Pacific Grove Golf Links

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4.4
514
5 Stars
211
4 Stars
230
3 Stars
47
2 Stars
13
1 Stars
13
Conditions
4.0
Value
4.4
Layout
4.3
Friendliness
4.6
Pace
4.1
Amenities
3.9
94.5%
Recommend this course
480 out of 511 reviews
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Average Rating
4.3
33
5 Stars
17
4 Stars
12
3 Stars
2
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.0
Value
4.3
Layout
4.3
Pace
4.0
Amenities
4.0
StaffFriendliness
4.7
93.9%
Recommend this course
31 out of 33 reviews
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Average Rating
4.3
65
5 Stars
32
4 Stars
25
3 Stars
6
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.0
Value
4.3
Layout
4.3
Pace
4.0
Amenities
3.8
StaffFriendliness
4.6
93.8%
Recommend this course
61 out of 65 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Par 70
Length 5727
Slope 118
Rating 67.5
Type Public
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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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 70 5727 yards 67.5 118
White 70 5571 yards 66.8 116
White (W) 72 5571 yards 71.6 115
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
514

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
5.0
Top 500 Contributor
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

A Gem (not hidden)

This is such a great course option, surrounded by trophy track courses! Fantastic Back 9 that really gives you the Pebble Beach feel in Monterey.

The course is just a fun course to play, and in great condition considering the high volume of play they get daily. Sneaky tricky greens.

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

Play this course every time I am in town. A fun course, great views, excellent value. My wife is new to golf and was stressed about playing with another twosome. Even though the course was busy the staff made the effort to get the 2 of us out by ourselves. Really appreciate that they did that.

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

Great value

Friendly pro shop staff. Value for the $. Nice post round restaurant. All-in-all a great value and wonderful experience. Not a top drawer attraction but a lot of fun.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

great round of golf

weather started out gloomy, but as soon as we hit the back 9 on the ocean, the sun came out. it was a beautiful day.

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

Beautiful Ocean views

We play this course each time we come to the area. The views of the tree lined front 9 and ocean view on back 9 are beautiful.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

A Tale of Two Nines

An excellent value for the cost. Par 70 and less than 6,000 yards from the back tees. Front nine is okay but I have never played a course that starts with two par 3’s. Back to Back par 5’s on this nine too. The back nine has many holes along the water and an overall better layout. Reminded me of courses you might fcome across in Scotland or Ireland.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Low price option

I would stay in the 100 to 150 dollar for 18 range the golf is awesome but we his course is a low cost alternative you get what you pay for

Conditions Fair
Value Good
Layout Poor
Friendliness Average
Pace Fair
Amenities Poor
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Poor
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Top 250 Contributor
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Amazing Experience

Flew all the way from Texas to get the Monterrey-Carmel-Pacific Grove experience and was not disappointed. I was definitely not going to pony up hundreds of dollars to play Pebble, so I settled for this course, the poor man's Pebble and had one of the most memorable experiences of golf in my life. I was paired up with a local, Neo, who knew the course to perfection, and a couple who visited from San Diego. The course was in excellent condition, bright green, and well kept. The back 9 holes were breath taking. The course, although it seemed short, was challenging, but perfect for me since I'm not a long hitter. It was so pleasing to the eye, that it made me play better. Hands down I recommend this course for the views, the price and the experience.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Cold weather
Used cart

Always a treat

We play here often (weekly) and this time took friends. Only black eye was lack of riding carts when we checked in for noon-ish tee time. There was a tournament that AM apparently, so that explains the low cart levels. Weather was typical Monterey peninsula weather; foggy, breezy and cool. Good staff at PGGL; lunch was good as well.

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

Great course

We thoroughly enjoyed our round of golf. Course was in great shape. Highly recommend playing at Pacific Grove.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Ocean view

They call Pacific Grove the poor man’s Pebble and they’re right. The back nine is totally different than the front nine with with ocean views and a links feel on almost every hole. I would recommend this course to anyone.

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

Nice course with a great view

First time playing at this course, back nine has an amazing view love it. Nothing better then to play a round of golf with an ocean view

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Play Pacific Grove

The young man who checked me in gave me a $6 discount on green fees because the threesome that I joined had a better rate than I received from Golfnow.

Course conditions were very good.

The weather was perfect (July in Monterey).

The course is infested with deer; I had a short conversation with a buck on a green on the back before he decided I was boring.

Make sure you look around the pro shop for goodies to remember your visit; better than some of the other higher priced courses on the peninsula.

It was a fun round, relaxing, a course that keeps your attention, and of course amid beautiful surroundings.

This course, along with the Mexican food in Seaside, the seafood in Monterey, and the breakfast at Bayonet/Blackhorse, makes me almost consider a move.

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

Had fun

Overall great value with the exception of the cost for club rental. $50 for a set is a bit steep. Besides that we had a great day with awesome weather. Couldn't have asked for much more

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