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4.6
398 Reviews (398)
5 Stars
243
4 Stars
127
3 Stars
20
2 Stars
5
1 Stars
3
Conditions
4.4
Value
4.7
Layout
4.7
Friendliness
4.7
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.0
95.0%
Recommend this course
377 out of 398 reviews
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4.7
70 Reviews (70)
5 Stars
51
4 Stars
17
3 Stars
1
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.5
Value
4.7
Layout
4.7
Pace
4.5
Amenities
4.1
StaffFriendliness
4.8
97.1%
Recommend this course
68 out of 70 reviews
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4.6
122 Reviews (122)
5 Stars
80
4 Stars
35
3 Stars
5
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
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Conditions
4.5
Value
4.6
Layout
4.7
Pace
4.5
Amenities
4.1
StaffFriendliness
4.7
95.1%
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116 out of 122 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

4.6
398 Reviews (398)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
19th Hole Scenic Views 15
Drinks 15
Dinner 9
Course Challenges Include:
Elevation Changes 33
Bunkers 25
Undulating Greens 23
This course/club is great for:
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 32
A Weekend Splurge 24
Advanced Golfers 22
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 38
Near Local Attractions 8
Convenient to the City 6

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Reviews 6
Handicap 10-14
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Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 09/03/2020

We love hearing about our golfers' experiences, genetabb. Please tell us more about what you enjoyed during your round. Thanks for choosing The Links At Bodega Harbour!

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Reviews 1
3.0
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First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 08/21/2020

Hello, u2288478. Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We are sorry to see that your overall experience was anything short of 5 stars, but we hope you'll give us another try in the near future.

Played On
Reviews 3
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 Good
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 08/18/2020

Andrew5824012, we want to hear more about your experience with us! Please call us at (800) 503-8158. We look forward to seeing you again soon!

Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart

Worth the drive! Really fun lay out

Bodega Bay was on my list of NorCal courses to try this summer so I made the 2+ hour drive from 100 degree Sacramento to tee off in 59 degrees. Course staff were AWESOME! Super friendly and helpful. I was running late so they brought me the Marshall's cart (right to my car so I could meet my group on the first tee), then traded it at the turn for a "sanitized" cart. Lot's of blind shots, but it made every hole an adventure. You can see the ocean from virtually every green/tee box on the course! Although I didn't shoot that well (10 strokes over my handicap) I still had a blast. 16-18 were a great finish. Forced cary over the marsh on 16 . . . fairway and green literally back up to the beach over a dune. You bring your clubs to play the par 3 17th back over the march to your cart . . . then drive back up the hill for 18 which also has a forced carry to a downhill fairway and an awesome view of the green through the trees with the Pacific Ocean as the backdrop. Definitely worth the drive and the money. Greens in great shape. Tee boxes and fairways/rough not immaculate, but well kept and very playable.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 08/13/2020

Your feedback is important to us, rwgrantham. Thank you for sharing your 5-star experience. We look forward to seeing you again at the course soon! Thanks for choosing The Links At Bodega Harbour.

Played On
Reviews 40
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

Revisit since Covid closure

It was good to get back to this course, which is one of the better courses in the bay area. Course was in excellent condition, with the pins in extremely difficult positions. Cloudy, but not that windy today. Got around in 4 hours, cold have been quicker, but a couple of players were fairly slow losing several balls during the round.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
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Commented on 08/03/2020

Hi John2787360. We appreciate you leaving a review and rating us. Thanks for visiting us again! Please let us know how we can earn that last star!

Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Challenging Course

Course in great condition and the staff there are very very friendly and helpful. Beautiful views and good value for the money.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 07/29/2020

Your feedback is important to us, u398145864. Thank you for sharing your 5-star experience. We look forward to seeing you again at the course soon! Thanks for choosing The Links At Bodega Harbour.

Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented on 07/27/2020

Hi, u000005750298. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your time at The Links At Bodega Harbour. We look forward to seeing you at the course soon for another 5-star experience!

Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Walked

Under 4 hrs.

This course was fun for the first time playing it. Lucky I played with someone who played it before and was given some tips where to hit. Enjoyed holes 1-9 and 16-18. Holes 10-15 needed a little more to them. I walked, but its a good walk. I will return and play again in the near future.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 08/03/2020

Your feedback is important to us, golfdb1. Thank you for sharing your 5-star experience. We look forward to seeing you again at the course soon! Thanks for choosing The Links At Bodega Harbour.

Played On
Reviews 53
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Top 500 Contributor
Previously Played

Absolutely love this course!!

The course layout and ocean views are awesome!
We had a great round on a somewhat cooler day (60-65 degrees).
Just to add to the enjoyment, we encountered a beautiful predator on the course! A lynx!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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Commented on 07/28/2020

Thank you for taking the time to review us torch892. We will pass along your positive experience to our team and we are glad you were able to see some wild life during your round!

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Bodega

Course is in good shape, today there happened to be a ridiculous number of ball marks on the greens that weren’t there 2 days ago. Today, I was only able to hit in the warm up area for 5 minutes before the martial closed it for unknown reasons. I was originally paired to play with a threesome of women and the pro shop changed my time to play with the next group to be a “better pairing”. Unfortunately the 3 women showed up 5 minutes after the scheduled tee time and pro shop made us wait until after they tees off, which made for an extremely slow round. Would have been nice if they had let us, who were ready to go, play in front of the women. Instead, we waited on every shot for the entire round. Really disappointed today, but this was an exception and not the usual.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

A pleasant surprise

We had just played Pebble Beach and this was set up by a family member who lives in the area but had not played this course before. It was a pleasant experience from the get go. Bob, the pro, who seems to be involved in all things at the course, was a pleasure. He was personable, knowledgeable and made the experience excellent. The course was challenging and very hilly with holes winding around the mountains looking over Bodega Bay and the Pacific. It is a course that you will have to play more than once in order to know where to put the ball but it was a fair challenge and the views were beautiful. I would recommend that you put this on your agenda if you are in the Sonoma area.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Fun course for a great price

Fun course for all skill levels. Will definitely come back for another round.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 07/20/2020

jesseg1989, thank you for your kind words! We hope to see you again at the course very soon for another 5-star experience. Thanks for choosing The Links At Bodega Harbour.

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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Commented on 08/03/2020

Hi, u3037425. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your time at The Links At Bodega Harbour. We look forward to seeing you at the course soon for another 5-star experience!

Played On
Reviews 10
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Not great, but still fun.

Pro shop guy was a one man show. He was great! Very friendly, hard working. Cart was haphazardly disinfected, but we gave it an added wipe down. The cart was in bad shape. Bald tires, bad brakes, sloppy steering. The course is in ok shape. Shows some wear and tear on the tree. Fairways ok. Greens we're good. This course isn't long. But if you haven't played here before, it is a challenge. It's nice next to the ocean. Only one hole actually borders the ocean. It can get busy on the weekends.

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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Commented on 08/10/2020

Hi Bighacker1! Thank you so much for leaving us with your feedback. We value our customer experience, so your review is important to us. We will make note and we hope to see you back!

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Another Great Experience

If you get the chance, go play Bodega. This is a great course to escape to when the temperatures hit 90+ degrees inland. Conditions are usually great and the course gets challenging when the wind starts to blow. Great views and friendly staff. Go play!

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 07/13/2020

Thank you for your review, Luke7591645. We will pass along your positive experience to our team at The Links At Bodega Harbour. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great value and exciting layout

Played in 4 hours 0900 tee time. Started the day with breakfast burrito and coffee $10 Made a hole in one today on hole 6. Best round. In a long time here. Greens are running true and fast. Can’t wait to get back. Staff was super nice about my hole in one. Promised a surprise gift in the mail.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 08/10/2020

larryorcutt2, thank you for your kind words! We hope to see you again at the course very soon for another 5-star experience. Thanks for choosing The Links At Bodega Harbour.

Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Pebble beach north

without the 1000 price tag to play pebble this course is AMAZING tough as nails too. I dare you heavy hitters to challenge the black tees. I dare you. Brutal but fair. Loved it. New favorite local course

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 07/06/2020

Wow, we are so happy you enjoyed your round, jbones6971! We are so happy that you enjoyed yourself out there and we are thrilled you're considering us your new favorite local course. We look forward to seeing you again soon :)

Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Challenging and tricky

Grab some course knowledge before you go. Very tough for a first timer without it regardless of handicap.
Beautiful vistas. Friendly staff and patrons. This is a definite must play if your going to be in the area.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented on 07/08/2020

Hi elcorpus20. We would love to hear more about your positive experience at our course. Please contact us at (800) 503-8158 to share with us your favorite part of your experience with us. Thanks for golfing at The Links At Bodega Harbour!

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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Commented on 06/28/2020

YLCDIVtNfO3GrHC3s1Xo, we want to hear more about your experience with us! Please call us at (800) 503-8158. We look forward to seeing you again soon!

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