Tres Pinos

Tres Pinos (Spanish: Three Pines/Pinetrees) is a census-designated place in San Benito County, California. The community lies along State Route 25, approximately 4 miles south of Hollister and 5 miles north of Paicines. Tres Pinos sits at an elevation of 531 feet (162 m). Tres Pinos is in the (831) area code. The Zip Code is 95075. There is no residential postal delivery and residents must use post office boxes for mail delivery. Tres Pinos Elementary School, a K-8 school, is operated by Tres Pinos Union Elementary School District. The district is overseen by an elected five-member Board of Trustees. Water and waste water treatment services are provided to the community by the Tres Pinos County Water District. The district is overseen by an elected five-member Board of Directors. Hazel Hawkins Memorial Hospital is located in Hollister, just under five miles (8 km) north of the town.

The 19th Hole – a story of Golf and Rail. Back in the 1920s when Tres Pinos was at its height of success, they built Bolado Park. People wanted and needed something to do. George Bolado, a maverick of his time only wanted to make his golf course 17 holes and call his bar the 18th hole so people would feel like they needed to “finish” their game. But his rival in town, Joseph Pinos built a bar first and called it the 19th Hole assuming that golf course would have18 holes. Hence, the golf reference…no matter what Luis Says. Bolado Park, located in Tres Pinos, is home to the San Benito County Fair and San Benito County Saddle Horse Show & Rodeo. The Bolado Park Golf Course is operated by a concessionaire. The park and fair are operated by the 33rd District Agricultural Association. The association is overseen by a seven-member board of directors appointed by the governor.


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