Rated 4 out of 5 by Redwin99 Too hot to play golf
The course was good considering there are still plenty of work or renovation going on.
September 22, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5
by ncjrgolf Fun, Short Course Receives a Long-needed Renovation
First of all, this is my first review. I may go into way to much detail or rate a bit inaccurately, as I haven't really thought about what I would rate other courses.
This course has always been a favorite for me. I have been playing here since I was very little, and regardless of what other course I would go to on the weekends, this was always where I would practice during the week because of its convenient location. When I heard that it was being renovated properly, I was overjoyed, as over the years, they have made a lot of bandaid fixes that only lasted a short time and didn't do any long term good for the course. Being confined to the back nine for around a month and a half was somewhat annoying, but it was well worth the result of the renovation. The front nine has been given all new tee boxes, new bunkers, and new cartpaths. One of main complaints from the past was the fact that when the tee boxes were beat up, they would put new sod in, but then have people hit off it immediately, and within a few days, it was completely ruined. On six of the nine holes on the front nine, synthetic grass has been added to allow the tees to grow back. The only holes where these are not present are 1, 5, and 9, with 1 and 9 being par fours. These tees are currently in use for another week or so to let the new grass really take root in the ground. The bunkers have also been improved greatly. Some have been redone, some have been moved, and some have been totally removed. In all cases, it seems to have been for the better. New paved cartpaths have been added in many places to replace the old gravel ones as well. However, other than around the greens and the tee boxes, the grass is suffering from the drought (which isn't a problem if you go for all of the par 4s :) )
This course is a lot of fun to practice on for a few reasons. Five out of the six par fours have the opportunity to be driven, including all three on the front nine. The par threes are great because they range from finesse wedge shots to long irons or even woods for shorter hitters. My personal favorite stretch of the front nine is 6-8. Six is a drivable par four that includes a blind tee shot which curves around Stevens Creek. The new fairway bunker has made this hole even more fun. Seven is a 120-yard par three over water with a heavily sloping back to front green. It's quite fun to see wedge shots spin all the way across the green or have putts make 90-degree turns before going in the hole. Eight is a nice 100-yard par three where a player can go for a birdie.
At Deep Cliff, there are two practices greens. One is extremely small and is not used much. It is located right next to the pro shop. I would not recommend practicing there. The other is pretty large and is located next to the first tee. There is ample room near it to hit chips from, but since it isn't that busy usually, you don't have to worry about getting conked on the head by an errant pitch shot. There is also a third practice green with two bunkers near hole 16 that is only open to lessons. The range has ~10 stalls and is only 30 yards long before it hits a net. It is perfect for getting loose at the beginning of the round, but not so great if you want to see the full ball flight.
All in all, Deep Cliff is a great course to come down to and get in some good practice. It is not that long and great for beginners, and there are also many programs for juniors. I have been coming there to practice for years, and I really enjoy it.
September 19, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by golfgod67914 Best greens in Santa Clara County!
I've played Deep Cliff for years, I have seen the rise and fall. I understand they hired a new greenskeeper, it shows!!! The greens were the best I've ever seen. The tees and fairways were kinda beat up, I understand we are in a drought, but hopefully have a good winter. This course would benifit greatly with proper watering. The food, and it's service was very poor! The guy took my money, and turned around and prepared my breakfast w/o washing his hands..... My burrito went directly into the trash! Will definitely be back to enjoy those greens again soon!!
September 6, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by ninerguy82 work work work
Every tee box was destroyed for repaurs. Yardage signs were obviously wrong due to the make shift tees. They said on the website that they're closing down a half the course so the other half will be playable but the half that they had open was not playable at all the best thing about this course was the greens and even those were really tattered and very bumpy.
August 20, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by Lam9548936 Basically an 18 hole executive course
First off, if you have a driver carry over 250, chances are that you're going to leave the big stick in the bag. That being said, for what it is, this is a fun little course. None of the holes are really that challenging but a few do force you to make some smart choices as a golfer. Even if you miss, this course isn't really going to bite you too badly. The staff is friendly and the food is pretty good. Overall, if you're look for a quick, easy 18, this course will play just fine for you. If you're looking to work on your game and improve your tactical ability, I'd suggest looking for something a bit harder.
August 18, 2015
Rated 2 out of 5 by u000006796883 convenient location, but course continues to disappoint
The front 9 is being renovated (yay! -- it's sorely overdue), so we were confined to the back 9. It was very backed up so pace was slow. Green conditions were very good, but the tee boxes were terrible. I'm not a huge fan of this course because it's largely been about one step up from trying to golf in a random field or forest somewhere. Maybe the renovations will make it better (?). For playing 9 holes, I prefer Blackberry Farm just down the road.
August 10, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by martino9 Very comfortable course
I've played this course several times. Being a novice player I find this course challenging enough to have fun as well as improving my abilities.
The staff has kept the course in good condition for being in such a drastic drought.. Greens are good and the fairways in good condition.
The staff was very friendly and instructive.
August 7, 2015
Rated 2 out of 5 by B0r1cua This course has really gone down.
The tee boxes are mostly sand. The fairways are dry. I know the drought has a lot to do with it. The greens were fine.
August 1, 2015