San Juan Hills Golf Club

3.9179941176 3.9 stars from 5 (509)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 71
  • Length: 6327 yards
  • Slope: 128
  • Rating: 70.1
  • Layout

  • 32120 San Juan Creek Rd, San Juan Capistrano, California 92675, Orange County
  • (949) 493-1167
  • (949) 493-0866
  • www.sanjuanhillsgolf.com
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Year built: 1967
Type: Public
Golf Season: Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Pull-carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Appropriate golf attire.
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 71 6327 yards 70.1 128
White 71 5980 yards 68.7 124
Red (W) 71 5378 yards 71.7 124

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 3.9 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.2 stars from 5
Value: 4.1 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.3 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.3 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.1 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.7 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 509 Reviews
5 stars:
122
4 stars:
251
3 stars:
89
2 stars:
27
1 stars:
20

recommend this course

447 out of 508 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is convenient to the city worth the drive near local attractions   Great for locals advanced golfers seniors   Challenges include elevation changes bunkers undulating greens   Great for drinks patio dining watching the game  

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tzajac2792's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  Don't know

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/15/2018
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Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"1230 tee"


wbricker's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/10/2018
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Reviewed on

Tee off on time 4 hrs 10 min completed good pace! They’ve also opened up some holes so you can attack better


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Pack a Lunch!!!"


uEGKS2334EG's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/10/2018
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Very slow play

never saw a marshall and left after 9 holes


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course



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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/29/2018
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Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



u029672015's avatar
Age:  45-54
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/10/2018
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Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



hanatra's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/02/2018
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Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"San Juan is in great shape"


bpardue's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/30/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I hadn't played here in years and decided to give it a go. The course is in great shape and the greens are rolling true. The course layout is a challenge in that there are several long distances between greens and the next tee boxes, so it is almost impossible to walk. The variety of holes and the challenges are excellent, however. You have to hit every club in your bag. They have a nice clubhouse with a 19th hole that serves great food and drink. A great value for your golfing money!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"The wind blows"


skunkboy5's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/26/2018
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Reviewed on

The course was in fine condition but there was a stiff wind that affected most shots and even some putts. I can handle rain and cold but the wind makes this course rather difficult for me.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course



JohnB92629's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/25/2018
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Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Evil green keeper at work"


skunkboy5's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/12/2018
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Reviewed on

There was a tournament in the morning before I played so the course was set up to be more difficult than usual. Whoever picked the pin positions was just plain evil. I can't say it was unfair, but with the overcast conditions it was not easy to read the greens. I will be back, humbled.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Still a great value"


speirss's avatar
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/10/2018
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Reviewed on

Busy day at the course and the pace was slow. A marshal on the course keeping things moving would be a great idea.

The course is in decent shape. Greens and fairways looking good, tee boxes could use some attention but no big deal. Booked a 12:00pm tee time on line, checked in at the pro shop and turns out I was bumped to 12:18. When I questioned the change I was told that was the time I had booked. Checked my email and I was right. As a single I don’t mind some changes to accommodate others, but don’t tell me I booked a time that I didn’t.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"great course close to the ocean"


dezb43's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/09/2018
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Reviewed on

Always enjoy playing here, not too hard, not too easy and almost always a great temperature.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



Rmak247's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/01/2018
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Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Sunday afternoon"


jim9314970's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/29/2018
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Reviewed on

It was typical of SJH as far as pace of play. 4:30-5 hours is par for this course. I was relatively surprised for a Sunday afternoon at the pace. We literally waited for every shot. It felt like 6 hours but was 4:38. Punched greens ... fun course


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"aerated greens but still fun"


mflyger1127's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/28/2018
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Reviewed on

Greens were just aerated, but always a fun course to play. Teed off at 1:10 on a Saturday so was pretty busy; however the pace of play was decent. Fun layout and awesome bar/restaurant


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Fun course - keep It that way"


Brandon1749966's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/27/2018
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Reviewed on

One of my favorite courses to play during the week. Great conditions, friendly staff, solid ameninities. Wish they would focus on maintaining pace of play more often. I’d recommend this course but not on weekend prime time due pace of play concerns. Overall a 4/5.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



karl6015's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/24/2018
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Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Punched no prob"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/12/2018
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Reviewed on

This course always has a good vibe. Reminds me how important course management is


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"greens were punched"


dezb43's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/10/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

It would be nice to be notified that the greens were punched and we were supposed to play the back nine twice...I quit after the first 9.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Good mostly wide open course."


minus7's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/09/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Everything was good and could have been excellent, but we had to play the front nine twice as they were aerating the back nine. This was not noted in the on-line posting nor at the golf course and we weren't told as the other twosome had been and went to the back nine and had to turn around. The pace of play the 1st time around was good but the second time around we had to wait on every tee box and every shot into the green and we were a foursome following a twosome? Must have been some additional players on the course the 2nd nine?? Still a good day on a good course with some good company and almost perfect weather.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



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