The Links At Bodega Harbour

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4.6
207
5 Stars
118
4 Stars
72
3 Stars
12
2 Stars
3
1 Stars
2
Conditions
4.5
Value
4.6
Layout
4.7
Friendliness
4.6
Pace
4.5
Amenities
4.0
97.1%
Recommend this course
195 out of 206 reviews
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Average Rating
4.7
23
5 Stars
16
4 Stars
7
3 Stars
0
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.7
Value
4.8
Layout
4.7
Pace
4.9
Amenities
4.0
StaffFriendliness
4.9
100.0%
Recommend this course
23 out of 23 reviews
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4.7
57
5 Stars
40
4 Stars
15
3 Stars
2
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.5
Value
4.7
Layout
4.7
Pace
4.6
Amenities
4.2
StaffFriendliness
4.8
96.5%
Recommend this course
55 out of 57 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Par 70
Length 6290
Slope 129
Rating 71.5
Type Public
The Links at Bodega Harbour is conveniently situated along the Sonoma County Coast, only an hour from San Francisco and two hours from Sacramento. Its location perched above the Pacific also provides stunning ocean views. Designed by Robert Trent Jones Jr.in 1978, the back nine was the original course before the front nine was added nine years later. Jones designed a traditional Scottish links layout complete with rolling fairways and fast, undulating greens. There are almost 100 bunkers strategically situated throughout as well as thick patches of native coastal rough that are just waiting to swallow even slightly errant shots. The golf course is not long but it requires both skill and strategy. The final three holes are not only the most challenging, they also boast the most breathtaking views.
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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
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Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Black M: 71.6/132 404 338 206 405 506 158 215 475 324 3031 329 400 191 418 442 512 318 188 461 3259 6290
Blue M: 69.5/126 388 313 190 386 488 154 183 473 303 2878 303 390 175 387 432 501 286 151 404 3029 5907
White M: 67.9/120 W: 69.9/127 370 295 176 368 471 138 148 431 285 2682 285 360 150 377 404 475 270 138 335 2794 5476
Gold W: 68.6/118 287 251 134 303 422 88 127 421 266 2299 264 342 116 355 402 451 164 86 322 2502 4801
Handicap 3 7 5 1 15 17 11 13 9 18 6 12 8 4 14 16 10 2
Par 4 4 3 4 5 3 3 5 4 35 4 4 3 4 4 5 4 3 4 35 70
Handicap (W) 7 9 13 3 5 17 15 1 11 8 6 14 12 10 2 16 18 4

Course Details

Year Built 1978
Greens Bentgrass
Golf Season Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range No
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Amex Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes

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Reviews

4.6
207

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
19th Hole Scenic Views 15
Drinks 15
Dinner 9
Course Challenges Include:
Elevation Changes 32
Bunkers 24
Undulating Greens 22
This course/club is great for:
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 31
A Weekend Splurge 23
Advanced Golfers 21
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 37
Near Local Attractions 8
Convenient to the City 6

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Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing

Five Star Course

I have played and reviewed courses from coast to coast and this is the first course that I gave five stars all the way through from the moment you walked into the Pro Shop the friendliness of the staff the beauty of the course . Every hole have a view of the Pacific Ocean . Well maintain golf course is I am definitely coming back.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Dave H

The course was very challenging no hole was a basic layout . The view along the ocean SPECTACULAR. Would play it again on my next trip to Bodega Bay on vacation.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Response from The Links at Bodega Harbour on 11/06/2018:
Awesome! Thanks for playing The Links at Bodega Harbour. We're thrilled to hear how much you enjoyed our golf course and the amazing views of the Bodega Bay. We look forward to you playing here again next time you're in the area.
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser

Great views!

For the price this course has the best views I California.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Response from The Links at Bodega Harbour on 10/30/2018:
We couldn't agree more! Thanks for playing The Links At Bodega Harbour, Mike. Your kind words are much appreciated. Come back soon!
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

A different course

We played on a Tuesday, our biggest challlenge was fog. I was kind of expecting that it would clear as the round went on, but no such luck. However it wasn’t a big problem as long as you understand your ball flight. If you are wild off the tee, the fog will create a problem.

The front 9 are really interesting holes and so are the last three. The middle 6 are OK but nothing amazing.

This is a very undulating course. The fairways for the most part are not flat especially the front.

We enjoyed the course and will play it again if the chance arises

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Response from The Links at Bodega Harbour on 10/22/2018:
Thank you for playing The Links At Bodega Harbour, Robert! We're sorry to hear the fog didn't clear up so you could really enjoy the views of the bay. We're glad you enjoyed your round though and we look forward to you booking another tee time with us soon!
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

B & B

Great choice for late September. 15 years gap since last visit. Quite a challenge, when you’ve forgotten what you learned the first visit. Better not wait another 15 years. Might be too much of a challenge at 85 years old!!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Response from The Links at Bodega Harbour on 10/04/2018:
Thank you for coming back to The Links at Bodega Harbour, Robert! Glad you enjoyed your round. As you said, don't wait another 15 years to play here again. Come back soon!
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Response from The Links at Bodega Harbour on 10/02/2018:
Thank you for the 5-star rating! Come back to The Links at Bodega Harbour again soon.
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

Perfection

The greens were the best I have ever seen them.

They were fast and ran very true.

The weather was cool, sunny & windy but a very pleasant afternoon to say the least.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Response from The Links at Bodega Harbour on 09/26/2018:
Thank you for playing The Links At Bodega Harbour, Brian! We couldn't be happier to hear how much you enjoyed the condition of our greens. Be sure to come back for another round soon. Like us on Facebook for the latest course news and specials.
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Response from The Links at Bodega Harbour on 09/11/2018:
Thank you for your 4-star rating, Jeanne. Come back to The Links At Bodega Harbour again soon.
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Best condition that I’ve ever seen it!

I’ve played this course many times over the last few years. The fairways look awesome and there’s good sand in the bunkers.

I’ve never seen the course looking better than it was today!

Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Response from The Links at Bodega Harbour on 09/11/2018:
Awesome! Thank you for playing The Links At Bodega Harbour many times over the last few years. We appreciate you pointing out the great course conditions and we hope you come back for another round soon!
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Beat the heat.

Fantastic, folks are friendly. Course is in great condition, had some challenges to it. But definitely a 5 star round

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Response from The Links at Bodega Harbour on 08/21/2018:
Thank you for playing The Links At Bodega Harbour! We are very appreciative of your 5-star rating and kind words regarding our friendly staff and course conditions. Come back again soon!
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Response from The Links At Bodega Harbour on 08/08/2018:
Thanks for the 5 stars, Charles! We're glad to hear how much you enjoyed the amazing views of Bodega Bay. Come back soon.
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Coastal View

Difficult course well worth the challenge. Staff was the friendliest in Sonoma County.

Rick

Ricky

Nick

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Response from The Links at Bodega Harbour on 08/07/2018:
Thank you for playing The Links at Bodega Harbour, Rick. We're glad you enjoyed our challenging yet fun golf course. We appreciate your kind words regarding our friendly staff as well. Come back soon!
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Hope you like a Challenge

This was my first time to Bodega and I couldn't be happier with the course. They checked us in loaded our carts for us and even gave us tips through every hole. Gps built into the carts was also a plus, helps on the holes you can see to well.

The wind makes it challenging. The course itself is well maintained, the holing hills make it a very beautiful course with a view of the surrounding bay. I'll be back 100% and everyone in my group enjoyed it as well.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Response from The Links at Bodega Harbour on 08/07/2018:
Thank you for playing The Links at Bodega Harbour! We're thrilled to hear how much you enjoyed your experience from the time you arrived and all the way through the round. We appreciate your kind words as well as you recommending our golf course to others. Come back soon!
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Response from The Links at Bodega Harbour on 08/07/2018:
Thanks for the 4 stars! Come back soon.
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Views from every hole!!

Great day at Bodega, fog to start but burned off last 6 holes, course in excellent shape and great interaction from staff especially BC in the pro shop. We will be back.

TB North Vancouver

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Response from The Links At Bodega Harbour on 07/19/2018:
Thanks for playing The Links At Bodega Harbour! We're glad the fog burned off for at least the last part of your round so you could enjoy the views even more. We appreciate you leaving a 4-star review and we look forward to your next round with us.
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

Bodega Bay Golf is Special

Beautiful weather, tremendous views, course in great shape and staff top notch. Special day of golf at Links at Bodega Bay.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Response from The Links at Bodega Harbour on 07/12/2018:
Awesome! Sounds like you had a wonderful day out on the links. Be sure to book another round at Bodega Harbour again soon.
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
Response from The Links At Bodega Harbour on 07/06/2018:
Thank you for playing The Links At Bodega Harbour! We appreciate the 5-star overall rating. The views are absolutely amazing aren't they!? Come back soon!
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser

Great course great views

It’s an awesome course. You can play short hole and then they give u huge holes I love it. Just wish I could afford it more.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Response from The Links at Bodega Harbour on 07/12/2018:
Thank you for playing The Links at Bodega Harbour! We're thrilled to hear how much you enjoy our golf course. Be sure to Like us on Facebook for the latest course news and specials.
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Wonderful

I would have paid to just drive this course in a cart without hitting a ball. Very nice, helpful staff and views of the Pacific from most holes. You have to park your cart and walk 16 & 17 along the ocean, which was cool. They supply walking carts. Best value for a course that I have ever played. First time I have felt the need to write a review.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Response from The Links at Bodega Harbour on 06/25/2018:
Thank you for taking the time to leave us such a great five-star review! We're beyond thrilled that you enjoyed your first experience with us. Please come and see us again soon!
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser

Superb

The drive up there was worth every shot and every views !!!!! Be prepare for the wind !!!!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Response from The Links at Bodega Harbour on 06/25/2018:
Thank you for the very kind words and five stars! It's terrific to hear that you had a great time with us and we look forward to your next round here.
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