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4.5
403 Reviews (403)
5 Stars
240
4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
4
1 Stars
7
Conditions
4.4
Value
4.4
Layout
4.4
Friendliness
4.6
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.2
94.4%
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388 out of 403 reviews
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4.6
38 Reviews (38)
5 Stars
24
4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
0
1 Stars
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Conditions
4.6
Value
4.5
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.6
Amenities
4.3
StaffFriendliness
4.6
100.0%
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38 out of 38 reviews
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4.5
55 Reviews (55)
5 Stars
32
4 Stars
19
3 Stars
3
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.5
Value
4.4
Layout
4.5
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.1
StaffFriendliness
4.5
94.5%
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52 out of 55 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
403 Reviews (403)

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 1
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played

Good course management challenge

Great value, near the Monterey Peninsula. Elevation changes and doglegs. Need to be patient to score well. Fun restaurant. Private club, but they release a few tee times per day on Golf Now. Similar to nearby Laguna Seca Golf Course.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 12
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 12
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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First Time Playing

It was fun, needs a little TLC in spots.

I would play it again, once a year, a little $$ pricey for an average course. The best thing about it are the greens and bunkers are well kept with the greens running fast and true! Liked the layout.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played

Excellent course, poor food and beverage management

I played on a Saturday and teed off mid day. This is one of my favorite tracks in the area, the course is kept well and the design is fun for all levels.

A very unfortunate and poor choice on management, at the turn on hole 9, our 4 some tried to order food and drinks. To our great disappointment, the kitchen was closed at 2pm…. On a Saturday with mixed sun and clouds on the weather forecast.

Now granted the weather wasn’t 80degrees nice and sunny, but there were plenty of people playing in front and behind our group and it felt really out of character for a nice golf club to do that. When asked why, the response was “it is slow”. Now I could see if there was unforeseen circumstances, or a Monday late afternoon before a rain, but this is a nice January Saturday and they good lost business.

Lastly, when the clubhouse onsite worker was asked if we could bring our own drinks on the course since they couldn’t offer to sell anything they replied, “No”.

For such an epic and dreamy golf course, I was greatly disappointed in the service and response from staff.

I mean not to deter anyone from playing here, I just hope this helps the management make better decisions in the future.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 7
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Course is freaking money

Course was in great shape, just a little wet from rain, greens are absolutely great, fast and smooth greens. Well worth the $

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 11
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Wet weather
Used cart

Fun Course

Not very long, but the greens are tuff to read. Not much sand either.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
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 11
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Wet weather
Used cart

Wet weather

Even though it was cart path only, we enjoyed the round. Nobody else out there, so pace of play was nice. The staff found a club that was left in the ruff, and drove it out to me. It wasn't mine, but that was a nice gesture. Even greeted me by name, classy.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Perfect day at a fun course

We caught a perfect day in Salinas (72 degrees, light breeze) at Crazy Horse in December. I really enjoy the variability of the layout along with the generally excellent conditions of the course, it really feels like a private club experience.

It's a bit of a drive from San Jose, but definitely worth it as compared to the alternatives either in cost, pace of play, or conditions.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 7
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great freaking track

All I gotta say Is the greens are amazing and talking to some members they say they get better cant wait to come back

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 6
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 4
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 6
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 10
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Twice a year
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
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