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4.4
787 Reviews (787)
5 Stars
361
4 Stars
323
3 Stars
68
2 Stars
22
1 Stars
13
Conditions
4.0
Value
4.5
Layout
4.5
Friendliness
4.6
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.0
95.5%
Recommend this course
742 out of 787 reviews
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4.4
57 Reviews (57)
5 Stars
30
4 Stars
21
3 Stars
2
2 Stars
4
1 Stars
0
Conditions
3.8
Value
4.5
Layout
4.3
Pace
4.1
Amenities
3.8
StaffFriendliness
4.5
91.2%
Recommend this course
52 out of 57 reviews
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4.5
121 Reviews (121)
5 Stars
74
4 Stars
35
3 Stars
5
2 Stars
7
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.0
Value
4.6
Layout
4.5
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.0
StaffFriendliness
4.7
94.2%
Recommend this course
114 out of 121 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Style Parkland/Links
Par 70
Length 5727 yards
Slope 113
Rating 67.9

Originally designed by Chandler Egan in 1932, the first nince holes takes you through the forested areas of Pacific Grove. Egan's nine takes you through an inland terrain and reflects much of the charm of an English rural course done in the old style.

The back nine was designed by Jack Neville, the original designer of the Pebble Beach Links. It opened in 1960, and is laid out in true links design over dunesland that approaches the sea.

Over looking the course is the Point Pinos Lighthouse. Built in 1855, it is the longest continuously operating lighthouse in California. It is a historical sentinel and picturesque landmark of the golf course.

A scenic tour of the dramatic coastline provides views of Lover's Point, Point Pinos, Crespi Pond and the natural dunesland at Asilomar. You will be enchanted by the abundance of natural wonders such as the plentiful Pacific Blacktail Deer, seals, sea lions, sea otters, pelicans and gulls.

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Course Details

Year Built 1932
Fairways Kikuyu grass
Greens Kikuyu grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect H. Chandler Egan (1932) Jack Neville (1960)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs 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 Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes

Food & Beverage

Snacks, Restaurant

Available Facilities

Clubhouse

Reviews

4.4
787 Reviews (787)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 45
Brunch 25
Patio Dining 23
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 52
Narrow Fairways 33
Elevation Changes 29
This course/club is great for:
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 105
Walkers 76
Locals 74
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 71
Near Local Attractions 64
Convenient to the City 58

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Reviews 19
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played

Fun time

Always have a blast at pacific grove course is well matained greens where a little fast. Would definitely recommend this place for you guys

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 8
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser

Master

Service and maintenance individuals were cordial, punctual and efficient. Clean carts and golf personnel were excellent. Grass fairway conditions and putting greens were excellent James

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 18
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Walked

Windy city

The course is what it is ......unique, it gives the average person an opportunity to play an ocean course and still buy dinner for the week.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 10
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great golf on the coast

Had a great round of golf at Pacific Grove on 11/29. Weather was amazing nice and the course was in great condition for late November. Not a difficult course, and a couple holes have blind corners to the greens.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Reviews 10
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great Birthday

Just played golf at Pacific Grove on 11/29/21. The weather was excellent and the course was in very good condition for December. Staff was friendly and I had a great round of golf with my wife. My net score was -5. Great birthday.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 7
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Cold weather
Used cart

The back nine is beautiful to experience because of the views.

The pace of play was good as we finished in 4 hours and 10 minutes. Unfortunately, the greens were in terrible condition; very bumpy and slow.

Conditions Poor
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 10
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Walked

Not impressed at all

Billed by many as a special course, I found Pacific Grove lacking. Fairways and tee boxes in poor condition. Tried it once. That's enough.

Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Fair
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Ocean course

Nice golf course for my son and I , really enjoyed the views and the golf was good.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Ocean golf

The back nine are in the ocean and truly spectacular. Not the hardest or longest, but might be the most beautiful.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 12
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 26
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 10
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Beautiful ocean views from the course!

Beautiful ocean views from the course! Lots of wind on the back 9 nine which is near the ocean. Saw lots of wildlife such as deers, monarch butterflies, a wolf, ravens & seagulls on the course. Dress warm even with the sun out.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 67
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Top 500 Contributor
New Jersey Advisor
First Time Playing

Poor Man’s Pebble Beach is Fun to Play

We enjoyed playing Pacific Grove. We were paired w/two local guys who gave us tips and were just a lot of fun.
The three reasons for the 4 stars (not five):
(1) The fairway grass was hard to delineate from the rough. So you could be in middle of fairway and grass was pretty thick.
(2) Two par 5 holes were over 500 yards from the forward tees - 521 the longest - that’s just too long for shorter hitters to get on the green in regulation.
(3) Pace of Play - they let a foursome out in front of us who were sharing clubs and it really slowed them down. One of the men in our group hit into them on the seventh hole (by accident) and so lucky for us on the next hole they let us play through otherwise it could have been a five hour plus round.

Also, we wanted to eat at the Grill but they stop serving food at 3 pm. You can get drinks and bar snacks after 3 pm.
All that being said, I recommend this course. After 1 pm on weekend the rate was $55 and for a muni course w/the nickname “Poor Man’s Pebble Beach” it is worth the fee. It’s a fun course with lots of wildlife (deer) on the front nine and beautiful ocean views (and wind) on the back nine.

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

Pacific grove has a land nine and a sea nine which makes this course a unique experience! The staff was friendly and welcoming. I will recommend the course to friends and would like to golf there again !

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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