Santa Clara Golf & Tennis Club
A parking lot and a golf course
We were told when we checked in that we would have to play the front 9 twice because they were punching the back 9. After an hour we were told we could play the back 9. With the greens just punched it was kind of bogus, very bumpy and sandy. This course is used for parking for the adjacent 49's stadium across the street and it looks it, very ratty fairways, tire marks everywhere and lots of missing turf. If you don't mind that it is a very interesting layout with some great holes. Buyer beware.
March 17, 2015
Good price value for the course
This was a very nice course centrally located in the south bay. The amenities of the golf course were very nice. The driving range was also very nice. The greens were in very good shape. I would recommend this course for the price
March 15, 2015
I have been playing the course a lot lately. It is close to my residence and the price is good. The course is a typical municipal facility Fairways are pretty wide, greens large and not too much trouble. However if played in the afternoon from the back tees it's pretty challenging. I use it to practice different shots and improve my swing. It's always fun.
March 13, 2015
i like this course especialy on greens!
it`s so fast and waving a lot, that`s why those are so challenging, tough, and enjoyable.
March 8, 2015
Had tee time at 6:15 so arrived at 6:00. The clubhouse wasn't open. It didn't open until 6:25. It was 6:30 by the time I was on the first tee box. Not a single word of apology from the clubhouse attendant. Terrible experience.
March 8, 2015
Tee boxes and greens need work...
I've played this course probably a dozed times, since it first opened many years back.
It's got a good layout, and many of the greens have great contour. In the wind, it can become exponentially more challenging.
Overall it's looking a bit shabby, and that might be due to budgetary considerations more than anything else (e.g., water rationing). If they focused on keeping the tee boxes well groomed, and firming up the greens, the rest of the course is passable. The greens could be really fun and treacherous if they weren't so bumpy and soft.
February 18, 2015
Decent but not good...bad but not terrible
Overall, the course was fair for it's price. It's definitely true when they say,"you get what you pay for." By all means I did not expect conditions like some of the higher end courses in San Jose but it's sad to see a course that was once known as a "nicer" golf course has now been ran down to the ground. With all the news about being torn down in the near future, I guess they will just stop grooming fairways and rolling greens.
February 18, 2015
NOT WORTH THE MONEY!!!
Very average golf course. I think they need a new greens keeper because numerous bare spots and just overall bad course conditions. I don't think that anyone that plays there repairs their ball marks on the greens, I fixed a minimum of 5 ball marks on every green. Never saw a beverage cart and when we made the turn the woman behind the bar was painfully slow. The pace of play was slow at best. This course is worth around $30 greens fee. Practice range has numerous stalls and everyone is expected to hit off of mats; the only problem is that there are no rubber tees to hit a driver. With that said a large bucket costs you $10 which is too much for having to hit only irons.
February 17, 2015