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4.2
234 Reviews (234)
5 Stars
77
4 Stars
122
3 Stars
28
2 Stars
4
1 Stars
3
Conditions
4.2
Value
4.6
Layout
4.3
Friendliness
4.5
Pace
4.0
Amenities
3.8
98.0%
Recommend this course
227 out of 234 reviews
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Average Rating
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4.7
6 Reviews (6)
5 Stars
4
4 Stars
2
3 Stars
0
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.4
Value
5.0
Layout
4.8
Pace
5.0
Amenities
4.8
StaffFriendliness
5.0
100.0%
Recommend this course
6 out of 6 reviews
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Average Rating
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4.3
20 Reviews (20)
5 Stars
7
4 Stars
12
3 Stars
1
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.3
Value
4.6
Layout
4.4
Pace
3.9
Amenities
4.0
StaffFriendliness
4.6
100.0%
Recommend this course
20 out of 20 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 72
Length 6784 yards
Slope 119
Rating 71.9

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.

Course Details

Year Built 1957
Fairways Kikuyu Grass
Greens Kikuyu Grass
Golf Season Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - $16
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts 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
Walking Allowed Yes

Food & Beverage

Food & Beverage

Available Facilities

Clubhouse

Accolades

  • Golf Advisor: Top 25 Friendliest Courses in the U.S. (2015 #24)

Reviews

4.2
234 Reviews (234)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 16
Watching the Game 10
Patio Dining 9
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 25
Water Hazards 25
Plays Long 16
This course/club is great for:
Locals 49
Walkers 45
Seniors 41
This Course's Location is:
Near the Airport 41
Convenient to the City 38
Worth the Drive 20

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Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 6
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Walked

Playing with JR

Had a nice day to play a very challenging course with very fast greens.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

A little windy but not bad. Greens in good shape, fairways got a lot of roll.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Weekday play

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.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Great course

Truth be told. I have been playing here for years. Just wanted to post a positive review because this is a consistently super golf course for all levels of play. I am a 9 handicap and fully enjoy this well maintained course. The greens are always the highlight but fairways are well taken care of also. This course is unbeatable for the green fees anywhere in the Monterey Peninsula.

Played On
Reviews 7
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Spectacular for novice players

Wide open. Priced very fairly. I’ll be coming back as I sharpen my swords there.

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

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.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great Deal

Course is in great condition, great value for your golf dollar.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

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

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 16
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

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.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

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.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

First Muni

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.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Weekly Golf Game

Course in great shape but a 5 some in front of us was slow and kept play extremely slow.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 76
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 250 Contributor
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

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.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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