Pacific Grove California Golf Courses

Pacific Grove Municipal Golf Course


Featured Golf Course Review:
Pacific Grove Municipal Golf Course -- Wind dictates the course
Review by: Karl Grey This is a beautiful course managed as courses were when I started playing golf too many years ago to admit to. I arrived at 6am and was advised that play does not begin until 7am, after the course maintenance is completed. I got lucky and joined the first group of walkers and off we went to enjoy a meticulously manicured links style public course. The front nine is a moderately tight, tree lined side with a few greens and bunkers hidden from view. The back side is pure links with an ocean view from every hole. Coastal mule deer watched us from as close as the first cut of rough on most holes and from greenside on a few. My favorite holes were the 16th, a par four from an elevated tee looking out at the ocean, and 17, a par three over a pond that the deer waded into to feed on the grasses and occasionally glance up at what must look like rediculous antics to them. The greens are consistent and smooth but not that fast. In the afternoon the wind picks up making the benign course that I played and incredibly tough test. The pro shop staff answer questions with a candor that can only come from being asked too many questions but that just adds to the flavor of the environment. Walk it if you can. We were first off and finished in three hours.
From Ventura, CA

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Wilshire Country Club -- Wilshire
Review by: Jack Stuffy course due to the attitudes of member golfers. Grass is cut so short as to create tight lies even when in the middle, straight down the fairway...cut to give advantage to only the purest ball strikers. Baranca invisible on most holes it involves leaving golfer ignorant of potential trouble until too late and leaving golfer overly reliant upon caddy's best efforts. Greens are pro-fast and well protected. The course is sometimes beautiful and sometimes looking like an average public course. Only real advantage is location and proximity to central LA. Has old school, prejudiced feel...members rarely show interest in even small conversation with strangers.
From Pennsylvania




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