the san clemente golf club has long been a favorite of southern california golfers. built by renowned golf course architect william “billy” 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.”
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.
the san clemente municipal golf club is a scenic, family friendly championship 18-hole golf course where fridays are still weekdays, walkers are still welcome and juniors are always ½ price. owned and operated by the city of san clemente, the course is located approximately one mile from the pacific ocean and features ocean views from a number of holes. named “best value in orange county” in 2008, the rolling hills and relaxed atmosphere of the “muni” have remained popular with local golfers for over seventy five years.