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4.4
737 Reviews (737)
5 Stars
337
4 Stars
303
3 Stars
66
2 Stars
18
1 Stars
13
Conditions
4.0
Value
4.5
Layout
4.5
Friendliness
4.6
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.0
96.8%
Recommend this course
697 out of 737 reviews
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4.6
69 Reviews (69)
5 Stars
49
4 Stars
14
3 Stars
3
2 Stars
3
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.2
Value
4.7
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.5
Amenities
4.2
StaffFriendliness
4.8
97.1%
Recommend this course
67 out of 69 reviews
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4.5
110 Reviews (110)
5 Stars
72
4 Stars
29
3 Stars
6
2 Stars
3
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.1
Value
4.6
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.5
Amenities
4.1
StaffFriendliness
4.6
97.3%
Recommend this course
107 out of 110 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
737 Reviews (737)

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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Stunning

Went out as a solo at dawn. Gorgeous walk and course for 1/5 cost of others on the peninsula. Coming back for sure.

Conditions Excellent
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Never dissapoints

The back 9 of this course is absolutely beautiful, every time I play it I wonder why I don't play it more often.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
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Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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5.0
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Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Reviews 1
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Conditions Good
Value Excellent
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Skill Advanced
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5.0
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Perfect weather
Walked
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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5.0
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Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
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First Time Playing

The Holygrail

Do you really think your a golfer that can justify paying thousands of dollars to go play pebble beach when PAC grove is across the street and $60 bucks? Reality check majority of us would be paying that money to go vandalize 18 holes and would not resemble the game of golf that was intended to play that course. Leave pebble to tiger and take that money over to pac grove,you can buy yourself a new driver or more realistically lessons and still have enough to take the wife to Morton’s,you won’t hate yourself. Disclaimer before I go into the Mecca of golf that is pacific grove:If you’ve given this course anything less than 4 stars your the type of golfer that NOBODY wants to play with. For the course review,anything I say won’t do it justice. The clubhouse staff was great for some quick small talk,a putting and chipping green and a fully stacked coffee shop/ restaurant at the turn. The front and back 9 are like 2 different courses,the front is nice muni styled golf, we’ll kept fairways and pretty standard greens. The back 9 is where god kissed this course. It’s beautiful,there’s no other way to put it. Every hole looks on to the Pacific Ocean, if Zeus himself came and struck me on a green while I was trying to put together a bogey I would have died with a smile on my face. Hands down the most magnificent thing I have ever been able to step foot on in the game of golf and possibly in my life. I can’t say enough good things about this course and I will be back,God Bless the magnificent man who crafted the back 9 of PAC Grove.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Love it!

PG is a great play for my wife and I together. She is still in the beginning stages of golf but is far enough along to be able to play and enjoy this gem of a course. While I’ve been playing years, it still offers challenges for shot making playing in wind at times, moving ball left to right along with some risk and reward holes. We always play here when in town, 4-5 times a year. Love it!

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

Wonderful experience

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
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 56
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart

Maintenance

The course could have been better maintained. The greens were very plush but didn't seem to have been mowed the day I played, They were very bumpy from bare spots on most every green. The lack of cart paths was a bit unprofessional. Many of the fairways were bare of grass and made like hitting from the rough in some cases. The pro shop did not have anything to drink, the grill and concession stand were closed, no cart service and therefore, no was to even get a drink of water for the entire round. No yardage markers. Beautiful scenery on the back 9 but that shouldn't be the only thing to offer for the price. You can do better. This will not get you much return business. I can play several courses much closer to home, in much better condition, better service, and for the same price. May sound a bit harsh but I did enjoy the course, it could just use some TLC and either keep the concession stand open or have a cart running around to allow players to at least get something to drink. 4 hours with no water is bad.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Fair
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Beginner
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 Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 15
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Great place

Love this place and love the fact green fees darn near same when I played as I kid in the 90’s. One of the best tracks in the world for the price !

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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