4041 Hwy 46 East,
Paso Robles, California 93446
18 holes. Open parkland. Undulating terrain - several slopes to climb.
Vineyards and rural countryside.
Ken Hunter Jr. and Mike McGinnis
3-hole par-3 Practice course
4 miles E of Paso Robles / 33 miles N of San Luis Obispo
From Hwy 101 just east of Paso Robles, exit onto Hwy 46 and head east, direction Bakersfield / Fresno. After approx 3.5 miles turn right into Hunter Ranch.
Hunter Ranch Golf Course: In the heart of the Central Coast wine country, Hunter Ranch is a course that combines "small town charm, with world class golf". There is no housing around this excellent course, allowing you to enjoy the ever-present and picturesque views over hills and vineyards, both near and far.
This well maintained layout follows the natural contours of the open, undulating terrain. Constant elevation changes create many fabulous golf holes that will take you either up or downhill, on a journey towards large and sometimes seriously sloping greens. Along the way many sturdy oaks flank the generally good-width fairways, supplemented by good-quality bunkering throughout.
After playing the front-nine you may think water will have little part to play in your round, and your score might be looking good. But the wake-up call comes at the par-4 10th. From here to the finish, water is going to threaten much more regularly.
With some of the fairways feeling tighter and occasionally less open and more tree-lined, the more challenging back-nine will make some testing demands on your straight hitting and distance control. The long par-4 12th, for example, presents one of the tightest drives, requiring a good-length carry over water from the tee, then a tight dog-leg left and more water to carry before the green.
Pick of the holes: among other outstanding holes, the par-4 4th is played to a nicely elevated green, an impressive pine tree standing sentinel beside the green.
Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends.
Must book in advance (10-days ahead for visitors).
Credit cards accepted. Contact club for full details, discounts, packages, etc. [Last updated: 2020].
Walking permitted. Golf carts available to rent.
Hunter Ranch was developed by oil man and golf courses developer Kenneth "Ken" Hume Hunter (1944-2020), who was also responsible for two other excellent golf developments in the California Central Coast area ... La Purisima in Lompoc (1984) and Sandpiper near Goleta (1972).
The nearby city of Paso Robles, or more correctly El Paso de Robles (the Pass of the Oaks), is a community of approximately 30,000, nestled in the coastal mountain range of central California. Located close to mountains, beaches, and deserts, it is home to a legendary wine growing area, the Paso Robles region, where potent Zinfandel's feature strongly.
The Salinan native Americans, the most historical inhabitants of the area, were here thousands of years before the Spanish mission era, at which time the Paso Robles Rancho (a mere 30,000 acres) was granted to Pedro Narvaez. In 1857, the entire ranch was purchased by James and Daniel Blackburn and Lazarus Godehaux for $8,000.
2615 Buena Vista Drive, Paso Robles, CA 93446
+1 (805) 239 3004Visit website
Located in the heart of the central coast wine district, the all-new La Quinta Inn & Suites offers modern amenities to ensure your comfort. You can take a short drive to the Eos Estate Winery or Tobin James Cellars, or enjoy a round of golf at Hunter Ranch Golf Course just 2 miles from the hotel. The Mid State Fairgrounds and Barney Swartz Park are also only two miles away.
2455 Riverside Avenue, Paso Robles, CA 93446
+1 (805) 238 6500Visit website
Located in the heart of the Paso Robles Wine Region, across the street from the Paso Robles Event Center / Mid-State Fairgrounds, the Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites is minutes from charming Downtown Paso Robles, antique shops, Paso Robles Wineries, wine tasting tours and championship golf courses. Lake Nacimiento, San Antonio Lake, Hearst Castle, beautiful beaches and harbors and only a short drive away.
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