The Links At Bodega Harbour

4.4667411765 4.5 stars from 5 (163)
  • 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: 4.5 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: 4.5 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 163 Reviews
5 stars:
87
4 stars:
60
3 stars:
11
2 stars:
3
1 stars:
2

recommend this course

152 out of 162 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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u000001920571's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/12/2018
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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!

"Unknown conditions"


u00000656178's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/14/2018
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I play golf at least twice a week with 2-3 foursomes. 16 handicap, although bodega is a well kept course, it plays like two different nines. The main reason I don’t play more often is the uncertainty surrounding the weather. Played yesterday cold n windy. 49 front 45 back. Played with winter gloves n knit hat. Forecast was for mid 60’s. Not my cup of tea.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


Response from The Links at Bodega Harbour on 01/18/2018:

Thank you for playing The Links at Bodega Harbour! We apologize if the weather was less than ideal during your most recent round. As the weather continues to get warmer over the next couple weeks we hope to see you out here again.


Sonomamack's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/06/2018
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Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Response from The Links at Bodega Harbour on 01/18/2018:

Thanks for recommending our golf course to others! Be sure to Like us on Facebook for the latest course news and specials. @BodegaGolf


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/04/2018
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Reviewed on

Every hole has an amazing view of the Bay and ocean. Beautiful 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 01/18/2018:

We couldn't agree more! Thank you for your 5-star review. Come back again soon!

"Surf and Turf"


Vandy37's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/02/2018
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Reviewed on

This course offers a round that can challenge all the skills. Emphasizes course management. To score well especially demands proper placement in fairways and greens. The spectacular setting alongside ocean, marshes and dunes creates an aesthetic experience. Average golfers should bring a good supply of balls.


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 01/18/2018:

Thank you for spending a part of your day with us at The Links at Bodega Harbour! We're very lucky to have to such a wonderful location alongside the ocean and we're glad to hear you enjoyed the amazing views. Book another tee time with us soon!


Golfkeys2's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Twice a year

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/29/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Weather and staff were amazing. We played Best Ball because my daughter and I had not played for some time and did not want to hold up other golfers. My husband was the better golfer so normally we chose his ball to hit from.

I highly recommend this course!

Husbands comment - Currently trying to locate Golf Clubs that know how to hit the ball in the fairway and greens and a ball that knows how to "Just Go In The Hole"


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


Response from The Links at Bodega Harbour on 01/18/2018:

Thanks for playing The Links at Bodega Harbour! We're glad to hear that you and your family had a great time. I think every golfer in the world is trying to locate those same golf clubs your husband is looking for! Come back again soon!

"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
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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
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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



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