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Half Moon Bay Golf Links

Two Miramontes Point Rd,

Half Moon Bay, California 94019

  • Office

    +1 (650) 726 4438
  • Pro shop

    +1 (650) 726 1800
  • Fax

    +1 (650) 726 9039
  • Golf pro

    Anthony Maestrini (PGA Class A, Head Professional)

About the course

  • The Course:

    18 holes. Links-style. Undulating terrain - a few slopes to climb.

  • Surroundings:

    Oceanside setting.

  • Designer:

    Arthur Hills

Back
tees
Club
tees
Front
tees
Yards
6649
6043
4872
Par
72
72
71
SSS or slope
72.2
69.4
69

At the same location:

Above distances are for the Ocean course. Also at Half Moon Bay is the 18-hole Old course (par-72; 7001 yds from back tees).

Location

Latitude:

37.434718

Longitude:

-122.439918

How to get there:

25 miles S of San Francisco

From the town of Half Moon Bay follow Hwy 1 south. After 1.5 miles, at traffic lights, turn right into Miramontes Point Road. Follow road for 1 mile to golf.

Half Moon Bay Golf Links (Ocean course)

4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.

Est. 1997

Half Moon Bay Golf Links (Ocean course): Right alongside the Pacific Ocean, and next to the Ritz-Carlton hotel, Half Moon Bay offers two distinctly different golfing options. The more inland and parkland Old Course remains a popular layout, but for full-blooded seaside links golf, the Ocean Course emulates the best coastal offerings of Britain and Ireland.

From start to finish, the Ocean Course is a thoroughbred links layout. Following an out-and-back design, the holes traverse open and undulating terrain, with ever-present ocean views, square-cut tee-boxes and very few trees along the way. The wonderful array of holes sometimes give you plenty of width from the tee, at other times things are much tighter with uncompromising, grassy rough awaiting anything hit too far offline. Unlike on most British links courses, thick clinging rough is also much in evidence around the greens, rather than smooth run-off areas. However, mischievously hidden "pot" bunkers are frequently deployed.

At less than 6,700 yards from the tips, big hitters may think this a shortish layout; but if the wind is blowing at anything more than a gentle breeze, you'll need to think again! The only water hazard comes at the short par-3 7th, where a small pond needs to be crossed in front of the green.

Pick of the holes: the sensational closing stretch of three holes is played as close to the ocean as the cliffs and rocky foreshore will allow. Most daunting of the par-3s is the 17th, which is played alongside the ocean ( ... and hopefully not directly into the wind!).

Stay&Play at Half Moon Bay: luxury onsite accommodation available, see Where2Stay section below.

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Visitors

Who can play and when?

Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends.

Must book in advance.

Green fees

Visitor fee, 18-holes, peak rate in high season: Mon-Thur $175; Fri-Sun $225. Variations apply depending on time of day. Golf cart included.

Credit cards accepted. Contact club for full details, discounts, packages, etc. [Last updated: 2020].

Other information

Soft-spikes preferred. Walking permitted. Caddies and forecaddies available.

Practice facilities

Limited (no driving range)

Did you know?

Once known as Spanishtown, Half Moon Bay is the oldest settlement in San Mateo County, California. Dating back to the Spanish land grants of the 1840s, the intriguing history of this quiet seaside town includes a prominent role in the foundation of the Ocean Shore Railroad and the colorful exploits of 1930s-era rumrunners.

Incorporated in 1959, modern Half Moon Bay now offers visitors a large variety of shopping, cultural attractions, fine dining and recreational opportunities.

Where2Stay

  • The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon BayAAA 5-Diamond

    One Miramontes Point Rd, Half Moon Bay, California 94019

    +1 (650) 712 7000

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    The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay is an elite golf and spa resort. You can enjoy soothing coastal breezes and captivating ocean views at this top-quality hotel, which is located right alongside the ocean. With estate-style accommodations, the hotel combines modern convenience with the majesty of a bygone era.

    • Golf at this hotel:

      Half Moon Bay (Ocean and Old courses).

    • Golf within 5 miles:

      No

    • Golf within 20 miles:

      No

  • Best Western Half Moon Bay Lodge4-star

    2400 S. Cabrillo Hwy, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019

    +1 (650) 726 9000

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    Near to the Half Moon Bay Lodge hotel, you’ll discover white-sand beaches, fishing, diving, surfing, and horseback riding. Fine dining and antique shopping are also within easy reach of the lodge, as is the Half Moon Bay Golf Links - 36 holes of oceanfront golf.

    • Golf at this hotel:

      No

    • Golf within 5 miles:

      Half Moon Bay (Ocean Course and The Old Course)

    • Golf within 20 miles:

      No

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