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3.6
218 Reviews (218)
5 Stars
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
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1 Stars
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Conditions
3.3
Value
3.9
Layout
4.1
Friendliness
4.4
Pace
3.9
Amenities
3.3
84.5%
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Conditions
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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

3.6
218 Reviews (218)

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 10
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart

Premium Layout, Average Condition

We really enjoyed the layout of this course although much of the rough was overgrown and weedy. The views were great, and the holes were fun with elevation changes, a few forced carries, and some interesting greens. We will likely play it again.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 40
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Excellent

Layout of this golf course is excellent.If not only for airation of the green I will give A 5 star rating.. .

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 28
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
First Time Playing

Rough is rough

This is a nice course but the rough is very deep and full of little white flowers that obscure your ball.

Greens are in great condition!

Staff is very friendly and helpful.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great staff

The course is great for the price but the staff is
Exceptional

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 9
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 7
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 24
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

Fun Course

Pajaro Valley is a nice course with excellent staff. Everything was clean, the carts were good and we have a great time playing it.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
2.0
Previously Played

Go Elsewhere

Management has made it abundantly clear that corporate interests are far more important than course conditions and customer enjoyment. Just go somewhere else.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Fair
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 24
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Nice layout but conditions a little rough. Greens good. Daily fee a bit much for conditions. Played in February, maybe better in summer. I would play it again.

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 24
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Good Times

Played in a 4some with 3 other lefties. Fun people, fun course. Pretty darn quick greens. Nice outing.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 30
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Cold weather
Used cart

great staff

the staff are very polite. they really make me feel welcome. have played here many times. the customer service have improved a lot the pass couple of years. course condition is about the same. greens are really good after the rain. food is good at the restaurant. i will definitely come back.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Beautiful day

The course was in very good condition aside from the tee boxes, not all, but most. If/when tee box conditions improve than I will definitely be making this a weekly round. Greens and fairways were in great shape. Played in just over 3 hours by myself

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
2.0
Previously Played

Greens nice; the rest shaggy

$45 with cart for Noon time. Ok. Cart dirty with broken screen latch. Greens smoth, not aerated. Fairways not mowed, so daisies, weeds, so little roll. Cow pasture made spotting the ball a challenge. Tee boxes not mowed. Played in 4 hrs 10 minutes, after waiting on every hole from #6 onward. Several groups a slow players, no Marshall. A true mini in need of some TLC. Would not pay more.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Fair
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 27
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Winter player

Very tall uncut rough if your not in the fairway greens very good it was overall a nice course alot of hills and trees you need to be able to drive it long off the tee.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 16
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Open course

Good pace of play on this day. I used to play here on a weekly basis. Prices went up the last couple years so I haven't played here for awhile. Glad to have gotten some rain. In June the course was was pretty brown around the edges. I don't play as much as I used to because tee time fees in my area have doubled and tripled so much less golf. Also there should be covid vaccination verification when being paired with a stranger.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Average
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