Pacific Grove Golf Links

4.3926705882 4.4 stars from 5 (494)
  • 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: 4.1 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.6 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.4 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.0 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 494 Reviews
5 stars:
202
4 stars:
222
3 stars:
46
2 stars:
11
1 stars:
13

recommend this course

461 out of 491 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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"Had fun"


apeezie's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/13/2018
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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


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



Allan1065023's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/03/2018
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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


"Poor mans pebble beach"


George4828829's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/30/2018
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Outstanding course. Challenging front nine followed by back 9 providing Beauty of Pacific Ocean along 17 mile drive.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Best value on the Monterey Peninsula"


Trapperbob13's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/26/2018
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From check in to the 19th hole our experience was absolutely wonderful.

We started with breakfast at the grill and then we played our round in about three hours and 15 minutes. The greens were immaculate and the rest the course was in very good shape.

When you play at Pacific Grove golf links, you get pebble beach views for muni course prices.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Pacific Grove Gem"


Cbrumbaugh's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/25/2018
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We have always referred to PG GC as a poor mans Pebble Beach. The first nine is inland amongst the Cypress trees. The back nine plays in full view of the Monterey Bay. Although short, it is a nice challenge. A must play


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Okay course. 4 holes make this course what it is."


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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/25/2018
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Very average course for the area aside from 4 of the last 9 holes that get close to the water. Even with a “Hot Deal”, this was not a great deal considering the course.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I don't recommend this course


"Always good, but...."


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/24/2018
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Have not played at PG golf Links for about 5 months - course was the usual. Greens rolled true, played early so no wind. The only problem was on the back nine where we had a five some that turned into 6. I called the course and they had a marshal out there in 10 minutes! Great course, just hate slow play.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Great value in Monterey"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/21/2018
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Pacific Grove GC is one of the greatest value in golf. The course is always in great condition. Of course the ocean back nine takes your breath away with it's vistas. Played with a man from Rhode Island who was just awe struck by the course and cost to play. We will return again.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"2 Games"


hamilton24's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/20/2018
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This course was excellent! Actually it was playing 2 totally different houses. The front was a typical golf course setting. But, once you made the turn it was a links type course set on the oceanfront,just gorgeous! Greens were absolutely perfect.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/20/2018
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Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Best ocean views around"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/19/2018
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The course is challenging but forgiving. I’ve played this course several times and have seen deer on the course every time. The front side has tree lined fairways. & the back 9 has beautiful ocean views. The back side is a links style course including a breeze coming off the ocean. I highly recommend it.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/19/2018
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Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"great views"


u000002957809's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  0-4

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/17/2018
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I had not played this course for many years so it was a pleasant surprise to see all the improvements made at the course. We almost cancelled our times due to the rather extreme winds from the previous day. I am glad we did not cancel. The course is rather short. under 6,000 yards from the tips but very playable and fun. The fairways were in great shape for a municipal course The greens in great shape but surprisingly firm and sneaky fast. for public play conditions.. the best part of the venue is the coastal views along most of the back side. I just wanted to sit and enjoy the views of the California coast.. As they say Very easy and relaxing course to walk. alas a good walk interrupted by a round of golf.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course



Johan1318418's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/08/2018
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Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



ellerylake7's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Twice a year
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/22/2018
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Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"My four star rating is not the whole story"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/13/2018
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Who doesn't like to play the second (ocean) nine at Pacific Grove? I am always a little excited to book that course. In fact, I am playing there twice this week. The views are on par with some of the best that Spanish Bay and Spyglass have to offer...and at a fraction of the price. Plus the layout is just good fun. For these reasons, I rate it a four.

However, the greens were downright poor. Worst of all the courses I play in the Monterey Bay area. They are receptive and moderately paced, but they are diseased, lumpy, and untrue. It appears they do not roll the greens and that they are losing the battle with whatever is attacking or invading the grass on their greens. Else the course (fairways, bunkers, rough, and tees) was in good shape and was a kick to play...especially in those brisk winds. On many of the exposed holes, keeping the ball in play off the tee was a real challenge.

They need to fix the ends of the paved cart paths. Exiting the cart paths onto the fairway usually meant a string of potholes and a spine-jarring experience. This problem can and should be fixed.

I enjoy the course but you folks need to get working a bid harder on the conditions out there. Your greenskeeper should call in some expert advice. . Good luck.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


""Babyish Pebble Beach""


trafostar's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/11/2018
First time playing Walked Windy weather Verified Purchaser

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This place is Amazing! I have played Pebble Beach twice and the back nine is very Pebble like. The front nine is like many courses in the area except for the greens, there are in GREAT shape all 18. The greens are true, about a 10. There was a marshall on the course, but the ladies and gentlemen know how to keep things moving. I got paired with two other amazing guys, and their name both was Mark. My round there was awesome, I was hitting my driver straighter and longer, but the approach shot stop me from shooting a very low round. I am not that used to playing in the wind so I missed a lot of greens with wedges. The course in not a very long course so with a good tee shot low rounds can be had.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



garyjune56's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/07/2018
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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



shaffferhouse's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  Don't know

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/04/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



sblaziek's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/09/2018
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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



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