Forebay GC: #1Forebay Golf Course

Forebay Golf Course
29500 Bayview Rd
Santa Nella, California 95322
Merced County

Phone(s): (209) 826-3637
Fax: (209) 826-1878

The 9-hole Forebay Golf Course in Santa Nella, CA is a public golf course that opened in 1960. Forebay Golf Course measures 3226 yards from the longest tees. The course features 2 sets of tees for different skill levels.

Forebay Golf Course
3 stars out of 5 (based on 3 reviews)
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A view of the 1st green at Forebay Golf CourseA view from tee #4 at Forebay Golf CourseA view of the 9th green at Forebay Golf Course

Golf course details

  • Holes: 9
  • Public/Private: Public
  • Year opened: 1960
  • Golf Season: Year round
  • Guest Policy: Open
  • Tee times welcomed: Yes
  • Fairways:
  • Greens:


  • Pro in house: Yes
  • Driving range: Yes
  • Rental clubs: Yes
  • Rental carts: Yes

Green fees price ranges

  • Week days: $15.50
  • Weekends: $19.50

Course policies

  • Metal spikes allowed: No
  • Dress code:
  • Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard Welcomed

Length, slope and rating for each tee

Tee Par Yardage Slope Rating
White/Back 36 3226 0 0
Yellow/Back (W) 36 2657 0 0

Reader Ratings / Reviews

  • Forebay Golf Course
    4 stars out of 5
    by B Azevedo
    on February 29th, 2016 13:16
    I brought my nephew out here to hit some balls at the driving range and discovered they have footgolf. So we decided to try it. We had so much fun. Really worth the money. Thanks to Jayson for suggesting we try it.
  • Forebay Golf Course
    1 stars out of 5
    by tmac
    on September 24th, 2015 17:51
    Sad to see that this fun little 9-hole course has fallen into a state of disrepair. The fairway grass is dying or dead on every hole (no water?) and bare lies are prevalent everywhere. The greens are, well- 'green', but very uneven, bumpy and some are infested with invasive weeds, making three-putts a common occurrence. The risk-reward ninth is still one of my favorite golf holes- but not worth the price of admission with the poor course conditions. Maybe an end to California's drought will bring the course back, but it will take much effort (and money) to get there. Keeping my fingers crossed as Forebay is where my dad taught me to play and it holds a special place for many locals.
  • Forebay Golf Course
    4 stars out of 5
    by DCB
    on May 12th, 2012 08:53
    Great course, a hidden Gem, Good for all levels of Golf, Have taken my Grandsons out to play here several times and they really enjoyed it. Staff is very friendly and professional. It's a great Half way course between Sanj Jose and my Cousins in Merced, we have p;ayed here several times and it great.Great Value for the money.
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