Wednesday, June 27, 2007
Pacific Grove, California
Pacific Grove is one of my favorite places in Northern California. Ocean View Blvd is something like 17-Mile Drive in Pebble Beach. Pacific Grove Municipal Golf Links is called municipal "Pebble Beach Golf Links". You don't need to pay toll like 17-Miles Drive and $475 play fee like Pebble Beach Golf Links. Pacific Grove Municipal Golf Links has a better ocean view than Pebble Beach GL. I believe this is the best municipal golf course in the U.S. with only $40 fee on weekend. Back nine has lots of picture-postcard scenery. The sea is at the same level of your eyes. Tourists is looking at your tee shots from Ocean View Blvd. Did I play here? Of course, yes. From white tees, only 5571 yards, par 70. Back nine is hard to place the ball on the fairways because of very strong, direct winds from Pacific ocean. I played much better on back nine, with 47 and 41.