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4.3
454
5 Stars
213
4 Stars
196
3 Stars
34
2 Stars
8
1 Stars
3
Staff Friendliness
4.7
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.2
Conditions
4.1
Value
4.4
Layout
4.7
96.3%
Recommend this course
438 out of 454 reviews
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4.3
454
5 Stars
16
4 Stars
30
3 Stars
4
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Staff Friendliness
4.8
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.2
Conditions
4.1
Value
4.5
Layout
4.7
98.0%
Recommend this course
49 out of 50 reviews
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4.3
454
5 Stars
35
4 Stars
48
3 Stars
7
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
0
Staff Friendliness
4.8
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.3
Conditions
4.1
Value
4.5
Layout
4.7
97.8%
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89 out of 91 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Par 72
Length 7092
Slope 141
Rating 74.6
Type Public
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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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 72 7092 yards 74.6 141
Blue 72 6712 yards 72.9 136
White 72 6342 yards 71.2 130
White (W) 72 6342 yards 76.9 135
Gold 72 5785 yards 68.6 125
Gold (W) 72 5785 yards 74.1 134
Red 72 4770 yards 64.0 116
Red (W) 72 4770 yards 69.2 119
Scorecard for San Juan Oaks 1
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Black M: 74.6/141 377 578 359 431 425 204 407 179 513 3473 423 543 182 462 397 539 166 487 461 3660 7133
Blue M: 72.9/136 W: 78.8/141 358 538 353 403 357 186 380 169 489 3233 414 536 161 440 378 523 142 446 439 3479 6712
White M: 71.2/130 W: 76.9/135 347 530 337 392 328 169 362 148 474 3087 381 504 146 411 365 501 108 425 414 3255 6342
Gold M: 68.6/125 W: 74.1/134 304 476 311 355 296 143 348 130 410 2773 350 476 130 383 335 476 91 392 379 3012 5785
Red M: 64.0/116 W: 69.2/119 273 415 213 304 269 116 292 114 375 2371 274 392 110 346 295 263 77 326 316 2399 4770
Handicap 18 12 14 6 10 4 2 16 8 15 13 9 1 11 3 17 5 7
Par 4 5 4 4 4 3 4 3 5 36 4 5 3 4 4 5 3 4 4 36 72
Handicap (W) 6 2 10 12 8 18 16 14 4 9 1 15 11 7 13 17 3 5

Course Details

Year Built 1996
Fairways Blue Grass
Greens Blue Grass
Golf Season Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

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

Policies

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

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Reviews

4.3
454

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 57
Patio Dining 26
Brunch 25
Course Challenges Include:
Elevation Changes 75
Bunkers 67
Forced Carries 62
This course/club is great for:
Advanced Golfers 92
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 88
Locals 54
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 105
In the 'Burbs 12
Convenient to the City 11
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Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great Track

Overall the course was in good condition. Summer time mornings are perfect. No wind. cool temps. The only reason I give it a 4 is the bunkers are like waste areas and probably should be played that way. Otherwise I love this course.
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Excellent
Off-course amenities Good
Course Conditions Good
Value for the Money Excellent
Course Layout Excellent
Played On
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Fair
Off-course amenities Good
Course Conditions Average
Value for the Money Excellent
Course Layout Excellent
Response from San Juan Oaks Golf Club on 08/07/2018:
Hello, thank you for the four-star review. We are glad you had a great golf experience at San Juan Oaks Golf Club. We also appreciate your ratings on our course conditions and the pace of play. Thank you for visiting us and we hope to see you again soon!
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Good
Off-course amenities Good
Course Conditions Good
Value for the Money Good
Course Layout Excellent
Response from San Juan Oaks Golf Club on 08/07/2018:
Hello kstutz111, thank you for the five-star rating. We are glad you had an excellent experience at San Juan Oaks Golf Club. Thank you for visiting us and we hope to see you again soon!
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Fun and Challenging, Horrible Bunkers

This is a great course layout in a beautiful setting. First time playing. We set out at 7:40am with fog so thick and low we couldn't see our ball once hit for the first 3 holes. Once the fog burned off we were rewarded. Overall this course is in decent condition. I prefer a faster, truer green but the greens are in good shape. My biggest complaint is the bunkers. There is zero maintenance on any of them. ANY. Not even green side. There is no sand in them, they are soaked and packed like concrete. Full of weeds and grass, etc. They haven't seen a rake, maybe ever. Still worth playing epescially for $45 with cart. Not a great walking course unless you're in good shape.
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Good
Off-course amenities Good
Course Conditions Average
Value for the Money Good
Course Layout Good
Response from San Juan Oaks Golf Club on 08/07/2018:
Hello danbalma, thank you for taking the time write a review of course. We are glad you enjoyed our course layout and we appreciate your feedback on our green speeds and the conditions of our bunkers. Thank you for visiting San Juan Oaks Golf Club and we hope to see you again soon!
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Used cart
Staff Friendliness Good
Pace of Play Excellent
Off-course amenities Good
Course Conditions Good
Value for the Money Excellent
Course Layout Excellent
Response from San Juan Oaks Golf Club on 08/08/2018:
Hello fohughes, thank you for the four-star rating. We are glad you had a great golf experience at San Juan Oaks Golf Club. Thank you for playing our course and we hope to see you again soon!
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Good
Off-course amenities Good
Course Conditions Good
Value for the Money Excellent
Course Layout Excellent
Response from San Juan Oaks Golf Club on 08/08/2018:
Hello sharks393, thank you for the four-star rating. We are glad you had a great golf experience at San Juan Oaks Golf Club. Thank you for visiting us and we hope to see you again soon!
Played On
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Staff Friendliness Good
Pace of Play Excellent
Off-course amenities Good
Course Conditions Excellent
Value for the Money Good
Course Layout Good
Response from San Juan Oaks Golf Club on 08/08/2018:
Hello corinna, thank you for the five-star review. We are glad you enjoyed our course and had an excellent experience. Thank you for playing San Juan Oaks Golf Club and we hope to see you again soon!
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

This course is good value.

The course is in very good condition considering water problems. Layout is challenging and aesthetically pleasing. Only complaint is sand traps need a lot of work. Otherwise very enjoyable to play and good value for the price. Windy in the afternoon so be prepared.
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Excellent
Off-course amenities Excellent
Course Conditions Good
Value for the Money Excellent
Course Layout Good
Response from San Juan Oaks Golf Club on 07/25/2018:
Hello jdwebster2, thank you for the four-star review. We are glad you enjoyed our course conditions and affordable rates. We also appreciate your feedback on our bunkers. Thank you for playing San Juan Oaks Golf Club and we hope to see you again soon!
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great day!

Wonderful second visit. Fairway and greens in very, very good shape. Pace of play was great. The driving range was closed for the day, so we got off early which was a plus. When we finished, we decided to stay for lunch. Outstanding service and it was fun to see a ton of golf kids enjoying the place (which may have been why the driving range was closed - they used it). Great to see a club host so many youngsters. Course is a great value
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Excellent
Off-course amenities Excellent
Course Conditions Excellent
Value for the Money Excellent
Course Layout Excellent
Response from San Juan Oaks Golf Club on 07/26/2018:
Hello kuA691, thank you for thee five-star review. We are glad you had an excellent experience at San Juan Oaks Golf Club. Thank you for visiting us and we hope to see you again soon!
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 250 Contributor
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Hoooot day! Hydrate Hydrate Hydrate!

Man it was a hot midday round, I did not finish because of the heat. I am thankful they let me play earlier but the sun was already at its peak. Course was in good condition. A couple greens looked sick hopefully they can fix them. I am very glad they mowed down a lot of the rough which used to be 2 feet high. If not this fire season could ruin this course. The wind was gusting in some spots in the front which makes it even tougher. Luckily I found a sleeve of new Pro v1s sitting on a path! Thanks whoever you are!
Staff Friendliness Good
Pace of Play Good
Off-course amenities Good
Course Conditions Good
Value for the Money Excellent
Course Layout Good
Response from San Juan Oaks Golf Club on 08/07/2018:
Hello filamgolfaddict, thank you for the four-star review. We are glad you enjoyed our course conditions and had a great golf experience. Thank you for playing San Juan Oaks Golf Club and we hope to see you again soon!

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Valid dates: Aug 13, 2018 - Dec 31, 2019
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