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4.3
572 Reviews (572)
5 Stars
266
4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
12
1 Stars
4
Conditions
4.2
Value
4.5
Layout
4.7
Friendliness
4.7
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.2
95.4%
Recommend this course
549 out of 572 reviews
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4.2
29 Reviews (29)
5 Stars
10
4 Stars
16
3 Stars
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1
1 Stars
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Conditions
4.2
Value
4.5
Layout
4.7
Pace
4.1
Amenities
4.3
StaffFriendliness
4.7
96.6%
Recommend this course
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4.3
65 Reviews (65)
5 Stars
27
4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
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1 Stars
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Conditions
4.2
Value
4.5
Layout
4.8
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.2
StaffFriendliness
4.7
95.4%
Recommend this course
62 out of 65 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 72
Length 7092 yards
Slope 141
Rating 74.6

Northern California's San Juan Oaks Golf Club is located halfway between the Silicon Valley and Monterey Peninsula off Highway 101 near the historic town of San Juan Bautista in Hollister. Opened in 1996, the 18-hole golf course is Fred Couples' first signature design in California and features five sets of tees for varying skill levels. It's also home to "Club Boom Boom," a popular junior teaching program. On top of the golf course, San Juan Oaks is known especially for its elaborate facilities including banquet rooms and patios for group outings, as well as driving range and practice greens.

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Course Details

Year Built 1996
Fairways Blue Grass
Greens Blue Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Fred Couples (1996) Gene Bates (1996) Kipp Schulties (1996)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Bunker Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Amex Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Fivesomes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Appropriate golf attire.

Accolades

  • Golf Advisor: Top Courses in California (2016 #13) (2015 #15)
  • Golf Advisor: Top 25 Courses for Pace of Play in the U.S. (2016 #23)

Reviews

4.3
572 Reviews (572)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 58
Patio Dining 27
Brunch 26
Course Challenges Include:
Elevation Changes 76
Bunkers 68
Forced Carries 63
This course/club is great for:
Advanced Golfers 93
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 89
Locals 55
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 106
Convenient to the City 12
In the 'Burbs 12

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Reviews 4
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Happy to play!

Beautiful Day! Course in great shape, my carts software never really worked. Otherwise great day & pace for a Sunday.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Enjoyable place to play

Course is in great condition. Excellent practice facilities. Great course layout. Lots of decision making. The wind makes Afternoon rounds challenging.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 20-24
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Perfect weather
Used cart

Ridiculous cart fees-Beware

My husband and I played and used one cart. The cart fee was more than the green fee. They charged $25.00 per person, not by the cart. We shared a cart, of course and thought that was a royal rip off.

Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Fair
Friendliness Fair
Pace Poor
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

San Juan Oaks

The fairways, greens, and ruff where all well taken care of. The bunkers are in the process of being put back to playing shape. The bunkers right now are overgrown and not the same quality that they were before the Covid-19 suspension of play. It looks like the staff is working hard to bring them back. Still an excellent day with my buddy and I will return.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Fun course, great conditions

Played under Covid-19 restrictions and it worked well. Greens were in great shape - fast and true. Fun layout for sure. Glad I went.

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 26
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented on 03/13/2020

Thank you for visiting us at San Juan Oaks Golf Club. We appreciate your 4-star rating and review. We hope you join us for another round soon.

Played On
Reviews 18
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Very nicely designed course

One of my favorite courses but a little too difficult for me from the white tee. I’ll try the gold tees next tine.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
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Commented on 03/13/2020

Hi Sunti88. We appreciate you leaving a review and rating us. We look forward to having you back at San Juan Oaks Golf Club!

Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
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Commented on 03/13/2020

Wow, we are so happy you enjoyed your round, dhitch79! We look forward to seeing you again soon.

Played On
Reviews 10
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Greens were absolutely perfect.

Greens were in the best condition I ever seen making the plat very enjoyable. Overall course condition was 9 out of 10.. Could be 10 if green side bunkers some holes had more sand making them more playable

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 03/13/2020

Your feedback is important to us, u000002770057. We are in the process of carrying out some course maintenance so we will be improving those bunkers very soon! We look forward to seeing you again at the course! Thanks for choosing San Juan Oaks Golf Club.

Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser

Pace of play

Love this course

There was a small group outing that teed off Well before us.

We caught them after 7 holes . Two of the foursomes in front of us fell way behind their other group.

Totally clueless, Inebriated. We Quit after the 12 th hole

Bummer but I’ll be back just not on Sunday’s

Staff, food, course and practice area are excellent.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
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Commented on 03/02/2020

Thank you for the review. We are sorry to hear your recent round was unsatisfactory and that you were unable to complete your round due to other groups on the course. We take customer satisfaction very seriously and appreciate your feedback on these issues. We appreciate your continued loyalty and look forward to seeing you back on the course soon!

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Exceptional golf course

SJO is a fantastic golf course and a great layout. Only one issue and that was that the bunkers were awful. They were more like dirt than sand.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 03/13/2020

Hello, mikeC1012. Thank you for reviewing the course! Your feedback about the sand traps is important to us. We are working to get everything at the course up to par. We have a project to tile the bunkers and restore them. The current condition is not the standard we strive to achieve. We're happy to hear that you enjoyed your round with us, apart from the bunkers, and hope to see you again soon! Thank you for playing San Juan Oaks Golf Club.

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Commented on 02/25/2020

Thank you for your review, Mike. We appreciate your feedback about the bunkers. We are currently working to repair them, so we appreciate your patience with us. We hope that you'll come out for another round again soon.

Played On
Reviews 11
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Getting away from the city

When you get here you know you are away from hectic craziness from San Jose. It’s a nice day of golf with beautiful landscape, friendly staff, Good food restaurant And a challenging course set behind the back drop of amazing views.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 02/25/2020

Thank you for the review! We're so glad that you enjoyed your recent visit to San Juan Oaks Golf Club and we hope you'll come again soon.

Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Perfect Saturday afternoon

Beautiful course and conditions.... always enjoy it and today was perfect! All neat , trimmed and green! Excellent... coming back next weekend.....!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 02/25/2020

Thank you for the review! We're so glad that you enjoyed your recent round at San Juan Oaks and we appreciate your continued loyalty. We look forward to having you back on the course again soon!

Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great course

Course is in great condition, hasn’t rained so course is fast-fairways you get the roll and hard to hold greens which makes this course very challenging for winter play. Greeens and fairways are in great shape, sand traps need some help-new sand
Pro shop personal is great and makes you feel at home-very personable.
San Juan Oaks has a frat membership that I ended up joining!!!! Great value for people that can golf during week

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
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Commented on 02/25/2020

Thank you for the review, Brian. We're so glad to have you as a new member and we appreciate all of your feedback. We are currently working to improve the sand traps, but appreciate your patience as those are repaired. We look forward to seeing you out on the course again soon.

Played On
Reviews 15
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Nice layout

SJO is a challenging hillside course, bunkers need attention but other than that it's a great facility.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
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Commented on 02/25/2020

Thank you for the review, Rick. We are glad you enjoyed our challenging course and appreciate your feedback on the bunkers. We are currently in the process of repairing them, so hopefully you'll visit us again once they're finished!

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Must play

They could host a PGA tournament there tomorrow its so nice.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 02/25/2020

Thank you so much! We take great pride in the quality of our course and are so glad you enjoyed your recent round. We hope you'll visit us again soon.

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Twice a year
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Beautiful course

Beautiful course, friendly staff, good challenge. Definitely coming back.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 01/30/2020

Thanks for the review! We're so glad you enjoyed your recent round at San Juan Oaks and we hope to see you out on the course again very soon!

Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great Track

Love playing this course. Great shot value, good conditions, fast pace of play!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 01/30/2020

Thank you for the review! We appreciate your continued loyalty to San Juan Oaks and we hope to see you back on the course very soon!

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

CWH

Fantastic experience all the way around. Staff, course, and amenities. First class.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 01/15/2020

Thank you for the review, Curtis! We appreciate your feedback and are so glad you had such an enjoyable experience at San Juan Oaks. We hope to see you out on the course again soon!

Played On
Reviews 12
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Greens are good now go play!

Greens are as good as they get here right now. Very good pace of play today. Twosome walking played in 3:15! Golf as it should be. Still some wet areas but very playable.
Go play !!!!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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Commented on 01/15/2020

Thank you for the review! We're so glad that you enjoyed your recent round and appreciate your feedback. We hope to see you out on the course again soon!

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