Pacific Grove California Golf Courses

Pacific Grove Municipal Golf Course

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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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Bradshaw Ranch Golf Course -- A typical beginning course
Review by: Morris i played this course yesterday and found it to be a great practice facility for my pitching wedge, which i used to tee off on 7 of the 9 holes (all of which happen to be par 3's). The 200 yard 7th is the hardest of all the holes, but still holds no challenge to the average golfer. Water comes into play on a couple of the holes, but typically is only a threat if you fail to hit the ball 30 yards from the tee box. Overall the facility is kept nice, or as nice as you'd expect from a par 27 course. This course includes a decent pro shop equipped with all the beginning golfer's equipment, as well as a limited amount of intermediate equipment (such as Ping and Adams golf). The people are really nice there and do a great job of making you feel welcomed. As for the course, it provides for a great practice facility if you are in dire need of perfecting your iron play and approach shots. The fairways are clean but the greens are somewhat tricky however, not nearly as readable as i thought they would be (I missed 5 birdie puts during one round!). The "sand traps" are mearly sandboxes without the wood barriers, and do not slope down at all. personally, i like this course due to it's practice facility qualities and great price ($6.50). A great place to take the beginning golfer.
From elk grove,CA