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4.3
628 Reviews (628)
5 Stars
266
4 Stars
274
3 Stars
60
2 Stars
15
1 Stars
13
Conditions
4.0
Value
4.4
Layout
4.3
Friendliness
4.6
Pace
4.1
Amenities
3.9
96.5%
Recommend this course
591 out of 628 reviews
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4.4
23 Reviews (23)
5 Stars
11
4 Stars
11
3 Stars
1
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.0
Value
4.4
Layout
4.5
Pace
4.2
Amenities
3.8
StaffFriendliness
4.5
100.0%
Recommend this course
23 out of 23 reviews
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4.3
65 Reviews (65)
5 Stars
30
4 Stars
27
3 Stars
7
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.0
Value
4.4
Layout
4.3
Pace
4.1
Amenities
3.8
StaffFriendliness
4.5
96.9%
Recommend this course
63 out of 65 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

Food & Beverage

Snacks, Restaurant

Available Facilities

Clubhouse

Reviews

4.3
628 Reviews (628)

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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Reviews 55
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5.0
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Classic Course

Classic golf surroundings on front and back nine. What a special place this is. Enjoy myself each and every time here.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played

Another day on the links

What’s to say it’s PG,

Hard to beat anytime for value and scenery

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Walked
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 8
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Perfect weather
Walked
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Reviews 8
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Wet weather
Used cart
Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Fair
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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First Time Playing

Pacific Grove Golf Course

This course was an amazing experience. A very helpful and nice staff. Very organized and just an overall great experience.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Poor Man’s Pebble Beach

This course has a pretty ordinary looking front 9 with small tricky greens and wide fairways with real sand in the bunkers !! No rakes yet but soon enough they will ! The par 5’s are long but very manageable . The back 9 is totally different and breathtaking !! If I could’ve played the back 9 twice I would’ve ! It’s a fun course and the flags you can go for rather easily ,. If you haven’t played on the coast before and used to playing in the Midwest then you have to adjust quick !! Great staff , very courteous and friendly and they know how to take care of out of town folks

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Poor mans pebble

One of my favorite courses to play. Wide open fairways, greens are well kept. The weather was perfect today. The pace was good, not much back up.

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Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 8
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Walked

Poor Man's Pebble Beach but a Grand Time

Golfers heading down to the Monterey Peninsula often make the usual, grand stops but a trip to the area truly isn't complete without checking out this track. Sure, the front 9 is pretty standard with some tight layouts that might have you searching for your ball in a neighboring fairway, but the real bang for your buck is the absolutely gorgeous back 9. The true links experience with ocean views on every hole is absolutely breathtaking and a reminder of the true spirit of golf. We also caught it on a great weather day so that was helpful! Amid COVID-19, they've done a great job of keeping the operation going safely. Looking forward to coming back soon!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 16
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

Front nine back nine

Front nine lulls you into a city course layout, back nine another story, challenge the best of anyone

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
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
Played On
Reviews 9
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
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Great value beautiful views

I ws in the Monterey area from NJ visiting family. Got some time to play golf and heard about Pacific Grove. Very friendly staff when getting a tee time and renting Titleist clubs. Met a fellow visitor on the first tee and we played as a 2some. Moved along at a nice pace and didn't wait at all. Let some singles play through but were not rushed. Course does not beat you up. Enjoyed playing the front 9 with seeing deer. Greens were very true and quick. When getting to the anticipated back 9, I was not disappointed. Beautiful views. Took lots of pictures and didn't hold anyone up. Nicely layed out. Greens were a bit slower but still true. Very enjoyable. Great value. Cannot wait to play there again.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

Every day man's Pebble Beach

Pacific Grove continues to be a fantastic golf option. The back 9 along the Pacific Ocean is unequalled for a municipal golf course. The coastal wind adds to the challenge of the Links. The lighthouse is a great added visual and historic bonus. The front 9 wanders amongst a residential neighborhood with well planned holes. I recommend PG to anyone living in the Monterey area or any visitor to Pebble Beach or other incredible courses on the Peninsula. It's a great way to get used to the breeze and climate of the region inexpensively and get warmed up for other rounds. It's historic and memorable in its own right.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Reviews 2
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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Reviews 3
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
Played On
Reviews 2
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
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Go early

This course is very popular but seems to be less busy the earlier you go. Also got a factor in the wind picking up the later it gets in the day. Good times. Challenging.

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