The Club at Crazy Horse Ranch
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.
|Red (W)||72||5587 yards||72.7||125|
|Blue M: 69.7/131 W: 76.0/136||458||136||351||328||190||310||335||345||513||2966||474||356||379||204||329||384||137||380||497||3140||6106|
|White M: 69.0/128 W: 75.0/132||442||114||333||312||185||302||329||339||504||2860||460||353||369||183||321||365||124||371||487||3033||5893|
|Red M: 66.7/123 W: 72.5/129||435||105||303||301||163||276||318||331||492||2724||449||348||333||150||298||338||105||315||454||2790||5514|
|Combo M: 65.2/117 W: 69.9/126||374||105||303||301||163||276||260||290||411||2483||383||298||333||150||298||280||105||268||404||2519||5002|
|Gold M: 64.8/115 W: 69.6/125||374||105||300||301||161||274||260||290||411||2476||383||298||293||149||296||280||105||268||404||2476||4952|
Food & BeverageBar, Catering
Available FacilitiesClubhouse, Lounge, Banquet Facilities, Locker Rooms
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Course setup ruined the day
They’ve had lots of rain the greens are like putting on a basketball court. They rolled wet greens so they’re grass smashed into mud. There’s no blades of grass and that makes them super fast. Faster than fast. I asked the guy in the pro shop any course secrets, he said keep it under the hole. Then I find that almost every flag is on the front edge of the green. Ridiculously on the front edge. Whoever the guy was that set those flags shouldn’t have that job. He ruined the day. A tough setup is fine but it has to be fair.
Super excited this course is offered via golf now. I thought you had to be a member. Wouldn’t change a thing
Love this course. Fun layout, not super tough. Only saw a couple other groups on the whole course with a noon tee time on Saturday. Course is in pretty good shape. Drainage could be a little better. The fried chicken sandwich in the restaurant is excellent.
Didn't know green condition
Nice course and good layout. However, green was plugged couple days ago and it was so much sand on the green. Basically it was unplayable but they charge full amount...
sanded- auto 2 puuts
great weather! Fun and challenging course. Unfortunately greens sanded. Took auto 2 putts when on green. Not upset, but still fun!
Punched greens storm damage
No mention of green aeration on GolfNow. Had to play back nine twice to get 18 in. Rain storm made a mess and lots of mud.
Give it a couple weeks and it’ll be great again.
Course in excellent condition. Enjoyed and will return.
It's really 4.5 stars, lots to like, few things to improve
The layout is fun and the course conditions were very good. Love the white sand bunkers and the greens were quite good. Staff was great, except the way they handled the bar/kitchen with them also having a wedding. They certainly could have made sure golfers you needed/wanted food could have been better accomodated. Also think some sort of cart girl would be good, and GPS in the carts would also be a plus. But those are relatively minor concerns
Liked the place and I will be back
The course is in excellent condition. There is no course in the south bay that can come close to Crazy Horse. The greens are smooth as an billiard table and the fairways are lush. The restaurant / bar serves up great food and drinks, I just wish I lived closer to the course.