We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Improve this listing
Sponsored by:
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: 198 Junipero Serra Boulevard, Palo Alto, CA 94305
Phone Number: 650-323-0944
Website
Improve this listing
Today
9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Open now
See all hours
Hours:
Mon 7:30 am - 8:00 pm
Tue 8:30 am - 8:00 pm
Wed 7:30 am - 8:00 pm
Thu 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Fri 7:30 am - 8:00 pm
Sat - Sun 7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Activities: Golfing
Description: Located in the foothills above the Stanford University Campus, this award...
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.
read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 21 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 17
    Excellent
  • 3
    Very good
  • 1
    Average
  • 0
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
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 box. I like the grill at the course for breakfast or lunch too.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 12, 2015
rthau
,
Carmel, California
Add Photo Write a Review

21 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Rate and write a review
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Any
English first
Carmel, California
Level Contributor
175 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Helsinki, Finland
Level Contributor
202 reviews
56 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 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 at 120 USD. The course is however beautifully set. The first teeoff is across the... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Alexandria, VA
Level Contributor
152 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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 Class. Enjoy.

Was this review helpful? Yes
East Palo Alto, California
Level Contributor
15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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 straight forward well laid out course that makes you think about every shot. I am... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Palo Alto, California
Level Contributor
17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 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 have a wonderful menu and a delightful setting with a view. Our search for a... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Seattle, WA
Level Contributor
66 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars 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 aren't long hitters. There also are 5 par-threes. We ate lunch at the adjacent clubhouse-restaurant.... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Honolulu, Hawaii
Level Contributor
108 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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 before our round as well as a superb dinner provided by the clubhouse restaurant. The... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Palo Alto, California
Level Contributor
73 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Melbourne, Australia
Level Contributor
29 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

A golf course with an Equestrian Red Barn, Observatories and the Dish as background is hard to beat though the greens were wicked and the gopher holes in some of the bunkers were impressive

Was this review helpful? Yes
San Francisco, California
Level Contributor
396 reviews
97 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 153 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2013

Excellent shape, great tradition, not an easy course to manage, and an overall great experience. Only downside that comes with a privilege of being a Stanford student or an alum, you could get stuck behind a group that has no clue, and wait times could be not for the impatient ones.

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Stanford University Golf Course also viewed

 

Been to Stanford University Golf Course? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Stanford University Golf Course staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Will you pick up and drop off at my hotel?
  • I have a family of 7. Can your tour accommodate all of us together?
  • How should I dress for this tour?