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“Not Poor Man's Pebble; Not a Must.... in fact... skip it!” 2 of 5 stars
Review of Morro Bay Golf Course

Morro Bay Golf Course
201 State Park Rd., Morro Bay, CA 93442
+1 805-772-1923
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Ranked #7 of 18 Activities in Morro Bay
Type: Golf Courses, Sports
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Owner description: Morro Bay Golf Course is often referred to as “Poor Man’s Pebble Beach” and is a “must play”. The course offers stunning panoramic ocean views from just about every hole. This “player-friendly” 18-hole public course has tree lined fairways and hilly terrain placing a premium on club selection.
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“Not Poor Man's Pebble; Not a Must.... in fact... skip it!”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

I don't often disagree with many Trip Advisor postings... but this is an exception. Our experience with this course was far less than good. Just a few issues: They made a mistake and entered our Tee Time into their system one month from the intended date. We made the reservation one month in advance as we were travelling from Scottsdale to Pebble Beach for the Pro-Am PGA Tourney and we were staying in Cambria for one night en route. They "fit us in" clumsily. The practice range was limited only to irons as they were extending the range (skid steer working in front of us while we practiced)... regardless, the practice tee was 100% weeds and mud. Our front nine took 3 hours 10 minutes!!!! This had nothing to due to our being "fit in". We waited on every hole and on the second par 3, we had 4 foursomes stacked up on the same hole! The marshall came around but was of no value. Our back nine took 2 hours 30 minutes.... we debated giving up multiple times. The course only had a few sand traps and lacked much character. After all this... we were just fed up. We paid $48 each (30 green fees plus 18 cart @).
Additionally, one of our two carts ran out of battery charge early on the back nine and we had to call the pro shop for a replacement. They responded promptly and professionally... (it just never should of happened). Sorry... but there are SO many better courses.. In my opinion... don't waste your time here.

Visited February 2014
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“Wide fairways but very sloped”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014

I am not a good golfer, and at my age, don't hope to be. I played this course on two consecutive days because of its spectacular vistas, extraordinarily wide fairways, no water holes and only three sand traps on the course. We played from the white tees, which was challenge enough. I think the only level portions of the course were a few of the tee boxes; everything else was either up and down or sideways. That made for an exciting round (but when playing a course for the first or second time, I never keep score). The fairways were well maintained; the green aprons were of a grass that penalized chipping or using a "Texas Wedge". Since the putts always ran towards the bay, it became a challenge to putt to a point on a slope above the hole and watch the ball move uphill... and most greens were very fast.
When and if I return to Morro Bay, I would play this course again. Caution, we tee'd off the first time just after noon and it took well over 4 hours; the second time we went off before 8:30 and were through before noon and by that time, the course was crowded. The greens fee is very reasonable, even with a cart and even if you are not a senior.

Visited January 2014
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Sun City, Arizona
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“Poor man's Pebble beach”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

this is the best $43 you can spend golfing. Lots of rolling hills, tall tree's, lost of ocean views and greens. Excellent food at the restaurant, at a very reasonable price.
Staff extremely helpful and friendly.
Oh, I did get a senior price at $43 that included the cart on a weekday morning.
This course will challenge any skill level.

Visited October 2013
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Orange, California
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“Fog horn please”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013

Everywhere up and down the central coast was clear! Played Morro Bay GC at 11:00 am and fog
Covered half of the course. The course is in great shape the carts need to be replaced. We did not see a glimpse of the water until we hit the 15 th hole. We will go back

Visited September 2013
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“Nice course, the view of the Pacific Ocean is great.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2013

Coming from New York, was very enjoyable to play a course facing the ocean on one side and mounitains on the other.

Visited July 2013
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