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San Juan Oaks Golf Club

3825 Union Rd,

San Juan Bautista, nr Hollister, California 95023

  • Office

    +1 (800) 453 8337 (toll free)
  • Pro shop

    +1 (831) 636 6113
  • Fax

    +1 (831) 636 6114
  • Golf pro

    Manny Freitas (Director of Golf) / Alfonso Castillo (Head Golf Professional)
  • Academy

    San Juan Oaks Golf Learning Centre

About the course

  • The Course:

    18 holes. Open parkland. Gently undulating terrain - easy to walk.

  • Surroundings:

    Rural countryside.

  • Designer:

    Fred Couples & Gene Bates

Back
tees
Club
tees
Front
tees
Yards
7133
5785
4770
Par
72
72
72
SSS or slope
74.6
68.4
68.1

Location

Latitude:

36.821288

Longitude:

-121.468078

How to get 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.

San Juan Oaks Golf Club

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.

Est. 1996

San Juan Oaks Golf Club: California's first Fred Couples signature golf course blends effortlessly into a wonderfully peaceful, unspoilt and scenic environment. With rolling hills and sweeping views to admire from the course, and no housing around the perimeter, this stylish layout combines a flatter, meadowland 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.

This graceful layout, always easy on the eye, is not without its challenges. At over 7,100 yards from the tips, plenty of expansive bunkering threatens both tee and approach shots. As you make your way around his very enjoyable, well-maintained and scenic layou, Couples regularly emphasises the need for good course management as well as length.

Pick of the holes: from the par-5 15th through to the par-4 17th, you play through an attractive grassy canyon. The vista from the 17th tee is stunning.

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Visitors

Who can play and when?

Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends.

Must book in advance.

Green fees

Visitor fee, 18-holes: weekdays $70; weekends $95. Golf cart included.

Credit cards accepted. Contact club for full details, discounts, packages, etc. [Last updated: 2020].

Other information

Non-metal spike facility. Walking permitted. Golf carts available to rent.

Practice facilities

Excellent

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 English, Saint John the Baptist). 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.

Where2Stay

  • Best Western San Benito Inn

    660 San Felipe Road, Hollister, California 95023

    +1 (831) 637 9248

    Visit website

    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.

    • Golf at this hotel:

      No

    • Golf within 5 miles:

      San Juan Oaks

    • Golf within 20 miles:

      Eagle Ridge

  • Hilton Garden Inn GilroyAAA 3-Diamonds

    6070 Monterey Road, Gilroy, California 95020

    +1 (408) 840 7000

    Visit website

    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.

    • Golf at this hotel:

      No

    • Golf within 5 miles:

      Eagle Ridge

    • Golf within 20 miles:

      San Juan Oaks; Cinnabar Hills; Coyote Creek

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