Photo of Half Moon Bay Golf Links (The Old course)

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. Tree-lined & open parkland. Undulating terrain - a few slopes to climb.

  • Surroundings:

    Residential and briefly oceanside.

  • Designer:

    Original design by Francis Duane & Arnold Palmer (1973); modifications by Arthur Hills (1999).
Back
tees
Club
tees
Front
tees
Yards
7104
6323
5319
Par
72
72
72
SSS or slope
75.3
71.5
72.8

At the same location:

Above distances are for the Old course. Also at Half Moon Bay is the 18-hole Ocean course (par-72, 6649 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 (The Old course)

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.

Est. 1973

Half Moon Bay Golf Links (The Old course): Located alongside the Pacific Ocean, adjacent to the Ritz-Carlton hotel, Half Moon Bay offers two distinctly different golfing options. The parkland-style Old Course has been a popular layout for many years, while links golf aficionados will savour the newer Ocean Course, which emulates the coastal offerings of Britain and Ireland.

Substantially longer than its sibling, the more inland Old Course impressively weaves its way through residential properties, before delivering a fabulous oceanside surprise at the end. Many pines and cypress trees, as well as good bunkering, give good definition to the gently undulating fairways as they progress around the anti-clockwise first-nine loop. Although properties skirt each side of many holes, they are generally well out of harm's way from stray shots.

The back-nine feels a little more open than the front, with the holes mainly laid out in pairs, one heading out, the other back. Plenty of water hazards, greater elevation changes and a few tighter fairways create a more interesting back-nine. Nothing however in the build-up will prepare you for the Old Course's majestic closing duo.

A wonderful ocean-view green at the par-3 17th is followed by the Old course's stunning closing par-4. Perched on top of the cliffs, directly above the Pacific Ocean, you play downhill from the tee, across a creek and uphill to an elevated green, which sits beside the terrace of the impressive Ritz-Carlton hotel. Although one hole doesn't make a golf course, the 18th on the Old Course is one of the most scenic and exhilarating holes in California - not to be missed!

Stay&Play: luxury onsite accommodation is available in The Ritz-Carlton Half Moon Bay (see Where2Stay section below).
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  • Photo of Half Moon Bay Golf Links (The Old course)
  • Photo of Half Moon Bay Golf Links (The Old course)
  • Photo of Half Moon Bay Golf Links (The Old course)
  • Photo of Half Moon Bay Golf Links (The Old course)
  • Photo of Half Moon Bay Golf Links (The Old course)
  • Photo of Half Moon Bay Golf Links (The Old course)
  • Photo of Half Moon Bay Golf Links (The Old course)
  • Photo of Half Moon Bay Golf Links (The Old course)
  • Photo of Half Moon Bay Golf Links (The Old course)
  • Photo of Half Moon Bay Golf Links (The Old course)
  • Photo of Half Moon Bay Golf Links (The Old course)
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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 $200; Fri-Sun $250. Golf cart included.
Credit cards accepted. Contact club for full details, discounts, packages, etc. [Last updated: 2018].

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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