Santa Clara Golf & Tennis Club
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
As this course is being used as a parking lot during the 49ers' games, the fairways are torned up, even though the greens are in very good condition.
The ride rate from GolfNow beats the club walk rate. So no complaint there. There is one uphill hole and one across the freeway walk that you wish you can get a ride.
February 6, 2015
An Excellent Muni Course
The Santa Clara Golf Course is an excellent course bu muni standard. The greens and fairways are lush. The doglegs, sand bunkers, and small elevation changes make the course interesting. The pace is resaonable fast as everybody tried to complete the course before dusk.
It would be prefect if there is some sign or map to show the shape of the fairway. A lot of times, I either saw no flag due to dogleg and/or elevation change or a few flags from the tee box. Some signing by the tee box or a map on the scoring card would take the confusion away.
February 5, 2015
Lots of potential with this golf course. Greens are lush and would be among the best around if only they rolled the bumps out. Fairways and tee boxes are mediocre, but expected given the drought. Pace of play on a weekday is very fast (<3.5 hours). Overall, this course could be great if only they put some money into it. As is, it's a muni track with above average greens.
February 5, 2015
Go 49ers! They use it as a parking lot! Not too bad of conditions, considering !
Green were in great shape, nice driving range and the staff there are the Best! Very friendly!
February 4, 2015
fun place to play
In spite of now having cars parking on the fairways....there was not a bad fairway lie on any of the 18 holes.
January 27, 2015