Golf Course Review for The Links at Bodega Harbour Bodega Bay, CA
Reviewed by: leef2020, Huntington Beach, CA
Will be aerating the greens 10/22 & 10/23 – thanks for update leef2020.
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Was able to grab a deal plus $20 off coupon via teeoff.com @ $39 net pre-paid fee. Great deal for this course. Was paired with a friendly H/W couple. Golf Director held us back from our 11:10am tee time to wait for a speedy foursome coming through playing in a shot-gun tournament, so eventually teed off at 11:30am. Good thing, as there was such a huge blanket of fog/marine layer, you couldn’t even see beyond 100 yards.
Skies cleared up just before we teed off, and was an absolute stunner of a sunny day after that! Playing this Robert Trent Jr. designed course on a sunny day is a treat. POP ended up slow for whatever reasons ahead of us, finishing in 4hrs, 50mins.
Course overall was in the best condition I’ve seen it over the past 3 years. Absolutely gorgeous. Greens were certainly a highlight, as the bent-grass greens were nearly perfect looking. They were firm, fast and smooth and putted very well. Was able to implement my recent AimPoint Express green reading class techniques with good results, to pick up slope that I would otherwise not have been able to detect. Rolled very true, with no bumps along the way.
Fairways were really nice, mostly a lush green, with some lighter, thinner areas that were firm. Rough was a good, but a mix of lush, penal 2″ grass and some thin/burned out areas.
Was in about 4 bunkers, and they were pretty well groomed, with soft-ish damp sand, about 1 – 1/2″ layer over a medium-firm base. Pretty nice to play out of, actually. Tees were OK, but could use some leveling.
Highly recommended right now. Their website says they are aerating Oct. 22/23rd.