Pinnacle Hills Golf Course

3.4591714286 3.5 stars from 5 (16)
  • Holes: 9
  • Par: 35
  • Length: 2961 yards
  • Slope: 114
  • Rating: 35.0
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

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

Policies

Metal spikes allowed: No

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
White 35 2961 yards 35.0 114
Red (W) 35 2776 yards 35.3 111

The first course in Hollister, historic nine-hole Pinnacle Hills Golf Course originally opened as San Benito Country Club in 1928. The golf course plays mostly flat and features one par 5 two par 3s, small bentgrass greens and just a handful of sand bunkers. Though it's a nine-hole course, rates are available for 18-hole and all-day play. Pinnacle Hills G.C. is located just south of the Silicon Valley and San Jose, and also about an hour's drive from the Monterey Peninsula.

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 3.5 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.1 stars from 5
Value: 4.0 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.3 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.7 stars from 5
Course Layout: 3.7 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 2.6 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 16 Reviews
5 stars:
0
4 stars:
9
3 stars:
5
2 stars:
1
1 stars:
1

recommend this course

11 out of 16 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Great for 9-hole rounds locals   Challenges include bunkers  

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Reviews


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"Leak of water"


u000006518958's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  25+

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/07/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

You need to water the fairways more but the greens are one of the best rolling putts.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"improving but still needs help."


papa002's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/13/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Friendly feel, club house and restaurant.

Greens are very nice.

Serious help needed on Sand Traps, Care of fairways and ruff.

VERY bumpy ride on cart paths and fairways.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"Bolado Park Golf Course"


Garry2181780's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/02/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 9 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

This course was fun and challenging.

A few good holes to use your fades and draws.

The Greens were is good shape with varied terrain.

It took 3 hrs to play with the three of us riding.

Bring extra balls for surprises.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Nice greens - poor customer service"


Alex326's avatar
Top 50 Contributor
San Francisco Advisor
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/01/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 9 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

The greens are surprisingly nice. In fact they are very nice. Tee boxes aren't too bad and fairways are so so. Basically they are what you would expect for this price range and type of course.

The biggest disappointment and sole reason I won't go back is the extremely poor customer service by the lady running the front counter.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"Deal"


B6848106's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/05/2016
Previously played

Reviewed on

Nice place for a quick round nice green


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


"Great little county course."


John3975737's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/17/2015
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Nice 9 hole course. Great for walking.<br/> Staff is great good food and drink.<br/> If your in this part of town stop in and play a quick 9.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Serene setting"


SammyRM's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once every three months
Handicap:  25+

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/05/2015
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 9 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This is a great place for an inexperienced couple to have a "golfing date". The course is not overly difficult and the pace of play was excellent. You want to keep the ball in play due to lots of undeveloped land outside the confine of the fairways, not unplayable to hit from but mostly dirt if you hit an errant shot. Good prices. Friendly staff. Nice carts. A lounge area inside and deck accommodations to have lunch and a drink after playing. I'll go again soon.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Needs rain!"


mustang69's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/10/2015
First time playing Used cart Played 9 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

Nice course, but the drought is having an effect on the course. The greens are well kept, but the fairways are dry and brown. I can't wait for the rain to get here. This could become my favorite 9- hole course. Not to mention the price $10.00 for 9 holes and a cart. Can't beat that deal. It's 45 minutes away, but worth the drive.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Bad shape"


norcaljer's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  Don't know

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/13/2015
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 9 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

This course was in the worst condition I've ever seen any course. There wasn't much grass even on the fairways. Holes everywhere due to the million squirrels running around. Cart paths are beat up gravel. Will never play there again.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Quality of food & beverage: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"Small improvements"


Paul5490's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/28/2015
Previously played Played as a single Used cart Played 9 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

haven't played here in 3 years. Tee boxes and greens show improvements. But little else.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Poor"


u000006438357's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once every three months

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/21/2015
Previously played

Reviewed on

The lady working the front desk was very rude and disrespectful not what I look forward to when spending money at a establishment .


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Fair

Quality of food & beverage: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I don't recommend this course


"nice little course"


Bethke's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  Don't know

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/06/2015
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 9 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

it's a bit dry out there, but then, that's to be expected in this area these days. as they say, "brown is the new green". so the conditions are better at other times I'm sure. but we enjoyed. and given the drought, it really wasn't bad at all.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"nice upgrades"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/21/2015
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I've played this course many times over the years. It had fallen into serious dis-repair. The new management has been able to upgrade the greens. This is a huge improvement. The California drought is going to hurt this course along with every other golf course. The overall condition of the course is fair. I took my wife who is still a beginner. She had fun. I had a good time too. The elevated tees make for spectacular driving opportunities.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Fun Day at the Golf Course"


mclawson29's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  Don't know

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/19/2015
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 9 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This course is a good course for a beginner or someone who only wants to play 9 holes. The course had a nice level of difficultly for us, but we're beginners. The cart tracks were a little tough in some spots but I think this added to our adventure. The staff was really friendly and the food afterwards was pretty good for snack bar type items.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course


"Bitter Sweet!"


Scott5270182's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/28/2015
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 9 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

We had a wonderful round . The maintenance staff is awesome and they have the course looking great. The only disappointment was they treatment from the manager because we were just "GOLFNOW" customers and not real customers. Peter and his staff at Golfnow took care of the reservation misunderstanding quickly and to our complete satisfaction.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"Good value"


dhoppe2's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 9/25/2012
Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I have played the Bolado course a number of times and have been pleased with the play and the friendliness of the staff. I usually play 2 rounds since it is a 9 hole course and they provide two sets of tee placements that make a few holes play differently on the second round. It's a great value with Golfnow discounts.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



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