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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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.
Wide open spaces
Nothing fancy here but nice greens and the wind makes it challenging.
The large rain really greened up this course. The staff have it fantastic condition- best condition I can remember
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.
Good fun but the high dough is easy to lose a ball
With all the rain we've had lately the course was surprisingly dry. The bunkers were a little wet but that's understandable.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.