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Half Moon Bay Golf Links - Ocean Course2000 Fairway Dr
Half Moon Bay, CA 94019
Phone: (650)726-4438Fax: (650)726-9039
This facility has two eighteen hole regulation courses that make the drive to Half Moon Bay worthwhile. The original Links Course has been built on rolling terrain with large trees and brush lining the fairways on all the holes except for the two ocean holes, #17 and #18. The greens are medium-sized and slightly undulating. There are many very large and deep sand bunkers. Many of the tees and greens are elevated. The fairways are quite wide with several dogleg designs. The major difficulty in playing the course is the putting, and the wind, which blows most of the time, can require you to use more club than normal and to aim at sand bunkers allowing the wind to blow the ball back to the green. The signature hole is #18, a 428-yard, par 4, which parallels the ocean and is truly spectacular to view and, with the wind, interesting to play. The Ocean Course is a true links design, completely open, playing along the ocean. In accordance with the links design, the hazards are in the form of tall green on the side of the fairways and grass and sand bunkers. While the fairways are quite wide, many of them are sloped and rolling with mounds on the sides, requiring the placement of your shots in order to prevent your ball from rolling into the rough. There is a view of the ocean from most of the holes. Most of the greens and tees are elevated. The greens are medium in size and undulating, again resulting in the putting being a major obstacle to a good score. Also, the wind is more of a factor on this course than the Links Course for there are no trees to block it and several holes play directly into the wind. You will find the front nine easier than the back nine due to the hole designs and the wind. "Golf Digest" selected this course 9th on its list of "Best New Upscale Public Courses" for 1998. Groups of five are only allowed out after 3 PM. The clubhouse was renovated in 1997. There are no homes around the Ocean Course. You are not allowed to walk the Links Course.
|Holes: 18||Greens: Bent Grass||Fairways: Winter Rye|
|Dress Code:||No tank tops or cutoffs|
|Season:||Open all year|
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Overrated and Expensive, May 02, 2004
from Woodland, CA
|The natural setting of this course is hard to beat. On a clear day (it's foggy a lot)you just can't top the views. It's hard to justify $125 green fee when there are so many top rated courses within 35 miles. Course conditions were good, but the play was incredibly slow. 5.5 hours to play is way to long. The Marshall's didn't do anything we could see to move slow groups along. The Pro Shop Staff weren't the friendliest either. They need score cards with the hole layout or signs at the tee boxes. Several holes (i.e. #1 is a blind shot from the tee and you don't know where the green is).|