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Hunter Ranch Golf Course
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Hunter Ranch Golf Course

4041 Hwy 46 E, Paso Robles,California,93446
Type: Public
No. Holes: 18
(805) 237-7444
Detailed description

Hunter Ranch Golf Course, is a Public, 18 hole golf course located in Paso Robles, California.

Hunter Ranch Golf Course first opened for play in 1994. The course was designed by Kenneth H. Hunter, Jr., and Mike McGinnis. Kenneth Hunter developed this course, along with La Purisima Golf Course in Lompoc and Sandpiper Golf Course in Goleta. All three courses have received recognition as outstanding courses.

This course was built on the hilly wine growing area of Paso Robles. There are many uphill and downhill shots. Besides the hills, the major design feature of the course is the numerous large oak trees that were left in place and incorporated into the design. On several fairways trees were left in the middle of the fairways, which can block your approach shots to the green. Several holes use the trees to create narrow openings from the tee to the fairways. There are several large, deep sand bunkers both on the fairways and around the greens. The greens are medium to large in size and very fast. The greens have some slope and a few are tiered but they are not very undulating.

The most difficult hole is #7, a 586-yard, par 5, which has a severe dogleg left fairway and plays uphill. This hole has a very narrow opening from the tee to the fairway and trees all along the fairway that can interfere with your shots. The back nine has several holes with water in play. Hole #15 is a 518-yard, par 5, featuring a dogleg right fairway that veers around a lake. This hole can be reached in two when hit to the left side of the fairway, leaving about a 200-yard shot to the green. As an added bonus, surrounding the course are several vineyards, and down the highway, wine tasting rooms.

Hunter Ranch Golf Course plays to 6,744 yards from the Blue tees and a par-72 . The course rating is 72.6 and the slope rating is 136.