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
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.
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.
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.
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!
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
Fun and mostly forgiving layout. In pretty good shape with small greens and course is on the shorter side. Signage could be better
the course had excessive sand on the greens. this detail should have been listed on Golfnow.
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
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.
Greens were superb!
Course in excellent condition especially the greens—very consistent and smooth/fast.
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
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.
The course is very well kept and the pace was great very much worth the price to play!
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 🏌️👍