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Pacific Grove Municipal Golf Course

77 Asilomar Blvd, Pacific Grove, California, 93950
Type: Public
No. Holes: 18
(831) 648-3100
Architect: H. Chandler Egan (18)
                       Jack Neville (4)
                      
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Detailed description of Pacific Grove Municipal Golf Course

Pacific Grove Municipal Golf Course, is a Public, 18 hole golf course located in Pacific Grove, California.

Pacific Grove Golf Course offers views of the Pacific Ocean, Lovers Point, Point Pinos, Crespi Pond, and Asilomar's natural sand dunes.

The course first opened for play as a nine hole course in 1932. It was designed by Chandler Egan in 1932. The first nine holes takes you through the forested areas of Pacific Grove. Egan's nine takes you through an inland terrain and reflects much of the charm of an English rural course done in the old style.

The back nine was designed by Jack Neville, original designer of the Pebble Beach Golf Links.

The holes are unpretentious, reminiscent of an era when the 'par fours' were sometimes less than 300 yards and the 'par threes' could be contemplated by the common folk. There are not many bunkers, and the greens are small.

It was recently ranked by Zagat Survey as one of America's Best Golf Courses. The 18-hole golf course features a restaurant as well as a golf pro shop.

This course has been reviewed 25 times
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San Rafael, CA

$56 (cart included), played on Sunday, July 2016 at 10:03 PM

Real nice course with great views. Known as the poor man's Pebble Beach, I believe. I'll play it whenever I am in the area.

Would travel: 0-10 Miles, Vacation Worthy
Bottom line: I would play again
 
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Rank ID # : 028392
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$61 (cart included), played on Thursday, June 2016 at 9:35 AM

The back nine is as scenic as any course I've played. It is the poor man's Pebble Beach.

Would travel: 120-300 Miles, Vacation Worthy
Bottom line: I would play again
 
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Rank ID # : 028286
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Walnut Creek, CA

$56 (cart included), played on Friday, May 2016 at 8:30 AM

I love this golf course and have driven from the bay area several times to play and will do so again very soon!!

Would travel: 120-300 Miles, Vacation Worthy
Bottom line: I would play again
 
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Rank ID # : 028233
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(cart included), played on Monday, December 2014 at 6am

One of my favorite courses. Nine back holes are on monterey Bay. The locals call it poor mans pebble beach .

Would travel: 120-300 Miles, Vacation Worthy
Bottom line: I would play again, Ranks with the best in this price level, Bargain priced based on quality and competitive area pricing
 
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Rank ID # : 021805
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San Ramon, CA

$46 (cart not included), played on Saturday, March 2013 at 10am

Great fun & value. Nice views.

Would travel: 60-120 Miles, Vacation Worthy
Bottom line: I would play again, Bargain priced based on quality and competitive area pricing
 
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Rank ID # : 019555
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Fresno, CA

$56 (cart included), played on Sunday, September 2012 at 2pm

The front 9 is typical muni golf, rather boring and simple. The back 9 has views that rival some of the best courses on the monterey peninsula. Well worth playing if in the area. It was a very fun course to play and, if you play it after Pebble, Spyglass, Spanish Bay, or Poppy Hills it will boost your confidence in your game again.

Would travel: 60-120 Miles
Bottom line: I would play again, Bargain priced based on quality and competitive area pricing
 
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Rank ID # : 018746
Golf Course ranker Photo, Wes Kenney
Fort Collins, CO

$66 (cart included), played on Friday, July 2012 at 10am

I play this course once annually. The front and back nine are two different layouts. Watch out for the two deceptively challenging par 3's that start the front 9 and the very long one that finishes it. The course has well-earned the title of "Poor Man's Pebble Beach" with it's 11-17 holes all out over looking the ocean. Always a good time, no matter how you play!

Would travel: 60-120 Miles, Vacation Worthy
Bottom line: I would play again, Better than average course for the area, Ranks with the best in this price level
 
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Rank ID # : 018222
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Fresno, CA

$61 (cart included), played on Wednesday, May 2012 at 6am

This curse is about the vies on the back nine. If you are in he Montere Bay Area and have not played this course, you have missed a treat.

Would travel: 30-60 Miles, Vacation Worthy
Bottom line: I would play again, Average course for the area, Bargain priced based on quality and competitive area pricing
 
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Rank ID # : 018212
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Paradise, CA

Do Not Recall (cart included), played on Saturday, December 2009 at 8am

Best deal on the coast.

Would travel: 120-300 Miles, Vacation Worthy
Bottom line: I would play again, Better than average course for the area, Ranks with the best in this price level, Bargain priced based on quality and competitive area pricing
 
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Rank ID # : 017197
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Phoenix, AZ

(cart included), played on Tuesday, October 2011 at noon

This is an 'old golf course' - with a layout that is unique and interesting to play. The Back 9 has some spectacular views by the ocean. It was a cold and blustery day - so didn't enjoy the experience as much as we would have with good weather.

Would travel: 0-10 Miles
Bottom line: I would play again, Average course for the area
 
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Rank ID # : 016589
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Monterey, CA

$56 (cart included), played on Friday, September 2011 at noon

As usual, cold, foggy and windy. Coupled with a fairly slow pace of play it was not enjoyable.

Would travel: 0-10 Miles, Not Vacation Worthy
Bottom line: Better courses for less nearby, Worse than average course for the area
 
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Rank ID # : 016013
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Modesto, CA

$46 (cart not included), played on Monday, July 2011 at 10am

This is the best value in the area.. I played on July 4th so it was slow but I still completed my round in time for fireworks. I would like to see them advise players of "ready golf" to speed up play.

Would travel: 0-10 Miles, Vacation Worthy
Bottom line: I would play again, Bargain priced based on quality and competitive area pricing
 
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Rank ID # : 014755
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Lafayette, CA

$41 (cart included), played on Tuesday, March 2011 at 6am

Fun course to play at a great price.

Would travel: 0-10 Miles
Bottom line: I would play again, Better than average course for the area, Ranks with the best in this price level
 
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Rank ID # : 014726
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Bakersfield, CA

$36 (cart included), played on Monday, May 2011 at 2pm

Beautiful setting- Monterey Bay, deer on the course, light house in the background. Our favorite course. Considering most in the area are 3x the price it's a great bargain. Fun holes for all skill levels. Front nine is very old school through forest, with shorter holes with small greens. Most approaches you can pitch and run. Back nine is newer links through sand dunes.

Would travel: 60-120 Miles, Vacation Worthy
Bottom line: I would play again, Ranks with the best in this price level, Bargain priced based on quality and competitive area pricing
 
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Rank ID # : 013972
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Martinez, CA

$36 (cart not included), played on Tuesday, February 2011 at 8am

Front 9 a little above average with some short holes (with homes close by) which I am sure get backed up when really busy. But the back 9 makes it all worthwhile. Superb value and the staff is excellent. Holes 11 thru 17 (Poor Man's Pebble Beach) are just great with the ocean views everywhere! Can't wait to play it again. Easy to walk and the small greens make this course so challenging. I looked at the scorecard and thought ok, I can score here. Weather was warm and dry and the greens were very fast and made 3 footers very tough! This is a really fun and great golf course!

Would travel: 60-120 Miles, Vacation Worthy
Bottom line: I would play again, Ranks with the best in this price level
 
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Rank ID # : 013036
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Orange, CA

$36 (cart included), played on Wednesday, May 2010 at 6am

I love this course. I play it annually. Would play it more often if I lived closer. The new clubhouse is nice.

Would travel: 120-300 Miles, Vacation Worthy
Bottom line: I would play again, Best course in the area, Fair priced based on quality and competitive area pricing
 
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Rank ID # : 011683
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Gold River, CA

$41 (cart included), played on Tuesday, September 2010 at 10am

...what a gem...great little muni course...on the front, you think, ok, this is a nice walk...when you make the turn, whooooa...poor man's pebble beach...it is AWSOME...the views are unmatched...fun & sneaky tough...definitely walkable for the average person....some really tough holes & some really short, easy holes...GREAT value, period...

Would travel: 60-120 Miles, Vacation Worthy
Bottom line: I would play again, Better than average course for the area, Ranks with the best in this price level, Bargain priced based on quality and competitive area pricing
 
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Rank ID # : 011544
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Pacific Grove, CA

$31 (cart not included), played on Saturday, September 2010 at 6am

I play this course 10 to 20 times a year and throughly enjoy it every tme. The views are incredable and its a great walking course.

Would travel: 60-120 Miles, Vacation Worthy
Bottom line: I would play again, Fair priced based on quality and competitive area pricing
 
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Rank ID # : 011348
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San Jose, CA

$26 (cart not included), played on Wednesday, January 2010 at 10am

Back nine lives up to its "Poor man's Pebble Beach" claim; simply spectacular! Fairways are tight and a little confusing, but don't negate the awesome beauty of the area. Front nine just OK. 1st, 2nd, and 9th hole par 3s cause big back-ups, but remaining holes are OK. Overall: unbelievable value.

Would travel: 30-60 Miles, Vacation Worthy
Bottom line: I would play again, Ranks with the best in this price level, Bargain priced based on quality and competitive area pricing
 
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Rank ID # : 009994
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Salinas, CA

$61 (cart included), played on Friday, January 2009 at 10am

They call this the Poor Man's Pebble Beach and the back nine lives up to the expectation. The views were just short of spectacular. However, the layout was tight and somewhat confusing to the first time guest. A course layout on the scorecard would have been nice. The tight layout felt like squeezing a size 11 foot into a 9-1/2 shoe. That tightness led to way too many OB stakes inside the course boundaries. Other than those minor negatives, I would highly recommend this course to locals as well as visitors to the Monterey Peninsula. Playing Pebble, Spyglass, or Spanish Bay are real thrills (and you have to do them once), but Pacific Grove Muni will give a great experience at a bargain price.

Would travel: 30-60 Miles, Not Vacation Worthy
Bottom line: I would play again, Average course for the area, Ranks with the best in this price level, Bargain priced based on quality and competitive area pricing
 
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Rank ID # : 006217
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Carmel, CA

$16 (cart not included), played on Wednesday, August 2008 at 4pm

This course has fallen apart. They had a major fertilizer burn on the front nine greens and they are unplayable. While those will heal, the fact is that this the front nine plays like a bad muni course. Having said that, the back nine is great fun. Great views. Holes 10 through 16 are lots of fun...birdie possibilites abound but they can also turn into bogeys or worse if you land in the dunes or the ice plant.

Would travel: 0-10 Miles, Not Vacation Worthy
Bottom line: Worse than average course for the area
 
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Rank ID # : 004210
Golf Course ranker Photo, Todd Lafferty
Pleasanton, CA

$41 (cart included), played on Saturday, June 2006 at 10am

This course plays like two nines -- a boring front that winds through homes, but a BEAUTIFUL back nine -- Scottish links-style -- that takes you out to the Pacific Ocean (right to the point where the Mexican and Alaskan currents converge, creating amazing wave action). Prices are an absolute steal for Monterey golf as it's a local muni, which obviously causes them to cut back on the staff, as the people who work here are notoriously rude. On the wrong day, the weather can be downright nasty -- 40 MPH winds are not unheard of, especially during the spring and summer. Play this one in the fall and winter for the best conditions.

Would travel: 60-120 Miles, Vacation Worthy
Bottom line: I would play again, Bargain priced based on quality and competitive area pricing
 
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Rank ID # : 003774
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Fresno, CA

$36 (cart included), played on Wednesday, July 2008 at noon

A schizophrenic course. The front 9 and back 9 are totally distinct and separate courses. The front plays through taller trees and houses, while the back 9 is entirely an ocean layout around dunes. This course will challenge you with all types of uphill, sidehill, downhill lies, tempt you to try and drive the shorter par 4 and require precise tee shots (especially on the back 9), and figuring out how to play in the wind. It's not uncommon to see whales in the Bay during the spring and fall months, which sometimes can slow up play on the back 9. Well worth the 140 drive in the summer to beat the heat. Front 9 greens presently are tore up due to chemical burns, but staff promises they will be back in shape around august 1st or so.

Would travel: 120-300 Miles, Vacation Worthy
Bottom line: I would play again, Ranks with the best in this price level
 
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Rank ID # : 003719
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Lafayette, CA

$51 (cart included), played on Tuesday, March 2008 at 10am

Well used Muni, but what a view. Back 9 along the Pacific Ocean. The poor mans Pebble Beach.

Would travel: 60-120 Miles, Vacation Worthy
Bottom line: I would play again, Worse than average course for the area, Fair priced based on quality and competitive area pricing
 
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Rank ID # : 001835
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Sunnyvale, CA

$31 (cart not included), played on Wednesday, January 2007 at 8am

The poor man's Pebble Beach. Beware of the sea gulls. They like to steal your food!

Would travel: 60-120 Miles, Vacation Worthy
Bottom line: I would play again, Bargain priced based on quality and competitive area pricing
 
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Rank ID # : 001328
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