A view of the 7th green from Sea Ranch Golf Links
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3.8
82 Reviews (82)
5 Stars
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
7
1 Stars
2
Conditions
3.3
Value
3.7
Layout
4.4
Friendliness
4.1
Pace
4.7
Amenities
2.8
78.6%
Recommend this course
68 out of 82 reviews
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3.8
14 Reviews (14)
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Conditions
3.2
Value
3.8
Layout
4.4
Pace
4.6
Amenities
2.7
StaffFriendliness
3.8
85.7%
Recommend this course
12 out of 14 reviews
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3.5
31 Reviews (31)
5 Stars
6
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3 Stars
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Conditions
2.8
Value
3.4
Layout
4.3
Pace
4.6
Amenities
2.5
StaffFriendliness
3.7
67.7%
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21 out of 31 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Style Links
Par 72
Length 6649 yards
Slope 130
Rating 72.5
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The Sea Ranch Golf Links
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Course Details

Year Built 1974
Golf Season Year round
Architect Robert Muir Graves (1974)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - $15
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Bunker Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

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

Accolades

  • Golf Advisor: Top 25 Courses for Pace of Play in the U.S. (2019 #16)

Reviews

3.8
82 Reviews (82)
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Carl

The course is in bad need of water. The fairways are bone dry. Only the tees and greens are watered.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Twice a year
I Recommend This Course
3.0
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Previously Played

Rough Starter

The 70+ year old starter was an unmitigated rude crank. We were greeted with a complaint that we showed up too early to practice before our 8:20 a.m. round (7:40), then the real reason why he was such a jerk came out-we booked our tee time through Golf Now. He scolded us for not getting our tee time through their site. He asked me if I knew how much money they made through Golf Now? After I I said I didn’t know (and didn’t care), he formed a zero with his hand and said “that much.” FrankIy, I find that hard to believe, but I didn’t negotiate any deals for the course and I found it unusual the starter would discuss it with a guest. The starter dismissively tossed the cart key onto the counter and when I asked for two practice buckets, he said that $10 was the only money they were making off me that day. Nothing like a warm welcome to start the round.
Our much younger starter on 6/3 was very pleasant and accommodating.
The course is in good condition last week, especially given the drought in Nor Cal. The greens were smooth and in excellent shape.
We play Sea Ranch each summer and will continue to do so when we return. The starter was just an unpleasant jerk.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Poor
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Twice a year
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Walked

Fairways are bumpy and hard

Fairways need work. Smoothing out the bumpy surface and growing better&thicker grass might be helpful. Greens we're marginal and course needs upgrading.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

No way would I pay $72 to play this course, wouldn’t pay $72 for a membership!!! A $25 course at best TERRIBLE

Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 6
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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First Time Playing

A great experience

I played this course today and really enjoyed it. The staff was helpful and quite friendly. The course design is excellent. You need to think strategically and not just grip it and rip it. The ocean is close to many holes (but the course is not right on the water). It is scenic with a very relaxed vibe that fits perfectly with the Sonoma coast. Although the fairways were just okay in some areas, the greens were excellent. I had a great golf day and recommend it.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 16
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Walked

Sea Ranch

This is a phenomenal course in my opinion. Not very long but provide lots of varying challenges from course shape, slopes, wind, and placement of ball for second shot. Greens and bunkers were in great shape considering the rains we've had the past couple of day earlier in the week.
Location of course and the roads leading to it a bit of a drive but well worth it.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great Track

We play Sea Ranch Golf Links a few times a year...check ahead for wind conditions, mornings usually better. It's the poor man's Pebble Beach!!!!!.Keep it on the fairway or you're toast....gas powered carts and rough cart path and fairways feel like off-roading!!! but we look forward to it...go for it!!!!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Needs grass

seems like the course is having problems recovering from punching the greens in the fall and with the fairways cut too short there's no grass growing

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Sea ranch

Great course Small greens and challenging lies
Love this course

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 16
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Sea Ranch

Course was fantastic, front was much dryers then the back from the weeks rain showers. The clubhouse sales person was not in the best of spirits but we were the first group out so he may have not had his cup of coffee yet. With the Covid protocols in place, there wasn't much in way of amenities offered.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Fair
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Perfect weather
Walked
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 8
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Sea Ranch Challenge

The staff member and the club house was cranky and not very friendly.
The course layout was challenging and fun.
Unfortunately the greens were punched a week ago and they weren’t running true.

Overall good time...the afternoon staff member was a nice guy.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Poor
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

:(

Such a bummer. The staff seem friendly and the area is beautiful. Like others have said though, the course conditions are just plain bad. I really hope whatever is holding them back changes.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Plays Once a week
2.0
Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Fair
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
First Time Playing

An Expensive Experience

This was the first time my son and I played this course, and were really disappointed. As previously mentioned in prior reviews the fairways were dead. The tee boxes were in OK shape, if you could find a place to tee up between divots. The greens had just been aerated and sanded. So not the best of putting conditions. Lastly, the back 9 was closed so we played the front twice. Again disappointing.

When we got there the person checking us in at the Pro Shop asked what we wanted to do, and rather gruffly might I add, when we found out the back 9 was closed. Of course we played, there just isn’t too many options, and we had been looking forward to it. And after all that we still payed $72 per person for the round. So rest assured we won’t be back.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Fair
Friendliness Fair
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
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