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Address: 198 Junipero Serra Boulevard, Palo Alto, CA 94305
Phone Number: +1 650-323-0944
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
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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

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.

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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 bubblesReviewed March 12, 2015
Carmel, California
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Carmel, California
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5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Helsinki, Finland
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4 of 5 bubbles 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 at 120 USD. The course is however beautifully set. The first teeoff is across the... More 

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Alexandria, VA
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5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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East Palo Alto, California
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 

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Palo Alto, California
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 have a wonderful menu and a delightful setting with a view. Our search for a... More 

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Seattle, WA
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4 of 5 bubbles 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 

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 

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Shorewood, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles 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

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 15, 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.

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