Travelers Championship

TPC River Highlands



Stanford Golf Course

Stanford, CA, United States Private

Overview

Home to the top-ranked Cardinal men’s and women’s golf teams, the Stanford Course is a par-70 George C. Thomas and Billy Bell Jr. design that dates to the early 1930s. Tiger Woods, Tom Watson, Michelle Wie, and many more famed Stanford alums developed their games at this sprawling layout that was ranked on our America's 100 Greatest list in the 1970s. Grand oak trees line the fairways and elevated tee boxes provide beautiful views of the surrounding mountain scenery, especially on the 18th tee, where you can see San Francisco in the distance. There is strong layout variety at Stanford, with holes moving in each direction and a mix of wide-open tee shots and others that are quite narrow. Though it's a pleasant walk with few houses on the course, it can be strenous given the elevation changes and distance between some holes.

About

Holes 18
Length 6727
Slope 140
Facility Type Private
Designer George C. Thomas Jr./William P. Bell/(R) Robert Trent Jones, ASGCA

Awards

100 Greatest
Best Courses in Every State
Greatest College Courses

Ranking history:

100 Greatest: Ranked for eight years from 1969-1976.

Best in State: Ranked inside the top 20, 1987-'89, 1999. Ranked inside the top 25, 1995-'97, 2003. Ranked inside the top 30, 2001.
2023-'24 ranking: 54th.
Previous ranking: Unranked.

America's Greatest College Courses: 7th (2023).

Golf Digest Logo Panelists

Ratings from our panel of 1,900 course-ranking panelists

4.2

100 GREATEST/BEST IN STATE SCORES

Shot Options
6.8852
Character
6.8435
Challenge
6.9141
Layout Variety
6.9144
Fun
7.0819
Aesthetics
6.8964
Conditioning
6.6125

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