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4.6
254 Reviews (254)
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4 Stars
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Conditions
4.6
Value
4.6
Layout
4.6
Friendliness
4.7
Pace
4.6
Amenities
4.3
97.2%
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247 out of 254 reviews
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4.4
67 Reviews (67)
5 Stars
39
4 Stars
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Conditions
4.4
Value
4.3
Layout
4.4
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.3
StaffFriendliness
4.5
94.0%
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63 out of 67 reviews
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4.4
93 Reviews (93)
5 Stars
55
4 Stars
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3 Stars
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Conditions
4.5
Value
4.4
Layout
4.4
Pace
4.5
Amenities
4.3
StaffFriendliness
4.5
95.7%
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89 out of 93 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

4.6
254 Reviews (254)

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 6
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Unexpected

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.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Well manicure. Greens are little fast but very nice. The staff is very friendly. Definitely I will come back

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

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.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 8
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing

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.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
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
Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
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 4
Handicap 15-19
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart

Fun course

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.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 12
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

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...

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great course

Tee boxes are well kept, fairways are fair, bunkers are soft, and greens are usually fast. Love this course!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 10
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great condition

Course in Great condition played during week at 8am not too busy! Great day for golf on a beautiful course

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
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 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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