"The front nine, designed by two-time United States Amateur Champion H. Chandler Egan, offers the golfer a glimpse of architecture reminiscent of some of the world's most memorable courses. The out and back, figure-eight design was originally conceived with opening and closing par fives; however, when a modern clubhouse was built in 1960, the routing was changed. This new routing features one of the most unique opening stanzas in all of golf. Two par threes followed by two par fours and two par fives greet the golfer as he makes his way out to the farthest point on the course and turns for home. Although the Monterey Bay is visible on several of the holes, the narrower fairways and small greens demand the player's attention before the visual feast that awaits him on the second nine."
"Built in the manner of a traditional links course, the second nine at Pacific Grove Golf Links transports you "across the pond" without ever leaving home. Designed in 1960 by Jack Neville of Pebble Beach and Bel Air Country Club fame, the Neville Nine is a testament to the rugged and natural beauty found on the Monterey Peninsula. Winding out from beneath the watchful eye of the Point Pinos Lighthouse, the holes tumble into the windswept dunes before heading directly toward the ocean and then turning home. With views of the ocean and Point Pinos Lighthouse from every hole, you can smell the salt in the air and feel the ocean spray on your face, just as the founders of the game experienced centuries ago."
Source: Pacific Grove Golf Links
Women: 72.3 / 120