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4.5
288 Reviews (288)
5 Stars
170
4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
4
1 Stars
4
Conditions
4.4
Value
4.4
Layout
4.5
Friendliness
4.6
Pace
4.5
Amenities
4.3
96.6%
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279 out of 288 reviews
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4.5
35 Reviews (35)
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22
4 Stars
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Conditions
4.4
Value
4.2
Layout
4.5
Pace
4.8
Amenities
4.3
StaffFriendliness
4.7
94.3%
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4.4
103 Reviews (103)
5 Stars
62
4 Stars
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3 Stars
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Conditions
4.4
Value
4.3
Layout
4.4
Pace
4.5
Amenities
4.3
StaffFriendliness
4.6
94.2%
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97 out of 103 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
288 Reviews (288)

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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I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
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Reviews 16
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
First Time Playing

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.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Poor
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
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Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing

Golf now

Super excited this course is offered via golf now. I thought you had to be a member. Wouldn’t change a thing

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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Reviews 5
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Great pace

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.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Reviews 7
Skill Beginner
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Reviews 4
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Reviews 7
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

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...

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
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Reviews 8
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

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!

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Reviews 4
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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Reviews 30
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
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Previously Played

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.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 8
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Beautiful day

Course in excellent condition. Enjoyed and will return.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 25
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

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

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Must Play

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.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once 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
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
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