Pacific Grove, CA
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Reviewed by: abbacat, Trabuco Canyon
Played 7-21-17 with Iluv2golflady as our first stop on a 3 day golf road trip. The course was recommended by a couple of GKers as very affordable with great ocean views which was exactly what I was looking for. We used the Costco deal found on GK for $35 per player.
We had a quick lunch before our round in the restaurant. The food and service were both very good. Check in for the round was easy, the pro shop was well stocked and the staff very friendly. We played as a twosome with no one behind us. The front 9 starts with two par 3s so it was a little slow going with a few foursomes in front of us. Other than the huge trees lining the fairways and a dozen deer leisurely hanging around, there is nothing very remarkable about the front. The conditions were good. The fairways had a few thin and bare spots but were mostly lush. The greens were smooth, somewhat soft, and rolled medium speed. The effect of the ocean was apparent with putts breaking in some unexpected ways.
The back nine was completely different and in a word, amazing! In the sand dunes and just across the road from the ocean it was unlike any course I’ve played before. The holes were much more interesting than on the front with false fronts, huge dunes of very deep sand and a 2 club wind. I just loved it and scored much better on the back. POP was just about 4.5 hours. We had a great time and definitely recommend the course.