Salinas Fairways Golf Course
The Championship 18 hole course and driving range contains 140 acres adjacent to Salinas Municipal Airport. The course is a par 72 with a Black Tee 71.9 rating, a Blue Tee 70.7 rating, a White Tee 69.4 rating, a Red Tee 69 rating and a Gold Tee 65.4 rating. In 1998 Golf Course Architect Steve Halsey, of Hlsey Darary Golf in La Mesa California redesigned the course for a complete renovation. Mr. Halsey is an accomplished California Golf Course Architect having provided architectural design for the following golf courses: The River Course at Alisal, Solvang; Coronado Municipal Golf Course; Balboa Park Municipal Golf Course; Salinas Golf & Country Club; Palo Alto Golf Course; Modesto Municipal Golf Course and El Segundo Golf Course.
|White (W)||72||6307 yards||75.4||126|
|Gold (W)||72||5503 yards||70.9||118|
|Red (W)||72||5168 yards||69.4||114|
|Black M: 71.9/119||396||342||180||468||435||579||400||215||356||3371||391||552||381||214||398||416||422||135||504||3413||6784|
|Blue M: 70.7/118||377||338||165||466||417||562||400||188||356||3269||373||550||351||193||386||416||407||135||502||3313||6582|
|White M: 69.4/116 W: 75.4/126||360||329||146||450||396||548||388||172||342||3131||359||532||339||177||371||400||391||126||481||3176||6307|
|Gold M: 65.4/109 W: 70.9/118||307||320||129||435||330||453||358||157||308||2797||329||462||315||146||295||316||296||112||435||2706||5503|
|Red M: 69.0/111 W: 69.4/114||289||304||111||402||317||440||310||141||297||2611||317||453||302||135||285||307||284||103||371||2557||5168|
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Playing with JR
Had a nice day to play a very challenging course with very fast greens.
A little windy but not bad. Greens in good shape, fairways got a lot of roll.
The course is a well maintained links style course. The putting greens condition are some of the best I’ve ever played. The pace of play was a bit bunched up, but overall a pleasant playing experience.
Spectacular for novice players
Wide open. Priced very fairly. I’ll be coming back as I sharpen my swords there.
Salinas fairway play
Had a great time course in great shape greens really fast they were cut close. Hopefully to go back after the rain has come.
Good muni for $$$
I play this course regularly Two different nine hole layouts . Front nine is tree lined. Back nine is like links style due to airport runway. If you play in the afternoon . The back nine can be challenging due to wind conditions. If you play during midday you might be delayed do to retirees regulars playing sometime in five-somes
Enjoyable course to play
Course is flat, so trees and traps are the challenges along with afternoon wind (like everywhere in NCAL). Mike and the others in golf shop are helpful, courteous and friendly. Greens are in pretty good shape and run generally true with frequent sloping. Some par fours are hard to reach in regulation when into the wind but course is fair and enjoyable to play.
Pace of play
Wednesday’s are the absolute worse days to play at this course. We had a threesome in front of us that must not have a clue to what pace of play means. These guys were spending about 5 mins each hole finding their drives. It would of been nice to play through them if it wasn’t for the five-some in front of them. This place is a joke when it comes to people following the rules.
First time playing this course. While not a scenic or exciting course it is in good shape and a great course to play or practice on. I enjoyed the round and the weather was nice. Didn’t get overly windy. I’ll play it again.
Weekly Golf Game
Course in great shape but a 5 some in front of us was slow and kept play extremely slow.
Hot summer day on the course with winds
This muni course located next to an airport is the most affordable gc in the area. The calm front nine and the windy back nine gives plenty challenges for all levels. The greens were pleasantly nice. The fairways probably will look as good as it ever will for a muni, sometimes you feel like you are playing golf on a goat patch or see cows grazing. The friendly staff would occassionally give you a wave and a smile after they leave a trail of dust on your face. The pace got really slow on the 13th that I decided to skip the next 2 holes and play the last 3 holes with 3 balls to make up for it.
Worst staff at any golf course anywhere
Great course for the value but the staff is beyond terrible. I’ll make this short and to the point....if you don’t like working with the public DONT work with the public. Whoever is running the cafe needs to be replaced ASAP. What a bad look for our city when we have the wrong people running our main public golf course. I would have gave negative stars if possible....yes...it’s thats bad!
Great value and great service as always
Course is fair and forgiving and just difficult enough to keep you humble
Absorbs lots of rounds and greens are maintained well
The evening price is a bargain and morning price is fair
Great Value, Fun Track!
Salinas Fairways is consistently in good shape, with great greens. The staff is always super friendly and helpful, the food in the clubhouse is tasty and the beer selection is solid. Pace of play was great, and we easily got in two rounds in under eight hours. Two thumbs up!