San Juan Oaks Golf Club

4-star: generally an excellent standard golf course, well worth visiting.
   San Juan Oaks Golf Club Est. 1996

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San Juan Oaks Golf Club: California's first Fred Couples signature golf course blends effortlessly into its wonderfully peaceful, unspoilt and scenic environment. With rolling hills and sweeping views to admire from the course, and no housing anywhere around the perimeter, this stylish layout combines a flatter, meadow-land front-nine with a more undulating back-nine, which skirts into picturesque, grass covered hills and canyons. In this predominantly open setting, with only a few wizened oaks dotted along the fairways and around the greens, you will need to beware of small creeks that accompany several front-nine holes, while straying too far offline from the tee will put you into long, penal, grassy rough. As the back-nine makes its lengthy clockwise sweep into the rolling, Hollister Hills, a continuing array of excellent golf holes makes good use of the more pronounced elevation changes, while also providing longer-range views onto scenic valleys and mountains. From the par-5 15th through to the par-4 17th, you play through an attractive grassy canyon; from the 17th tee the vista is stunning. This graceful layout, always easy on the eye, is not without its challenges. At over 7100 yards from the tips, and with plenty of expansive bunkering threatening both tee and approach shots, in addition to those front-nine ponds and creeks, Couples regularly emphasises the need for good course management as well as length, as you make your way around his very enjoyable, well-maintained and scenic layout.

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Making Contact

San Juan Oaks Golf Club
3825 Union Rd,
San Juan Bautista, nr Hollister, California 95023
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Office   +1 (800) 453 8337 (toll free)
Pro Shop   +1 (831) 636 6113

  +1 (831) 636 6114

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Golf Pro
Manny Freitas (Director of Golf) / Alfonso Castillo (Head Golf Professional)
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San Juan Oaks Golf Learning Centre
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About the course

The course: 18 holes. Open parkland.
Gently undulating terrain - easy to walk.
Surroundings: Rural countryside.
Designer: Fred Couples & Gene Bates
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  Men Back Men Front Women Front
Yards 7133 5785 4770
Par 72 72 72
SSS or Slope 74.6 68.4 68.1
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How2Get There?

45 miles SE of San Jose
From Hwy 101, about 10 miles west of Hollister, take the 156 and head east, direction Hollister. After 7.5 miles turn right into Union Road. After 200 yds turn right into Nothing Road. Follow road for 1.5 miles to clubhouse.

Essential information

Green Fees:
2015 visitor fee, 18-holes: weekdays $55; weekends $80. Reduced early twilight, twilight, super twilight, junior and senior rates. [Contact club for full details, discounts, packages, etc]. Credit cards accepted.
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Who can play and When?
Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends.  Must book in advance.
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Other Information
Non-metal spike facility. Walking permitted. Golf carts available to rent.

Practice facilities
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Did you know?

The logo of San Juan Oaks Golf Club features the bell-tower of the old Spanish mission at nearby San Juan Bautista. In the summer of 1797, Franciscan Padre Fermin de Lasuen, Presidente of the California Missions, established four missions including San Juan Bautista; this was the fifteenth of the twenty-one missions established in California by the early Spanish settlers. Tours of the mission are conducted everyday, except on major public holidays.

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Latitude: (36.821288)
Longitude: (-121.468078)
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Best Western San Benito Inn 
660 San Felipe Road, Hollister, California 95023
+1 (831) 637 9248

With easy access to Routes 156 and 25, the Best Western San Benito Inn is situated close to the San Juan Oaks Golf Club, 6 miles from the Mission San Juan Batista.

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Hilton Garden Inn Gilroy AAA 3-Diamonds
6070 Monterey Road, Gilroy, California 95020
+1 (408) 840 7000

The Hilton Garden Inn Gilroy, located just off Hwy 101 south of Silicon Valley and San Jose, is well located for exploring local wineries, shopping and golfing. The city of Gilroy is home to the renowned Gilroy Garlic Festival.

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Golf within 20 miles San Juan Oaks; Cinnabar Hills; Coyote Creek
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