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4.3
159 Reviews (159)
5 Stars
67
4 Stars
58
3 Stars
23
2 Stars
7
1 Stars
4
Conditions
4.1
Value
4.0
Layout
4.3
Friendliness
4.6
Pace
4.4
Amenities
3.6
85.0%
Recommend this course
133 out of 159 reviews
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4.1
23 Reviews (23)
5 Stars
10
4 Stars
8
3 Stars
4
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.0
Value
3.7
Layout
4.3
Pace
4.1
Amenities
2.9
StaffFriendliness
4.4
73.9%
Recommend this course
17 out of 23 reviews
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4.2
26 Reviews (26)
5 Stars
12
4 Stars
9
3 Stars
4
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.1
Value
3.8
Layout
4.3
Pace
4.2
Amenities
3.2
StaffFriendliness
4.5
76.9%
Recommend this course
20 out of 26 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Resort
Par 72
Length 6365 yards
Slope 131
Rating 71.6

Opened in 1897, Del Monte Golf Course is the oldest course in continuous operation west of the Mississippi. Designed by golf and polo enthusiast Charles Maud, this inland course boasts a meandering, hilly layout that has challenged golfers for more than a century.

It was the original host of the California State Amateur-still played on Del Monte's narrow, tree-lined fairways and small,well-protected greens-and continues to serve as one of the three courses on which the Callaway Golf Pebble Beach Invitational is played.

Adjacent to Del Monte Golf Course, the Del Monte Pavilion offers an inviting outdoor setting for any special event. Whether you are hosting a corporate outing or a tournament awards ceremony, all events are impeccably catered by the Lodge at Pebble Beach.

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Course Details

Year Built 1897
Fairways Blue Grass
Greens Blue Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Charles Maud Tom Bendelow (1911)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

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

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Proper golf attire required.

Food & Beverage

Bar, Grill, Restaurant

Available Facilities

Clubhouse

Accolades

  • Golf Advisor: Top 25 Off-course amenities in the U.S. (2019 #12) (2017 #3)
  • Golf Advisor: Top 25 Most Improved U.S. Golf Courses (2018 #25)
  • Golf Advisor: Top 25 Friendliest Courses in the U.S. (2017 #9)

Reviews

4.3
159 Reviews (159)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 22
Patio Dining 10
Brunch 7
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 19
Undulating Greens 14
Thick Rough 8
This course/club is great for:
Walkers 19
Locals 18
Seniors 14
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 23
Near the Airport 18
Worth the Drive 13

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Reviews 4
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Nice... Nothing Special

Enjoyed playing on a beautiful, 75 degree winter day., But, as others have said, this course looks and feels old. No services because of Covid, but to not allow coolers/outside food or drink is ridiculous (even worse to announce this to every foursome seemed like overkill). Back to the course...felt like an overpriced Muni, but in Carmel and named Del Monte. Fairways in decent condition, greens slow and bumpy, off fairway conditions terrible. No, I wouldn't drive from San Jose to play here again, I'll stick to Pacific Grove.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 1
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 Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 7
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Fair
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
5.0
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 6
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Walked

Good times

COurse condition & weather were good. There was heavy traffic due to the Thanksgiving holiday starts.
It should be no traffic these days due to COVID-19 but
that day happened. I arrived just before tee times and I wanted to ride the cart but no cart available after 12:20. A little bit challenging to walk. That's a hard exercise for me. But That's a good experience for me. I like this course and would like to come back again.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Fair
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
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 Moderate
Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Nice and relaxing

Nice course not terribly hard, greens in great condition

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

No driving range

Please note there is no driving range here. The description is not correct.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Beautiful Course

This course had beautiful views along the way and we were able to have family wave to us at the 17th hole from the patio of the Hyatt Regency Hotel. This is a great course to have in my backyard.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 8
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Walked
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Walked

Overrated and Busy and Pricey

Pros:
1. Weather was perfect and super convenient if you stay at the Hyatt next door
2. Greens in fantastic shape and fast
3. You can buy Pebble Beach gear in the clubhouse and friendly staff in there
Cons:
1. Course overrun by local "Duke's Members" on Columbus Day (Mon, 12 Oct) who only pay $48.
2. Large swaths of dead brown grass.
3. Backed up on hole #2 - took about 4.5 hours to walk. Slower than it should have been. We were a threesome.
4. Retail is $110 and I paid $89 on Golf Now, but feels like a $49 course.
5. For $110 or less you could play better courses in the area.
6. Had big expectations because it is a Pebble Beach property, but felt like my local muni where I pay $29 twilight.
7. Thought the course would be in fantastic shape because it had been closed for 7 months, but lots of divots and tee boxes just ok. Strange it was not pristine. Had only been open 12 days.
8. No amenities due to COVID. One food cart, but no take-away food from the restaurant.
9. No driving range.
10. Feels like the place needs an update. From the signage to the clubhouse it feels like it would in 1972.

Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Reviews 8
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Classic layout

Played with my son and a friend. Great variety of holes. Greens were excellent.

Pace of play was a little slow we walked and it took 4.5 hours . Wish ranger moved people along better.

Overall had a great day. I will play it again soon

Pete Dooley

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 10
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Walked
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

What a treat!

Beautiful, well kept course. Great weather! Friendly, welcoming and helpful staff. Under 4 hour round! In Monterey! Great deal with Golfnow!
The course is run by Pebble Beach Corporation and it shows. Out of the 3 courses my wife and I played in the area this was by far the most pleasurable.
Will play again when in the area!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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