The Institute LLC

5.0000000000 5.0 stars from 5 (1)
  • Holes: 18
  • Length: 7952 yards


Caddies: Yes


Driving range: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes


Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Appropriate golf attire. Collared Shirt (No Denim)


Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black N/A 7952 yards N/A N/A

The Institute LLC Golf Course is an ultra-private club that was created by owner John Fry. The golf course opened in 2002 and is the longest course from the championship tees in California at just under 8,000 yards, designed by Damian V. Pascuzz, a member of the American Society of Golf Course Architects. Though private, the course is located near CordeValle Golf Club on Highway 101.

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GA Rating Index 5.0 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 5.0 stars from 5
Value: 5.0 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 5.0 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 5.0 stars from 5
Course Layout: No ratings so far
Course Conditions: 5.0 stars from 5
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Type of Golfer

"Best Course You Will Never Play"

MarkWellsGolfLessons's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/10/2014
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This is one of the finest, longest, hardest, most fair courses in the world. It's closed unless you know Mr Fry the owner of Fry's electronic stores. I caddied here in 2002 so got to play for free on Tuesdays. The tees, fairways, greens and everything else are perfect. Everyone gets a caddie and the yardage book is in code and only the caddies have the book. The conditions are as close to perfect as you will ever find since only 12 people are allowed to play each day and the season is very short. The are copy holes of 12,13 and 15 at Augusta National in fact all the tee boxes are modeled on Augusta. This is simply a stunning place to play golf. The yardage from the tips is appox 7800 yds and several forced carries of 240 to 250 prevent most players from even thinking about teeing from the longest tees. The greens are lightning fast and roll as true as can be possible. I played once when the green speed was 14 on the stimp but the ball held the line beautifully. There are no signature holes as every hole is simply spectacular. There are no average holes. From thousands of planted trees to imported Texas sand no expense was spared to please golfers who are invited only by Mr Fry himself.

Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

I recommend this course

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