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4.3
904 Reviews (904)
5 Stars
407
4 Stars
379
3 Stars
75
2 Stars
29
1 Stars
14
Conditions
3.9
Value
4.5
Layout
4.4
Friendliness
4.5
Pace
4.1
Amenities
4.0
92.6%
Recommend this course
849 out of 904 reviews
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Average Rating
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4.4
63 Reviews (63)
5 Stars
31
4 Stars
26
3 Stars
4
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.1
Value
4.6
Layout
4.5
Pace
4.1
Amenities
4.2
StaffFriendliness
4.5
96.8%
Recommend this course
61 out of 63 reviews
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Average Rating
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4.2
116 Reviews (116)
5 Stars
46
4 Stars
55
3 Stars
7
2 Stars
7
1 Stars
1
Conditions
3.9
Value
4.4
Layout
4.3
Pace
3.9
Amenities
4.0
StaffFriendliness
4.4
91.4%
Recommend this course
106 out of 116 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

4.3
904 Reviews (904)

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 17
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played

Soggy Day

We just had a lot of rain , but the course was in pretty good shape! The weather was perfect!
I can’t wait to get out there again this summer!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Very nice

I haven’t played this course in 20 plus years, The course was walking only today because of all the recent rain but was very nice. Won’t wait another 20 years to play again probably play next week.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Good times

Played shortly after all the storms course was in great shape greens nice too.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Really Fun, Scenic Course

The front nine wanders through trees and houses, nothing special. But the entire back nine is an absolute stunner. The holes are challenging but playable, the views are spectacular, and the sounds of the ocean are inspiring. Worth every dollar.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 7
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 Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 22
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Walked

Back 9 is breathtaking!

Front 9 looks like a typical municipal, short, narrow, nothing special. However, after 11th hole, the course winds through a peninsular and every hole has pacific ocean view! Well worth the money just for the back 9.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Reviews 4
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great Course in an Amazing Setting

Fun course to play. Oceanside back 9 is yruly spectacular.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Walked
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 7
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great site, needs more TLC for the price.

Great location, esp the back nine. Fairways, greens and especially bunkers were average minus. Green fees seemed high for weekday afternoon.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 110
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Top 100 Contributor
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San Francisco Advisor
Previously Played

Always Enjoyable. Even in the wind

Conditions remain solid all around at Pacific Grove. Fairways were nice and lush with good coverage throughout. Most of the green are in good shape with only a couple having some small disease areas near the edges.

Tee boxes were level as well with good coverage. Pace of Play was a little slower than usual but still in the acceptable range.

PG is always a fun course with spectacular views of the ocean. Even with the night winds I’m the afternoon on the back 9. It was still enjoyable

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
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 Excellent
Played On
Reviews 6
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Cold weather
Used cart

Back nine is worth the price of admission.

The front nine is quirky but the back to back par 5's are good golf holes. But I play this course for the atmosphere of the back nine. The waves crashing against the rocks as you stand on the tee box are incredible. The par 5 12th hole is among my favorite holes in all of golf.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 6
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Cold weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great Back 9

This is a beautiful 18 and well priced to play woth your family. Back 9 is as beautiful as Portrush Dornoch which are top 2 in my book. Greens and tees are in well below average shape but who cares when the view is great! Shorter format and very tight.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

The course is great but the golf shop staff needs to be trained

This is probably the first time I am writing a review. I have been to many golf courses over 15 years, but I have never seen a golf shop staff this rude and unwilling to treat their guests. I could say that she looked very annoyed. I don’t think it is a good idea to put someone with that look on the pro shop.

By the way, it is a great link course that I want to play again.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Poor
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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