Stanford University Golf Course is a Private, 18 hole golf course located in Stanford, California.
The Stanford University Golf Course was designed in 1930 by William Bell and George C. Thomas, Jr. Located in the foothills above the Stanford University Campus, the golf course is consistently rated one of the finest courses in the world. In 1998, the golf course was rated 91st in the country by Golf Week Magazine and in 1993 was rated 88th in the world by Golf Magazine.
Stanford University Golf Course is steeped in tradition. Throughout the years, Stanford has hosted many intercollegiate and non-collegiate events, including the Stanford Invitational, Pac-10 Championships, NCAA Western Regional, Women's NCAA Championships, USGA Junior Amateur Qualifying, U.S. Open Qualifying and a former Senior PGA Tour event, The Gathering at the Farm.
Stanford University Golf Course has also produced many influential golfers throughout the years. Such notables include former USGA presidents Sandy Tatum and Grant Spaeth, and PGA Tour professionals Tom Watson, Tiger Woods and LPGA Tour professional Michelle Wie.
Stanford University Golf Course plays to a maximum of 6,778 yards. Par for the course is 71. The course rating is 73.4 and the slope rating is 136.
Member (cart not included), played on Wednesday, April 2014 at 8am
Every hole is unique on this course, located on the edge of the Stanford University campus. There are beautiful views of the neighboring hills, as well as San Francisco and Oakland in the far distance. The peacefulness of the course is outstanding--no houses border the fairways, traffic noise is minimal, eucalyptus, pine and oak trees come into play, and there is much wildlife including great blue herons, egrets, eagles, hawks, many smaller birds and deer. A barranca with a scenic stream affects play on 9 of the holes. I play this course as a member two to three times a week, and never tire of the experience. The course is kept in very good playing condition by an excellent greenskeeper and groundskeeper.
$56 (cart not included), played on Saturday, November 2013 at 8am
Member (cart included), played on Sunday, September 2011 at 8am
Condition of the course in September is like mid-winter in Northern California; greens are slow and long, rough is deep, bumkers are wet and fairways are soggy, thick and spongy. Way too much water on the course. Half of my drives bring up mud on the ball. Still a great layout and a great test of golf, but the conditions are extremely slow and wet for September, 2011.
$71 (cart included), played on Sunday, July 2010 at 6am
I play this course three times per week when at Stanford. Best course in area, very well maintained, in open country side with wildlife present including deer, foxes, herons, and occasionally a rattlesnake. Long course set up for NCAA tournaments with heavy rough. However, a fair test of golf with excellent greens.
Guest (cart included), played on Saturday, April 2010 at 6am
One of the top courses in No. California, it's always a great test. And although it's a private course, with the Alumni/Facilty program, it is also one of the busiest courses on the SF Peninsula.
$71 (cart included), played on Thursday, May 2009 at 10am
An excellent golf challenge with great ambience and course quality for a great price.
Member (cart included), played on Friday, February 2009 at 8am
Super golf course....one of the best layouts around. Not super long, but a great test.
Member (cart included), played on Saturday, February 2009 at 6am
If you can get on the course ... do it.
$66 (cart not included), played on Sunday, February 2009 at 10am
Must be either former Stanford student or faculty/staff member or guest thereof to play this course.
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