The Links At Bodega Harbour

4.2984000000 4.3 stars from 5 (124)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 70
  • Length: 6290 yards
  • Slope: 129
  • Rating: 71.5
  • Layout

  • 21301 Heron Dr, Bodega Bay, California 94923, Sonoma County
  • (800) 503-8158, (707) 875-3538
  • (707) 875-9680
  • www.bodegaharbourgolf.com
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Year built: 1978
Architect(s): Robert Trent Jones, Jr. (1978), Robert Trent Jones, Jr. (2008)
Type: Public
Style: Links
Greens: Bentgrass
Golf Season: Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Pull-carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: No
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard, Amex Welcomed

Tees | Layout

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 70 6290 yards 71.5 129
Blue 70 5907 yards 69.8 122
White I (W) 71 5476 yards 73.1 130
White I 69 5476 yards 67.9 119
White II 69 5476 yards 67.2 118
White II (W) 70 5476 yards 71.9 127
Gold (W) 70 4801 yards 68.6 118

Rating Snapshot

Average Rating 4.3 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.1 stars from 5
Value: 4.2 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.8 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.3 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.6 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.0 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 124 Reviews
5 stars:
58
4 stars:
52
3 stars:
9
2 stars:
3
1 stars:
2

recommend this course

114 out of 123 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is worth the drive near local attractions   Great for wildlife/ scenic views a weekend splurge advanced golfers   Challenges include elevation changes bunkers undulating greens   Great for 19th hole scenic views drinks dinner  

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"Some very cool holes and elevation changes at this course"


David7896024's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/23/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Beautiful course, unbelievable ocean views. Front 9 can be tough, need to have a strong iron game out here. Course was in great shape. Only SLIGHT knock I have is that in a few places the greens were a little bumpy.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Best views"


u198569335's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/07/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Always like playing this course, great challenge, need all your shots in your bag.

Only problem is because you used golf now they will not send you out early?

There could be 40 minutes between you and the last group that went out and then they will send out six groups back to back and not all four somes??

Why and next thing you know you are waiting on group in front, makes no sense!!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


"Interesting and different"


u000004365363's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/04/2016
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Played on a extremely windy day even by local standards and found it interesting but challenging. Beautiful views of Bodega Bay. Definitely not a starter course. Back nine much better side.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Atrocious service"


dkramer74's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a month

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/20/2016
First time playing

Reviewed on

The golf here was great, the service was absolutely terrible, rivals the $5 courses I have played, after making the turn we were denied food, not even a basket of fries, would absolutely NOT recommend this course to anyone


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course


"Great time"


kylecox30's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/15/2016
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great course for the value!!!


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"North bay gem"


Anthony7937236's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/24/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I grew up playing this course and it never disappoints. It's your best option in the area if you are looking for a links course near/on the water. It's a course that you can score on if you place your shots correctly. It's not terribly long but you can get into a lot of trouble if you miss fairways or struggle with your approach shots. Add the fog and wind and this course is an entirely different animal. I have loved bodega for years and it will always be a course that I want to go back to.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Coastal Experience"


stevestas1's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/19/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Poor weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This is what I imagine a "links" course to be like. Closely mown fairways and large undulating greens. Difficult to find a level lie in the fairway and lots of strategically placed bunkers. All makes for an interesting day, until the wind kicks up. On the 13th hole we were hitting into what must have been 30 MPH. We decided to call it a day. One of the most redeeming features is the views from every hole, the other is the 19th hole. On a sunny windless day it could be my most favorite place to be.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Beautiful views!"


dukebauer2's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/27/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Average weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This course is on a hill which over looks the Pacific ocean. As the name states, it is a links style course and like many links courses this one can be brutal when the wind blows. When I played on June 26th the pace of play was excellent - we did not have anyone in front of or behind us for the entire round. It was windy and cold which made the course extremely challenging, The course was in good condition. The views of the Pacific alone make it a worth while place to play. .


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Spectacular Views"


moondog92's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/27/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Played this course on a warm sunny day - ocean views were glorious. Mostly lined by homes, the course opens with four challenging holes, bookended by narrow finishing hole on the ocean. Sloped greens add difficulty to shortish holes. Often bathed in wind and fog, with constant elevation changes - very challenging course. You must walk short 16th and 17th holes as they play through oceanside wetlands which is unique. Well conditioned with lots of character - spotted a bobcat on the course.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good


I recommend this course


"Great Views at Coastal Course"



4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/14/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Fair weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The Links at Bodega Bay give you wonderful views looking out to the Pacific flanked by Bodega Bay itself to the North and Point Reyes to the South. The course itself is a meandering romp though the coastal hills on which it is set. Houses frame the fairways on most holes, but are set back enough that reasonable fades and draws stay in, but hooks and slices are at risk. Some very creative holes here that require hitting your landing zones. 17-19 essentially play right on the beach and are amazing. Wind is a serious factor here. This is an enjoyable, accessible course. Worth playing.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Links on the Front-Wide Open On the Back"


u142411693's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/03/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This was our first links style course. It was hilly and challenging. Loved the views and the tough course. We will go back!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



"Playing Bodega Harbour"


u000003904008's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/20/2016
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I was pleasantly surprised. Beautiful views of the harbor and ocean, intermittent sunshine, no wind. Well maintained greens and fairways. Felt like we had the course all to ourselves. Especially enjoyed holes 16 and 17 where you had to hit over the wetlands and walk the boardwalk with provided pull carts. Hole 18 was my favorite. Had no idea from the Tee box that it was a downward green with awesome views of the ocean.I will be back.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"I wish this place was closer!"


michael7611404's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/14/2016
Previously played Walked Played 18 holes Fair weather

Reviewed on

Go, Play, Repeat. When I lived in Marin, we would try to play this track bi monthly. It's a long drive but we always planned it being an all day affair. Drinks/dinner in Occidental @ The Union Hotel always followed. The course opens relatively easy, usually down wind to get you warmed up as there are no practice facilities worth mentioning. The course stiffens a bit on the 4th and 5th. The 5th is shortish, 3 shot double dog leg par 5. I personally have never made par. The 7th is a long Par 3 that can play 4+shots longer depending on the wind. Holes 8 and 9 are fairly straight forward on their own-but a stiff left to right, or direct head wind forces a bit more conservatism. The back 9 follow the same directional, and advantages as the front. Holes 11 thru 13 are down wind. The final 6 are just fabulous golf holes, with 16, 17, and 18 ALL demanding of accurate golf shots. There is very little room for forgiveness, but the rewards playing them well will give you good feelings on the ride home.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Why did I wait so long"


H8SlowPlayChumps's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/06/2016
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This is a course very close to my home (25 mins) and I've always had it on my list of tracks to play. Since I was off on a Wednesday that was scortching hot inland and forecasted 80 deg weather on the coast, coupled with a great deal $33 for 18 holes with a cart, I finally got out there. I wasn't disappointed. This is a fun course with lots of elevation changes, blind shots, and fantastic views of our beautiful Northern California coast. The only complaint I have is the way I played, but that has only left me wanting another shot at it. 16 & 17 were unique. You park your cart and they have push carts for you to walk these holes and 18 is a great finishing hole. This would have been worth the money if I had paid full price. Plan on playing it a few times if your looking to post a low score, and bring an extra sleeve of balls. I don't care how good you are, you won't break the course record the first time out!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course


"The links"


PatrickMinnifield's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/30/2015
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great course in true links style and with the ocean view on almost every hole sealed the deal


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"December in Bodega"


MitchJames's avatar
Top 1000 Contributor
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/28/2015
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

What can you say about golf in December. It was a great day to experience this course. Very few others on the course. 90 rule for carts. Greens were wonderful. Don't know about the bunkers. Although there are ample bunkers on the course I managed to miss them. Almost no standing water on the fairways. It's no walk in the park but is very manageable for the thinking golfer.

Too bad you can't bring your own beverage to the course. My first 3 choices were sold out before noon.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Fun course with great views"


forgedguy's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/29/2015
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

It was my first playing here in over 10 years and not sure why I waited so long to return. Great coast course without the high price of the more known options.The Staff was great about letting us know ahead of time that they had afferitfied the greens.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Worst round in a while"


riosborne's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/26/2015
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Poor weather

Reviewed on

Tee'd off at 8 am. Fog till till about the 9th hole (which took 3+ hours to get to). That is my real quip. Just no fun at all paying $90 (well $65 with the golfnow discount) to play golf when you can't see where you are hitting and having to call ahead to the group to see if they are off the green. Was the least fun I've had playing golf in a long time. Also it is quite a trek from SF.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Fair

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"Like fog?"


John8694170's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/11/2015
Previously played Played with a group Walked Played 18 holes Poor weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This is a wonderful course when you can see it. The fog in the morning was so intense I couldn't see more than about 100 yards, so tracking the ball was an issue. I couldn't tell if the par 3s were clear from the tee box. Don't go in the early morning is my advice.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Average

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course


"To my thinking, more beautiful than Pebble, and more challenging."


mew09's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  0-4

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/05/2015
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes

Reviewed on

All around top notch. Greens are as true as pool table tops. Mounds, and elevation changes are awesome. Views outstanding. Rewards great tee shots, punishes anything less. Would play again and again.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course



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