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4.4
711 Reviews (711)
5 Stars
317
4 Stars
299
3 Stars
66
2 Stars
16
1 Stars
13
Conditions
4.1
Value
4.5
Layout
4.5
Friendliness
4.6
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.0
96.9%
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672 out of 711 reviews
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4.6
49 Reviews (49)
5 Stars
34
4 Stars
11
3 Stars
3
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.4
Value
4.8
Layout
4.7
Pace
4.6
Amenities
4.4
StaffFriendliness
4.9
98.0%
Recommend this course
48 out of 49 reviews
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4.5
94 Reviews (94)
5 Stars
54
4 Stars
32
3 Stars
7
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
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Conditions
4.1
Value
4.6
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.5
Amenities
4.1
StaffFriendliness
4.6
97.9%
Recommend this course
92 out of 94 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
711 Reviews (711)

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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Poor mans Pebble

Beautiful course. Weather was perfect till the back nine naturally…winds at 20

Conditions Excellent
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Beautiful sights

Probably my favorite course on this planet we call earth !!! Has incredible views with challenging pin placement, along with a lot smiles from the crew. Would recommend to any and all golfers out there. Play ball !!!

Conditions Excellent
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Pacific Grove Golf Links

We’ve played this course many times, and were very disappointed with the course conditions. The front 9 fairways were thin (terrible). The back nine fairways were better. Pace of play was good.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Give it a go.

I’ve always heard about the “poor man’s Pebble Beach” , so I wanted to check it out and compare it to Pebble (which I played last July).

$60.00 was a fair price for the experience. The layout was simple, greens were slow , bumpy, and play was slow, but the back 9 with the ocean views was worth the other negatives.

Give it a go if you have the time.

Conditions Average
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Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
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Value Excellent
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Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Fair
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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4.0
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Perfect weather
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Excellent value

This was our first time playing PG Golf Links and we will definitely be back. Friendly staff, beautiful course with scenic ocean views.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
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First Time Playing

Very underrated

For the price, I got so many experiences in a course. Staff exceptionally friendly.

Couldn’t ask for a better experience.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Reviews 5
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Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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Reviews 35
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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First Time Playing

First time at Pacific Grove!

Beautiful course! At times it was a challenge to navigate the hole we were playing due to the fairways being side by side. Having said that I only lost one ball!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 35
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing

Playable fun

Sporty, at under 6000 yards from the tips, the routing of the front offers challenges from overhanging cypress and the abundant deer, while the back goes old school with it’s links style dunes curving along the Pacific Ocean. A joy to try while passing through and an easy walk. On the back nine, choose brains over brawn, hitting where you can see the grass, as the sand is soft and the grasses grab balls.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Good value, tough in cool weather

Great views. Bring warm clothes. It is a Muni course.
Want to try again in warmer weather.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played
Perfect weather
Walked

Always love this course

I have been going to this course for almost 20 years. This is my first time writing a review as I think it needs to be done. This course is one of the best quality per dollar courses in Northern California. The greens are in great shape. the fairways clean and taken care of. The back 9 is so much fun and makes you love the game.

My only bone to pick is the tee boxes are a little sandy and hard packed. I assume it is because of the lack of natural rain this year and they are trying to regrow the boxes. Otherwise, they are in good shape.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 11
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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