The Links At Bodega Harbour

4.4667411765 4.5 stars from 5 (176)
  • 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

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.

Accolades

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: 4.4 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.4 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.7 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.4 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 176 Reviews
5 stars:
97
4 stars:
62
3 stars:
12
2 stars:
3
1 stars:
2

recommend this course

164 out of 175 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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"Beautifully Windy"



5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/12/2018
First time playing Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course was one of most scenic course available in North Bay area. Net practice range was available and staff were very friendly. Green was bit slow and could use some work though. Say hi to the neighbors!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


Response from The Links At Bodega Harbour on 04/19/2018:

Thank you for playing The Links At Bodega Harbour. We agree the views are amazing! The greens are almost back to 100% since the aeration a couple weeks ago. Come back again soon!


u000006331037's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/04/2018
First time playing 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


I recommend this course


Response from The Links At Bodega Harbour on 04/13/2018:

Thanks for the 5 stars!

"Bad greens"


u000001405967's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/31/2018
Previously played Used cart Wet weather

Reviewed on

Not advised of the green conditions, punched and sanded prior to arrival or when paying for the round Not a good business practice.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


Response from The Links At Bodega Harbour on 04/05/2018:

Thank you for playing The Links At Bodega Harbour. We apologize if you weren't notified prior to your round that we had recently aerated our greens. We had the aerification notification on our online tee times, we posted about it on Facebook, and we sent an email to our database. We try our best to make sure nobody was surprised by it when they came out here so again we apologize for your experience. We hope you'll consider giving us another try soon.

"Bad greens"


u000001405967's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/31/2018
Previously played Used cart Cold weather

Reviewed on

Had a coupon which required and extra $20.00 per person because we started before noon on Saturday, No problem... However the girl working the pro shop, who said she was in charge of the marketing, failed to advise that the greens had been punched and sanded earlier that week (they were terrible) As I told her that is not the way to do business . Had I known we would have driven to Northwood or somewhere else.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


Response from The Links At Bodega Harbour on 04/05/2018:

Thank you for playing The Links At Bodega Harbour. We apologize if you weren't notified prior to your round that we had recently aerated our greens. We had the aerification notification on our online tee times, we posted about it on Facebook, and we sent an email to our database. We try our best to make sure nobody was surprised by it when they came out here so again we apologize for your experience. We hope you'll consider giving us another try soon.

"Golf in heaven"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/28/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The day was perfect. Brilliant blue ocean, sunny, mid-60’s, no wind and good friends. Couldn’t ask for more...


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course


Response from The Links At Bodega Harbour on 04/05/2018:

Sounds like the perfect day! Join us for another round out here at The Links At Bodega Harbour again soon.

"Best golf ever!!"


u000008161723's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/06/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

From the moment you arrive you are greeted from the staff with a welcome and weather on the coast that was the amazing.

You should come and play this course to appreciate it. This is now my very favorite course.


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 03/22/2018:

Wow! What an amazing review. Thank you for your kind words. We're thrilled to hear that we are now your favorite course. Be sure to Follow us on Facebook. We just shared your review! @BodegaGolf

"Bodega is always good"


thecgclan's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/04/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The weather was a bit windy, but totally playable. There are super hard holes, especially on the front. Greens were firm, good. Fairways were perfect. Just to nit pick a little, the traps are inconsistent. You don't really know what you have underneath the ball. Great layout, great condition, great location.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


Response from The Links At Bodega Harbour on 03/22/2018:

Thank you for playing The Links At Bodega Harbour! The wind can definitely be a factor but the challenge is always fun. Your kind words and feedback are much appreciated and we hope to see you out here again soon!

"Go. Play. It's Close Bay"


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Top 1000 Contributor
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  0-4

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/27/2018
Previously played

Reviewed on

I had played here only twice before and the course was perfect. It was One of a Kind, twice, and the best and purest golf experiences available anytime and anywhere. No different today. Really, to get a sunny and blue sky day with a little wind, we were spoiled to have the course to ourselves. Best coastal course for the $. With some wind against most holes on the back nine, course played long. Not a single thing out of place with this place, in, on, or around. 62 miles from East Bay, finished and got home in same time as local courses here. We won't be back...


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 03/06/2018:

Thank you for playing The Links At Bodega Harbour! We appreciate your kind words and we're glad to hear that you had some great weather to go along with a great golf course. We hope you come back again soon. Be sure to Like us on Facebook for the latest course news and specials!

"Best golf deal of my life!"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/27/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Bodega never fails to impress me. I’ve played this course for years but it never gets old. The course was about as perfect as I have ever seen it and for 18$ with a hot deal it’s impossible to beat. Don’t let the hills and houses intimidate you, it’s a great layout that offers you a solid challenge along with many chances to score. I picked a perfect day with clear skies and only about 10 mph in the wind department but even with a breeze and some coastal fog, this course is a hidden gem. With brand new carts featuring the latest GPS, a staff that is always there to help you out and views for miles of our beautiful coastline, I take advantage of every chance I get to play this golf course.


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 03/06/2018:

Wow, what an amazing review! Thank you for taking the time to share your kind words about our golf course to other golfers. We couldn't be more thrilled to hear that you consider Bodega Harbour the best golf deal of your life! Come back again soon, Anthony.

"Best views available and great golf course"


u9297527's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/18/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

If you can catch a good rate on a sunny day with no wind this course is as good as it gets. The views of the coast are unbeatable and the course is very challenging but fun. It’s tough to avoid heavy winds or cold weather but it’s nice to have to switch up your game to play strategical. The staff is very friendly and I’ve never had a problem with the pace of play.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course


Response from The Links At Bodega Harbour on 02/21/2018:

We really appreciate you taking the time to share your thoughts and kind words about our golf course. Next time you play out here be sure to take some pictures of the great views and share them on our Facebook Page! @BodegaGolf

"great round"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/17/2018
First time playing Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Had a great time a Bodega Bay! good course with great views, and service. I would highly recommend this course.


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


Response from The Links At Bodega Harbour on 02/21/2018:

Thank you for your kind words and 5 stars. We appreciate you recommending our golf course to others. Be sure to book another round soon! #BodegaGolf

"Great course!"


zcastaneda92's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/17/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I’m from southern ca so playing by the beach down there would cost an arm and a leg. This course was a BARGAIN. The staff was great. The course was beautiful. The views from the course were awesome. I will definitely be recommending this course to anyone that asks me which course to play in northern ca. Thanks for great day!


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


Response from The Links At Bodega Harbour on 02/21/2018:

Awesome! We couldn't be more excited to hear how much you enjoyed your day out here at The Links At Bodega Harbour. Next time you're in the area be sure to stop by for another round. Like us on Facebook for the latest course news and specials.


u000001920571's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/12/2018
Previously played 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: Good


I recommend this course


Response from The Links At Bodega Harbour on 02/15/2018:

Thanks for the 5 stars! Come back again soon.

"Great Day at the Harbour"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/12/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We had a good day at Bodega Harbour GC. The weather was good and the greens rolled fast. The back nine was a bit slow because of one group that should have been goosed on by the staff. Otherwise terrific value.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Response from The Links At Bodega Harbour on 02/15/2018:

Thanks for playing The Links At Bodega Harbour! We apologize if the pace of play on the back nine took away from the overall enjoyment of the round but it sounds like you still had a great day on the links! Be sure to Like us on Facebook for the latest course news and specials. See you again soon!

"Beautiful and challenging"



5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/09/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Awesome views and a challenging course. Great Day!


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 02/13/2018:

Thanks for the 5 stars! We're glad you enjoyed the views as much as we do. Book another tee time with us soon.

"Great track!"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/08/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

First time here, I was really impressed. Granted, the weather was incredible, but the course was a fun layout in very good condition. A nice mix of challenging and getable holes. Staff was friendly, had a delicious egg sandwich at the turn, look forward to returning, cheers!


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 02/13/2018:

Thanks for joining us out here at The Links At Bodega Harbour! We're glad to hear that we made a good first impression on you. Come back again soon! Be sure to Like us on Facebook for the latest course news and specials. @BodegaGolf

"Great course"


dsimpson64's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/06/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course is very challenging. It was in great shape.. will play it 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


Response from The Links At Bodega Harbour on 02/13/2018:

Awesome! Thanks for your review. See you again soon.

"Love Bodega Harbour Links"


u000005888715's avatar
Age:  45-54
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  0-4

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/03/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Played Saturday Feb 3rd. Have played here about 30 times over the years and have never been disappointed. Play was slow for some reason this time. The course is great. It is a fun layout, no two holes are similar. The greens are very tricky. Love the rolling terrain of the fairways on the front 9. Great value for the money. Head pro and staff are really nice and accommodating. For the middle of winter, I thought the course was in pretty good shape. They made the course a littler easier over the years. Some traps were removed and some reduced in size. I love this place - see the ocean from every single hole.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Response from The Links At Bodega Harbour on 02/08/2018:

Thank you for playing The Links At Bodega Harbour many times over the years! We are very appreciative of you taking the time to write this great review as well. We shared your review on our Facebook Page. Go check it out! @BodegaGolf


1234Surf's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/28/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Response from The Links At Bodega Harbour on 01/30/2018:

Thanks for the 4 stars! @BodegaGolf

"Scenic views"


68Goose1's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/26/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great course . Challenging at times weather was good clear almost no wind.little wet, greens were ran pretty fast I'll be back soon.

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Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Response from The Links at Bodega Harbour on 01/29/2018:

Thanks for playing The Links at Bodega Harbour! We're glad to hear that you enjoyed your day out on the course and had some golf-friendly weather as well. Come back again soon!


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