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Value
4.2
Layout
4.6
Friendliness
4.6
Pace
4.0
Amenities
3.8
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 72
Length 7000 yards
Slope 139
Rating 74.0

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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Course Details

Year Built 1996
Fairways Blue Grass
Greens Blue Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Fred Couples (1996) Gene Bates (1996) Kipp Schulties (1996) Steve Wolfard (1996)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

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

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Amex Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Fivesomes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Collared Shirts, Golf Slacks or Shorts required. No denim, cut offs, tank tops, swimsuits.

Available Facilities

Meeting Facilities, Banquet Facilities

Accolades

  • Golf Advisor: Top Courses in California (2016 #13) (2015 #15)
  • Golf Advisor: Top 25 Courses for Pace of Play in the U.S. (2016 #23)

Reviews

4.4
761 Reviews (761)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 59
Patio Dining 27
Brunch 26
Course Challenges Include:
Elevation Changes 77
Bunkers 68
Forced Carries 64
This course/club is great for:
Advanced Golfers 94
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 90
Locals 57
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 108
Convenient to the City 12
In the 'Burbs 12

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Reviews 8
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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Commented on 01/10/2022

Hello and thank you for your 5-star rating, Opiewan! We're delighted you enjoyed your round.

Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Wet weather
Used cart

hit the practice green prior to round

Great challenging course. Make getting a feel for the greens a priority as they are slow. Unique in a way because I've never played a challenging layout with slow greens but they roll true. staff is friendly drink service at the turn was friendly and course condition was excellent.

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
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Commented on 12/14/2021

Hi, u967497784. Thank you so much for the great review. We are glad you had an incredible time, and we hope to see you again soon! Thanks for choosing San Juan Oaks Golf Club.

Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
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Commented on 12/06/2021

Hello, u000004669481. We appreciate you taking the time to leave us a review. We would love to know how we can earn those last two stars next time! Thanks for playing San Juan Oaks Golf Club.

Played On
Reviews 6
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Fair
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 12/07/2021

Hello, sbspence43. Thank you for visiting us at San Juan Oaks Golf Club. We appreciate your 4-star rating. We hope you join us for another round soon.

Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 25+
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 12/07/2021

Hello and thank you for your 5-star rating, u000003796063! We're delighted you enjoyed your round. Please book another round with us soon, and thanks for choosing San Juan Oaks Golf Club!

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 12/01/2021

Hello, ksoh65. Thank you for visiting us at San Juan Oaks Golf Club. We appreciate your 4-star rating. We hope you join us for another round soon.

Played On
Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 12/06/2021

Hello, Russell1141070. Thank you for visiting us at San Juan Oaks Golf Club. We appreciate your 4-star rating. We hope you join us for another round soon.

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
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Commented on 11/30/2021

Hello, loma280. We appreciate you taking the time to leave us a review. We would love to know how we can earn those last two stars next time! Thanks for playing San Juan Oaks Golf Club.

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Reviews 17
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

This is my favorite course in the area! Well worth the money, always in good condition and pace of play is good on most days. Layout and scenery is 10/10! Play this course! You won’t be disappointed!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented on 11/18/2021

u9861464, thank you for your kind words! We hope to see you again at the course very soon for another 5-star experience. Thanks for choosing San Juan Oaks Golf Club.

Played On
Reviews 28
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Course in excellent condition

Greens and fairways are in excellent condition. Only complaint is the state of the bunkers. Many are hard pan.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented on 11/15/2021

Hi, u455543569. Thank you for the review! We are working to get the bunkers back into great shape and we appreciate your patience as we do that. Thanks for choosing San Juan Oaks Golf Club.

Played On
Reviews 1
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 11/10/2021

Hello and thank you for your 5-star rating, u314161583483! We're delighted you enjoyed your round. Please book another round with us soon, and thanks for choosing San Juan Oaks Golf Club!

Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great course, but slow

The front 9 is straight forward and fabulous. The back 9 goes up into the hills - 3 split fairways makes it unusual. The back 9 is 3-4 shots harder than the front 9. So get your golf groove on during the front 9, then make good decisions on the back 9. Enjoy

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
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Commented on 11/08/2021

Hello, rcgreeneca. Thank you for visiting us at San Juan Oaks Golf Club. We appreciate your 4-star rating and review. We hope you join us for another round soon.

Played On
Reviews 28
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Needs some love and care

Front nine we playing Quick always have a back up on the back 9 and no Marshall or cart lady

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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Commented on 11/09/2021

Hi, Briane4567. We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. Thank you for playing San Juan Oaks Golf Club.

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
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Commented on 10/25/2021

Hello, u000002404041. Thank you for visiting us at San Juan Oaks Golf Club. We appreciate your 4-star rating. We hope you join us for another round soon.

Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 10/18/2021

Hello and thank you for your 5-star rating, u314161626039! We're delighted you enjoyed your round. Please book another round with us soon, and thanks for choosing San Juan Oaks Golf Club!

Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

One of my favorite course

it’s one of my favorite course in Bay Area with little driving but worth it. Greens are in well conditions all time. Loved back nine holes tough but I like the challenges.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Good
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Commented on 10/18/2021

Hi, huynhjosh. Thank you so much for the great review. We are glad you had an incredible time, and we hope to see you again soon! Thanks for choosing San Juan Oaks Golf Club.

Played On
Reviews 17
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Super slow green, slower pace of play

Green is too slow, as it has been.
Two groups of seniors in front of me left 2+ holes empty & enjoyed their Sunday outing with slow play, taking 5+ hours for 18 holes. The GPS on the cart kept complaining about my pace, but course marshall didn't try to push them.
I will not try this course again in pleasant weekend when seniors can have their loose socializing, which happened to me not just once.
And I wish they could make green faster & pour some sand in the bunker.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
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Commented on 10/12/2021

Hi, stkim00. We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. We apologize for the pace of play issue you experienced during your recent round. We aim for a 5-star experience, so we always welcome feedback for improvement. We will share your comments with our staff and hope you'll give us another try in the future. Thank you for playing San Juan Oaks Golf Club.

Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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Commented on 10/07/2021

Hello and thank you for your 5-star rating, mattbrotherton! We're delighted you enjoyed your round. Please book another round with us soon, and thanks for choosing San Juan Oaks Golf Club!

Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Cold weather
Walked
Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
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Commented on 09/24/2021

Hello and thank you for your 5-star rating, oswold! We're delighted you enjoyed your round. Please book another round with us soon, and thanks for choosing San Juan Oaks Golf Club!

Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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Commented on 09/23/2021

Hello and thank you for your 5-star rating, fredgallop! We're delighted you enjoyed your round. Please book another round with us soon, and thanks for choosing San Juan Oaks Golf Club!

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