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San Clemente Golf Course

150 E Avenida Magdalena, San Clemente,California,92672
Type: Public
No. Holes: 18
(949) 361-8380
Detailed description

San Clemente Golf Course, is a Public, 18 hole golf course located in San Clemente, California.

Built by renowned Golf Course Architect William Bell on land donated by city founder Ole Hanson, the course consisted of nine holes on opening day in 1930, with what is now the back nine being added in 1955. Municipally owned and operated since its inception, the San Clemente Golf Club is aptly known as the “Pride of the Pacific.†William F. Bell redesigned his father's layout in 1957.

The golf course boasts sweeping ocean views, interesting elevation changes, a challenging yet fun layout reminiscent of the golden age of golf, and best of all, reasonable green fees. The moderating influence of the Pacific Ocean ensures frost free winters and cool summer breezes. Popular from its very beginning, San Clemente now hosts roughly 95,000 rounds per year, making the “muni†one of the most popular courses anywhere. This course is one of the finest public courses in the Southern California area. The course was built amid the scenic foothills that overlook the Pacific Ocean. Additionally, the terrain on this course always slopes toward the ocean, so plan on your putts to break a little more than they seem, giving at least an extra inch to your reads to compensate. Any putt struck directly toward the ocean will have a tendency to be fast. All the fairways are lined by pine and palm trees, plus there is a standard cut of rough to contend with and out-of-bounds areas coming into play on many holes

Par for the course is 72. From the back tees the course plays to 6,435yards. From the foward tees the course plays to 5,713 yards and a par-73. The longest hole on the course is # 5, a par-5 that plays to 538 yards. The shortest hole on the course is # 2, a par-3 that plays to 151 yards from the back tees.

Watch out for # 5, the 538 yard par-5 challenge is the #1 handicap hole on the course. The easiest hole at San Clemente Golf Course is # 13, a 295 yard par-3.