HALF MOON BAY
2000 FAIRWAY DRIVE
HALF MOON BAY, CA 94019
HOLES 1 THROUGH 9 ON THE LINKS COURSE
Course Rating: 75.0 Slope: 135
7,131 Total Yards (Blue Markers)
Half Moon Bay is blessed with two excellent courses, the Links course and the Ocean Course. I have played the Links course several times and the Ocean Course once. They are both very challenging. The Links course is a Bent Grass Course, has undulating, hilly fairways, with trees, sand, water and course grass that stops a ball dead. Greens are small to medium and meander and slope in differing directions. The rough is comprised mostly of brush and tall grass. In some unfortunate cases they are heavy forest. The entire course is along the ocean, with the final finishing hole, 18, directly along side the Pacific. Wind can be a problem. Greens are difficult, but were in perfect shape when I played. Not too fast, just right. I only 3 putted one green. Most people say that the back nine are the most difficult holes on the course and I would agree. I shot a 40 on the front nine one day, but have only gotten the back nine score down to 45. On approach shots to the green, they not only have to be accurate, but they have to be well placed, to keep them from rolling off. In other words, look for a flat spot! I enjoyed playing Half Moon Bay, prefer the Links course to the newer Ocean course, and would rate it as a truly EXCELLENT course to play. My score ranges from 89 - +100 on both of these courses. On 18, I put 3 balls into the ocean, and my slice was only marginal that day. I had a little help from the wind. The Links course was originally designed by Arnold Palmer and the Ocean course was designed by Arnold's associate golf course designer. The weather at Half Moon Bay is usually cool 65-70 deg F, with breezes and it can get a bit damp with the heavy Marine Layer which obscures the sun much of the morning or day.
HOLES 9 THROUGH 18 ON THE LINKS COURSE