Santa Clara Golf & Tennis Club

3.5473529412 3.5 stars from 5 (246)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6722 yards
  • Slope: 119
  • Rating: 72.3
  • Layout

  • 5155 Stars and Stripes Dr, Santa Clara, California 95054, Santa Clara County
  • (408) 980-9515
  • (408) 980-0479
  • www.santaclara.americangolf.com

Year built: 1987
Architect(s): Robert Muir Graves (1987), Mike Poellot (1996), Brian Costello
Type: Public/Municipal
Style: Links
Greens: Bent Grass
Fairways: Bent Grass
Golf Season: Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes - $30 - $40
Pull-carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Appropriate golf attire.
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard, Amex Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 72 6722 yards 72.3 119
Blue 72 6323 yards 70.6 118
White 72 5874 yards 68.4 113
White (W) 72 5874 yards 72.8 118
Red (W) 72 5459 yards 70.9 113

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 3.5 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.0 stars from 5
Value: 3.9 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.5 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 3.9 stars from 5
Course Layout: 3.9 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.4 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 246 Reviews
5 stars:
20
4 stars:
99
3 stars:
82
2 stars:
29
1 stars:
16

recommend this course

182 out of 245 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is convenient to the city near local attractions near the airport   Great for locals walkers beginners   Challenges include bunkers undulating greens elevation changes   Great for drinks watching the game brunch  

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"Get it while you can"


ryanarcuri's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/17/2019
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great course to play. Get in as many days here as you can. Closing in october


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Commented on 06/18/2019

Dear Guest,

Thank you for the 5 star review. We are very pleased with course conditions. The fairways are as lush and green as they have ever been.

We appreciate your comments and the support. We will continue to offer you the best course conditions possible until we close in fall.

Best regards,

General Manager



rondevu's avatar
Age:  65+
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/16/2019
First time playing

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course


Commented on 06/23/2019

Dear Guest,

Thank you for the 5 star review. We are very pleased with course conditions.

Thank you for the support and hope you come back and play again very soon.

Best regards, General Manager


"Very long day"


u000007274844's avatar
Age:  45-54
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  20-24

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/15/2019
Previously played

Reviewed on

We were late starting, regular occurrence in my experiences with this course, would avoid on weekends as we topped the previous 4.75+ hour round with a 5.75+ hour round today. No beverage cart service, no onsite food, needed to go next door. Staff was friendly, just to many golfers packed into short time spans.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


Commented on 06/17/2019

Dear guest,

Thank you for comments. My apologies for the long round. It was an extremely busy day but that's no excuse. Please contact me at santaclaragm@americangolf.com and I will set up a another round for you so you can come and experience a much faster pace.

Best regards,

General Manager


"Greens Could be Better"


ngoziokafo's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/13/2019
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course is closing soon and maintenance is not the best.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I don't recommend this course


Commented on 06/17/2019

Dear Guest,

Thank you for the feedback. We did have some fertility issues with the greens from the heavy winter rains. The greens are improving quickly and are receiving intense attention and care every day from our Superintendent. Come back in a week or two and see the changes for yourself.

The property is not closing until fall so there will be plenty of time to play.

Best,

General Manager



u2898105's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/20/2019
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Commented on 05/21/2019

Dear guest,

Thank you for the star review. We appreciate the support and will continue our never-ending efforts to deliver a great, value-packed experience for all our guests.

Hope to have you back at Santa Clara again soon.

Best regards,

General Manager


"Santa Clara Golf"


bleong's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/15/2019
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Reviewed on

The course is great, too bad it's closing in Mid October 2019


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Commented on 05/16/2019

Dear Guest,

Thank you so much for the 4 star review. We are pleased with course conditions and working to get our greens a bit more lush.

Please continue to visit us as we can use all the support we can get for as long as possible!

Best regards,

General Manager


"Some challenging holes!"


loriks's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/21/2019
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

A great course for 18 holes in 3 hours. Enough of a challenge with some good short holes as well.

I would definitely go back


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Commented on 04/24/2019

Dear guest,

Thank you for the 4 star review. Glad you enjoy the course and like the challenge.

Hope to see you again soon.

Best,

General Manager


"Great course conditions."


ryanarcuri's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/15/2019
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Extra green this spring. Come out and play the entire course lots of low score hole opportunity.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Commented on 04/20/2019

Dear Guest,

Thank you so much for the 5 star rating! We also have to thank Mother Nature for the extra water helping promote green conditions.

Thanks again and hope to see you back soon to enjoy great course conditions.

Best,

General Manager


"Good Value Golf course in South Bay"


Tom6956508's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  25+

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/13/2019
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Reviewed on

Had s nice round of golf at Santa Clara Golf, course in pretty good shape


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Commented on 04/14/2019

Dear Guest,

Thank you for the nice review. We are glad you had a great time and hope to see you back soon.

Best,

General Manager


"Fairway in Good Condition, Confusing Layout, Very Windy"


SunnyLifer's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/11/2019
First time playing Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The nice part is that most of the fairways are well maintained and the lies are just right, not too hard or too soft. Most of the greens are in good condition, only a few seemed worn out.

A number of tee boxes are kind of hard to figure out. I suspect it would take a number of plays to figure out. Can be improved with clear signs.

The course layout is also very confusing for me. Often cannot tell which way or how far to go.

The worst part is the wind, stronger than Shoreline, almost every hole. It's location specific, certainly no fault of the management.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course


Commented on 04/14/2019

Dear Guest,

Glad you came out and sorry about the wind. The day you played it was very windy all over the Bay Area.

Hope to see you again soon as you continue to figure out the golf course.

Best,

General Manager


"Great conditions but players' negligence impact greens"


ms2skid's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/04/2019
Previously played

Reviewed on

Due to all the rain the area has received, the course was in very good condition. Some of the greens have areas that are marked as under repair. But the greens as a whole roll pretty smooth and fast. The only drawback is that many players dont fix their divots which is too bad as it impacts the overall play of the greens.

Will definitely be back soon.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I recommend this course


Commented on 04/11/2019

Dear guest,

Thank you for the great review. and pleased you noticed our hard work to manage course conditions given a wet and wild winter and spring.

Thanks also for the reminder for everyone to repair the ball marks which improves everyone's experience.

Look forward to seeing you again soon.

Best,

General Manager


"Rain"



2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/22/2019
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I couldn’t finish the round cause of rain

Before I start round I was going to cancel it but I couldn’t find golfnow contact number

So it was a very bad experience


I recommend this course


Commented on 03/25/2019

Dear Guest,

I am sorry you were unable to contact GolfNow to cancel your booking. Please contact me at santaclaragm@americangolf.com and I will extend a courtesy round for you to play as my guest.

Best regards,

General Manager


"Weekend golf"


u000007274844's avatar
Age:  45-54
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  20-24

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/16/2019
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

second time playing the course...a little backed up as first great sunny day and greens punched...otherwise great time out.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


Commented on 03/18/2019

Dear Guest,

Thank you for the positive review. It was busy this weekend as the fabulous weather brought everyone out to play. We were monitoring and pushing pace and will continue to keep things moving.

We had to slide the aerification in once the rain let up. The greens are growing back incredibly quickly with the help from Mother Nature and her warm weather and a little help from good dose of fertilizer.

See you back soon.

Best regards,

General Manager



u1693131's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a month

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/25/2019
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


Commented on 03/01/2019

Dear Guest,

Thank you for the 4 star rating and positive reviews.

We hope to see you again soon and exceed your expectations so we may earn that 5th star.

Best,

General Manager


"S L O W"


jeanne7386100's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/26/2019
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Reviewed on

It was just too slow. A ranger did come out and try to help but you can’t stop all these hipsters who shouldn’t play from the blacks or blues and barely hit past the reds.

Bummer .


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Fair


I don't recommend this course


Commented on 01/27/2019

HI Jeanne,

Thanks for the positive comments on course conditions. And thanks for letting folks know we had a ranger and myself out all day working on pace. As we discussed yesterday, we were booked solid all day and we were pushing slow groups to keep the course moving.

I do apologize for the slow round. Please let me know next time you plan to come out and I'll be sure to make some accommodations so you have a quick round.

Thanks again,

Lynn - General Manager



jennyhuh7's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/22/2019
Previously played

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


Commented on 04/24/2019

Dear guest,

Thank you for playing and for letting us know that you would like to see course conditions improve.

Please contact me at santaclaragm@americangolf.com so I may learn about your specific areas that you would like us to address.

Best,

General Manager


"Just ok"


SWIFTATC21's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/27/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

GREENS were great putted true and very receptive. Fairways need some work. Roughs were terrible. Sandtraps pretty good


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good


I recommend this course


Commented on 12/03/2018

Dear Guest,

Thank you for taking the time to give us feedback. We are working on both the roughs and fairways. We recently applied a chemical to help the dormant grass stay green and more lush longer through the winter.

We are very proud of our greens and glad you thought they were in great shape.

Hope to see you again soon.

Best,

General Manager


"Course in great condition, guy in pro shop not so great"


gary7309794's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/09/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I’ve played here many times and the pace of play has that always been slow. I’ve played this morning and I was done in three hours and 25 minutes! Course conditions were great!, little chilly this morning with a 8 o’clock tee time. Greens were quick even with the morning dew. Person behind the cash register at the pro shop pretty rude, asked him a few questions about the course, and I got a snide remark. All in all was worth $25 and I come back again.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


Commented on 11/12/2018

Dear Guest,

Thank you for the feedback and glad the pace was quick. We try to keep the course moving and it's great to hear it was fast the day you played.

I am sorry to hear our staff member was rude. I will speak with the teammate and address the issue.

If you would like to discuss further, please email me at santaclaragm@americangolf.com.

Once again, I'm sorry for the experience and hope to see you again soon and you have a great time with a fast pace to report.

Best,

General Manager


"Even the tee box's......"


ahsales06's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/27/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Greens were good

Tee box's still uneven especially the par 3, hole #4. That hole is always uneven. We pay enough to play the game and why don't you guys roll the tee box's like the green's.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


Commented on 10/29/2018

Dear Guest,

Thank you for your loyalty and taking the time to give us valuable feedback.

I will talk with the grounds crew and address the concern with the uneven conditions on the tee box.

Best,

General Manager



moodylarry's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/26/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


Commented on 11/05/2018

Dear guest,

Thank you for the 4 star rating.

Best,

General Manager



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