Stanford University Golf Course

91 Links Rd, off Junipero Serra Blvd,

Stanford, California 94305

  • Office

    +1 (650) 724 0944
  • Pro shop

    +1 (650) 724 0944
  • Golf pro

    Shannon Donlon (GM and PGA Head Professional).

About the course

  • The Course:

    18 holes. Tree-lined & open parkland.

  • Surroundings:

    Woodland, open countryside and university campus.

  • Designer:

    Original design by George C. Thomas Jr and William Park "Billy" Bell (1930). Renovation by John Harbottle (2008).

SSS or slope






How to get there:

Located on western edge of Stanford University campus / 35 mi S of San Francisco.

Stanford University Golf Course

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

Est. 1930

Stanford University Golf Course is a well-rated parkland layout, regarded as one of the USA's top "university campus" golf courses. Located in the foothills above Stanford University, this private facility can be accessed by guests staying at the nearby Rosewood Sand Hill resort. Course description, images and other details to follow soon.

List of courses: Around San Francisco


Who can play and when?

Private club - outside visitor play is restricted to guests staying at the Rosewood Sand Hill Resort.

Must book in advance.

Green fees

Rosewood hotel guest fee, 18-holes: $175. Cart fee $34 for two players.

Credit cards accepted. Contact club for full details, discounts, packages, etc. [Last updated: 2018].

Other information

Golf carts compulsory for Rosewood hotel guests. Caddies not available.

Practice facilities


Did you know?

Stanford University (also known locally as "The Farm") was founded in 1885 by Leland and Jane Stanford. Leland was a tycoon, industrialist and politician who became the Governor of California and a US Senator.

Stanford's campus is one of the largest in the US, and its undergraduate programme one of the most selective. It is often cited as one of the world's most prestigious universities. The nickname of the university's sports teams is the "Cardinal" (singular); the various teams play in cardinal red.

Published ranking

California: 54th best course in California (Golf Digest, 2023/24).
USA (campus): 25th best college/campus course in the USA (Golfweek, 2022).
World: formerly ranked world's 88th best course (GOLF magazine, 1985; not in subsequent editions of this ranking).


  • Rosewood Sand Hill Resort5-star

    2825 Sand Hill Rd, Menlo Park, CA 94025.

    +1 (650) 561 1500

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    Nestled amid 16 lush acres in Northern California, the luxury Rosewood Sand Hill resort enjoys stunning views of the Santa Cruz Mountains and one of the most beautiful locations of any Silicon Valley hotel.

    • Golf at this hotel:


    • Golf within 5 miles:

      Stanford University (1.5 mi)

    • Golf within 20 miles:

      Half Moon Bay (22 mi)

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