Santa Clara Golf & Tennis Club
Missing the basics
It has been many years since I last played at SC. I now remember why I've chosen other locations. First the positives: The price was nice for a riding round on golf now at $41.00. Can't beat that in SC Valley. The driving range is excellent even though it's a matted facility. The greens were in very good shape. Staff was helpful. Unfortunately, the negatives made the round difficult to recommend the course. Many of the holes demand a map or some previous course knowledge. There are no maps on the tea boxes or on the score cards. If you don't have a guide you are in real trouble on more than a third of the holes. Pace of play was horrible. We waited on every tea box and for the group in front of us to clear the green on on every hole. There is no cart concessions nor was there any food available at the turn. The 150 yard markers are clear but that's it. No accurate sprinkler head markers that I was aware of and I played with a person who plays there once a week who didn't know either. If you want a reasonable round of golf but don't care about anything else in the experience it's an ok place to play - just bring a guide!
July 15, 2015
Nice course, but very crowded
I like this course -- and played it the first time on July 4th and, of course, it wasn't crowded the pace was excellent. I went out a week later, and played at twilight and by the time I got to the 6th hole, there were 2 foursomes and a double in front of me. I gave up. When I complained, I was told, "Oh yeah, there were a few huge groups that went out before you." The learning is, call ahead before you book. As far as the course conditions, they were great considering our miserable drought. Greens are fantastic.
July 13, 2015
We got a flat tire on the 5th hole. I first for me getting a flat in a cart. Called the pro shop and by the time we got to the green, the staff was there with a new cart. Some of the greens and fairways were dry. We also ran into a group of 7 playing a scramble but they quit after 9 and we were able to finish all 18.
July 2, 2015
Santa clara golf links
Not worth the price! !!! Fairways not in good condition. Slow play .
June 19, 2015
Very good value
I enjoyed playing this course since it was awhile since my last visit here! I was fortunate to get a relatively early tee time so the round only took about 4 hours! The layout provides some nice diversity and challenging holes. Overall, a good place to get in a practice round!
June 17, 2015
Fast play, poor course condition
Course is sort-of winding down towards closing. It is used for Levi Stadium overflow parking and that is beginning to show; there were lots of bare spots on the fairways (more than I remember from previous years). The current water shortage may also have something to do with that though.
Having said that it is still a nice course with reasonable prices and really good pace of play during the week. The last two rounds we have played there were under 4 hours.
Check it out before it disappears!
June 3, 2015
Challenging course but...
Good layout with a few very challenging holes...blind drives.
Glad I played with a couple locals...course knowledge.
Decent driving range...covered with new mats.
But...not a very welcoming shop staff before and after round.
First impressions are important to a lot of people... a smile and eye contact would go a long way.
June 3, 2015
pretty windy for some holes, and regular golf course size.
staffs there are kind and food is also not that bad.
The course condition is also soso. For fairway, there's some problems, but they are repairing them. For green, it's pretty good compared other courses near that area such as Shoreline.
Better than Shoreline or Moffett.
May 29, 2015