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Stanford University Golf Course

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Stunning Golf Course

Went to the Stanford Golf course for the first time this past weekend. Attended the Goodwin Golf... read more

Reviewed April 3, 2017
Murphy, Texas
Best golf on the Peninsula

If you can get on the course, it's a treat. Even has scenic views of SF skyline from the 18th tee... read more

Reviewed March 12, 2015
Carmel, California
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28 Sep 2018
“Not Fair to Typical Woman Golfer, But really worth the pain.”
3 Apr 2017
“Stunning Golf Course”
Located in the foothills above the Stanford University Campus, this award winning golf course has produced many influential professional golfers throughout the years including Tom Watson and Tiger Woods.
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198 Junipero Serra Boulevard, Palo Alto, CA 94305
+1 650-323-0944
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Reviewed September 28, 2018

The red tees are 87% of the yardage for the black tees. So, there is a 17% compensation in length for a woman. There were at least 8 holes I would have absolutely no hope of reaching the green in regulation. I did birdie #4...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank NanRichter
Reviewed April 3, 2017

Went to the Stanford Golf course for the first time this past weekend. Attended the Goodwin Golf Tournament. Beautiful course with stunning scenery. From the 18th tee box, it was so clear on Saturday, we could see the San Francisco Skyline. Coupa Café was really...More

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank MichaelO177
Reviewed March 12, 2015

If you can get on the course, it's a treat. Even has scenic views of SF skyline from the 18th tee box. I like the grill at the course for breakfast or lunch too.

Date of experience: June 2014
Thank rthau
Reviewed January 7, 2015

The course used to be open for students, now it seems to be open only for Stanford students. Visitors need to have a Stanford faculty member, spouse to one or other person that can serve as host. Even after that the greenfee is pretty heavy...More

Date of experience: January 2015
Thank Finn_on_the_go
Reviewed November 23, 2014

Stanford U. GC is a great track. The course is always in first class condition, and the greens are fabulous. The NCAA plays many of their golf tournaments at this location. The course is quite challenging, and the folks in the Pro Shop are First...More

Date of experience: November 2014
Thank Alan B
Reviewed August 8, 2014

If you like old school golf courses that are designed to be challenging, interesting, fair and has great character you should play Stanford. It has excellent maintenance, and the greens are beautiful. It is not a tricked up course to attract tourist, it is a...More

Date of experience: May 2014
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Reviewed July 5, 2014

We have been in the search for the terrific cheeseburger. The requirements were that we could drive to it easily and park easily. We tried the hamburger at the cafe at Stanford University's golf course and it wins, hands down. Run by Coupa Cafe they...More

Date of experience: July 2014
2  Thank Nancy11932849
Reviewed June 25, 2014

Four of us ladies played as a warm up for a local ladies' tournament in Carmel. We are average golfers and found the course both beautiful and challenging. There are a number of "carries" off the tee, which was a little hard for those who...More

Date of experience: June 2014
Thank Zacklee
Reviewed June 14, 2014 via mobile

My wife and I had the honor and privilege of being guests at a golf tournament held at Stanford University last week. Just setting foot on the course where Tiger Woods and Michelle Wee walked on was very special. We had a box lunch provided...More

Date of experience: June 2014
Thank Paul O
Reviewed May 19, 2014

My understanding is that this course is not open to the public, for play. Those with Stanford affiliations and their guests can play. There is a little clubhouse that is freely open to the public, but I wouldn't consider it worth a visit by itself.

Date of experience: June 2013
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