- Morro Bay's Public Golf Course
is Central California's best-kept golf secret! The scenic 18-hole
course overlooks the ocean nestled near the Great Blue Heron
Rookery. Often called "The Poor Man's Pebble Beach"
the Golf Course is 6,360 yards Par 71 of tree lined fairways
and ocean views, all inside Morro Bay State Park and Estuary.
Located just 12 miles Northwest
of San Luis Obispo,
California along Highway 1, this beautiful facility offers everything
you are looking for in golf, without the hefty price tag. The
fairways are narrow and generally slope to the bay. You must
negotiate your ball between the tall eucalyptus and pines. The
terrain is hilly, placing a premium on club selection, but the
real test comes in the putting. Influenced by Black Hill above
it and the Pacific Ocean below, what you see isn't always what
you get. All putts break an additional two inches towards the
water no matter how they are sloped. And during the summer, you
can count on early morning fog winding its way through the fairways
adding a little more challenge and mystery to the setting.
This course was built in 1923
on a hillside overlooking Morro Bay. Robert Muir Graves redesigned
the course in 1987. Enjoy the views of the ocean, particularly
on the sixth hole. Notice the many species of birds that call
Morro Bay home.