Overview of golf course named Half Moon Bay Golf Links

Half Moon Bay Golf Links

Half Moon Bay, United States

Details

Holes

18

Par

72

Built

1973

Type

n/a

Architect

Arnold Palmer, Francis J. Duane

Access

Visitors welcomed

Half Moon Bay Golf Links, a resort destination less than an hour from San Francisco is known for two championship golf courses and breathtaking views of the sea. The picturesque setting has earned the inevitable comparisons with Pebble Beach, though the club is unlikely ever to host an Open Tour event. The Ocean Course, designed by Arthur Hills, opened in 1997 is strategic and takes full advantage of the superb surroundings, though this means the course is also exposed to the elements. Ask the attentive and knowledgeable staff about how best to proceed when the breezes blow in off the Pacific. The final stretch is simply unforgettable, from the 387-yard par 4 16th to the 17th, a 186-yard par 3 that seems ready to slide into the sea, and finally the huge par 5 18th. The adjoining Ritz Carlton Hotel offers a great place to relax afterward and enjoy the scenery. The Old Course, designed by Arnold Palmer and Francis Duane and opened in 1973, The Old Course is an American classic whose lush parkland links design, featuring distinguishing edges and corridor views of the Pacific, finishes at one of the highest ranked holes in the world—the 405-yard par four 18th hole that culminates on a bluff with dazzling coastal vistas. At 7,001 yards, this parkland style Bay Area golf course has played host to numerous U.S. Open Qualifiers, commands strength, strategic tee shots and will test all facets of your game.

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Hcp 5 571 courses played
Very good
27 March
Half Moon Bay have two courses, Old and Ocean. Old is a typical resort course with houses along most of the holes. Impressive houses but a few of them I would not buy unless they replace the windows for free:) Tee boxes between 5500-7000 yards. something for everybody. Arnold Palmer designed it. A bit hilly with generous fairways. Unfortunately the course was very wet after all the rain and some maintenance had been done on the greens... It was the first course we played on our trip to CA so we were happy anyway. Old course is better to start with if you wanna play both course since it never reaches the Ocean qualities. the 18th is the best holes of the course. The Ocean course is not links but not so far off. It's just a little bit hilly and handled all that rain a lot better than the Old course. Tee boxes between 5900-7200 yards so on paper a tougher course but in reality it is more open and forgiving unless it's windy. Arthur Hills designed it. If I go back I will only play the Ocean course and maybe the 18th at the Old:)
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Hcp 12 9 courses played
Fabulous
11 November
Wonderful oceanfront courses. Must play on your way from San Francisco to Pebble Beach.
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