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4.5
340 Reviews (340)
5 Stars
203
4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
4
1 Stars
4
Conditions
4.5
Value
4.4
Layout
4.4
Friendliness
4.7
Pace
4.6
Amenities
4.3
96.3%
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330 out of 340 reviews
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4.6
29 Reviews (29)
5 Stars
19
4 Stars
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3 Stars
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Conditions
4.5
Value
4.5
Layout
4.5
Pace
4.7
Amenities
4.3
StaffFriendliness
4.7
96.6%
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28 out of 29 reviews
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4.6
52 Reviews (52)
5 Stars
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
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Conditions
4.5
Value
4.5
Layout
4.4
Pace
4.6
Amenities
4.4
StaffFriendliness
4.8
98.1%
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51 out of 52 reviews
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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
340 Reviews (340)

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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Reviews 3
3.0
First Time Playing

Not very good in winter conditions.

Pace is slow (2h50min front 9) no marshall to help. Muddy. Restaurant wait time is super long and closes rather early. I was hungry and cold while constantly need to wait for clearance between shots.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 7
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Wet weather
Used cart

Fun Course

We have played here before in dryer weather conditions. It had rained quite a bit, and the cart path only rules were in effect. So, we go in a lot of walking. Still a fun afternoon of golf.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Reviews 7
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Wet weather
Used cart

After the flood

There was a flash flood through the course a couple days before we played. The course was in remarkable good shape. The greens were well maintained, ruff not too tall. It was cart path only conditions, but we finished in four hours.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Fairly Easy
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

Solid conditions tee to green

Crazy Horse Ranch is often called the hidden gem of the Monterey Peninsula. I would have to agree. With so many great public and private courses, it’s easy to overlook this track. Rest assured that the conditions of the course are up there with the best of them (ok maybe a notch below the very best) of both the Publix and private courses in the area.

It’s a fun layout with smaller greens similar to PG and Del Monte.

Best of all is the restaurant will stay open until the very last person is off the course!

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 33
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

First time here

First time playing this course. There were not a lot of hazards for me, or I didn’t manage to find any. I am an intermediate golfer and there was plenty of room for occasional slices on my drives.
Fairways, greens and t boxes in good shape. Some soft spurs on fairways but to be expected with all the rain.
The greens were brutally small and fast for me.
On hole 10, my best shot of the day, at least a 225 yard shot right down the pipe. When it came time to move down the fairway, ball couldn’t be found anywhere. Luckily there was no one behind us. All four of us looked for at least 5 minutes., ball was gone.
Beautiful course and layout. Golf shop and restaurant nice, personnel polite and friendly. Thinking I might get membership. Unlimited golf and cart is hard to beat these days. About an hour from me.
Will definitely be back

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Fun track

Fun and mostly forgiving layout. In pretty good shape with small greens and course is on the shorter side. Signage could be better

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

Sanded Greens

the course had excessive sand on the greens. this detail should have been listed on Golfnow.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Beginner
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Love this course

Always a good time playing this course. Wasn’t super busy maybe due to the greens being worked on. Would like to see some ball wash stations & bummed that kitchen closed so early

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 76
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
First Time Playing

Worth the drive

First time ever playing this course. All I could say is “Wow!”. A hidden gem. Welll maintained and beautiful layout! Definitely going back now that I’ve been through the entire course. Highly recommended! A must play in these neck of the woods.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 17
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 17
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Greens were superb!

Course in excellent condition especially the greens—very consistent and smooth/fast.

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

Crazy Horse Ranch

Everything was great at this location:
-Driving range balls were great condition
-Driving range grass was in great shape
-Golf carts looked new, should have a GPS
-Fairways and greens were in fabulous shape

Things I would like to see improvement in:
-Tee boxes were not level
-Add cart person

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

Beautiful conditions

Private course available through golfnow in great condition. Greens running around 10 on the stimp. Fairways were about 8 iof10 (on a scale where Pebble Beach is 10 of 10). Fun and challenging course design, worth playing again.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Advanced
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 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 5
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 10
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
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
5.0
First Time Playing

Amazing course

The course is very well kept and the pace was great very much worth the price to play!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 6
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Golfing in 100 degrees

Luckily the windy day helped the hot weather !!! Not too many golfer so we breezed thru in 3 hours !! Always a fun layout 🏌️👍

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