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3.6
Value
4.2
Layout
4.5
Friendliness
4.5
Pace
4.8
Amenities
3.1
92.2%
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29 out of 31 reviews
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4.3
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Conditions
3.9
Value
4.4
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.9
Amenities
3.1
StaffFriendliness
4.9
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7 out of 7 reviews
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4.2
9 Reviews (9)
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Conditions
3.9
Value
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Layout
4.6
Pace
4.8
Amenities
3.1
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4.8
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Style Links
Par 72
Length 6649 yards
Slope 130
Rating 72.5
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The Sea Ranch Golf Links
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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 72 6649 yards 72.5 130
Blue 72 6233 yards 71.0 125
White 72 5439 yards 67.4 117
White (W) 72 5439 yards 71.2 124
Red 72 4805 yards 68.2 117
Scorecard for Sea Ranch
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: 73.2/136 525 351 224 375 406 545 379 190 390 3385 307 370 223 501 547 380 385 160 401 3274 6659
Blue M: 71.9/130 W: 72.8/140 501 321 197 355 382 518 334 158 369 3135 277 358 207 486 525 356 373 148 368 3098 6233
Red M: 68.7/120 W: 71.3/135 411 253 125 267 308 457 270 107 297 2495 215 277 91 395 392 307 269 85 264 2295 4790
Handicap 7 15 11 17 5 3 9 13 1 18 4 12 8 6 14 2 16 10
Par 5 4 3 4 4 5 4 3 4 36 4 4 3 5 5 4 4 3 4 36 72
Handicap (W) 7 9 15 17 5 1 13 11 3 14 2 18 6 4 10 8 16 12

Course Details

Year Built 1974
Golf Season Year round
Architect Robert Muir Graves (1974)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - $15
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Bunker Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

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

Reviews

4.1
31 Reviews (31)
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5.0
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First Time Playing

Make the Trip!

After a scenic drive up Highway 1, you will arrive at what is in my opinion one of northern California’s best kept links golf secrets. Sea Ranch reminded me of Bandon, where it’s all about the Golf. Nothing pretentious, beautifully carved out of the landscape, immaculate putting surfaces and a true sense of nature throughout your round. I will be playing 36 on my next visit! Great course.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Sanded greens, not mowed every tough to putt, this was not mentioned at the golf shop

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser

Sea Ranch

I love this course, it is small, fairly remote and challenging. Scenery is great, friendly staff and just fun to play. My only complaint is that the greens had been punched recently and putting was a part of the round that was missing.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great course!

Great course.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Perfect weather

Spectacular views and wildlife

A beautiful coastal course with ocean views on many holes. Some challenging holes mixed with easy ones. Pace of play is great. I highly recommend this course.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Fun course....

Haven’t played here in some 15 years but always great to be back at a Sea Ranch. Very casual, staff very friendly....course is holding pretty well despite the massive amounts of rain. Greens a bit slow due to rain but in otherwise great condition.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Top 100 Contributor
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Harder on the back 9 than the front

the front 9 seems easier than the back although it has some challenging holes. The back 9 has many more places to find trouble and takes more concentration to get a good score on the back 9. Still fun to play just challenging. Only get here a couple of times a year since it is a long drive.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Greens were just pnxhed

Course for price is not in good shape with greens just punched and not mowed the price for 18 holes should be reduced considerably. We have played this course numerous times and this is the most expensive and the worse shape for greens

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Sea Ranch

My favorite golf course , the greens were just sanded and plugged but the course is in great shape . I always enjoy my round of golf there .

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

Dissapointed

I arrived at the course and the practice area was all sanded and a sign on door said 'front nine closed today'. I had already paid for 18 holes, so I played back 9 twice. I was disappointed (1) I didn't get to play the front 9, which is closest to ocean and (2) There was no aeration/closure alert by Golf Now.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Sea Ranch

Favorite course to play in NorCal. Worth the drive up the coast

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Perfect weather
Used cart

Beautiful, Challenging, and Great Value

The Sea Ranch Golf Links has been a constant on the northern Sonoma coast. From the 8th green you can watch whales spouting, and the rolling fairways bordered by native grasses and its tight greens make this more than a challenge. Like all coastal courses in CA, the downwind and upwind holes demand a deft touch. During the summer, when it dries out, it plays like a true links course. Rent a house, play a few rounds -- well worth it.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart

Great course! Challenging, especially windy

I was excited to play Sea Ranch while visiting family in the area, and I was not disappointed!
This links-style course was in great shape with rain a few weeks ago, but had time to dry out just enough where the fairways and greens were nice and soft. However, be prepared to hit low shots that stay out of the wind, which will have you playing bump and runs instead of trying to throw darts at the pin location. The day I played, I was battling about 20+ mph winds. And in the summer, I was told these greens get really dried out and quick. The bunkers are kind of just dirt pits. I mistook one of them for a dirt cart path and drove right through it. Don't worry, I went back and raked...
I gave 5 stars for value since I got a GolfNow hot deal ($33), but I might have trouble paying the full $82 to play here.
The course layout is challenging but manageable. I played with 2 other guys, and thankfully one of them plays Sea Ranch a few times a year. If you're playing here for the first time without someone with local knowledge, be sure to grab the layout book from the pro shop. After I finished 18, I went back and played the front 9 again. After shooting +11 the first time on the front (ouch), I shot +2 on the second go-around. Course knowledge helps!!!

Not a ton of options for food in the pro shop, but I got a hot dog and 2 light beers for $10.
Oh, and you will definitely see more deer than people.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Course played well considering all the rain. Greens are in great shape and pace of play is fast. Well worth the green fees.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Nice course, manager has no clue!!

A nice course especially considering the amount of rain lately but the manager is way out of his depth. Doesn’t play the game, doesn’t know the game and is rude especially when three or so people approach the counter. He seems to get overwhelmed. Has no people skills whatsoever. Ownership could do way better!! Others working the counter are great.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Poor
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Windy weather

GREAT GREENS

The course is in great shape the greens are prefect

Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

Nice layout in beautiful location

Well worth the stop. On the shorter side, but trouble if you spray shots, and some forced carries. Holes 8, 9, 11, 16 and 17 are world class.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average

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