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4.3
607 Reviews (607)
5 Stars
256
4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
15
1 Stars
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Conditions
4.0
Value
4.4
Layout
4.3
Friendliness
4.6
Pace
4.1
Amenities
3.9
95.4%
Recommend this course
570 out of 607 reviews
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4.4
37 Reviews (37)
5 Stars
18
4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
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1 Stars
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Conditions
4.0
Value
4.5
Layout
4.2
Pace
4.0
Amenities
3.8
StaffFriendliness
4.5
97.3%
Recommend this course
36 out of 37 reviews
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4.3
80 Reviews (80)
5 Stars
41
4 Stars
26
3 Stars
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2 Stars
2
1 Stars
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Conditions
4.1
Value
4.4
Layout
4.3
Pace
4.2
Amenities
4.0
StaffFriendliness
4.6
96.2%
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77 out of 80 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Style Parkland/Links
Par 70
Length 5727 yards
Slope 113
Rating 67.9

Originally designed by Chandler Egan in 1932, the first nince holes takes you through the forested areas of Pacific Grove. Egan's nine takes you through an inland terrain and reflects much of the charm of an English rural course done in the old style.

The back nine was designed by Jack Neville, the original designer of the Pebble Beach Links. It opened in 1960, and is laid out in true links design over dunesland that approaches the sea.

Over looking the course is the Point Pinos Lighthouse. Built in 1855, it is the longest continuously operating lighthouse in California. It is a historical sentinel and picturesque landmark of the golf course.

A scenic tour of the dramatic coastline provides views of Lover's Point, Point Pinos, Crespi Pond and the natural dunesland at Asilomar. You will be enchanted by the abundance of natural wonders such as the plentiful Pacific Blacktail Deer, seals, sea lions, sea otters, pelicans and gulls.

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Course Details

Year Built 1932
Fairways Kikuyu grass
Greens Kikuyu grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect H. Chandler Egan (1932) Jack Neville (1960)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

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

Reviews

4.3
607 Reviews (607)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 44
Brunch 25
Patio Dining 22
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 51
Narrow Fairways 32
Elevation Changes 29
This course/club is great for:
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 104
Walkers 76
Locals 73
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 71
Near Local Attractions 64
Convenient to the City 57

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4.0
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First Time Playing

Course in good shape from tee to green..views on the back nine makes you regret having to play the front nine..no bathroom on the back until 17th..driving range mats & balls from the 1980’s...played twice in a week on hot deals & enjoyed this course for the price.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Poor
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Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Cold weather
Used cart

greens and fairways

some greens were bumpy and some fairways not much grass. A little cold and cloudy but otherwise an enjoyable round. If the sun was out it would have been a great day.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Pebble for the poor man

You simply cannot ask for a more challenging course than this beauty. Greens are true link style small. The par 3’s will smack you around. The back 9 are photo backdrops, so be ready to get the camera out when you can!

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

Good time.

It is touted as the poor mans Pebble Beach. True to its name. Front nine was very so-so but back nine is nice and the views are spectacular. For the money it is a great round of golf. As a bonus the staff is very friendly and accommodating.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

What a course!

Beautiful course. Front and back feel like two different worlds but it's a great value all around. Seems like it's always windy so come prepared clothing wise

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Amazing round!

What a nice way to spend a spectacular sunny day than on the edge of the Monterey Bay. No wind, sunshine and lots of happy folks on the course. The course was challenging and in great shape! ❤️

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

Hidden jewel

Always fun to play PG....BACK NINE BEAUTY SURPASSES. PB.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
Incentivized Review
4.0
First Time Playing

Terrific value in a beautiful, serene setting.

Just as advertised. Skirted some showers but stayed mostly dry throughout. The rain scared away my partners so I cruised thru solo in just 3.5 hrs. Front nine runs thru beautiful forest teeming with families of deer that will walk right up to you. Back nine loaded with beautiful ocean vistas and quite a lot of sand. Easy layout & fun all around. Highly recommend.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
Incentivized Review
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great Value

I didn't want to hassle with getting on any of the famous courses in the area. I did want to golf though while on vacation, so I booked a round here because it was close to where we were staying and had costal views.
Staff was so friendly and helpful, the course was in excellent shape and the views were awesome. Even the front 9 was cool seeing all the deer.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Poor Man’s Pebble is a Delight

Few muni courses make it on to golfers’ travel lists, but PG did not disappoint. Recently spent a week in Monterey visiting family and PG may have been the most fun I had during my rounds. I played Bayonet, Pasatiempo, The Preserve Golf Club, and the Ocean Course at MPCC during my Monterey trip, and while PG can’t compete in terms of conditioning or design, the quirks and location at the price point are hard to beat. What other course will you start with two Par-3s, two Par-4s then two Par-5s?

But as much as the front nine is a prototypical parkland muni, the back nine is a whole different creature. Playing between the dunes on the coast was a blast and half the fun of PG is getting paired with people who love public golf as much as you do. Don’t sleep on PG, it’s a fun muni where score and conditions are an afterthought.

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

Very friendly gentleman in Pro Shop. User friendly conditions.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great course

Cart path bumpy but okay. Course lay out is great back 9 beats pebble beach. For the price I’ll play pacific grove anytime.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
Incentivized Review
5.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Beautiful back 9

This is a gem of a course. The back nine has holes which are not to be missed.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Fair
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played

Beautiful day, nice course

The weather was nice, course was in v. nice shape and the golfing was great.

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