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4.4
666 Reviews (666)
5 Stars
287
4 Stars
288
3 Stars
63
2 Stars
15
1 Stars
13
Conditions
4.0
Value
4.4
Layout
4.4
Friendliness
4.5
Pace
4.3
Amenities
3.9
97.3%
Recommend this course
628 out of 666 reviews
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4.5
41 Reviews (41)
5 Stars
23
4 Stars
15
3 Stars
3
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.0
Value
4.5
Layout
4.5
Pace
4.5
Amenities
3.9
StaffFriendliness
4.3
97.6%
Recommend this course
40 out of 41 reviews
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4.5
61 Reviews (61)
5 Stars
32
4 Stars
25
3 Stars
4
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.0
Value
4.5
Layout
4.5
Pace
4.4
Amenities
3.8
StaffFriendliness
4.4
98.4%
Recommend this course
60 out of 61 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
666 Reviews (666)

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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5.0
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Perfect weather
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As good as it gets!!!!

Perfect day at PG GOLF LINKS!!! Perfect weather, greens are perfect, staff is nice!!!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Reviews 4
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Plays Once a week
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5.0
Previously Played
Windy weather
Walked

Best round of my life!!!

As good as it gets. Weather was great, pace was great....I had a couple of chip-in's and a BIRDIE!!! Needless to say, it was a great day!!!!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Reviews 4
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5.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Awesome...

ZERO complaints. Staff was friendly, other golfers were friendly, weather was perfect....maybe the best round of my life!!! (excluding the score!!!)

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Cold weather
Used cart

PG Muni Staff Rocks!!!

Home course and knew what to expect but had not played it in over ten years............Not since management was changed from City employee to Golf Management company.

Folks in the Pro Shop were friendly, knowledgeable, and very accommodating...........especially for the show we presented them with. Eight (grown men) of Pacific Grove's past home for the holidays, on a few drinks and rambunctious, during Covid all trying to get paid and placed in time to start our round. The pro shop was AMAZING to not only handle it but not make any of us feel like we were anything but welcome. THANK YOU.

Greens were in as good of a condition as ever...........pretty pure!!!

Course set-up was fair and challenging at times. A few diabolic pin placements just the way it should be.
Thank you!!!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 21
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

worth the drive

it's worth driving from san jose. best back nine for the money. both me and the wife enjoy the course. if you haven't played the course, go play it

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Fairly Easy
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Reviews 1
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Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played

PG FUN

Thank you so much!
We had a blast. My nephew and his 10 year old twins...best day of golf ever. First time the played 18 holes. We finished in 4 hours!
Happy Thanksgiving to everyone at Pacific Grove Muni!!
Bill Servis
Carmel, Ca

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Walked
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 14
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
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First Time Playing

1st time here

The front 10 holes is not very good, especially the green is almost not playable; ball not rolling! Pace of the play is slow as well as there’s lots of older people takes leisure to play...

After 11 holes, u’re playing by the gorgeous beach, which is why people calls “ poor man’s pebble beach”.

As I need to drive 75mins from home, I do not think that’s worth for me to come again.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 8
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

One of my favorite rounds

A super early tee time for my brother and I turned into an amazing time. We got paired with a couple great guys and had a ton of fun. The scenery especially on the back 9 had gorgeous ocean views. The course had a great mix of challenging holes and holes to attack for low scores. The green fees were an amazing deal considering all the views and the course layout. I look forward to playing here again sometime soon!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great location, poorly maintained

The staff at this course must lack funding to properly maintain it. It is such a great location but the greens are terrible. The fairways, rough, and other aspects of the course are acceptable, but sheesh...address the greens!!

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Mr

Very Good $$$ value, relative to the length of the course. Cart paths need to be addressed and reckoned with, ideally asphalt versus the present dirt- gravel. Very good and walkable with pull cart. Better guidance signs would assist the golfer know where to go. Still most pleased with the overall experience

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Mr.

61 degree grey skies wonderful cool weather! Relative to the very expensive Pebble Beach cost $575 + ( cart $45 / person), excellent bargain for a municipal course!!! Good putting conditions. Cart path somewhat rocky at times. Comfortable day!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 15
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Might as well change to a Country Club

Let me first say that I have played PG many times. However, since COVID19, the course has gotten so much play that you need to set aside 5 hours, and that’s unacceptable. Couple that with the lack of available tee times because of all the “clubs” that play there - Men’s, Sr. Men’s, Ladies, etc who have blocks of tee times, and good luck trying to get a decent time. Recently I tried to book 8 days out, and the only time available was 4:40. This, coupled with the grumpiness of the front desk - and you get the picture. Yes, the greens are great, fairways OK - but it;s time for Monterey pines to open back up to the public!!

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Poor
Pace Fair
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Walked
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Awesome view

Really enjoyed playing great course but the greens were not in the prime condition

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Fair
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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