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Address: 501 Avenida Vaquero, San Clemente, CA 92672-3613
Phone Number: +1 949-492-1177
09:00 - 17:00
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Friendly not fancy

Tough layout with some tight fairways. Smallish greens. Older style course but fun and very accommodating staff. The food is extremely good. The bar is a good place to hang... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 31 May 2015
Lincoln, Nebraska
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Lincoln, Nebraska
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528 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 May 2015 via mobile

Tough layout with some tight fairways. Smallish greens. Older style course but fun and very accommodating staff. The food is extremely good. The bar is a good place to hang watch golf after a round.

Thank MikeKerrey
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12 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2015 via mobile

I've golf here a handful of times. It's a fantastic value, usually pay $24 for 18 holes. Sometimes the greens are not as well kept as some courses, but to be honest the price you pay and the view you get is completely worth it! It's a really fun course with different challenges at each hole. I visit Shorecliffs everytime... More 

Thank Kate P
Mission Viejo, California
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80 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2014

This course has come a long ways in the last 25 years. I play here often as it is the cheapest course in Orange County. I can remember when the fairway on hole 16 was so sparse they put practice pads in the fairway so you could move your ball from the dirt to the practice pad for your next... More 

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San Clemente, California
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2014

it starts with the dingy clubhouse, then the driving range is in shambles. the course makes no sense, and there are terribly wet and dry spots all over the place. you get to drive under the freeway thru an open sewer. Are you getting the picture yet? This does not deserve being called a golf course. It is a disaster... More 

Thank Kevin K
Mission Viejo, California
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93 reviews
53 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2014

This has the best prices for golf and it is not an easy one to play, the greens are in great shape and there are some really interesting holes to bring your A game to. This is one of few courses that will allow you to play nine holes only if you need to and has an early bird special... More 

Thank Brenda L
Costa Mesa, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2014

Interesting little course tucked away in San Clemente. Place is pretty affordable, good twilight rate that starts at about 3 I think. The course itself isn't in the greatest shape. Some of the holes are pretty dried out, some of the tee boxes are in pretty bad shape. However there are some fun holes, the food at the grill is... More 

Thank Golfnewb
San Clemente, California
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143 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2014

The course plays along both sides of a river run-off from the hills to the ocean, so can be treacherous. Again, keep it straight and you'll get plenty of run in the fairways. The greens are superb, always manicured, and know your putts will run true. Taro, the Dir. of Golf, is a great guy and ensures the golf operations... More 

Thank AngusPodgorny1960
San Clemente, California
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23 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 March 2014

I've played this track for 20 years, and it's rough around the edges, but it will kick your be-hind if you don't place your shots. Lots of trouble, some very tight fairways, and unforgiving greens. Bring your A game, because even though this place is rough and doesn't have a lot of polish, it is one tough golf course. Long... More 

Thank slvr68
Midvale, UT
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10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2014

This golf course is a great value. It's a no-frills type of place but there are plenty of great views and nice elevation change throughout the track. It's a fun place to play and it will challenge players of all skill levels. You won't regret spending a few hours chasing the ball here.

Thank Thomas D
Mission Viejo
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55 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2013 via mobile

I have golfed at Shorecliffs for years. It's a laidback course with players of various skill levels. The atmosphere is relaxed in the clubhouse. Joe, the bartender, is a nice guy who pours a great gin and tonic. There are plenty of TVs in the clubhouse so you can watch sports while you tally your scores and square your bets.... More 

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