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4.2
207 Reviews (207)
5 Stars
65
4 Stars
109
3 Stars
27
2 Stars
3
1 Stars
3
Conditions
4.2
Value
4.5
Layout
4.1
Friendliness
4.5
Pace
4.1
Amenities
3.6
95.9%
Recommend this course
200 out of 207 reviews
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3.8
17 Reviews (17)
5 Stars
3
4 Stars
10
3 Stars
3
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
1
Conditions
3.9
Value
4.1
Layout
4.0
Pace
3.8
Amenities
3.3
StaffFriendliness
4.3
88.2%
Recommend this course
15 out of 17 reviews
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4.1
35 Reviews (35)
5 Stars
12
4 Stars
17
3 Stars
4
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.1
Value
4.4
Layout
4.0
Pace
4.0
Amenities
3.4
StaffFriendliness
4.5
94.3%
Recommend this course
33 out of 35 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.

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Salinas Fairways Golf Course
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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 72 6784 yards 71.9 119
Blue 72 6582 yards 70.7 118
White 72 6307 yards 69.4 116
White (W) 72 6307 yards 75.4 126
Gold 72 5503 yards 65.4 109
Gold (W) 72 5503 yards 70.9 118
Red 72 5168 yards 69.0 111
Red (W) 72 5168 yards 69.4 114
Scorecard for Salinas Fairways
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
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
Handicap 8 12 14 18 2 6 4 10 16 15 7 11 9 1 3 5 17 13
Par 4 4 3 5 4 5 4 3 4 36 4 5 4 3 4 4 4 3 5 36 72
Handicap (W) 12 10 18 6 8 2 4 16 14 9 1 7 15 5 11 13 17 3

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

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Reviews

4.2
207 Reviews (207)

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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Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
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5.0
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Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
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4.0
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Previously Played

Municipal course

Some challenge holes, some easy holes. Windy conditions makes this course a challenge. Some holes favor the wind and some holes have the wind behind you. Front nine feels like a different course from the back nine. Would be happy to play again in the future.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
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Amenities Excellent
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Conditions Average
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Conditions Excellent
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3.0
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First Time Playing

Wide open spaces

Nothing fancy here but nice greens and the wind makes it challenging.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Poor
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Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Fantastic Condition

The large rain really greened up this course. The staff have it fantastic condition- best condition I can remember

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Amenities Average
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Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played

Good value

Greens are in good condition but golfers could be better at repairing ball marks. Most groups move at a good clip. Fairways looking pretty good. Course is flat and forgiving; for those of us beaten up on the tougher area courses, it’ a pleasant chance to regroup.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played

Good fun but the high dough is easy to lose a ball

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played
Perfect weather

Dry Conditions

With all the rain we've had lately the course was surprisingly dry. The bunkers were a little wet but that's understandable.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Course was wet but playable

After a couple of weeks of rain and a frost delay, the course was still playable. There were a lot of players out on the course, but pace of play was good with minimal waiting. Considering how wet it has been, there were no real problems.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
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Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
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Previously Played

I bought a round for 2 people with cart. We were told no carts today because of rain. I asked why it was not posted as such, he stated they posted it today. I asked about a pull cart and was told there are only two, I said that's all we need, he hesitated for a moment and my partner said he didn't need one. Course was in bad shape but could have allowed carts on paths and rough. We only played 9 holes due to conditions and health reasons.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Poor
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great track for the price

Well worth the price and drive. We travel about an hour from San Jose to play Salinas Fairways. The greens are the biggest attraction, always rolling true and fast.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Cold weather
Used cart

Too many people

The shot gun start after the frost delay was a great idea. We started on the 14th hole and smooth sailing until we got to hole #10. We had a group of 7 golfers in front of us. Actually there were 5 golfers and 2 kids playing. The big delay was they let the kids hit fairway shots and putt. Our foursome didn't approach them but it was quite annoying to wait for them to get through the remaining holes. They didn't seem to mind that they were slowing everyone behind them.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

One of the best muni Courses in Monterey County

Great time no waiting perfect Friday afternoon on the course my only negative is what’s with the café stop there after nine all closed up found out they close at 3 PM makes no sense to me

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Fair and challenging

A good mix of easy and difficult holes. It is easy to walk. Very level fairways. The pace of play can be slow. It is always crowded. Afternoons are not as bad.

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

Average layout with nice bent greens

Tee boxes could use some work, we were one of the first groups off, the fairway and green mower must have been behind us, there was dew everywhere. The fairways and greens are better than average considering the price to play.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

Good value

Nice experience starts in pro shop with friendly staff- very accommodating. Course is pretty forgiving, being level. Wind does present some challenges, especially on back nine, as some par 4's become effectively par 5's for many of us. Greens are well maintained and roll pretty true. For me a fun course to play.

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