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4.5
335 Reviews (335)
5 Stars
200
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
97.4%
Recommend this course
326 out of 335 reviews
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4.7
32 Reviews (32)
5 Stars
21
4 Stars
11
3 Stars
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2 Stars
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Conditions
4.6
Value
4.5
Layout
4.5
Pace
4.6
Amenities
4.3
StaffFriendliness
4.7
100.0%
Recommend this course
32 out of 32 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
4.4
Layout
4.4
Pace
4.6
Amenities
4.3
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
335 Reviews (335)

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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Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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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
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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
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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 15
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 15
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
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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
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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
Played On
Reviews 13
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Great value for an out of the way course

Played a round here with a relative. This course seems like it is semi-private. It seems like they only offer a few tee times to the public each day and the rest is for members. I could be mistaken, but that was my impression.

The course is interesting, with some elevation changes in stretches.

It was a hot day, but that's ok. Being that it was a hot day, I was a little disappointed that there was not a beverage cart on the course. We could have used a few cold beverages.

The pace of play was excellent. A single walker jumped in ahead of us while we were warming up on the range and putting green. We tee'd off as they were on the green. We had to wait on hole 2, and then I think they made a wrong turn and played hole 5 instead of 3, so we were able to jump ahead. After that, we never saw anyone the rest of the day. I think we played in 3.5 hours.

The course was in good condition, not great, but good. There were a few weird quirks, like on the 1st and 2nd hole there was a temporary water pipe setup. Very strange. There were some dry rough patches, but the greens were excellent and felt very fast. The tee boxes were above average, and the fairways were maybe a little above average. Golf at a decent course anymore is going to be $75 or more, so I felt the price was reasonable, and represented good value.

I have no complaints, and provided the course was in the same condition and the price was similar, I would continue to play here.

I think this offers a change from other courses in the area like Bayonet and Black Horse, which have been suffering from water restrictions in the area.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Windy weather
Used cart

Nice greens

The best greens available. Challenging elevation changes. The tee boxes can be tricky, print a course before you begin.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Reviews 4
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Nice place to play

The staff are very friendly. The course layout is nice. There are some tee boxes that are close to the green that you just finished. If the course is full, this will slow the pace of play.
The fairways are wide, not too much bunkering, and the greens are very consistent.
Good value.

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