Pruneridge Golf Course

3.3542000000 3.4 stars from 5 (48)
  • Holes: 9
  • Par: 30
  • Length: 1769 yards
  • Slope: 98
  • Rating: 29.5
  • Layout

  • 400 N Saratoga Ave, Santa Clara, California 95050, Santa Clara County
  • (408) 248-4424
  • (408) 985-7340
  • www.pruneridgegolfclub.com
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Year built: 1967
Architect(s): Jack Fleming (1967)
Type: Public
Golf Season: Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts: No
Pull-carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes
Caddies: No

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Practice bunker: Yes
Indoor practice facilities: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 30 1769 yards 29.5 98
White 30 1637 yards 30.0 75
Red (W) 31 1515 yards 28.5 91

Rating Snapshot

Average Rating 3.4 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.4 stars from 5
Value: 3.6 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.0 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 3.4 stars from 5
Course Layout: 3.5 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 2.7 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 48 Reviews
5 stars:
8
4 stars:
15
3 stars:
15
2 stars:
6
1 stars:
4

recommend this course

39 out of 46 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is convenient to the city   Great for 9-hole rounds beginners locals  

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"Decent Local Course To Play A Quick 9"


u000005863898's avatar
Age:  25-34
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/15/2017
Previously played Walked Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Decent Course and Lay out. Nice to get out to do a quick 9. Pruneridge has a nice location, price is decent to play. They have a good warm up putting green, and a nice double level driving range. I will recommend to my fellow golfers, and will return. Thank You Pruneridge.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course


"It's very close to being a pitch-n-putt"


jdiamond7's avatar
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Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/24/2016
First time playing Walked Played 9 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

I think this is a cute little nine hole course. Some of the par 3's were actually pretty nice, and while the all three par 4's were short, the tree lining on the first two makes for a more controlled tee shot. The 9th hole is a wide open par 4 that frankly isn't very interesting.

The course fits into a square block that obviously is too small to house a proper golf course. For that reason, tee boxes are rather close to greens from previous holes. Greens were in pretty good shape, albeit very soft (bring your divot repair tool - a wedge will leave a large hole in the green). Fairways were under watered and very spotty, which i assume comes from a combination of drought and foot golf. It only matters on three holes though. Tee boxes were also poorly-maintained.

The soccer shenanigans were a bit distracting, but I suppose it's a nice way for an otherwise non-full golf course to earn an extra income.

I might return. I kind of liked it, despite all of its flaws.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course


Commented on 07/27/2016

Hi jdiamond7,

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We apologize for the footgolf being distracting. We try hard to make sure every customer is pleased and we're disappointed to hear we didn't meet your standards.

Despite the few flaws, we hope you will visit us again in the future!


"A nice but not so easy course"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/03/2014
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The trees have increased the difficulty of the course quite a lot. It requires very accurate shots from tee at some holes. Overall a very good course for fun and practice.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Good for what it is"


Blake7458172's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/13/2014
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Good course to play after work or for a quick round. Some holes in decent condition but some not. Greens were not in good condition but mostly because holders don't repair their marks. Lots of trees for a small course which keep you protected and challenge you to hit different shots


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course


"Footgolf, no thank you!"


redferret's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a month

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/06/2014
Previously played Played with a group Walked Played 9 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I've played Pruneridge several times and normally it is good value for money.<br/> This time though, there was Footgolf being played as well. All of a sudden, there is soccer balls flying around and footgolf foursomes arguing that "Footgolf is a faster paced game than golf, please let us play through"

As long the current format with footgolf being played at the same time slots as regular golf, I will be going to a different course.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"Great golf course"


Scootero584's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  Don't know

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/25/2014
First time playing Paired up at course Walked Played 9 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

My first experience at pruneridge was excellent , I played two rounds. I wanted to keep playing, I had such a good time. The guys I golfed with we're friendly and played very well. I can't wait to go back.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Good course for beginner"


Luckypingcheung's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/14/2014
Previously played Played with a group Walked Played 9 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This is strange to find some people playing succor on the fairway while you are on the game. We found 2 groups of teenager and a middle age man with kids. Dangerous.......safety concern!


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Average

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course


"NEVER AGAIN ON WEEKEND"


u000005547093's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/19/2014
Previously played Paired up at course Walked Played 9 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

THEY HAD SOCCER GOLF PLAYERS AND GOLF PLAYERS TEEING OF ONE AFTER THE OTHER. VERY SLOW PLAY AND DISTRACTING


I don't recommend this course


"Great practice round"


John1161807's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/11/2014
Previously played Played with a group Walked Played 9 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great course to practice irons since only 3 par 4's and those are short. Friday morning must be a secret, no one in front or behind for 3 holes or more! Driving range was quiet too.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course


"Nice little place"


Meterdan's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/10/2014
Previously played Played with a group Walked Played 9 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

Nice place for after work quick 9. Nice large double deck driving range. Nice but small snack shack that closes fairly early. Play is normally pretty fast and greens are in good shape.


Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course


"Great place tune your game up!"


westcoastm1's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/21/2014
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great place tune your game up! Greens are still in great shape, bunkers are clean. If your in need of short game practice this is the best bang for your buck with a couple of long ball holes.


Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Good practice course"



3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/27/2014
Previously played Played with a group Walked Played 9 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Local course nestled between apartments/condos. Holes are easy walk. Pace was slow since they also allowed soccer golf players who would jump in front of you before you start teeing off; a little annoying. The grounds are decent. Nothing inspiring about the golf shop or food court.


Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Fair

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course


"Nice course for practice your short game"


u000001292749's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/10/2014
Previously played Played as a single Walked Played 9 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

If you have a day off and would like to play just for a day and practice your short game, this is the place to enjoy that special day!


Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Not Too Bad"


u000007444193's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/06/2014
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Pro: One if the longest 9 holes around<br/> Driving range has plenty of distance markers<br/> Con: Not as well maintained as the other 9 holes around (half weed, half grass)<br/> Slow players (20 yards at a time) in front holding up the course with no Marshall<br/> Players in front and behind were smoking and I had the second hand smoke waiting in line to tee off


Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


"Great for a beginner course"


NateGarcia9's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/27/2013
Previously played Played with a group Walked Played 9 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great course for beginners all the way to advanced players for a quick 9.


Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Pretty nice pace for 9 hole course on a weekend."


u000006927933's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  25+

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/30/2013
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I love golfing Pruneridge because it's close, fast, and has all the practice amenities you need to improve your game.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Nice Little Course"


TLCROOSTER's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once every three months

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/4/2013
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I met Ronnie Lott 28 years ago when I hit a ball too far on the 5th hole at Pruneridge Golf and it hit his condominium's roof and it trickled down into his backyard. When I looked for my ball there he was 'Basking' in the Sun'!!! I talked to him for 20 min and then I went to my Little League Practice later that day and told my kids whom I had met. I let them know where he lived and told them to go and sell him some Little League Candy. So a couple of brothers did so and he gave them 50-yardline tickets! Their Father passed away that summer and Ronnie came to his funeral. As the two boys grew up they helped Ronnie with his Charity in San Jose, then when Ronnie retired they went to his Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony!!! I never saw Ronnie Lott again but I will NEVER FORGET HIM because HE IS A GREAT GUY !!! Who happened to live right next to the 5th Green at PRUNERIDGE GOLF COURSE which is a Great Little Course to Hone Your Skills !!!!!


Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Easy


I recommend this course


"Good 9 holes and for $5-9 with hot deals, you can't beat it"


sachmet43's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/31/2013
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Pruneridge is the "best bang for your buck" 9 hole course in the San Jose area. It has three par 4s, and most of the par 3s have narrow fairways and trees to avoid which keep it interesting. While the greens aren't perfect (and are mostly straight forward) they are in decent condition. Some warning: as of the end of October the first 5 holes were being aerated.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Easy


I recommend this course


"Good practice golfing Course. Greens are sometimes not in the greatest conditions"


lindaafflerback's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a month

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/30/2013
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Easy pace course that can help keep your golfing skills in tune.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Greens are quick and in good shape."


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/22/2013
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

For a 9 hole course Pruneridge is a great value. The greens are rolling quick and the fairways are maintained. Overhanging trees can still affect your mental game if you let them.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



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