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Public Golf Courses

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Public Golf Courses

Can anyone advise of any public golf courses, anywhere from san francisco to San Diego?


Monterey Peninsula...
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1. Re: Public Golf Courses

The city of Pacific Grove has a beautiful course that wraps around the Point Pinos lighthouse. http://www.pggolflinks.com/ It's also one of the least expensive courses on the Monterey Peninsula.

In nearby Seaside the former military courses at Fort Ord have become very popular and it looks like they'll be on the PGA tour this summer. http://www.bayonetblackhorse.com/

I don't play golf myself, so I can't comment on what its like to play these courses.

-Mr. Toy


Los Angeles
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2. Re: Public Golf Courses

Outside of the famous (and expensive) courses in Monterey (Pebble Beach, Spyglass, Spanish Bay, Poppy Hills, Peter Hay etc.), Torrey Pines is one of the better courses in California and is located around La Jolla (north of San Diego), and it is a public course.

Grover Beach, Ca
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for Pismo Beach, Cambria, Big Sur
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3. Re: Public Golf Courses

All of the following on the central California coast:

Morro Bay Golf Course inside Morro Bay State Park

Avila Beach Golf Resort

Cypress Ridge in Arroyo Grande near Pismo Beach

Blacklake on the Nipomo Mesa near Pismo Beach

Santa Cruz...
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4. Re: Public Golf Courses

DeLaveaga in Santa Cruz is a pretty, public 18-hole course in the hills above the city.


San Francisco
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for Borrego Springs, San Francisco, Solana Beach
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5. Re: Public Golf Courses

Pasatiempo is another nice course in the hills above Santa Cruz. Where my bro learned his golf: http://www.pasatiempo.com/web/

Santa Cruz...
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6. Re: Public Golf Courses

Pasatiempo is lovely. It was designed by Alister MacKenzie and he built a home there. However it is only semi-public. Some tee times are set aside for public use, and the fees are high.

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Here in Half Moon Bay there is a gorgeous course at The Ritz where we have played. They also have a driving range here. In Pebble Beach, we have enjoyed playing twice at Peter Haye. It is a short course and you get unlimited play for around $30/pp. It is in a beautiful setting! :)

Corona, California
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8. Re: Public Golf Courses

If you want a close view of the Pacific and don't mind paying high green fees, here is a partial list: as you head south from SF:

Half Moon Bay $200 between SF and Monterey

Pebble Beach $500 Carnel

Spanish Bay $300 Carmel

Spyglass Hill $400 Carmel

Sandpiper $150 Santa Barbara

Trump National LA $200 Los Angeles

Pelican Hill $250 Newport Beach

Monarch Beach $175 Dana Point

Torrey Pines $200 San Diego

The one real bargain is the public course at Pacific Grove just south of Monterey.

London, United...
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9. Re: Public Golf Courses

If you do a Google search you will find many websites listing most, if not all, the public courses in the region you're interested in.

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