The Links At Bodega Harbour

4.4874764706 4.5 stars from 5 (150)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 70
  • Length: 6290 yards
  • Slope: 129
  • Rating: 71.5
  • Layout

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 | Full Scorecard

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

GA Rating Index 4.5 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.8 stars from 5
Value: 4.4 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.5 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.4 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.7 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.5 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 150 Reviews
5 stars:
78
4 stars:
57
3 stars:
10
2 stars:
3
1 stars:
2

recommend this course

140 out of 149 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is worth the drive near local attractions convenient to the city   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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"The links Bodega Bay is best course"


u000001926016's avatar
Top 1000 Contributor
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a year
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/09/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Everything layout course are full green fairway to green excellent course and sand trap very soft perfect also

Best view all over course and ocean nice picture beautiful


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Response from The Links at Bodega Harbour on 12/11/2017:

Hello, thank you for reviewing us, The Links at Bodega Harbour in the San Francisco area, and for the 5 stars. We're so glad to hear you enjoyed your recent round with us, as well as the course conditions and views. We greatly appreciate your feedback and hope we can continue to provide you with great golf experiences in the future. Thank you for choosing to golf with us, and we can't wait to see you again soon!

"Mixed thoughts, could have been amazing"


jdiamond7's avatar
Top 1000 Contributor
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/09/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

For starters, the Links at Bodega Harbour is a phenomenal piece of land. Most holes have gorgeous ocean views, and RTJ2 did a tremendous job laying out the course so that you could see the ocean from most tees. For land and layout, this place is as good as most anywhere in the country. Sand traps were in very good shape, fairways were nice. Some of the holes are really really nice. 7 is a really nice long par 3 that's well guarded with bunkers, 15 is a downhill reachable par 5. Water does not come into play on any of the holes.

Tees were uneven at times, tee markers didn't always line up with the direction you wanted to hit, and there were some blind shots that needed more guidance than was given.I had no idea what to do on the 5th tee - the sign by the blue tees makes it look like you're supposed to keep the ball left when the hole goes right. Pin placement today was awkward, the greens are pretty big, and many of the holes were really close to the edge of the greens. Particularly on hole 2, the front of the green was pretty choppy, the fringe wasn't nice there, and maybe the hole was 3 yards on to the green. It seemed like a really weird choice. Some greens seemed faster than others, not sure if maybe I just missed a break or something, but it didn't seem consistent across the course.

There's no range, and staff wasn't particularly helpful or friendly. With some upgrades, this could be a 5 rating, but in its current state, it's between a 3 and 4.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Response from The Links at Bodega Harbour on 12/11/2017:

Hello, thank you for taking the time to review our course, The Links at Bodega Harbour, and for the 3 stars. We greatly appreciate your specific feedback regarding the tees and conditions of the greens as we strive to make improvements for your future experience with us. We're very sorry to hear you may not have had the best experience with our staff, and we hope you will notice improvements regarding this matter as well. However, we're glad you enjoyed our course layout and views, and we hope these contributed to an overall great round. Thank you for choosing to golf with us in the San Francisco area, and we look forward to seeing you again soon.



5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/25/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


I recommend this course


"Hidden Gem"


jclev85's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/04/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great staff and atmosphere. Love this course, lots of character and variety.

The views of the Pacific make this a special place!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"A Great Day at the Beach!"


u849946994's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  25+

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/26/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Weather can be challenging in this part of California, but we enjoyed a perfect day which allowed us to enjoy a great course.

The course is challenging and the views are spectacular.


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


"Epic day"


jekozak1's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/25/2017
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Reviewed on

One of those rare days with very little wind.. course was in great shape and the sun was shinning! Couldn't ask for a better day of golf


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



u000004974021's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/18/2017
Previously played Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great experience"


Joe6116298's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/30/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

7:50 t time out the sun right in our eyes first two holes but after that the course was fantastic.

Definitely target golf on most holes but short enough to make that doable.

I am sure wind can be brutal but it was easy on us -

16 and 17 off track holes were a great change of pace.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Great day out!"


hcnoize1988's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once every three months
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/29/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Wonderful staff to help celebrate my father's 80th birthday. Thank you!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Incredible Links Course"


Trobers47's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/27/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course was so gorgeous, waiting on the group ahead of us was not an issue! We loved the views from each hole, saw a variety of animals & birds. Holes 16 & 17 were a delightful surprise! The vistas were breathtaking. What a pleaaant, happy experience!!


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Awesome experience!!!"


crowfly17's avatar
Age:  45-54
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/20/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on

I was greeted by the head pro Bob Caldwell who eagerly took my bag and put it on a cart for me. I was I'm pressed by all the staff at the course. Bob and Khiana were very friendly and helpful. I have to say #4 was the toughest hole I had ever played. The layout and the views were unbelievable. When ever I visit the bay area again I will be teeing it up at Bodega Harbour . You have to have there huge breakfast burritos. Delicious!!!. I truly met a couple of good friends at Bodega Harbour. Don't forget to say hi to "Emma". Great experience.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"great link course"


u577373244's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/15/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course is very nice and well layout, my only problem is the houses that lined along side the fairway, they are too close for comfort, and almost all of them has large panel of full size window over looking the golf course, after seeing a contractor replacing glass panel for one of the houses, I became very caution in my drive! Other than that, it was a great experience playing on this course.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



Wendy8839502's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/03/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

perfect place for getaway from heat,

Beautiful and fun courses.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Links at Bodega"


u000002138625's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/31/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great course with beautiful views of the ocean. Enjoyed our round and especially enjoyed the rare opportunity to play there without having to wear a jacket.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Bonehead's Favorite Course to Play"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/18/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course is very challenging and scenic. The course is not long. My only complaint was pace of play. It took over 5 hours to play 18 holes.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Not easy, but fun."


Carl1551314's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/08/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Fun course, lucky to have played with someone who had knowledge of the course or we would have been in trouble. Great bay views from just about every hole I believe. We 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



nocanhit's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/05/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course



MarcosandTheresa's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/03/2017
Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Every hole is picture perfect! Loved this course. Would definitely play here again!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"On a clear day"


credog's avatar
Top 500 Contributor
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/14/2017
Used cart Wet weather

Reviewed on

Unfortunately, mother nature won this day, as the fog and cloudy conditions stayed with us the whole round, so we didn't get the views that we hoped for.

The first few holes the fog created some challenges that we haven't had before and that was entertaining to say the least. A little course knowledge would have helped on a few holes, but that is the problem when playing a course for the first time

Other that that, the course met our expectations. Course was in good shape, pro shop staff was very friendly and talkative. I would love to play this one again if I had the chance.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"overcast"


u000001924576's avatar
Top 500 Contributor
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/07/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

overcast then fog rolled in. Paired with a very nice kind couple from Ireland tho,,fun day


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course



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