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4.4
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Conditions
4.1
Value
4.6
Layout
4.3
Friendliness
4.7
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.1
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4.3
9 Reviews (9)
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Conditions
4.0
Value
4.6
Layout
4.3
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.0
StaffFriendliness
4.7
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4.3
9 Reviews (9)
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Layout
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About

Holes 18
Type Private
Style Traditional
Par 72
Length 6145 yards
Slope 128
Rating 70.1

The Club at Crazy Horse Ranch (previously known as Salinas Golf & Country Club) in Monterey boasts a reputation as "the friendliest club in the area." Opened in 1925, it's also known as one of the area's oldest clubs though they are loathe to label themselves as "traditional". The golf course sprawls across rolling countryside dotted with mature trees and the occasional water hazard. Originally opened as a nine-hole layout, the golf course may appear somewhat short at just over 6,200 yards from the back tees but don't underestimate its level of difficulty. It's a tight layout that demands accuracy, especially when navigating the small greens. There is plenty of variety at The Club at Crazy Horse Ranch, you may even find yourself using all the clubs in your bag. The golf course finishes with a stunning view of Salinas Valley from an elevated tee. The fairway slopes downhill to a well protected green guarded on the left with trees and on the right with bunkers.

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Course Details

Year Built 1925
Fairways Rye Grass
Greens Rye Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Jack Fleming (1925)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Bunker Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Metal Spikes Allowed No

Food & Beverage

Bar, Catering

Available Facilities

Clubhouse, Lounge, Banquet Facilities, Locker Rooms

Available Sports

Tennis

Accolades

Reviews

4.4
169 Reviews (169)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 20
Patio Dining 10
Dinner 8
Course Challenges Include:
Elevation Changes 45
Undulating Greens 25
Bunkers 19
This course/club is great for:
Locals 46
Advanced Golfers 27
Seniors 23
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 36
Convenient to the City 24
In the 'Burbs 8

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Reviews 2
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once 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 Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Another fun day at the course

First time at this course, found out semi private(?) my tee time was move up cause of tournament, staff were great and pair me up with very friendly people. Course was in good condition, lay out was great. Had great time at the course. Hope to see more tee time at Golfnow or other site.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 20
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Nice and fast

Round took 3 hrs and 20 minutes. Every course should have this pace!
Greens were still a little too slow due to recent aeration but they roll fairly true. Rest of the course is in pretty nice shape.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

I'll be back.

Hidden gem of a course. Nice driving range, putting green and chipping area. I played when the wind was about 25 to 30 mph and pretty cold and still enjoyed the round. The fairways were in good shape (there were a lot of ground squirrels but the fairways were relatively clear of holes). The bunkers were in great shape. The tiny greens had been sanded but were in great shape and the ball rolled well. Sharp doglegs, trees, elevation changes and sloped fairways put an emphasis on accurate tee shots. Work the ball if you can. It gets a bit crowded at some hole locations where the tee boxes and greens are in close proximity to each other. It is a par 72 and our foursome finished in a little over 3 hours. We felt a bit rushed as it seemed the local Friday threesomes were trailing us but they didn't say anything or complain. Friendly staff and golfers here.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Very Nice and Challenging Course

I love this course's layout! Layout is challenging for any handicap player. Number 5 is a 3-story downhill par 3 that's majestic! Course conditions are outstanding! It's very well maintained golf course!! Bathrooms are clean and very well maintained!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 10
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

Its great to be back..

First time back here since over 3 years ago. Beautiful layout, very friendly staff. It was a bit breezy and cool today but ala in all, a great day for golf at a great course.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Excellent round

Couldn’t ask for a better day! The staff is beyond helpful and friendly. Fairway, tee boxes and greens all in excellent condition for this time of the year. Pace of play was perfect. We are looking into joining this wonderful golf course.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Over sanded greens

Overall this course was good, but they had just punched the greens and they applied way too much sand. Also it should be noted when booking that the greens had just been punched and sanded.

Conditions Fair
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great Experience

An old fashioned design that is certainly refreshing. The course stretches out in front of you and invites you to 'come get me.' More challenging than it first appears.
Greens couldn't be any better. Fairways are excellent but some kikuyu grass in the rough that can be difficult to deal with.
Staff was professional, helpful, and friendly. Pace of play was unbelievably fast.
Highly recommend playing this golf course.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

its Crazy not to play Crazy Horse

if you are looking for challenging course!.. .. it has a tight fairway..green is silky smooth.. a true roll!.. oh by the way, cant beat the free coffee,tea,sobe drinks, water and ice all day!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 6
Handicap 15-19
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Excellent weather
Used cart

Great day at Crazy Horse

From begging to end it was a great experience. Booked on Golf Now for 3. Asked if we could change to 4....no problem. Asked if we could go just a bit later....no problem. Pace of play less than 4 hours and we took our time. Course was in fantastic condition. Greens were extremely fast but sooo true. I loved it. So much so I entered a team in the Italian Tournament even though I'm not a member. Lastly Matthew in the clubhouse was just about as professional and friendly as anyone we have come across before.

Tony Gregorio

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Good weather
Used cart

Exelentes greens

Me gusto el campo un poco corto, pero con buen grado de dificultad los greens son chicos pero con exelente velocidad.
Disfrute mucho el campo solo me gustaria aberlo jugado con otra persona gracias.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 8
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Tough for beginners

Very small and unforgiving greens, almost impossible to keep your ball from rolling off. Well kept course and plays pretty short. Beat the wind and get out early.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Good weather
Used cart

very good course and friendly, professional staff

So SLOW...3 hours on the back 9...ridiculous. Needs someone to...marshall.. have terrible and uneducated golfers to be conscious of others..at least know the rules of pace of play , etc.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great course

Awesome layout of holes. Great course and wicked nice staff. I enjoy playing this course when ever I get the chance

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great find

Super staff, great pace of play, fun layout, small greens set up a nice challenge on both GIR and up and down par saves. Greens tended to be on the hard side prior to aeriation but they were quite smooth. I will be back soon!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 20
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Good weather
Used cart

I liked it!

Booked through Golf Now Hot Deals. It took much longer to get there due to 101 traffic issues & was a little late. Staff still got me on (thank you) & I finished in less than 3 hours. Course is in great shape & I thought it was an interesting layout. Would be interested in coming back.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Average weather
Used cart

Super Golf course

The three of us are all over 65 and play once a week. The Golf course at Crazy Horse is both fun to play and challenging. Fairways are well kept and the greens fast but fair. We played with another 65+ and finished the round in less than 4 hours..Well kept and fair..

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Excellent weather
Used cart

Sparklingg it at Crazy Horse

Still can't believe that this place is not crowded.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Good weather
Used cart

Very good value in Salinas

Staff very friendly. Course was in very good condition, considering the shape of other Northern California courses in this drought condition. A number of blind shots and uncertainty how to position the drive on various doglegs makes this a challenge for anyone who has not played the course before. Look forward to my second outing now that I have familiarity with the layout.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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