Humboldt Bay Golf Club - Eureka, California

Designer: Andre Quenneville

Course Description:

A quick detour off the Pacific Coast Highway will land yourself at Humboldt Bay Golf Club, a par 72, 7287 yard (fictional) track just a few minutes northwest of Eureka, California. Humboldt Bay features a unique mix of coastal and inland holes that are surrounded by the beautiful Pacific Ocean, as well as the mighty coniferous trees that populate the area and of course...my usual dastardly greens. If you are ready for a one of a kind golf experience, pack up your clubs and come on out to Humboldt Bay!

Tournaments Hosted

Year Event Tour Winner
2016 Hero Indian Open European Mark Custard
2017 Franklin Templeton Shootout PGA Griffin Ray

Other Courses by Andre Quenneville

Course Name Theme Par
The Canuck Club at Devils' Escarpement Boreal 72
The Champions' Club at Belmont Countryside 70
Midnight Sun Golf Club - Yellowknife N.W.T Boreal 72
The Double Black Course at Christina Pines Boreal 72
Orchid Trail Golf and Country Club Countryside 72
Lunenberg National Golf Club Boreal 72
The Canuck Club at Angels' Plateau Countryside 72
The Shore Course at Ponderosa Lakes Boreal 72
The Perigrine at Beechwood Hills Rural 72
Griffin Lakes Golf Club Alpine 72
Quail Ridge Golf and Country Club Autumn 71
Persimmon Valley Golf Club Harvest 72
Kahiko Beach Golf and Surf Club Tropical 72
The Capilano Club Boreal 72
The Viper Course at Whiskey Gulch Delta 72
The Timberwolf - Olympia, Washington Highlands 71
The Timberwolf - Olympia, Washington (Sunday) Highlands 70
Crofton Ridge Golf and Country Club Harvest 72
Nighthawk Canyon Golf and Country Club Desert 72
The Denali Club - Fairbanks, Alaska Boreal 72
The Links at Lions' Bay Highlands 70
Whonnock Lake Golf Club (Black Diamond) Swiss 72
The Nomad Desert 71
Harrison Mills Golf Club Rustic 72
The Ocean Course at Windjammer Bay Delta 72
Shaliath Rustic 72
Burrowing Owl Golf Club (2018) Steppe 72
Holland Park Municipal (CC) Autumn 72
Return of The Nomad Desert 71
The Jumeriah Club Steppe 72
Salish Ridge Golf Club Boreal 72

Member Reviews:

This one starts with a bang, with the first hole immediately heading for the coastline, followed by another coastal hole at the second. The third hole then turns in-land. It's kind of like a less sand dune-y version of Spyglass Hill. But whereas Spyglass is limited by the plot of land that it occupies and never returns to the coastline, Humboldt Bay does not feature such restrictions and returns as often as it would like. The result is one of the best looking courses in the game.


This is another course that is designed to be tough and test the best in the game. As such, it's always hard to accomplish the creation of a difficult and yet enjoyable course to play. This one doesn't do it the best, but it does do it "better than most", a la Tiger Woods at Sawgrass.


The fairways are quite narrow here, but really it's the greens that provide most challenge. They are fast at 183, and feature some of the sharpest breaks that you can get without seeing yellow and red grid lines. The pins are also carefully placed in sections of the green that must be held, or the ball will be carried away to a different section.


There is a lot of visual intimidation to this course, and while it does play quite hard, I think it actually looks harder than it plays. That might be easier for me to say after holing out twice for eagle in one round, though, so take that statement with a grain of salt.
Reviewed by: Craig LeVasseur on 3/14/2016