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4.3
599 Reviews (599)
5 Stars
252
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
4.4
Layout
4.3
Friendliness
4.6
Pace
4.1
Amenities
4.0
95.4%
Recommend this course
562 out of 599 reviews
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4.3
57 Reviews (57)
5 Stars
29
4 Stars
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3 Stars
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Conditions
4.1
Value
4.3
Layout
4.2
Pace
4.0
Amenities
3.9
StaffFriendliness
4.6
94.7%
Recommend this course
54 out of 57 reviews
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4.3
85 Reviews (85)
5 Stars
41
4 Stars
30
3 Stars
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2 Stars
2
1 Stars
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Conditions
4.1
Value
4.3
Layout
4.2
Pace
4.2
Amenities
4.0
StaffFriendliness
4.6
96.5%
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82 out of 85 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
599 Reviews (599)

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 Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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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
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
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Sunny day

When we come down I always play this course because its always in great shape and you cannot beat the views!!

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

Great Value and Views!

Two dramatically different 9s. Back nine offers excellent views of ocean on several holes. Good break from the other PB courses we played. My wife, a novice, loved PG.

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

Pacific Grove GC

Excellent conditions on the course throughout. Pace of play was good for an early start. Greens are slower than I recalled but in very good condition. The course offers a good challenge without being too penal. There are holes where you do need to stay in the fairway to be safe, particularly on the back 9 near the ocean. There are a few sensitive areas that are at the edge of the fairway, so if you are off the short grass you are OB and taking a drop. Back 9 becomes more difficult with more wind, but the views are great. Club House is nice but nothing spectacular, You play here for the views and the course. Lots of wild life on course (deer) A good value for the $$. A " Poor Man's Pebble Beach". Holiday Weekend rate was $74. Included cart and green fee. I play here 2-3 times a year.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Hidden Gem

This is a beautiful course surrounded by the amazing coastline of Pacific Grove. The back nine has spectacular views. The course is not the most challenging or longest, but is fun to play no matter your skill level.

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

Perfect day at Pacific Grove

My friends and I come to Carmel every year and love to play this quaint course .
It is usually very chilly and foggy but we had perfect weather conditions this year.
We love encountering all the wildlife as we go but sometimes they get right in the way of our shots .
Although the driving range is not much , the overall beauty of this course especially on the back nine makes up for it .
We will be back !

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

Back 9 are breathtaking

Feels like a very different course on the back 9. beautiful and stunning views, nice layout

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0

against my first thought

course was okay. Greens were slow on front and better on the back. we played in under 4 hours, even though we were behind a group of 6. the wind was tough on the back mine but the ocean views were fantastic. eleventh green was confusing as a group of right were trying to hit on 13 rather than their 11th. There was no Marshal to correct anything. Overall, I would rate it as average and a little pricey.

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Average
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