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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Trinity Alps Golf & Country Club -- Trinity Alps Golf & Country Club
Review by: Chris The Trinity Alps Golf & Country Club was neglected by its previous owners. The course was in terrible shape last summer. However it has new owners now that are quickly bringing the course together. I am on the golf team at the High School and I play at the course every day. The course is very challenging due to the trees that line the fairways, and the course is not long. Holes 1 and 2 are short par 3's, with small greens like the rest of the course, and are probably the easiest holes. Hole 3 is a good solid hole with its difficulty lying in the approach shot. Hole 4 is the most difficult hole on the course. The fairway slants towards a steep out of bounds hill on the left, and this slant devours balls that are put in the middle of the fairway. Hole 5 is extremely short, a light pithing wedge from the tee, if that. Hole 6 is fairly easy if your drive is straight. Two ponds come in two play on hole 7. It is a short par 3 and you must clear the first pond from the tee. across the pond lies the green, overshadowed on the left by a huge oak tree. Anything left of the green will be swallowed by the other pond on the course, so don't hook your shot. Hole 8 is a long par 3, but it is easy. Only one bunker short of the green lies between you and a birdie. Finally, Hole 9 is the longest hole on the course. A par four. A wide fairway awaits you, however, so does a jungle of trees just to the right of the fairway if you slice your shot too bad. Once in those trees, a hundred yards or so to the green, it will take you a good three more shots to get there through the jungle of wood in your way, so keep your tee shot left. Just in front of the green stand a large pine tree and a large oak right next to it, and the only way onto the green is if your aproach shot is coming from the left. This is a great course to golf, and would be spectacular if the course was in better condition.
From Weaverville, CA USA




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