Half Moon Bay Golf Links is a Resort, 36 hole golf facility located in Half Moon Bay, California. Half Moon Bay Golf Links has two, 18-hole championship golf courses, The Old Course and The Ocean Course.
The Ocean Course at Half Moon Bay Golf Links first opened for play in 1997. The course was designed by Arthur Hills.
The Ocean Course is a Scottish links layout laid out on a bluff overlooking the Pacific Ocean. Ocean views on every hole will distract you in the nicest way.
The Ocean Course's three finishing holes have been described as among the finest in course design.
Black Tees: par-72, 6,649 yards, 72.2 rating / 131 slope
Blue Tees: par-72, 6,303 yards, 70.7 rating / 128 slope
White Tees(M): par-72, 6,050 yards, 69.4 rating / 126 slope
White Tees(W): par-72, 6,062 yards, 75.8 rating / 136 slope
Gold Tees(W): par-72, 5,464 yards, 72.5 rating / 129 slope
Red Tees(W): par-72, 4,872 yards 69.0 rating / 119 slope
$56 (cart included), played on Tuesday, June 2013 at 4pm
Great views of the ocean. Expensive, but you can get some good on-line & twilight deals. Pace of play is usually good, but late in the day people jump holes which can cause a slow down on the last 3-4 finishing holes.
Do Not Recall (cart included), played on Wednesday, September 2012 at 10am
it is difficult but fun with some great views.
$61 (cart included), played on Wednesday, October 2011 at 10am
We got a special rate today so it was a really good deal otherwise it's an expensive course. 3 of us played in a little over 3 hours but there was no one in front of us. Greens are hard to read the breaks.
$176 (cart included), played on Monday, June 2011 at 8am
Nice course but way too pricey.
$56 (cart included), played on Monday, August 2010 at noon
I love this course. Business travel brings me to the Bay Area often and I try to squeeze in a round at Half Moon Bay on most trips. The HMB Ocean Course is my top choice.
$51 (cart included), played on Sunday, April 2010 at 2pm
We played on a spectacular day in Half Moon Bay - no wind and warm! We also had a discount coupon for $55 for the round including cart. Coupons can be obtained by registering as an eClub member. Course was in great condition!
$76 (cart included), played on Saturday, December 2009 at 10am
The greens were recently areated, hence lower than normal green condition rating. When one can see the white caps on the ocean from Skyline Blvd., as was the case this day, you know you are in for a wee bit of a breeze. The one thing I very much appreciate about the ocean course is that, unlike many newer courses, it is made to walk.
$36 (cart included), played on Monday, September 2009 at 2pm
$76 (cart included), played on Thursday, June 2007 at 2pm
One of my absolute favorites. The final couple of holes are unreal and, if you play in the afternoon, you might hear the bagpipes coming up 18 along with you. Setting is unreal, great 19th hole. Better than the sister course, with views of the ocean from almost every hole. Only negative is the price -- I wouldn't play it for full price, but there are PLENTY of deals out there if you look for them.
$76 (cart included), played on Saturday, June 2008 at 2pm
I played this course because I received a gift certificate. I found the twilight rate was only $80 cart included, which is a very good deal for the course. The course is challenging, with some penalties for wayward drives, but is in general very playable and has several picturesque tee shots, with beautiful 16th and 17th holes. This course is playable for all difficulty levels. It does play mostly like a links-style course, with trees only on a couple holes and wide openings to most greens. Overall, I would say well worth the $80, but not $175.
Latest Golf Course Reviews