San Juan Hills Golf Club

3.9570941176 4.0 stars from 5 (482)
  • 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 4.0 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.2 stars from 5
Value: 4.2 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.3 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.3 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.2 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.8 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 482 Reviews
5 stars:
116
4 stars:
238
3 stars:
83
2 stars:
25
1 stars:
20

recommend this course

422 out of 481 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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"VIEW worth the SLOW play!"


harr123's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/16/2018
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This course has many different & challenging holes with tremendous views. Its not long but you need to keep it straight as there are many hazards to be found. I really liked the layout.

To be fair with this review, we were greeted by the starter that told us Golfnow double books and didn't know how soon we were to tee off. This NEVER happened to me before and I've used Golfnow many times. Although the course took 5 1/2 hours to play, I really did enjoy the day and I'll be back!


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Challenging"


shark6y's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/12/2018
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Awesome golf course, fantastic layout and in great condition

Lots of fun holes one blind shot dogleg fairway. Sand traps protecting greens but open in center for placing your shots and yes some water too but even the beginner can have fun there.can expect to play in 4-4.5 hours.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Great course"


u000007460009's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/09/2018
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With Ray running the show it is a greatly manages course. Outstanding greens and pin placement.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Pace of play"


Labro's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/06/2018
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Over 5 hours to play 18 h. I had never seen that in 50 years. That is why I would not recommend going there..

And we were lucky a few groups left the course in the middle of their round. Otherwise we would still be there.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I don't recommend this course



u2235507's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/01/2018
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Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course




4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/23/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


I recommend this course


"Love to Golf"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/23/2018
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Course is in good condition. So nice the carts have GPS! Food is very good too!


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



Brwilliamson's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/23/2018
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Definitely worth playing. The greens are great. Kept my interest level up the whole way. Will go back a few times next trip.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



u001528409's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/20/2018
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Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Back to playing at SJH."


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/15/2018
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Thanks for removing those tree in the middle of fairway 10

Course is always longer due to the elevated greens.

Enjoyed my outing


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Slow play behind a small tourney"


Mike32286's avatar
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Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/13/2018
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Course was nice, but we were behind a 20 player tourney and marshals did nothing to let us play through, or speed up the drunks.

Didn't finish after about 5 hours.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"Office at the golf course"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/11/2018
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Reviewed on

The weather was perfect and the course was in good shape considering it just had a lot of rain! The sandtraps where in terrific condition!


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/02/2018
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Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course



u7657857's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/16/2017
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Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



Addyboy928's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/16/2017
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Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"San Juan Hills"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/15/2017
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Nice course. Funky layout starts out a little uphill par 4 that’s an easy start. Then the next few holes are straight out of a fit them into the land available and you wonder what’s going on. Then the fun begins with a downhill par 5 that’s and absolute blast and should be reachable for any single digit handicap. Word of caution no room around that green and ball could end up rolling down to 5 freeway for all we know. There are areas very close to the greens that the ball will just disappear. The next holes take you to the clubhouse and are pretty uneventful. Cross the road and you feel like your in riverside county and that’s some of the charm playing here. Cross the road again and now your in a palm desert resort course . Great variety and if you have skills you’ll love this place. If your long and wild you’ll need a dozen balls or more and a lesson on how to stay on the hole your supposed to play. Overall great course with semi fast greens and does not disappoint with condition, friendliness of staff, and variety of holes.


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


"Early round"


Paul9948933's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/15/2017
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We teed off before 8. Because it was cold the night before we had cart path only for the first few holes. After that we were able to drive on the fairway


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Better than working"


LawDi's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/13/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Played with 3 great guys. Pace was very slow. No Marshall. Teed off @ 12:30 & played hole 17 & 18 in the dark. Staff was great.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



stevengws's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/13/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

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


"Great Course"


Lucas6651896's avatar
Age:  35-44
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/01/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

I play here often; it’s my home course. The course itself has always been great. Especially compared to what’s around. The OC is filled with amazing courses but SJH Golf Club isn’t charging $125 or more like some. The price, for the course, is by far the best around.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



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