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4.4
550 Reviews (550)
5 Stars
228
4 Stars
244
3 Stars
51
2 Stars
14
1 Stars
13
Conditions
4.1
Value
4.4
Layout
4.3
Friendliness
4.6
Pace
4.2
Amenities
4.0
96.3%
Recommend this course
516 out of 550 reviews
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4.3
36 Reviews (36)
5 Stars
17
4 Stars
14
3 Stars
4
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.2
Value
4.4
Layout
4.2
Pace
4.5
Amenities
4.0
StaffFriendliness
4.6
100.0%
Recommend this course
36 out of 36 reviews
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4.3
64 Reviews (64)
5 Stars
31
4 Stars
24
3 Stars
6
2 Stars
3
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.1
Value
4.3
Layout
4.2
Pace
4.2
Amenities
4.0
StaffFriendliness
4.6
96.9%
Recommend this course
62 out of 64 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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Pacific Grove Golf Links
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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 70 5727 yards 67.9 113
White 70 5571 yards 67.0 110
White (W) 72 5571 yards 72.3 120
Red (W) 72 5305 yards 70.2 116
Scorecard for Pacific Grove
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Blue M: 67.9/113 146 199 312 265 520 533 310 424 218 2927 109 303 513 316 356 397 355 153 298 2800 5727
White M: 67.0/110 W: 72.3/120 146 193 305 259 510 527 304 419 213 2876 104 273 497 307 348 383 351 138 294 2695 5571
Red W: 70.2/116 141 187 298 253 504 521 300 409 207 2820 97 265 480 283 328 305 336 100 291 2485 5305
Handicap 15 9 13 17 7 1 11 3 5 18 12 4 10 6 2 8 16 14
Par 3 3 4 4 5 5 4 4 3 35 3 4 5 4 4 4 4 3 4 35 70
Handicap (W) 17 15 9 11 3 1 7 5 13 18 12 2 14 4 8 10 16 6

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

4.4
550 Reviews (550)

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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Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Short But Fun

This is a gem.of a.coirse. Although a bit short.- 5700 from the blues- it is a.good challenge of golf. And the views of the Pacific from the back 9 are fantastic. Its bot Pebble Beach, but at 10% the cost, it's truly a great golf bargain.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Wet weather
Used cart

Awesome! Lived up to expectations!

This is a great course! Front 9 completely different than back 9. Greens are tricky. Fairways in amazing condition. Views that make your eyes hurt. We had a blast! Pace of play was excellent. Bunkers could use a little work. Brakes on carts needed replacing. Otherwise, pretty perfect.

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

Great Value!

The back nine of this course is as beautiful as advertised.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

One time

It was USOpen week so the price gouging was on in the area. The course is a mini but conditions were fine in the fairway and around greens. The greens were smooth and not real speedy but adequate. It’s a one and done at the gouge prices but for the regular price it would be ok to play it again.

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

Short but challenging

Spectacular views on the back 9! Stay in the fairway

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

Pacific Grove

Overall experience was good
Clubhouse staff was excellent
Course fairways and greens were in good shape
Views on back nine did not disappoint

Conditions Good
Value Fair
Layout Fair
Friendliness Average
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Scenic Course

Visited area while working US Open and played this course for first time. Spectacular scenery on the back 9 along the ocean.Will play it again if/when I return to the area.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Fair
Friendliness Poor
Pace Average
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Used cart

Good walk spoiled - Not!

Don't come here if you don't like beautiful views as you approach each tee and when you're looking for your lost ball. You won't be able to escape them, and you'll be really upset you came.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Best value

Fantastic condition. Fun design. Do not miss while on Monterey Peninsula.

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

Mp

Great course, well maintained, greens are in great shape, can’t go wrong playing here

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

Papa B

Been golfing here every time we come (5 times a year) this course is always in great shape!!

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Cold weather
Used cart

Amazing Round

I heard of all the hype surrounding Pacific Grove Golf Links and the hype was worth it. I never played the back nine and it truly felt I was up the road at Spanish Bay or Pebble. It is a timeless classic that I would recommend to all of my friends and I loved the narrow fairways because most kids want to bomb the course but here at PG you need to hit fairways. This was a 10/10 by far and it is a must play golf course for your Pebble Beach Trip!!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Perfect weather
Used cart

This course is known as the poor mans Pebble Beach

It is moderate in terms of difficulty and fairly short so is good iron practice. The back nine is along the coast and simply gorgeous. It was overcast and cool but I like that for golf.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Fair
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Played On
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great all around course

Always love playing this course.
You get the forrest on the front, then the dunes and the ocean on the back. Greens were in great shape

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great course and scenery.

Great course and picturesque view of Pacific Ocean. Unfortunately, winds were consistently at 20 - 30+ mph so that kind of took away from trying to really score. But would definitely play this course again. Great staff!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart

Nice mix of Woodland and Links

This was the only course we played in Monterey, declining the exotic prices of Pebble Beach etc. We looked in on Sunday and it was VERY busy.
Monday was quiet and we teed off almost half an hour ahead of our pre-booked time. It was dull and windy and we finished in just over 3 hours, and before a short drizzly shower started.

The first 9 are all woodland, but fairly open. The tees, fairways and greens throughout are well-maintained, with a mix of slow and fast greens. The front 9 is a bit routine. The back 9, however, reminded me of The Turnberry in places and the wind played its part. It was pleasant, especially with the crashing waves down the side of some holes and the Lighthouse down others.
Altogether, we'd pla again - preferably on a warm, sunny day.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Golf by the sea

This course was in excellent condition with incredible views of Monterey Bay.

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