The Sea Ranch Golf Links
|White (W)||72||5439 yards||71.2||124|
|Black M: 72.5/134||525||341||224||375||406||545||379||190||390||3375||307||370||223||501||547||380||385||160||401||3274||6649|
|Blue M: 71.1/127||501||321||197||355||382||518||334||158||369||3135||277||358||207||486||525||356||373||148||368||3098||6233|
|White M: 67.4/116 W: 71.5/122||439||294||171||288||354||482||301||125||315||2769||243||312||134||406||400||338||315||135||303||2586||5355|
|Red W: 68.5/114||411||253||125||267||308||457||270||107||297||2495||215||277||91||395||392||307||269||85||264||2295||4790|
Golf Advisor: Top 25 Courses for Pace of Play in the U.S.
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.
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.
No way would I pay $72 to play this course, wouldn’t pay $72 for a membership!!! A $25 course at best TERRIBLE
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.
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.
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!!!!
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
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.
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.
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.
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.