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4.5
489 Reviews (489)
5 Stars
303
4 Stars
149
3 Stars
27
2 Stars
6
1 Stars
4
Conditions
4.4
Value
4.6
Layout
4.6
Friendliness
4.7
Pace
4.5
Amenities
3.9
92.7%
Recommend this course
460 out of 489 reviews
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4.5
49 Reviews (49)
5 Stars
32
4 Stars
13
3 Stars
3
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.4
Value
4.6
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.5
Amenities
3.8
StaffFriendliness
4.8
91.8%
Recommend this course
45 out of 49 reviews
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4.5
84 Reviews (84)
5 Stars
56
4 Stars
20
3 Stars
6
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.3
Value
4.6
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.5
Amenities
3.8
StaffFriendliness
4.7
91.7%
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77 out of 84 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Style Links
Par 70
Length 6290 yards
Slope 132
Rating 71.6

The Links at Bodega Harbour is conveniently situated along the Sonoma County Coast, only an hour from San Francisco and two hours from Sacramento. Its location perched above the Pacific also provides stunning ocean views. Designed by Robert Trent Jones Jr.in 1978, the back nine was the original course before the front nine was added nine years later. Jones designed a traditional Scottish links layout complete with rolling fairways and fast, undulating greens. There are almost 100 bunkers strategically situated throughout as well as thick patches of native coastal rough that are just waiting to swallow even slightly errant shots. The golf course is not long but it requires both skill and strategy. The final three holes are not only the most challenging, they also boast the most breathtaking views.

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Course Details

Year Built 1978
Greens Poa Annua/Bent Grass
Golf Season Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
GPS Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range No
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Amex Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes

Food & Beverage

Bar, Bistro

Available Facilities

Banquet Facilities

Available Activities

Swimming, Billiards

Accolades

Reviews

4.5
489 Reviews (489)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
19th Hole Scenic Views 16
Drinks 16
Dinner 9
Course Challenges Include:
Elevation Changes 35
Bunkers 27
Undulating Greens 23
This course/club is great for:
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 34
A Weekend Splurge 25
Advanced Golfers 23
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 39
Near Local Attractions 8
Convenient to the City 6

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Played On
Reviews 69
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 500 Contributor
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Another enjoyable day on the Links

Another enjoyable day on the Links. I always enjoy playing the course, since it is always in great shape. The greens are fast which really challenges you. The day was perfect with light winds with the temperatures near 70. Looking forward to getting back to play the course again.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 6
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 24
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Always a nice day

Can’t beat the views in the ocean and point rays h as bad a good time as me beautiful weather

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 45
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Fun course.

Always feels good to play this course. Probably due to the awesome views.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 9
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

Comparable to Pebble Beach

Absolutely stunning views from nearly every hole. The wind and the fog are unpredictable and add to the difficulty. If you're near Santa Rosa it is certainly worth the drive.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 20-24
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 23
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 7
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Blown Away

The course was in good shape. Greens were fast even though they were still showing a few punch marks. Wind was steady at 20mph with gusts up to 30+, so it was a great challenge for shaping shots and keeping drives low. Will definitely play here again, but on a less windy day.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 45
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Top 1000 Contributor
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart

Beautiful views but the course was not my thing

Service and personnel were both great. My disappointment stems from the design and playability of the golf course. I felt the course was crowded by homes and changed my game/club selection despite my general confidence in my ability to stay on the course. Granted the day was considerably windier than normal, but still it felt like there would be no space to breath even on a calm day. The way the course wound through the hillside felt very forced, and I've played a number of courses with elevation changes. Even Lake Chabot golf course which I'm not a fan of seems more natural in its setting than the Links at Bodega Harbour. The views were amazing indeed, but not enough to redeem the design in my opinion. Unfortunately that's not an easy fix and I likely won't be back anytime soon.

Conditions Good
Value Fair
Layout Fair
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Difficult course. Not for beginners. Beautiful location. Challenging layout! Welcoming staff!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
4.0
Verified Purchaser

Yeah golf

Great little course..beautiful views of the coast line. I found the two walking holes a bit weird. I would rate this course 7.5 out of 10

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 69
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 500 Contributor
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

Return Visit

Course as always was in great condition. Only issue I had today was the strong winds blowing on a day that didn't get out of the 50s. Can't blame my results on the course, but it was a tough day on the links. Looking forward to returning on a more pleasant day.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Poor maintenance

Greens were very good. Course has lots of elevation change and helpful to have someone know the course (e.g best to use short irons off some tees). Fairways and rough were not great. Course appears to be in decline

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Weather is major factor

Bodega Harbour can be compared to many of the courses on the Northern & Central California Coastline. It is a beautiful, scenic ocean front course. It is challenging for all intermediate level golfers and very well maintained. The staff is always helpful and friendly. If the winds remain light to moderate a round at Bodega Harbour is delightful. More severe winds can greatly reduce the enjoyment.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Friendly staff, fun course, good value.

Worth a trip to the coast. Last three holes are memorable. Staff very welcoming.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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