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4.6
187 Reviews (187)
5 Stars
124
4 Stars
54
3 Stars
5
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
2
Conditions
4.6
Value
4.2
Layout
4.6
Friendliness
4.7
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.4
95.5%
Recommend this course
179 out of 187 reviews
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Average Rating
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4.7
28 Reviews (28)
5 Stars
21
4 Stars
6
3 Stars
1
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.8
Value
4.4
Layout
4.8
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.6
StaffFriendliness
5.0
100.0%
Recommend this course
28 out of 28 reviews
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Average Rating
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4.7
38 Reviews (38)
5 Stars
28
4 Stars
9
3 Stars
1
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.8
Value
4.3
Layout
4.8
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.5
StaffFriendliness
4.9
100.0%
Recommend this course
38 out of 38 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Private/Resort
Par 70
Length 6117 yards
Slope 131
Rating 70.1

Back along Snively’s Ridge on the eastern boundary of the Santa Lucia Preserve is a spot that is one of the great luxury getaways in the USA. It’s called Carmel Valley Ranch, and its Pete Dye par-70 layout is a very playable golf course that was voted one of the Top 100 Women-Friendly Courses in the country by Golf for Women’s Magazine.

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Course Details

Year Built 1981
Fairways Rye Grass
Greens T1 Bent Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Pete Dye (1981) Gene Bates (2006)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fees
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Amex Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No

Food & Beverage

Cafe, Restaurant

Available Facilities

Clubhouse, Spa, Locker Rooms

Available Sports

Fitness, Tennis

Accolades

Reviews

4.6
187 Reviews (187)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 9
Course Challenges Include:
Elevation Changes 15
Bunkers 13
Water Hazards 10
This course/club is great for:
A Weekend Splurge 14
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 13
Advanced Golfers 10
This Course's Location is:
At a Resort 16
Worth the Drive 13

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Skill Intermediate
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4.0
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Windy weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
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Plays Once a week
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5.0
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Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
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Amenities Good
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Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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Reviews 1
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I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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Reviews 8
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Previously Played

Love the ranch

This course never disappointed, always in great conditions, great service and staff. Only issue is a foursome in front of us would not let USA two soho b pass making the back 9 very slow
Again love the course .
Thanks and will be back

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 14
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing

First time at Carmel Valley Ranch

We played on a glorious day at Carmel Vallry Ranch! Staff were so friendly and the course was immaculate! The back nine is definitely more challenging than the front nine. I recommend this course for all levels of skill.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

This is the best course for the money on the Peninsula in my opinion!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played

Stunning views on a well kept course

An exceptional staff from pro shop, range support, starters and Marshall’s. The course is in great shape and the scenic views are breathtaking. A truly great level of enjoyment.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 10
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Fun course and good conditions

Very friendly staff started the day off right. Front nine is in the valley floor and fairly flat, but some great holes. Back nine is where the elevation starts. The course was in great shape and well maintained..

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Nice Course and nice layout

I always enjoy this course. It has a nice layout and some very interesting and fun holes. It could get an even higher rating if they watered it more. The greens and fairways are firm so you need to play towards the front of the greens.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart

Nice spring day

Starts off a very flat simple course, and then converts to a mountain course, and then a nice finish with challenging bunkers. Nice course.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

a great day in the sun

just fun for a couple seniors(a expensive when one is retired)

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 26
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Wet weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Nice course but slow play.

Course was in good shape and played well. Very slow group in front of us that caused almost 3 hours on the back 9. This is a Club Corp. Course, but not well advertised.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 35
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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