Pacific Grove Golf Links

4.3774764706 4.4 stars from 5 (459)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 70
  • Length: 5727 yards
  • Slope: 118
  • Rating: 67.5
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Pull-carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

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

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.

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.4 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.0 stars from 5
Value: 4.5 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.0 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.5 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.5 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.0 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 459 Reviews
5 stars:
184
4 stars:
210
3 stars:
41
2 stars:
11
1 stars:
13

recommend this course

429 out of 456 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is worth the drive near local attractions convenient to the city   Great for wildlife/ scenic views walkers locals   Challenges include bunkers narrow fairways elevation changes   Great for drinks brunch patio dining  

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"Best Course and Value"


u000003079662's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/13/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

We got really lucky on the weather,it was perfect,we teed off at 9:50. It was around 65 degrees and there was no wind,the front nine is played around huge trees and beautiful houses surround the course,you will see deer on the fairways.The back nine is more like a desert course played next to the ocean off of 17 mile drive,the views are breath taking and a little bit of a distraction.The course is in pristine condition,and the greens are flawless,the greens are pretty slow compared to what i'm used to.Love this track.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



u534397363's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/11/2018
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"unbelievable day"


Ghabedanck's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/07/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great course affordable course on beautiful sunny, windless day. Back 9 views were breath taking


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Great day of golf"


Ed4507444's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/14/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Really nice day hardly any wind!! Good holes and some bad holes! Typical round of golf! Course was in good shape....


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"A real treat"


jrichardson4741's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/13/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Started off a bit cold and slow but warmed up and picked by the 7th hole. Breeze plays on every hole adding a bit of challenge to an otherwise fairly easy course. Loved the back 9 as all the holes are right on the ocean.

Restaurant didn’t get my order right in the AM, and then closed early in the afternoon so can’t say I had a good experience there.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I recommend this course


"Very nice course"


gtshark1's avatar
Age:  35-44
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/04/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course is located in great area. Not too challenging tee to green. Greens were super tough. I was the first group out and thought they'd play slow. WRONG. Like glass. If you miss the cup your looking at a tough putt to save decent score. I'm a pretty good putter but the speed and rolls were brutal.

Scenery is awesome. Deer, nice trees, and of course the cliffs/waves/ocean.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



Pumpsix's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/25/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good


I recommend this course



sroswald's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/23/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Fun par 70 course with very quick and sloppy greens that make up for length when scoring.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



u7326787's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/16/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great view and the course layout is great for all age and for the ladies my wife did not lose her interest


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"PG Golf Links..."


cpea12's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  Don't know

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/12/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

An exceptional day as far as weather 70 degrees, crystal clear and no winds. Rare for Pacific Grove, so it was an excellent round! Great course layout and pace of play was good. 5 stars! Beautiful!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Easy Holes / Super Challenging Greens"


OlympicBill's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/09/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Very easy 60 minute travel to course from home. Beautiful 70 degree weather (The type of day that makes you happy to live in Nor Cal) clear blue skies. Staff was great, very helpful.

The double par 3 start is a bit different but it allows you a good opportunity to get the flow of your game. Actually, really liked that in hind sight. Front nine has some different type of holes in a non typical order. The scenery is really nice on the front 9 but you can feel there is going to be a build on the back.

Once you make the turn it becomes very apparent that you are going to be treated to something special. The back 9 has a number of holes with majestic Pacific Ocean views that is very much in the style of Pebble Beach.

The holes were more creative on the back 9. What I was most impressed with however was the condition of the greens through the entire course, which were in great shape and rolling very fast! Also, the subtle movements on the greens forced you to really study ball movement on most every putt. i had a couple of above the hole four footers that were real testers.

Would love to return to the course again down the road. Overall a great experience. The only con is the course comes up a bit short on yardage, but one should not let that be the deciding factor in playing this course.

The scenery is worth the green fees. Make certain to have a camera or smart phone with you for pictures.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



71calvet75's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/08/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Pacific Grove Golf Course is in this area, known as the poor mans Pebble Beach. On the back nine there are sweeping views of the Pacific Ocean, challanging golf holes and some of the most breath taking views on the Monterey Peninsula. A can`t miss place to play a round of golf. And the front nine has its challanges also. Very wooded dogleg holes and back to back par 5`s. The greens were in great shape. Great day of golf.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"This course has great features"


u7283645's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/14/2017
First time playing Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I loved the back nine of the course. Has a great view of the pacific ocean. Felt like playing at pebble beach


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"A Great day of Golf at Pacific Grove"


TommyM3's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/07/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

When you can't afford Pebble Beach, this is a pleasant

alternative!!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Spectacular views with good playing conditions for November."


rvargas65's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/01/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Best value for Monterey peninsula. Well maintained and challenging to all levels of golfers. Best views after Pebble Beach.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



dpearson57's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/16/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Love This Course!"


hyegolfdog's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/10/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

Normally when I am in Monterey I usually play the bigger courses, but after finding a Hot Deal for Pacific Grove I decided to give it a try. Great decision! Fun layout, beautiful views, and very well kept. Definitely worth playing, and more reasonably priced then the bigger name course in the area. I will definitely be playing here again.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Great Course"


o2termite's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/27/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Best and nicest municipal course I've played in long time. Friendly grass for beginners. Nicely manicured greens and varied hole placements. Very nice staff. Will play this course more often.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"What a ztrest"


Jim9934862's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/27/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The first nine are inland and although the course is relatively short each hole is demanding. A few of the par 3's are over 200 yards from the blue tees. The back nine overlooks the ocean and is stunning This is the "Poor Mans Pebble Beach".


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good


I recommend this course


"Meet some of the nicest on the course."


Golf42now's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/25/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We were joined by a single gentleman who was the perfect playing partner. Very friendly and interesting to talk with.

The pace of play was very slow at just over 4-1/2 hours. We had to wait at just about every tee. We have played at longer courses at a much faster pace.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



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