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
Golf Advisor: Top Courses in California
I’ve played a lot of courses in the area in Monterey and Seaside. It was unexpected to come to a course quite, to see green grass throughout the course. I lost something and Tim in the Pro Shop called me back and said he had it. Most places wouldn’t have done that very professional
Clean golf carts at the turn had a nice club sandwich very friendly staff who brought it to the tenth tee box. For an enjoyable round of golf I recommend this course.
Well manicure. Greens are little fast but very nice. The staff is very friendly. Definitely I will come back
Worth the trip
A gem of a course. Worth the 1 hour drive. Did Pacific Grove the week before, meh. This place (Crazy Horse) was a joy to play.
Tee to Green
Tee to Green
This is a beautiful course. It is well maintained from flat tee boxes to true rolling green. I did not have a bad lie in the fairway. Even the roof is very playable. And the first cut on the green is puttable. I will come back to play this course the next time I visit from San Diego.
We wanted to play this course for the first time with local friends, and it was nice. The staff were very welcoming and so were the members. The warm-up facility was very nice too! We started out, waiting on every shot so pace of play was an issue early on. Then, we got moving after the 5th or 6th hole, but we didn't know where we were going. At the turn we ordered great cheeseburgers, and someone in our group decided to sit and eat them. We were going to jump back in after a group or two passed. BAD IDEA. We were asked to follow a group of 4 walkers who were apparently very fast (NOT). Then, when we thought it was as slow as molasses, a 5th person (at least he was in a cart) joined the slow group. We were hit into a few times, and I lost all focus. We would try to play here again knowing it would be a slow round. At least we would know what we were getting into again.
Average layout, speedy greens
An average layout course in very good condition and fast greens. Normally not busy and pace of play should be relaxing unless you are in front of a group of members who will call for marshall to rush you even if you are not slow. They want you to finish round under 4 hours especially if members are playing behind you which leaves very little room for wayward shots and managing course if playing it for the first time. Nevertheless, worthwhile trying one time if you're in the area...
Tee boxes are well kept, fairways are fair, bunkers are soft, and greens are usually fast. Love this course!
Course in Great condition played during week at 8am not too busy! Great day for golf on a beautiful course