Salinas Fairways Golf Course

4.1751176471 4.2 stars from 5 (160)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 71
  • Length: 6479 yards
  • Slope: 120
  • Rating: 70.5
  • Layout

  • 45 Skyway Blvd, Salinas, California 93905, Monterey County
  • (831) 758-4653
  • (831) 758-4656
  • salinasfairways.com

Year built: 1957
Architect(s): Robert Muir Graves, Jack Fleming (1957), Stephen Halsey (1998)
Type: Public
Greens: Kikuyu Grass
Fairways: Kikuyu Grass
Golf Season: Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Pull-carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Practice bunker: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 71 6479 yards 70.5 120
White 71 6230 yards 69.3 118
White (W) 72 6230 yards 73.9 119
Gold 68 5460 yards 65.8 110
Gold (W) 72 5460 yards 69.7 109
Red (W) 71 5121 yards 67.9 105

The Championship 18 hole course and driving range contains 140 acres adjacent to Salinas Municipal Airport. The course is a par 72 with a Blue Tee 69.9 rating, a White Tee 68.5 rating, a RedTee 67.9 rating and a Yellow Tee 67.9 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.

Accolades

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.2 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.7 stars from 5
Value: 4.4 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.0 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.4 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.1 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.1 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 160 Reviews
5 stars:
48
4 stars:
86
3 stars:
23
2 stars:
1
1 stars:
2

recommend this course

155 out of 160 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is near the airport convenient to the city worth the drive   Great for locals walkers seniors   Challenges include bunkers water hazards plays long   Great for drinks watching the game patio dining  

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Reviews


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hsmahew's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/11/2018
Previously played Used cart Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Salinas fairway Experience."


Blobster's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/03/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great course to play in, Greens were awesome and fairways where wide open had a wonderful time playing this course. Not a course for people who need quietness. All and all I had a great Time.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Salinas Fairways GC"


Garry2181780's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/23/2018
Previously played

Reviewed on

My Golf Buddies choose to travel 40 miles to the Course because:

1. The Fairway drains well after a rain

2. Its a great bargain.

3. The layout is challenging enough for Senior Players.

4. The greens are kept up.

5. The staff is very helpful and courteous.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Nice Municipal Course"


stevelaughton's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  Don't know

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/08/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

I've been playing this course since the early 1970's. off and on. Took a 15 year hiatus from golf and just retuned to it about 4 months ago. This course had a multi million dollar renovation some 10-15 years ago I believe it was. It improved the course. The course is challenging yet playable for the beginning to intermediate golfer. Green fees are on par or cheaper with other municipal courses in the area. The course can get somewhat crowded at times.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Good day"


rhmoen's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  Don't know

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/28/2018
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course in nice condition. Greens fast. Course layout, glad to play with someone who knew the course. Would play it again.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course


Response from Salinas Fairways Golf Course on 03/02/2018:

Hello, and thanks so much for your review! We love it when golfers like you have a great time on our course. We're so glad that you enjoyed the layout and found it challenging. We are also pleased to hear that the pace and course conditions met your standards. We hope to see you on the course again soon. Thanks for choosing Salinas Fairways!


wonghuh's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/24/2018
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Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I don't recommend this course


"Salinas Fairways? More like Salinas Greens!"


u9053745's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/07/2018
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They should rename this course to Salinas Greens! The greens were pure and rolling true. Easily one of the best green conditions in the area! Finished in less than 3 hours to boot!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



u738701827's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/07/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course


"Nice greens"


None's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/30/2018
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Reviewed on

Good walkable course. Affordable. Flat but fun to play here. Greens are very good condition most of the time. Good chipping, putting area. Driving range Not so good.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



tamiesu33's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/18/2018
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Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



u9057456's avatar
Age:  35-44
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/11/2018
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Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Tough greens"


u000005379299's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/06/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Challenging course. Pin placements were a killer.

I would go again.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Windy day"


MrStriper's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/22/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Windy today but the course still is fun. Course in good shape with friendly staff


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Best local course"


None's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/12/2017
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Reviewed on

love the greens here. Always in very good condition. The course is fairly flat . Simple layout but fun to play. It usually is windy on the back nine which makes it more fun to play. Will come back for sure.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



Espy1313's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/03/2017
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Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Good day"


u000002724139's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/30/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Everything was perfect. Mike in the pro shop is a great guy and always is accommodating.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



dseamans's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/21/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



shaeffes's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/18/2017
Previously played Used cart Cold weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course



wonghuh's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/18/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Good golf and price"


u000004172405's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/13/2017
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Reviewed on

Great course for the price. The greens were rolling true. Hope they up keep the course.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



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