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347 Reviews (347)
5 Stars
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2 Stars
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1 Stars
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Conditions
4.4
Value
4.6
Layout
4.7
Friendliness
4.7
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.0
94.1%
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327 out of 347 reviews
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4.5
66 Reviews (66)
5 Stars
39
4 Stars
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1 Stars
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Conditions
4.4
Value
4.6
Layout
4.7
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.0
StaffFriendliness
4.6
93.9%
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4.5
89 Reviews (89)
5 Stars
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
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Conditions
4.4
Value
4.6
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.0
StaffFriendliness
4.7
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Style Links
Par 70
Length 6290 yards
Slope 132
Rating 71.6

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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Course Details

Year Built 1978
Greens Poa Annua/Bent Grass
Golf Season Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
GPS 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

Food & Beverage

Bar, Bistro

Available Facilities

Banquet Facilities

Available Activities

Swimming, Billiards

Accolades

Reviews

4.5
347 Reviews (347)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
19th Hole Scenic Views 15
Drinks 15
Dinner 9
Course Challenges Include:
Elevation Changes 33
Bunkers 25
Undulating Greens 23
This course/club is great for:
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 32
A Weekend Splurge 24
Advanced Golfers 22
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 38
Near Local Attractions 8
Convenient to the City 6

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Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
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Conditions Excellent
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Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented on 07/23/2020

We love hearing about our golfers' experiences, mikeharris24. Please tell us more about what you enjoyed from your round with us. Thanks for choosing us!

Played On
Reviews 7
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented on 07/08/2020

Hi u1196547. We would love to hear more about your positive experience at our course. Please contact us at (800) 503-8158 to share with us your favorite part of your experience with us. Thanks for golfing at The Links At Bodega Harbour!

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Fair
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 07/07/2020

Hello, flovision. Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We are sorry to see that your overall experience was anything short of 5 stars, but we hope you'll give us another try in the near future.

Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 06/08/2020

Thank you for visiting us at The Links At Bodega Harbour. We appreciate your 4-star rating and review. We hope you join us for another round soon.

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Amazing difficult course for a first timer

Bodega provides amazing scenery difficult course as many hole have blind pins . Booked a hot deal which gave me opportunity to play a local course I wouldn't normally play. Downfall is the greens had recently been punched so scoring was even more difficult than usual. Looking forward to playing again soon.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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Commented on 03/11/2020

u955375884, thank you for your kind words! We hope to see you again at the course very soon for another 5-star experience. Thanks for choosing The Links At Bodega Harbour.

Played On
Reviews 8
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Nice greens

Course was wet, but playable oh, and the greens were in very good shape.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented on 01/28/2020

vogtjm, thank you for your kind words! We hope to see you again at the course very soon for another 5-star experience. Thanks for choosing The Links At Bodega Harbour.

Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Walked

fun layout, ocean views, great winter golf

Third time playing this course - which helps, given several blind tee shots and trouble spots that are not obvious the first time around. It had rained hard 2 days prior, yet the greens were in great shape and the fairways soggy in only a few spots. The layout is challenging on some holes, while others are pretty easy - a nice mix. 16-17-18 are amazing! Broke 80 for the first time!

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 01/02/2020

nparkin34, thank you for your kind words! We hope to see you again at the course very soon for another 5-star experience. Thanks for choosing The Links At Bodega Harbour.

Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Love it

When I’m asked where my favorite course it I say Bodega Bay. Love it.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
Incentivized Review
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Not for the timid

The course is beautiful with each hole winding its way through houses on almost every hole with no holes bordering other holes (which makes for good uninterrupted, private play). It is therefore somewhat easy to hit a house if you have the skill levels of my group... and we did hit a couple of them But, the course is great and the beautiful setting could not be better. It also has a hitting area (net and balls) that is available free of charge to paid players so one can warm up prior to starting the round.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 12/03/2019

u314159714810, thank you for your kind words! Hopefully no broken glass out there! We hope to see you again at the course very soon for another 5-star experience. Thanks for choosing The Links At Bodega Harbour.

Played On
Reviews 6
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
Incentivized Review
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Another amazing day

I always love playing this course. Layout is challenging but fair. The course was in good shape with the exception of a few greens that had recently been punched, but little impact on play. We had great weather with a little bit of a breeze. Did I mention the staff were super friendly. Great day. Thank you Bodega.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 12/03/2019

Thank you for your review, utesox. We will pass along your positive experience to our team at The Links At Bodega Harbour. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

Played On
Reviews 10
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Bodega Harbor Review

Very fine course with great views, friendly staff and great restaurant/bar. Course is way too difficult for most golfers and the course was filled with them losing or searching for errant balls which led to agonizingly slow play. There is a desperate need here to hire a course marshal to speed up play, though given the financial constraints I doubt that will happen..

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 35
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great day at the Links

A perfect day at the Links weather was perfect and the ourse was in very good shape. However, the greens had just been plugged during prior two days, so putting was hit or miss. Knew the greens were going to be in this condition, but wanted to take advantage on a rare perfect day in Bodega to play one of my favorite courses.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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Commented on 10/21/2019

Hello, Jackson1955. Thank you for your 5-star rating! Please book another round with us soon at The Links At Bodega Harbour!

Played On
Reviews 11
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Terrific course. Stunning views.

Played on a weekend and ended up getting to play solo. Very well-maintained course. Friendly staff. Fast greens. Can’t wait to play it again.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 10/14/2019

Wow, we are so happy you enjoyed your round, ChaseMcB! We look forward to seeing you again soon.

Played On
Reviews 11
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

Foggy for the first half, cleared and then wind (15-20 kts) after. Course is beautiful though, and in great shape.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 09/16/2019

Your feedback is important to us, rkclouse. Thank you for sharing your 5-star experience. We look forward to seeing you again at the course soon! Thanks for choosing The Links At Bodega Harbour.

Played On
Reviews 50
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 500 Contributor
Previously Played

Played 8/28. Course in great condition.

A thoroughly enjoyable day at the Links.
Made all the better by 2 close up sightings of bobcats!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 11
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Interesting Test

I played this course today. I will explain all the things I wish had of known before playing.

Good: I enjoyed the course conditions, the greens are challenging and the short game shots I encountered here were unique. Knowledge of the course is needed to score well as I over clubbed and under clubbed on three holes each. The greens tend to stick so you should play to the yardage you fly if you have a high ball flight.

I loved the hills and slope of this course as well. I didn't feel like I played the same hole twice, which is a common complaint of mine on a lot of courses.

The first four or so holes are all uphill, yet are not particularly long. You can play with a driving iron or fairwood and still have a wedge into the green. The last three holes are some of the best I have played and are fairly easy, setting up for low scoring. 16 and 17 are built on marshland and fairly short. 16 is a drivable par four

BAD: I disliked the narrowness of fairways and the closeness of houses on this course. I understand a lot of courses have houses on the course, but this course felt as though the houses were part of the course as a hazzard. I played shots differently, because of the fact I could easily hit a house if something went haywire. It was somewhat unnerving as you basically don't have a place to warm up and to get the driver going you need to miss it a bit, or at least I do. Not to mention if my fade sways with the wind, you can hit a house, which had me hitting a 2-iron and 3 wood most of the day, sometimes even hitting a four or five iron.

I understand this isn't the courses fault and I enjoy the course, but I think people should understand if you have a high ball flight you need to control your shots at this course, not much room for error.

I had a lot of fun at this course, I scored well despite losing six balls to hazards. I think if the houses were a bit further back, I would play this once a month or so. Instead, I will play it maybe yearly.

It is a beautiful course and one worth a play.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 44
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 08/23/2019

Thank you for visiting us at The Links At Bodega Harbour. We appreciate your 4-star rating and review. We hope you join us for another round soon.

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 10
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
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Commented on 07/26/2019

Hi bruceoswald. Thank you so much for the great review. We are glad you had an incredible time, and we hope to see you again soon! Thanks for choosing The Links At Bodega Harbour.

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