Salinas Fairways Golf Course
|White (W)||72||6230 yards||73.9||119|
|Gold (W)||72||5460 yards||69.7||109|
|Red (W)||71||5121 yards||67.9||105|
|Blue M: 70.5/121||373||335||161||461||408||552||398||186||353||3227||365||540||346||186||378||411||401||133||492||3252||6479|
|White M: 69.3/120 W: 75.8/127||355||328||148||449||388||539||387||175||339||3108||352||522||334||172||364||396||386||125||471||3122||6230|
|Gold M: 65.8/112 W: 70.6/117||306||319||134||438||325||446||360||162||306||2796||321||457||308||143||291||313||292||110||429||2664||5460|
|Red W: 69.0/111||290||297||112||400||313||434||312||142||296||2596||311||448||299||133||282||306||280||101||390||2550||5146|
Best of Lists
Golf Advisor: Top 25 Friendliest Courses in the U.S.
Fantastic and friendly
Great day. The gentleman in the pro shop comped me a bucket of balls since I opted not to take a cart. Great customer service. Best greens I’ve played in a long time. Will be back
Salinas Fairways is Fun
This is a wide open driving course. If you drive well, then this is a course where you can score below your index. Greens were good but very wet. The restaurant had the grumpiest employee I have come across anywhere in a long, long, time. My friend and I met to have breakfast before the round . I ordered French toast, he ordered a burrito. We were told there was no syrup and no salsa. Huh? This is Sunday morning!
Great place to tune in your shots
At 6800 yards from the white tee's, this is a great course to practice your approach shots fairway woods if needed. Always a bit windy on the back 9, but still forgiving and relatively open. The front plays a little tighter and is more technical than its counterpart.
Been playing here for over fifty years. The greens are always fair and sometimes pro quality. Fun layout
The course is in great shape, Fun layout where you can hit and go.
Fun Course to play.
The course is in good shape. The wind made the course a real challenge to play today.
Playing partner and I had an awesome round. Could not believe the greens and how true they were. Groundskeepers are doing an awesome job
Fantastic conditions and great value
I was surprised at the quality of the greens considering the low cost of my round. The layout is straightforward, wide-open in most places, and a very easy walk. The challenge comes on the back side with a strong prevailing wind on 14, 15 and 18 adding up to two-club lengths to your iron shots. If you don't mind the occasional airplane taking off and the police working on the defensive driving (just off the 13th hole), you will not find a better value on the peninsula.
Best greens in area
Great value. And the greens are always in great condition. Very friendly staff and nice breakfast and lunch in the restaurant without breaking the bank on cost. Not the most beautiful layout, but the course is very well kept.
Great muni course
The fairways is in great shape. Weekday play no wait Great time Great value
Great course for the price
This is a great course for the money. Not too challenging with wide open fairways. This is a long but easy course to walk but made the pace of play pretty slow. There was a foursome walking ahead of me and backed things up, especially for a Wednesday morning. I love to try and play this course as much as possible because the conditions are always kept great.
Always enjoy my round at the Fairways. Will come back as often as possible
Hidden gem for conditions, price, & pace of play.
A nice walking course with wonderful course conditions
Ho Hum layout with OK to decent conditions
I had to drop some money off to my contractor, who's office is 2 blocks from this course so I made him come out and play. We used the Golf Moose coupon so it was only $40 for the two of us with a cart. I've never played here but I've heard from others it has decent greens.
First the layout. As Sixpez mentioned, it's a yawner. Front nine has one little lake in front of a par 3 green that makes things interesting otherwise the front 9 is just a parkland setting with some trees to try and keep you honest. The back nine is WIDE open with the only excitement being a long par 4 with a pond in front of the green to make things interesting. And really that was only a challenge because of a strong headwind.
Conditions wise, greens were decent. They rolled smooth at a medium pace and held approach shots very well. There's nothing to the greens as they are all single tiered with just a traditional back to front minimal slope (for drainage).
Skirt area around the greens was lush offering a good lie 90% of the time. Sand traps were surprisingly nice. I was in two and both had great soft sand. Not the pure white pristine sand found at high end courses but definitely soft fluffy sand and very playable.
Fairways were ok. Green for the most part and offered a good hitting surface with a few thin areas here and there.
Most tee boxes were lush. The par 3 tee boxes were ok with a couple of them having excessive divot damage.
No sand in the carts for divots which I thought was odd. Clubhouse is an old rectangle shoe box building with no aesthetic appeal. Check in was super quick and easy. For $20 it makes a decent little "kill some time" course. Actually, layout aside, the course conditions are definitely worth the $20
Never played before. Surprised how nice this course was. The greens were in great shape and were about a 12 in speed. Would have to play a few times to get use to the greens. Definitely would recommend to anyone int the area.