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3.6
263 Reviews (263)
5 Stars
26
4 Stars
103
3 Stars
85
2 Stars
33
1 Stars
16
Conditions
3.3
Value
3.8
Layout
3.9
Friendliness
3.9
Pace
3.3
Amenities
3.1
71.7%
Recommend this course
192 out of 263 reviews
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3.8
25 Reviews (25)
5 Stars
9
4 Stars
6
3 Stars
5
2 Stars
5
1 Stars
0
Conditions
3.4
Value
3.6
Layout
4.1
Pace
3.2
Amenities
3.4
StaffFriendliness
4.1
64.0%
Recommend this course
16 out of 25 reviews
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3.7
37 Reviews (37)
5 Stars
10
4 Stars
11
3 Stars
10
2 Stars
6
1 Stars
0
Conditions
3.4
Value
3.8
Layout
4.1
Pace
3.4
Amenities
3.3
StaffFriendliness
4.1
67.6%
Recommend this course
25 out of 37 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public/Municipal
Style Links
Par 72
Length 6722 yards
Slope 119
Rating 72.3
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Santa Clara Golf Course
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Course Details

Year Built 1987
Fairways Bent Grass
Greens Bent Grass
Golf Season Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - $30 - $40
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.

Reviews

3.6
263 Reviews (263)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 19
Watching the Game 14
Brunch 10
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 25
Undulating Greens 22
Elevation Changes 15
This course/club is great for:
Locals 32
Walkers 19
Beginners 16
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 37
Near Local Attractions 29
Near the Airport 23

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Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
2.0
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Previously Played

Very slow play

Took 5 hours to play 15 holes, left after that as it would have been another hour to play last 3, I know this place closes next week but no Marshall, no beverage cart.... nothing, very poor !!!!

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Fair
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Last Review Ever for SC Golf Course

Get in while you can. Course due to close in October. Unfortunately for good. They are still taking care of most of course. Farewell

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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Commented on 09/24/2019

Dear Guest,
Thank you for the 5 star rating and kind words.

We are and will take care of the course until we close. The last day for public play will be 10/13. Hope you will squeeze in a few more rounds.

We will miss all our guests and friends. Thank you for your support and patronage over the past 30 years.

Best,
General Manager

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Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Last time

The course is closing in mid October, and I guess it couldn’t come soon enough. Greens are in horrible shape, no concessions of any sort, goodbye Santa Clara

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Fair
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
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Commented on 09/18/2019

Dear Stephen,
Thank you for the review and feedback. I checked and saw that you booked a full rate fee on GolfNow. There were discounted rates available so not quite sure what happened re: the fee.

We have had issues with the fertility of the greens and are treating them every day.

I would be happy to have your group back as my guest so you may have a better experience.

Best,
General Manager

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Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
2.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Now what I expected

I hate to give negative reviews, but I choose to try this course because of an earlier review that was not consistent with my experience. I played this course many times many years ago and wanted to play it again before it closed. Unfortunately I do not believe the course is in good shape. Many greens have large areas with no grass - just dirt. Hole placement attempts to work around the bad areas, but the greens are not in good shape. Unfortunately the pace of place was also a problem (5 hours 25 minutes). There were two groups in front of our group as we arrived on the 2nd, 3rd and 4th tees. Holes 5-9 the pace improved, but the entire back-9 we were behind a very slow group of 4 young men who were enjoying a few too many beverages. There were 2 open holes in front of this group by the time we reached the 14th tee. I wanted to like this course again, but unfortunately it was not a pleasant experience.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 08/28/2019

Dear Guest,
Thank you for the review. My sincere apologies for the less than satisfactory experience. We have had some fertility issues with the greens and have been taking steps to improve conditions.

The slow pace was unacceptable and our ambassadors should have been encouraging the slow group to drink less and play faster.

Please contact me at santaclaragm@americangolf.com so I can have you return for a better experience.

Best,
General Manager

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Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
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Commented on 08/25/2019

Dear Guest,
Thank you for the 4 star review. Hope to see you back soon so we may earn that 5th star.

Best,
General Manager

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Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

My feel

There are six persons in front of me plying together, the rule s shouldn’t allow. Too slow!

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
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Commented on 08/21/2019

Dear Guest,
Thank you for the feedback. Our ladies group had it's final event the day you played. Several of the managers played 2-3 holes with the groups so there were a few holes with 6 players. We were aware of the 3-some behind and were monitoring and managing pace. All of the groups played in under 4 hours and 30 minutes. I apologize that the pace was not faster and appreciate that you allowed our club to have a fun, final event.

Best,
General Manager

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Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 08/21/2019

Dear Guest,
Thank you for the 5 star review. We are pleased you had a great time and we hope to see you back soon.

Best,
General Manager

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Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Average
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Commented on 08/21/2019

Dear Guest,
Thank for taking the time to let us know that the course is being maintained well. We appreciate the feedback and the praise.

We hope to see you again soon.

Best,
General Manager

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Played On
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

Play It While You Can

Be advised, this course is going to be closing down sometime in October of 2019 so book your round while you can.

For a course that knows its life is coming to an end, the conditions are still pretty good (on par or a little above what you would expect from a typical muni course in the area). Most parts of the fairways have nice green grass. Most tee boxes are in good condition but some have bare spots or are slightly crowned. Most greens are in good condition but a few have some recovering areas and they are slower than I remember in years past.

Played Saturday afternoon with a tee time of 12:37 and the course was mostly empty. A few singles or twosomes here and there. Not sure if people stayed away because of the football game at the stadium nearby that was later in the evening or this is normal for a Saturday at the course. Finished the round as a twosome in three hours thirty minutes.

**To save you some time driving around, if you play on a day when there is a stadium event, you must enter from the First St/Tasman Dr. route as the Great America Pkwy/Tasman Dr. route is blocked off. Also, follow the signs for the pass holders and just tell the people you are going to the golf course**

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 08/15/2019

Dear Guest,
Thank you for the good and accurate review. We are so pleased you are able to play before we close in mid-October.

We will continue to maintain the property to a high standard until closing.

Please do come and play again.

Best regards,
General Manager

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Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Horrible

Bad greens slow pace of play no one to regulate

No drinks or food other then water or orange Gatorade
Just a bad experience

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Fair
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
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Commented on 08/07/2019

Dear guest,
I am sorry to read that you didn't enjoy your experience. I will investigate the slow play as the tee sheet was light that day so you should have had a quick round. My apologies that is was not.

We don't hold the food concession but David's restaurant is along the 18 fairway and is available for food with a full bar.

Please feel free to contact me at santaclaragm@americangolf.com and for having you back out to have a better experience.

Best regards,
General Manager

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Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Get it while you can

Great course to play. Get in as many days here as you can. Closing in october

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented on 06/18/2019

Dear Guest,
Thank you for the 5 star review. We are very pleased with course conditions. The fairways are as lush and green as they have ever been.

We appreciate your comments and the support. We will continue to offer you the best course conditions possible until we close in fall.

Best regards,
General Manager

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Played On
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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Commented on 06/23/2019

Dear Guest,
Thank you for the 5 star review. We are very pleased with course conditions.

Thank you for the support and hope you come back and play again very soon.

Best regards, General Manager

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Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Previously Played

Very long day

We were late starting, regular occurrence in my experiences with this course, would avoid on weekends as we topped the previous 4.75+ hour round with a 5.75+ hour round today. No beverage cart service, no onsite food, needed to go next door. Staff was friendly, just to many golfers packed into short time spans.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
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Commented on 06/17/2019

Dear guest,
Thank you for comments. My apologies for the long round. It was an extremely busy day but that's no excuse. Please contact me at santaclaragm@americangolf.com and I will set up a another round for you so you can come and experience a much faster pace.

Best regards,
General Manager

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Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Greens Could be Better

The course is closing soon and maintenance is not the best.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented on 06/17/2019

Dear Guest,
Thank you for the feedback. We did have some fertility issues with the greens from the heavy winter rains. The greens are improving quickly and are receiving intense attention and care every day from our Superintendent. Come back in a week or two and see the changes for yourself.

The property is not closing until fall so there will be plenty of time to play.

Best,
General Manager

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Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented on 05/21/2019

Dear guest,
Thank you for the star review. We appreciate the support and will continue our never-ending efforts to deliver a great, value-packed experience for all our guests.

Hope to have you back at Santa Clara again soon.

Best regards,
General Manager

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Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser

Santa Clara Golf

The course is great, too bad it's closing in Mid October 2019

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented on 05/16/2019

Dear Guest,
Thank you so much for the 4 star review. We are pleased with course conditions and working to get our greens a bit more lush.

Please continue to visit us as we can use all the support we can get for as long as possible!

Best regards,
General Manager

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Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Some challenging holes!

A great course for 18 holes in 3 hours. Enough of a challenge with some good short holes as well.
I would definitely go back

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 04/24/2019

Dear guest,
Thank you for the 4 star review. Glad you enjoy the course and like the challenge.

Hope to see you again soon.

Best,
General Manager

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Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great course conditions.

Extra green this spring. Come out and play the entire course lots of low score hole opportunity.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented on 04/20/2019

Dear Guest,
Thank you so much for the 5 star rating! We also have to thank Mother Nature for the extra water helping promote green conditions.

Thanks again and hope to see you back soon to enjoy great course conditions.

Best,
General Manager

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

Good Value Golf course in South Bay

Had s nice round of golf at Santa Clara Golf, course in pretty good shape

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 04/14/2019

Dear Guest,
Thank you for the nice review. We are glad you had a great time and hope to see you back soon.

Best,
General Manager

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