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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De Laveaga Golf Course -- Great course, Excellent value for money.
Review by: Rick De Laveaga is my favorite course in Santa Cruz. It's got some very challenging holes that I return again and again to try to beat. My nemisis is #10, a par 5 that needs a long drive and a great 2nd shot that needs a long carry cutting the corner over a large ravine to have a prayer at par (I've only succeed at once). It's on top of a hill overlooking Monterey Bay, with some fantastic views. Quiet and removed from the city. It's a great place to spend an afternoon away from everything. The course is public and conditions have varied over the years, but has generally been pretty good the last couple. They are currently doing a major renovation and I am anxiously awaiting it's re-opening to full operation in July 2005. What I've seen looks pretty good. Greens fees are the lowest of any 18-hole course in the area and gets my vote for best value-for-the-money in the area.
From Santa Cruz, CA




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