Pacific Grove Golf Links

4.3611647059 4.4 stars from 5 (475)
  • 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: 4.4 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.0 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 475 Reviews
5 stars:
190
4 stars:
216
3 stars:
45
2 stars:
11
1 stars:
13

recommend this course

443 out of 472 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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sblaziek's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/09/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


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



u000003065217's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/04/2018
Previously played Used cart Cold weather

Reviewed on

The scenic back nine WOW! What a place to spend our anniversary.


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


"Fun back nine"


johnabaron's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

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

Reviewed on

Greens had some sand maintenance which took a bit of the shine of a fun day. Short but challenging at sea level!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good


I recommend this course


"Great conditions with an ocean view!"


Alex326's avatar
Top 50 Contributor
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/03/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

PG is always an enjoyable track. Course starts out out with two par 3's then a driveable par 4 on the 4th hole. Front nine is set in a tight wooded scene with several looks at the ocean from a few blocks above. Hole 9 is a 220 yard par three that plays directly into the wind.

The back 9 is set right on the ocean and winds around the lighthouse. Gone are the tree lined fairways of the front with sand dunes guarding the edges of the fairway. The beauty of being right on the ocean comes with a price, as the wind will now be a factor in almost every shot on the back nine.

Hole 17 is a short iron par 3 with the ocean directly on your left and a forced carry over a pond in front of the green. It doesn't get any more beautiful and fun than that!

Greens are small but roll smooth and are soft, easily holding approach shots. Fairways are in very nice shape as well. Tee boxes were a little thin on a couple of the par 3's but were divot free.

Customer service is great in the pro shop. Course does have a range and carts have a USB port for charging electronics but do not have GPS. Probably because GPS devices frequently don't work at this course. I believe it has something to do with interference from the lighthouse. Be prepared for your electronic device distance device not to work here.

Restaurant has a great view but that's the extent of it. Food is way overpriced and garbage.

Overall, PG is a super fun course at a very reasonable price.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course


"Poor Man's Pebble"


Scott9100's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/02/2018
Previously played Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

A technical front 9 that winds through the neighborhood is followed up with a back 9 packed full of wonderful beach views and hilly fairways. Tough time from the rough whether it be the old growth trees on the front nine that impede your slightly inaccurate tee shots or the sun bleached white beach sand that makes up the the rough on the back 9. Well kept greens and clean amenities. You'll get your moneys worth at this affordable version of pebble beach.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Best Value"


snyderj's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/01/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Played course with son who regularly shoots in low 80’s. Must say this course was about as much fun as we have experienced. We liked it so much that we went back and played again on 4/2. We will be playing Spyglass and Pebble the next two days. Can’t imagine how anyone could criticize this course. Greens not that fast but great shape. Beautiful!


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



lolihawaiigolf's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/29/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Slow and busy"


u841637901's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/27/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Th front nine is an out and back with not much to recommend it...the back has amazing whew of the ocean and the bay. Because of its location, it is busy with people who are just sightseeing and don't think a lot about the golfers so they may just walk across the fairway! The course itself is in pretty good shape and was fun to play...just wish we hadn't had to wait for so many shots...


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Great views on the back 9, but lumpy greens"


u455543569's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/25/2018
First time playing Used cart Wet weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

A fun course to play because of the location and views, especially on the back 9. However, the greens and bunkers were in rough shape.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"top dress greens ( sanded greens ) no advisory"


djcat57's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  0-4

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/14/2018
First time playing Used cart Wet weather

Reviewed on

No warning the greens had been top dress. with sand ... other then that it just a average golf except for the stunning ocean views


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course



camaro54's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/11/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather 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: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Try it at least once"


u000002647679's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/10/2018
First time playing Used cart Wet weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Back nine has great views of the ocean. If you have a chance to play Pacific Grove you should experience it. Pace of play is slow - friendly staff.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course



MikeWaters's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/06/2018
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Fun course"


Jefferson7284535's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/28/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

You start out with 8 warm up holes in the calm wind and then bam! Game time a 225 yards par 3 right into a 2 club wind. Once you pass or fail that test, you move to the back where you get a 9 hole sample of playing the British Open! Awesome good times


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


"Just meh"


thayward619's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/15/2018
First time playing

Reviewed on

Not sure why the course is so heralded, to be perfectly honest. It was okay to play, fairways along one another, different styles of design from the front to back and a par 3, tenth hole that felt like an afterthought. The poor man's pebble was simply unremarkable, given the moniker it has held. Three links style holes near the water just aren't enough to warrant a better review. Waiting on every tee box, once with two groups waiting, just isn't that fun.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I don't recommend this course


"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



greenichase'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



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