars:
82
2 stars:
24
1 stars:
20

recommend this course

405 out of 462 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is convenient to the city worth the drive near local attractions   Great for locals advanced golfers seniors   Challenges include elevation changes bunkers undulating greens   Great for drinks patio dining watching the game  

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"Great Course"


Lucas6651896's avatar
Age:  35-44
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/01/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

I play here often; it’s my home course. The course itself has always been great. Especially compared to what’s around. The OC is filled with amazing courses but SJH Golf Club isn’t charging $125 or more like some. The price, for the course, is by far the best around.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Always love to come here"


OCGorilla's avatar
Top 1000 Contributor
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/26/2017
Previously played Used cart

Reviewed on

Great Course, Staff is excellent, Ray always on the ball. Greens are in good shape and slick. Fairways good condition.

Pace of play was slow being a holiday sunday and i expected this when booking a hot deal after 12 PM tee time was pushed back from the original booking. So i only played 9. the elderly couple in the foursome could not keep up and kept the pace slow


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



Freyalfcc's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/24/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Great Value-Perfect Greens"


DannyWray32's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/16/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

San Juan Hills is one of the best bangs for your buck!

Greens were in amazing condition. A bit fast so be careful on those down hill putts!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Nice open fairways"


u9928312's avatar
Age:  35-44
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/13/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on

This course is not particularly challenging. It does however allow you to open up and drive some hard balls without fear of loosing them. Nice open layout, pretty good conditions. Feels like a municipal course but slightly better. IT makes for a good day of golf but not memorable. I will be back for sure and recommend playing here. There are goods deals but also other courses that stand out in the area. It’s with playing


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



u9949318's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/13/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



krishn82's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/11/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Getting worse!"


Snohman's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/07/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

Awhile back they remodeled the clubhouse and then started charging big bucks for the same golf course that was just average... I know they had to pay for the new clubhouse but why charge the

Golfer we don't use the banquet space (why dont u over charge a wedding or xmas party if u need $ for the remodel not the golfer) but we do buy a bunch of food and beverage when we play so it's like double dipping your golfers wallet.. that's messed up.. we just want to play golf. Yeah they made a few changes to the course but not a reason for steep $$$ prices. This is just an average course but they over charge like its a five star course wgich its not! I mean for alittle more $ i can play Talega, monarch beach, tijeras creek, oak creek, and so many others in O.C.this used to be our home course but now we only play it a couple times a year if we can find a screaming discount online.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Poor

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course



LoraLee13's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/06/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Very enjoyable experience"


U000002612230's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/03/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on

This course was in great condition and fun to play. The pace of play was a little slow but we had lots of time and the company (Louis) was very good. We will return.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"My opinion"


uEGKS2334EG's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/03/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Pace of play slow but was a Friday

Greens fast and rolled well

Have played several times

Windy in afternoon and plays longer than stated yardage


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average


I recommend this course


"Older course decent shape considering fall maintenance"


Robert6749572's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/22/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

The greens had been punched but weren't horrible $45 was a good value for the conditions. The entire course is Kikuya grass so if you don't fly the ball on the green it will not release onto the greens hit several shots just short and they stop right where they land.

Its a really old layout with out any improvements other than the new holes 13 to 15 that were added a number of years ago. The rest of the course could use some updates they have been the same for over 30 years.

Beverage cart broke down so it was parked around the 3rd and 8th tee area, there is a snack bar by the driving range/10th tee but other than that on the back side there wasn't anything.

The bar/restaurant is great and the food is pretty good.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



Charleschuckcharlie's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/18/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"The best golf value in OC"


Zimmer711's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/12/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

San Juan Hills Golf Course is hands down the best price/value in Orange County. Course condition was excellent. The bunkers have real soft sand, unlike some of the more pricier courses. Greens are quick and true.

Great 19th Hole bartender (Jeff) and staff.

Food is always delicious!

Kudos to SJH groundskeepers and staff. A great day to golf indeed.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Good layout, excellent staff and amenities"


rgayton's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/09/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

First time playing SJH. Really enjoyed the round. Played on Monday morning and the pace was excellent. The layout is very good especially the back nine. Can't wait to play here again with a bit of course knowledge. Will definitely be back. The staff are all very friendly but shout out to Ray! Thanks.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Saturday, 9/30"


u1223646's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/30/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

It was a fun round, perfect weather. The pace of play was extremely slow, but other than that, I highly recommend the course and will be back to play.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"San Juan hills"



3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/28/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

How can you have that many people playing golf and not have a cart girl? People like us like to drink when we play!! We wouldn't have came otherwise!!


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


"Long round"


sooner90's avatar
Top 100 Contributor
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/27/2017
Previously played Used cart Hot weather

Reviewed on

Wednesday morning at 10 AM shouldn't result in 5 hr / 15 min round. Yes, the player assistant was on the course.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Average

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I don't recommend this course



Ryan9810877's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/27/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Bad day for play?"


u000006168389's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/23/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I have played this course quite a few times and could never blame a bad swing on anything but lack of skill. This last outing was different as I warmed up well and shot par on the first. Then... we waited at the second box. Then we waited at the third... and fourth.. and fifth... and so on. I couldn't get into a rhythm no matter how hard I tried. On the FOURTH, we were backed up 3 groups deep. I am not sure how that is even possible. I love this course and will play again, but thought to put this on everyone's radar. When the course moves smooth, it is a dream. Let's hope this was just a fluke and the next round will be better.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



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