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184 Reviews (184)
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Conditions
4.5
Value
4.6
Layout
4.5
Friendliness
4.6
Pace
4.6
Amenities
4.2
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4.5
23 Reviews (23)
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Conditions
4.4
Value
4.5
Layout
4.5
Pace
4.6
Amenities
4.2
StaffFriendliness
4.6
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23 out of 23 reviews
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4.5
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4 Stars
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Conditions
4.5
Value
4.5
Layout
4.5
Pace
4.6
Amenities
4.2
StaffFriendliness
4.6
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About

Holes 18
Type Private
Style Traditional
Par 72
Length 6145 yards
Slope 128
Rating 70.1

The Club at Crazy Horse Ranch (previously known as Salinas Golf & Country Club) in Monterey boasts a reputation as "the friendliest club in the area." Opened in 1925, it's also known as one of the area's oldest clubs though they are loathe to label themselves as "traditional". The golf course sprawls across rolling countryside dotted with mature trees and the occasional water hazard. Originally opened as a nine-hole layout, the golf course may appear somewhat short at just over 6,200 yards from the back tees but don't underestimate its level of difficulty. It's a tight layout that demands accuracy, especially when navigating the small greens. There is plenty of variety at The Club at Crazy Horse Ranch, you may even find yourself using all the clubs in your bag. The golf course finishes with a stunning view of Salinas Valley from an elevated tee. The fairway slopes downhill to a well protected green guarded on the left with trees and on the right with bunkers.

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Course Details

Year Built 1925
Fairways Rye Grass
Greens Rye Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Jack Fleming (1925)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Bunker Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Metal Spikes Allowed No

Food & Beverage

Bar, Catering

Available Facilities

Clubhouse, Lounge, Banquet Facilities, Locker Rooms

Available Sports

Tennis

Accolades

Reviews

4.5
184 Reviews (184)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 20
Patio Dining 10
Dinner 8
Course Challenges Include:
Elevation Changes 45
Undulating Greens 25
Bunkers 19
This course/club is great for:
Locals 46
Advanced Golfers 27
Seniors 23
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 36
Convenient to the City 24
In the 'Burbs 8

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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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Reviews 3
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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Reviews 12
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played

Overall the best!

We couldn’t find one fault with this beautiful golf course today. The fairways are in great shape as well as the greens and tee boxes! Pace of play was spot on also. Best of all is the friendly staff that are so welcoming!!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
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Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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Reviews 2
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Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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Reviews 9
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played

This course is an old gem

Take your driver out of the bag and enjoy!! The holes are fairly short even from the blues. You will need to place the ball in the right spots off the tee to maximize scoring opportunities The greens are in great shape. It doesn’t fit my eye and I still like to play CRAZY HORSE!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 14
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Perfect weather for a nice play

Always a fun to play Crazy Horse Golf as it's a nice course. The pace of play always good for us to complete the round in 4 hrs.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 10
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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First Time Playing

Would play again, however...

Course in good condition, decent layout, greens in very good shape and rolled very well. The rental clubs left a lot to be desired, they were not clean ( at least not the iron faces, clubs were same brand (Strata) but shafts did not all have the same flex. Maybe I should not expect much for $30 rentals. I would play again if I had my own clubs.

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

Challenging but fair

Fun course. Forces you to hit certain shots off the tee. Greens were in great shape. Great value, I will play it again

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

It OK.

Some pretty interesting holes. Some, not so much. it's definitely worth another go round. Course knowledge is a necessity and a course map would be a good thing to have in the cart.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 7
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 12
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Pristine

You couldn’t ask for a more perfect round of golf! The staff is always friendly and very accommodating. The fairways, tee boxes and greens are pristine for this time of year and the amount of play they get. I highly recommend this course!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Another fun day at the course

First time at this course, found out semi private(?) my tee time was move up cause of tournament, staff were great and pair me up with very friendly people. Course was in good condition, lay out was great. Had great time at the course. Hope to see more tee time at Golfnow or other site.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 20
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Nice and fast

Round took 3 hrs and 20 minutes. Every course should have this pace!
Greens were still a little too slow due to recent aeration but they roll fairly true. Rest of the course is in pretty nice shape.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

I'll be back.

Hidden gem of a course. Nice driving range, putting green and chipping area. I played when the wind was about 25 to 30 mph and pretty cold and still enjoyed the round. The fairways were in good shape (there were a lot of ground squirrels but the fairways were relatively clear of holes). The bunkers were in great shape. The tiny greens had been sanded but were in great shape and the ball rolled well. Sharp doglegs, trees, elevation changes and sloped fairways put an emphasis on accurate tee shots. Work the ball if you can. It gets a bit crowded at some hole locations where the tee boxes and greens are in close proximity to each other. It is a par 72 and our foursome finished in a little over 3 hours. We felt a bit rushed as it seemed the local Friday threesomes were trailing us but they didn't say anything or complain. Friendly staff and golfers here.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Very Nice and Challenging Course

I love this course's layout! Layout is challenging for any handicap player. Number 5 is a 3-story downhill par 3 that's majestic! Course conditions are outstanding! It's very well maintained golf course!! Bathrooms are clean and very well maintained!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 10
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

Its great to be back..

First time back here since over 3 years ago. Beautiful layout, very friendly staff. It was a bit breezy and cool today but ala in all, a great day for golf at a great course.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 12
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Excellent round

Couldn’t ask for a better day! The staff is beyond helpful and friendly. Fairway, tee boxes and greens all in excellent condition for this time of the year. Pace of play was perfect. We are looking into joining this wonderful golf course.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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