San Juan Hills Golf Club

32120 San Juan Creek Rd, San Juan Capistrano, California, 92675
Type: Public
No. Holes: 18
(949) 493-1167
Architect: Harry Rainville (21)
                       David Rainville (32)
                      
San Juan Hills Golf Club, San Juan Capistrano, California, 92675 - Golf Course Photo
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About San Juan Hills Golf Club

San Juan Hills Golf Club, is a Public, 18 hole golf course located in San Juan Capistrano, California.

San Juan Hills golf course first opened in 1967. The course was designed by David A. Rainville and Harry Rainville.

Nestled in the rolling hills of San Juan Capistrano, San Juan Hills Golf Club is a Par 71 Championship golf course. The course plays to a maximum distance of 6,306 for a course rating of 69.5 and a slope rating of 116.

San Juan Hills golf course is located mid-way between Los Angeles and San Diego, the course is accessed easily from the 5 freeway at the Camino Capistrano exits (north or southbound).

This course has been ranked 22 times
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(cart included), played on Tuesday, August 2015 at 9:20 AM

Our weekly group of four to eight golfers has enjoyed this course in the past but we won't be returning. We finished 18 holes in 4 hours yet were continually harassed by marshals to speed it up and made to pick up on hole 11 as was the group behind us. We play every week and this has never happened on any of the courses we play. When we complained to pro shop we were told that the GPS showed us behind yet we finished in 4 hours. It was very disconcerting having marshals follow us around the course. We won't be coming back even though the course is only a mile from home!

Would travel: 0-10 Miles, Vacation Worthy
Bottom line: I won't play again
 
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Rank ID # : 027499
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Boulder City, NV

$46 (cart included), played on Saturday, April 2013 at 6am

Overall enjoyed but difficulty with raised green made a little to difficult.

Would travel: 0-10 Miles, Not Vacation Worthy
Bottom line: I would play again
 
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Rank ID # : 020096
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Trabuco Canyon, CA

$46 (cart included), played on Wednesday, May 2013 at 10am

Just the right mix of challenge and fairness with a good price for courses in the area. I will play this course when I can.

Would travel: 10-20 Miles
Bottom line: I would play again, Ranks with the best in this price level
 
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Rank ID # : 020083
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Escondido, CA

$46 (cart included), played on Tuesday, June 2013 at 8am

Had 7:44AM tee-time and got off on time. Nice layout but challenging. Overall a good experience.

Would travel: 0-10 Miles, Vacation Worthy
Bottom line: I would play again
 
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Rank ID # : 020064
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La Verne, CA

$56 (cart included), played on Wednesday, December 2012 at 10am

I played this course between Christmas and New Year's Day, so holiday rates were in force. I thought $60, including the cart, was a little bit high. The pace of play was very slow, particularly on the back nine. It took us close to 6 hours to complete the round. This may be due to it being a holiday week. I enjoyed my round because I shot a better score than usual for me--a 92. Fairways are pretty wide except for #'s 13 and 15 on the back nine, so off target drives do not create as many problems as is the case on some courses. I felt the greens were very fast, but fair in terms of shots staying on the green and not rolling off. Due to a recent rain there were places where the fairways were pretty soft, otherwise shots from the tee got a pretty decent roll after hitting the ground.

Would travel: 30-60 Miles, Vacation Worthy
Bottom line: I would play again, Better than average course for the area
 
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Rank ID # : 019293
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San Juan Capistrano, CA

Guest (cart included), played on Monday, August 2011 at 10am

My "home course." Have played many times, and always a challenge. Has water in play on 5 holes, but not too frightening. Fairway bunkers are negotiable. Greenside bunkers, except on #17 + #18, are like cement, so use your lob wedge! Greens are in excellent shape and always a challenge for us high handicappers. Driving range has mats on one end, grass on the other, with well-maintained landing areas to shoot for. Well-maintained sand traps at both ends, plus chipping/pitching areas. Staff both at Driving Range and ProShop are friendly, and instructors are personable. Come and have fun!

Would travel: 20-30 Miles, Vacation Worthy
Bottom line: I would play again, Best course in the area, Fair priced based on quality and competitive area pricing
 
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Rank ID # : 015601
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San Clemente, CA

$46 (cart included), played on Monday, July 2011 at 6am

The condition of this course has improved dramatically in the last year or so. The greens are smooth and receptive, but a bit slow. There are just a few bare spots on the fairways. The remodeled clubhouse and patio is great as is the food. The staff in the pro-shop and clubhouse are great. A fun golf course in good condition, but I really don’t like holes 13-15 because they are so unlike the other 15 in style. They seem out of sync with the course design

Would travel: 0-10 Miles
Bottom line: I would play again, Better than average course for the area, Fair priced based on quality and competitive area pricing
 
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Rank ID # : 015178
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Aliso Viejo, CA

$66 (cart included), played on Saturday, July 2011 at 6am

Play here often...great value compared to others in area. Better than average Muni course. Great facilities and personnel.

Would travel: 0-10 Miles
Bottom line: I would play again, Average course for the area, Fair priced based on quality and competitive area pricing
 
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Rank ID # : 014882
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El Cajon, CA

$46 (cart included), played on Tuesday, June 2011 at 10am

Played twice during the week, while staying at San Clemente State Beach. Living in San Diego this is a great course, at a halfway point, to play with friends living in LA.

Would travel: 30-60 Miles, Vacation Worthy
Bottom line: I would play again
 
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Rank ID # : 014528
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Chino Hills, CA

$61 (cart included), played on Saturday, April 2011 at noon

This is a short regulation course, kinda average, decent layout, a few fun and challenging holes, greens are in good shape, the rest of the course, not so much. On the front 9, houses are not much of an issue, but on back 9, some holes have houses pretty close to fairways. They do have a nice clubhouse. My biggest negative about this course is the price, $75 for 12:45 tee time weekend, way too much! I paid $65 through golfnow.com, which was still over priced. If they brought the fees down another $10-15, I'd say it was competitive and worth the trip. Otherwise, I can think of other tracks in the area that are more competitively priced.

Would travel: 10-20 Miles, Not Vacation Worthy
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Rank ID # : 013567
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Laguna Niguel, CA

$51 (cart included), played on Tuesday, January 2011 at 6am

This golf course is challenging and fun. The staff is great and the condition of the course is excellent. I try to play here at least every other week.

Would travel: 30-60 Miles, Vacation Worthy
Bottom line: I would play again, Better than average course for the area, Fair priced based on quality and competitive area pricing
 
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Rank ID # : 013242
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Mission Viejo, CA

$46 (cart included), played on Wednesday, February 2011 at 8am

The wet winter weather has taken its toll on the course, fairways especially.

Would travel: 10-20 Miles, Not Vacation Worthy
Bottom line: I would play again, Worse than average course for the area, Fair priced based on quality and competitive area pricing
 
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Rank ID # : 013211
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Mission Viejo, CA

$46 (cart included), played on Wednesday, January 2011 at 8am

Great Course Nice People

Would travel: 0-10 Miles, Vacation Worthy
Bottom line: I would play again, Better than average course for the area, Ranks with the best in this price level
 
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Rank ID # : 012913
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San Juan Capistrano, CA

$66 (cart included), played on Saturday, October 2010 at 8am

Short but well maintained. Fairways need some work but greens are excellent. Great pro. Best value in the area. Needs marshal to speed up pace of play.

Would travel: 0-10 Miles, Not Vacation Worthy
Bottom line: I would play again, Average course for the area, Bargain priced based on quality and competitive area pricing
 
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Rank ID # : 012082
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Laguna Niguel, CA

$36 (cart included), played on Wednesday, September 2010 at 2pm

Excellent cours, great staff, great clubhouse.

Would travel: 0-10 Miles, Vacation Worthy
Bottom line: I would play again, Ranks with the best in this price level, Best course in the area, Fair priced based on quality and competitive area pricing
 
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Rank ID # : 011710
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Lake Forest, CA

$46 (cart included), played on Friday, September 2010 at noon

Men's club member, play every Friday. Greens very good, but fairways deplorable. Too many areas that should be marked ground under repair, are not. I wanted to play regularly on Fridays, and this is the only course in So. O.C. that has a Friday Men's Club gig.

Would travel: 10-20 Miles, Not Vacation Worthy
Bottom line: I would play again, Average course for the area
 
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Rank ID # : 011644
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San Juan Capistrano, CA

$46 (cart included), played on Wednesday, September 2010 at 8am

I'm a member of the ladies group. The greens are in excellent shape as always. The fairways are getting better as the club is putting in a lot of time to bring them back. It's working. The new club house and pro shop is beautiful. Food and staff are great.

Would travel: 0-10 Miles, Not Vacation Worthy
Bottom line: I would play again, Better than average course for the area
 
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Rank ID # : 011604
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Laguna Beach, CA

(cart included), played on Tuesday, August 2010 at 8am

Member here. It's like home to me. Restaurant is very good. Staff is very frienly and the best pancakes in Orange County.

Would travel: 20-30 Miles, Vacation Worthy
Bottom line: I would play again, Better than average course for the area, Ranks with the best in this price level, Bargain priced based on quality and competitive area pricing
 
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Rank ID # : 011347
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Laguna Niguel, CA

$36 (cart included), played on Saturday, January 2010 at noon

Fairways were in rough shape. Other than that, good value for the price.

Would travel: 20-30 Miles, Vacation Worthy
Bottom line: I would play again
 
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Rank ID # : 009253
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Fullerton, CA

$51 (cart included), played on Sunday, October 2009 at 10am

It's just O.K.

Would travel: 20-30 Miles, Not Vacation Worthy
Bottom line: I would play again
 
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Rank ID # : 008498
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Big Bear Lake, CA

$36 (cart included), played on Monday, June 2008 at 8am

Very good course for the price and area of Orange County. Greens are in great shape, ball sticks when you hit the greens. You get rewarded for a good shot.

Would travel: 20-30 Miles, Vacation Worthy
Bottom line: I would play again, Average course for the area, Ranks with the best in this price level, Bargain priced based on quality and competitive area pricing
 
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Rank ID # : 003444
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Rancho Santa Margarita, CA

$46 (cart included), played on Wednesday, May 2008 at 8am

Greens were EXCELLENT. Fairways in great shape.

Would travel: 10-20 Miles, Vacation Worthy
Bottom line: I would play again, Better than average course for the area
 
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Rank ID # : 002739
3.9/5
Based on 22 reviews
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