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3.5
195 Reviews (195)
5 Stars
29
4 Stars
69
3 Stars
47
2 Stars
32
1 Stars
18
Conditions
3.1
Value
4.0
Layout
4.0
Friendliness
4.5
Pace
3.8
Amenities
3.1
78.9%
Recommend this course
144 out of 195 reviews
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Average Rating
Avg Rating
3.7
19 Reviews (19)
5 Stars
5
4 Stars
7
3 Stars
5
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
1
Conditions
3.3
Value
4.2
Layout
4.0
Pace
4.1
Amenities
3.2
StaffFriendliness
4.8
84.2%
Recommend this course
16 out of 19 reviews
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Average Rating
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3.6
20 Reviews (20)
5 Stars
5
4 Stars
7
3 Stars
5
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
2
Conditions
3.2
Value
4.0
Layout
4.0
Pace
3.9
Amenities
3.1
StaffFriendliness
4.6
80.0%
Recommend this course
16 out of 20 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 72
Length 6684 yards
Slope 124
Rating 71.3

Originally designed by Floyd McFarkland, Pajaro Valley Golf Club has large Monterey Pines lining its generous rolling fairways. Elevated tees provide scenic views of the Pajaro Valley below. Opened in 1922 and redesigned in 1962 by Robert Muir Graves, the course features small bentgrass greens and four ponds with water in play on three holes. The fourth is one of the course's most challenging holes, a 420-yard par 4 with triple-tiered green. The course also was once the home of former U.S. Open champion Olin Dutra, who spent the last part of his career teaching here.

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Course Details

Year Built 1922
Greens Rye Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Floyd McFarkland (1922) Robert Muir Graves (1962)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - $16 - $20
Clubs Yes
GPS Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, American Express
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Fivesomes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes

Available Facilities

Clubhouse

Reviews

3.5
195 Reviews (195)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 20
Brunch 9
Watching the Game 9
Course Challenges Include:
Elevation Changes 26
Bunkers 22
Undulating Greens 19
This course/club is great for:
Locals 30
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 22
Walkers 17
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 23
Convenient to the City 9
In the 'Burbs 8

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Reviews 6
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing

Tim from Santa Maria

What a great course nice open Fairways and elevated greens in great condition

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 61
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 500 Contributor
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Needs TLC.

This course could be awesome. However, very poorly maintained. Very friendly people, not sure course is in such bad shape.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 19
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Glad they’ve revisited afternoon rates for seniors midweek

Completed 18 holes in less than 4 hrs in spite of failed cart battery..Staff was friendly and responsive to bring out new cart

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 22
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Good Value, Decent Course

It's a mostly wide open course with decent variations of holes. The hills make this course play tricky. and you really need a rangefinder to know your lines from the tee. also the fairway yardage markers are poor.
The grass is in ok shape, but the greens are pretty nice.

They really need some on-course food options. Especially since there was no food available in the clubhouse at 4pm either.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great Value

$40 including cart at 2:30pm on a summertime Sunday in California? Yes please! Course in decent enough shape. Some very thin areas in some parts of the fairways but no complaints here. Greens also in decent shape and challenging. Layout is wide open for the most part; hard to lose your ball. Some interesting and fun elevation changes. Nice pro shop staff. Facilities outdated but really clean (which is all that matters!). Great value!

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

Nice course, good views, needs some upgrade

Greens were great. Needs small upgrades like yardage markers on course, par distances on tee signs, more water on course, a map of the course on the scorecard. A good walking course for those who are in decent shape. Enjoyable.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great Greens

This course is in very good condition. The greens ran pretty true and most of the course was in very good condition. I had a shot that should have bounded up onto the green by there was a large very wet area in front of the green and the ball got mired down into it. It was one of my best approach shots, too.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 18
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Nice layout no frills

I like the layout but fairways need help, no ball washers no hole discriptions no yardage markers, greens in nice shape, a little expensive for this course, need senior rates, I play a lot of very good course that are much less expensive than pajaro golf club! Very pretty course and nice views, so a lot going for this course, could be very good with a few changes! I play a lot of golf and golf courses, I did enjoy this course!

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Pajaro

I liked the layout very much. Lots of hills, side slopes, nice greens. It is a bit run down and the fairways need attention, but not much traffic and enjoyed it very much.

Conditions Fair
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 7
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

Huge improvements and friendly staff

The course is really good shape right now, the new management has made some good improvements. this course is finally living up to some of the promise it had for years.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
1.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

RUDE GM

GM was rude and disrespectful and short tempered. I will never be back as long as this new GM is working at the course too bad its good course but I will never recommend it to anyone

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Poor
Value Average
Layout Poor
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Poor
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