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Golf Course Review Half Moon Bay Golf Links (OCEAN) Half Moon Bay California

Half Moon Bay Golf Links (Ocean)

Golf Course Review Half Moon Bay Golf Links OCEAN Half Moon Bay California

Reviewed by: Alex326, Monterey, Ca

Golf Playing Conditions 8.85 GREAT
Golf Playing Conditions 8.85 GREAT

Started the year off with a new course that I’ve been trying to get out to for 2 years now. Course did not disappoint. Weather was sunny (but chilly) with a 12-15 mph wind. Conditions of the track were excellent as expected. Greens were a solid 9. Rolled true at a medium fast pace. Greens were the perfect speed, size and offered jus the right amount of undulations to be challenging but not overwhelming.

Fairways ranged from a 9.5 down to a “low” 8. The only exception was number 18 which had some thin areas. Rough was manageable. With rain a week or so ago followed by a few sunny days, my guess is the rough had recently been mowed down to a respectable height.

Tee boxes were level semi-lush and divot free. I somehow managed to avoid the sand traps all day.

Layout of the track is spectacular. Several views of the ocean throughout the course along with some forced carries over a couple of ponds/lakes. There is just enough elevation change (albeit slight) to keep the track from being completely flat. None of the holes have any real severe dog legs and a few of the tee boxes look down double fairways. I was with my buddy who’s a member so he knew the layout which helped a ton. Otherwise it would be very easy to hit (purposely) onto the wrong fairway.

Overall, it’s a great course, with both views and conditions being in the excellent category. Probably a new Top 10 course, though it’s getting harder and harder to knock courses out of the top 10 when a new one comes in.