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Conditions
4.1
Value
4.4
Layout
4.7
Friendliness
4.7
Pace
4.2
Amenities
4.0
95.0%
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4.4
67 Reviews (67)
5 Stars
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Conditions
3.9
Value
4.4
Layout
4.7
Pace
4.0
Amenities
3.8
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4.7
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4.4
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Conditions
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Layout
4.7
Pace
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Amenities
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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)

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4.4
652 Reviews (652)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 58
Patio Dining 27
Brunch 26
Course Challenges Include:
Elevation Changes 76
Bunkers 68
Forced Carries 63
This course/club is great for:
Advanced Golfers 93
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 89
Locals 55
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 106
Convenient to the City 12
In the 'Burbs 12

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San Juan Oaks

The course was in great shape and the weather was perfect.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
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Beautiful scenery

In addition to being a nice course, the weather that day and the surrounding scenery were beautiful.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented on 01/14/2021

Hello and thank you for your 5-star rating, u00000218670! 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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Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
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I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
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Commented on 01/14/2021

Hello, uglycow222. 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.

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Reviews 2
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Still a hidden Gem for the area

I'll start off with saying this has been my favorite track over the years. However it's been 2-3 years since playing last. Fairways were great, greens were probably the best I've ever seen out there. And the bunkers that have been worked on are pristine. The bunkers still in need of work also looked pretty good. Pace of play is a little slow because it s a tough (but fair) and long course. Snack bar at the turn was open and very friendly. Staff inside were exceptional, including the gentlemen arranging the carts and range balls. I would suggest a starter be more positioned near the 1st tee to better coordinate tee times, but that's a small knock on an amazing day of golf.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 01/15/2021

Hello, u000006406026. We appreciate you leaving a review and rating us 5 stars. We're delighted to hear how much you enjoyed your round. We work hard to provide an exceptional experience, and it's very satisfying to hear from golfers like you who appreciate our efforts. We will inform the entire team so they know their hard work is paying off. We look forward to having you back at San Juan Oaks Golf Club!

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Reviews 11
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played
Perfect weather
Walked

great course bad etiquette

Sadly, whilst this tarck is superb and a real good test of your game.... it suffers from people cutting in and ruining the pace of play. Course marshalls needed.

Conditions Fair
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 01/12/2021

Hi, cbkfoto. We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. Thank you for the 4 stars! We aim for a 5-star experience, so we always welcome feedback for improvement. Thank you for playing San Juan Oaks Golf Club.

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Reviews 8
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 01/06/2021

Hello, stkim00. 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.

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Reviews 3
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Nice course

It’s probably been over 10 years since I last played here. Course was in overall good shape with a couple of patchy areas which can be expected for this time of year. Weather turned out great and I liked the course layout.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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Commented on 01/07/2021

Hi, slograd97. We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. Thank you for the 4 stars! We aim for a 5-star experience, so we always welcome feedback for improvement. Thank you for playing San Juan Oaks Golf Club.

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

Underrated

San Juan Oaks would be getting more street cred and golfing cred if it wasn't away from the hussle bussle of San Jose proper. Great trac and great views and value

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented on 01/06/2021

Hello, Mark4857557. 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 19
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
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Previously Played

Great course but...

Greens were pretty bumpy today. Perhaps a hangover from a punch that occurred 1-2 months earlier? Bunkers are hard pan - very little loose sand. Several tee boxes were pretty chewed up.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
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Commented on 01/06/2021

Hello, u455543569. We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. We strive for a 5-star experience, so we welcome your feedback. We work hard to maintain the course for everyone's benefit, which means aerifying the greens as part of our regular maintenance schedule. The greens will be healed soon and in pristine condition. Please come back soon for the 5-star experience you expect at San Juan Oaks Golf Club.

Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 01/06/2021

Hello and thank you for your 5-star rating, jung3112! 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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Reviews 5
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
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Commented on 12/28/2020

Thank you for the 4-star rating, jsp9999! We hope to have you back on the course again soon. Thanks for choosing San Juan Oaks!

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Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great time

Super course. As a 10 handicap I was humbled by the length and difficulty. Even long drives in the middle of Fairways were sidehill, uphill, or downhill lies. This is not a criticism. Just challenging. Green said were a bit bumpy but looked as if they had been punched recently. Overall great time.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 12/28/2020

Thank you for the review, Dberggren! We appreciate your feedback and are glad to hear that you enjoyed your round. We hope you'll be back again soon. Thank you for playing San Juan Oaks Golf Club!

Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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Commented on 12/14/2020

Hello, BlkNGld1. 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 21
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played
Cold weather
Used cart

i like the course

great course, pace was good. started at 1 and finished at 5. wife likes the advantage for womens tee boxes. fairways are in good shape. this time the greens were bumpy and a little slow. I will go back again

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 12/07/2020

Hello, dantearl. We are beyond happy to hear that you and your wife enjoyed a great day at our course. Positive experiences make lifelong golfers. We look forward to many good times ahead with you both. Thank you for playing San Juan Oaks Golf Club!

Played On
Reviews 11
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Walked

problematic

This course is excellent and the staff encountered extremely good. Practice facilities excellent. Starting from the 10th not ideal as the walk to the 1st was quite long across the car park and past the pro-shop.

However, encountering the worst issue of rudeness by a single player (female and not caucasian) we have ever experienced was a real downer on the day.. She continually drove into us, mouthed off at my wife and then drove her cart past us and then slowed us up as she got blocked by the 4 ball ahead of her (players that were ahead of us initially)
Etiquette of golf seems not to be taught today....calmness patience, have been overtaken by rudeness and impatience. Golf is not a sprint but it is not a marathon either. Poor marshalling of this problem.

Otherwise this is a superb venue.

Conditions Fair
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
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Commented on 12/07/2020

Hello, cbkfoto. 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 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Unbeatable Value

Don’t let the remote location or small town feel fool you, this course is every bit as good as those which cost two or three times as much to play. The setting is peaceful and each hole has its own unique design. The front nine is a nice warmup for the much more difficult back nine. Greens and fairways are always meticulously maintained, with consistent speed throughout all 18-holes. I’ve been playing here for years and I have always enjoyed it; even when I was a beginner and shot well into the 100’s. Haha

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented on 12/07/2020

Hello, u517651376. We appreciate you leaving a review and rating us 5 stars. We're delighted to hear how much you enjoyed the pristine course conditions. We work hard to provide an exceptional experience, and it's very satisfying to hear from golfers like you who appreciate our efforts. We will inform the entire team so they know their hard work is paying off. We look forward to having you back San Juan Oaks Golf Club!

Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Awesome course

Played this course for the second time. It’s an awesome place to play. Starting with the all grass driving range and plenty of room on the practice greens.

The course layout is a ton of fun. Several decisions to make from laying up in front of fairway bunkers and short doglegs, water that can deter aggressive play, and well placed green side bunkers and pins. Plenty of risk involved if you want to try to approach par 5s in 2. The greens are great and have some challenging slopes, forcing you to find the correct level. A course that is difficult to bully. Wind definitely picks up in the afternoon, but is not much of a factor during winter.

Plenty of bathrooms throughout the course and a beverage cart.

Overall a very fun course with a challenging layout (and a unique back nine) that is fairly walkable and very well maintained.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 11/23/2020

Hello and thank you for your 5-star rating, u314159841025! 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 46
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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Commented on 11/16/2020

Hello, chicanogolf. 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 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great Golf course

Tee box and fairway is in great condition. Very challenging course. The only issue are the greens. Was probably air raided a few weeks ago so it makes the green bumby.. overall it was a nice 8 mile walk.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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Commented on 11/16/2020

We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. Thank you for the 4 stars! We aim for a 5-star experience, so we always welcome feedback for improvement. The course was aerated recently so we appreciate your understanding and patience while we work to improve the conditions of the greens. Thank you for playing San Juan Oaks Golf Club.

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