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4.4
107 Reviews (107)
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Conditions
4.5
Value
4.1
Layout
4.6
Friendliness
4.4
Pace
4.2
Amenities
4.2
93.9%
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4.4
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4.6
Value
4.2
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.1
Amenities
4.2
StaffFriendliness
4.5
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4.3
30 Reviews (30)
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Conditions
4.4
Value
4.0
Layout
4.7
Pace
4.2
Amenities
4.1
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4.2
93.3%
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 72
Length 6741 yards
Slope 138
Rating 72.7
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Hunter Ranch Golf Course
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Course Details

Year Built 1994
Golf Season Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Bunker Yes
Caddies No
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes
Practice Hole Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Fivesomes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes

Food & Beverage

Bar, Grill

Available Facilities

Clubhouse

Reviews

4.4
107 Reviews (107)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Patio Dining 8
Drinks 6
Course Challenges Include:
Elevation Changes 12
Water Hazards 12
Forced Carries 10
This course/club is great for:
A Weekend Splurge 10
Advanced Golfers 10
Locals 7
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 10
Worth the Drive 7

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Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
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Paso Gem

The major public course in Paso Robles. Corse is challenging and the greens are perfect. Staff was great and attentive. Would recommend to all levels of golfers. Double thumbs up!

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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Reviews 9
Skill Advanced
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5.0
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Merced residents

Great greens the layout a little confusing for first time player goffer holes off to the tree area's watch your steps or you could be hurt.overall great course

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Reviews 769
Handicap 10-14
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4.0
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Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

HR

Rode the Blues (6751/72.7/138) in slightly over 4.5H mid day on a GN "Hot Deal". Matched up with 3 nice guys, one was a novice. We let 2 groups play through then got caught behind a younger 4some on golf boards. They got their $$$ on the golf boards, they looked like snowboarders going down the fairways. Sunny, windy and in the 80's made for challenging golfing conditions.

Other than no rakes in the sand, almost no other obvious COVID-19 measures. Cups were normal depth, they provided divot mix and the bathrooms/water stations on the course were operational.

Tees were semi lush and most were well maintained for divots. Some could use leveling.

Fairways mostly lush with a good pad underneath. Both are beginning to show brown spots from the heat.

Rough was fairly lush close to the fairway. Mostly mowed down, not overly penal. Thinner the farther you got from the fairway.

Sand traps had good quality sand and were very well maintained.

Large, undulating greens were smooth, medium fast and they held irons well. They rolled nice!

Customer service was very good. Basic carts do not have GPS, and the course is not well marked for yardages if you do not have a measuring device of some kind. Challenging layout in nice condition. Both the layout and the greens are outstanding. Highly recommended.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
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Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Challenging But Fair

You will not be disappointed. Do yourself a favor and play a round of golf on a challenging but fair golf course.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
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4.0
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First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart

Fabulous Day

A pleasure to play - challenging yet straightforward in parts. A few tricky holes, but hit it long and straight and you will score well - haha isn't that always the truth. Pace of play became an issue for us as we had 2 very very novice groups in front of us that had no etiquette or intention of picking up. Not the Course's fault but we did wish there was a Marshall to move them along. A bit windy but that made it nice and cool and more challenging. Greens and Fairways were great, well cared for. Lots and lots of gopher holes around the bunkers and just off fairways so you need be careful where you step. But we loved it and will absolutely be back for more!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
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Reviews 769
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Best course in Central Cal within at least 50 miles in all directionsCoast

Rode the Blues (6751/72.7/138) in slightly over 3H as a single mid day on a GN "Hot Deal". I did not have anyone within several holes of me the entire round. When the weather in Paso heats up, most of the locals play early. Sunny and close to 100 mid day with a gentle breeze.

Other than 1 person at a time and masks required in the pro shop, almost no other obvious COVID-19 measures. First time I have played with "normal" cups in months. They provide divot mix and the bathrooms/water stations on the course were operational.

Few level lies anywhere on this course. The fairways are generous in size, the rough is mostly mowed down and if you get off in the oaks its hardpan. Hilly layout with fairways framed by mature oak trees. From the blue tees, there are several holes where you cannot hit a low shot or you will not clear oaks between you and the fairway.

Tees were semi lush and most were well maintained for divots. Some could use leveling.

Fairways mostly lush with a good pad underneath. Both are beginning to show brown spots from the heat.

The rough was fairly lush close to the fairway, and thick enough to mess with you. Thinner the farther you got from the fairway.

Sand traps had good quality sand and were well maintained.

Large, undulating greens were smooth, medium fast and they held irons well. They rolled ice!

The customer service was very good. Basic carts do not have GPS, and the course is not well marked for yardages if you do not have a measuring device of some kind. Challenging layout in nice condition. Best course on the Central Cal Coast IMO.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 6
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Beautiful and challenging

Love this course. Third time playing it and it never disappoints. Conditions were very good throughout and the greens were running smooth and quick.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 769
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Top 1 Contributor
Verified Purchaser
California Advisor
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

Hunter, Central Coast gem...

Rode the Blues (6751/72.7/138) in slightly over 4H mid day on a GN "Hot Deal". Sunny, windy and in the 80's. Played with Steve and Rafael as both their wives rode along as our gallery.

COVID-19: Masks only required @ check-in. Restaurant open to go only. No drink cart or water stations on the course. They did have divot mix bottles available.

Hilly layout with fairways framed by mature oak trees. Few level lies anywhere on this layout. The fairways are generous in size, the rough is mostly mowed down and the greens are very large.

Tees mostly nice with good coverage and well maintained for divots. Some could use leveling.

Fairways are nice to play from. Mostly lush and the ball usually sits up.

Rough is a mixture of grasses and thick enough to make longer clubs difficult. Lusher closer to the fairway. thinner the farther you got from the fairway. If you get off in the oaks its hardpan.

Sand traps had good quality sand and were very well maintained.

Large, undulating greens were smooth, medium fast and they held irons well. Some of my favorite greens to putt on.

Very courteous maintenance personnel on this course, they routinely stop if within 100 yards of a golfer. The customer service was very good. Basic carts do not have GPS. Challenging layout in nice condition. Recommended.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Awesome!

Considering the times, Hunter Ranch kept everything running smoothly and the course was in great shape!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

They're open! But don't have flags in the cups..

Flags in the cups would be nice, just tell people not to touch them.

Conditions Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Great socially distant golf

In times of uncertainty it was great to get out in the course. Everyone on the course was respecting the social distance guidelines set forth by the county. The staff we’re extremely friendly and accommodating. I will most definitely be back.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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Commented on 04/06/2020

Thanks for the 5 star review, and we hope to have you back here soon!

Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

A central coast favorite

This course is one of my favorite tracks on the central coast. The course is typically in fantastic shape, with the smooth, fast greens being the highlight. The fairways can get a bit soggy when it’s been raining, but the greens are always perfect. The layout is challenging, but fair. The front and back nines have their own separate character, but the course is fun all the way through. A very good restaurant is available for breakfast, lunch, and brunch on Sunday. The course is a bit pricey, but the Golfnow hot deal can get you out on the course for a reasonable price. Good practice area, beautiful views of the rolling Paso Robles wine country, and a nicely appointed pro shop. It’s a must play, if you’re in the area.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented on 02/24/2020

Thank you for your review, revwillamz. We will pass along your positive experience to our team at Hunter Ranch Golf Course. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Crowded over scheduled day

From parking lot issues to slow service, it could have been a much better experience but there was alot of good too. Golf staff fit us in very promptly after I was late for our teetime, on premises but late. Front side was fairly smooth but something should be done somehow about the logjam that occurs on the 10th tee.
Anyways a 5 hour round on a sunny day was tolerable but excruiatingly s-l-o-w and I never saw a single marshal....

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 02/18/2020

Hello. Thank you for taking the time to review the course and rate us. We are going to pass along your feedback to the staff so they can work to make changes. Thanks for visiting us!

Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 02/12/2020

We appreciate the 5 star rating! We hope you come back to visit us again soon!

Played On
Reviews 9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Great Course

This course is beautiful. I live on the Monterey Peninsula and drove over an hour to play this course and I was not disappointed. The course is in great condition, the pace of play is perfect, the staff is friendly. During a unique time of social distancing, everyone on course is extremely respectful.

I highly recommend this course.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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