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4.3
408 Reviews (408)
5 Stars
186
4 Stars
145
3 Stars
47
2 Stars
18
1 Stars
12
Conditions
4.1
Value
4.1
Layout
4.3
Friendliness
4.7
Pace
4.1
Amenities
3.7
90.7%
Recommend this course
355 out of 408 reviews
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4.5
35 Reviews (35)
5 Stars
24
4 Stars
8
3 Stars
2
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.2
Value
4.4
Layout
4.5
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.2
StaffFriendliness
4.7
97.1%
Recommend this course
34 out of 35 reviews
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4.4
92 Reviews (92)
5 Stars
55
4 Stars
26
3 Stars
7
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
3
Conditions
4.3
Value
4.3
Layout
4.4
Pace
4.2
Amenities
4.1
StaffFriendliness
4.8
92.4%
Recommend this course
85 out of 92 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Resort
Par 72
Length 6356 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 No
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
408 Reviews (408)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 22
Patio Dining 10
Brunch 7
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 20
Undulating Greens 15
Thick Rough 8
This course/club is great for:
Walkers 21
Locals 18
Seniors 14
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 23
Near the Airport 18
Worth the Drive 14

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Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great course, no snack cart

The good: majestic, historic, beautiful.
The bad: cart path only in the winter even if it's a beautiful day, no outside food or drink allowed and they didn't staff a food, beverage cart to drive around and cater to my thirsty butt... Also you don't get back to the club house to get a drink until you're done with 18.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 3
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Beginner
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 23
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Wet weather
Used cart

CLASSIC

Very nice course with nice layout .We played in the winter and it was soaked on fairways.Cart path only for good reasons.We would definitely play again.Some of the best staff around.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Weather is a factor

The course is a great old school design. I unfortunately played there after a rain storm. Cart path only but that wasn’t the issue, the course obviously doesn’t drain well very sloppy lost ball in the rough because of long grass. I suspect that the maintenance couldn’t mow because of the water. I would try the course again on a dryer day.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 27
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Walked

Good golf course

Del Monte is a very good golf course.

The fairways were narrow and the rough was long and damp.

The greens were smooth and very fast.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great Experience

Just visiting and played for the first time. My 14 handicap was no match with the course lol. For one, I played 7:40 am in mid 40s brrr. Too cold for me. Must hit fairways because the rough is penal. Small greens and some with severe slopes. Lay out is decent and I thoroughly enjoyed walking it. Sand quality is really good. The wedge just slides effortlessly. I have to play it a couple more times to get familiar with the greens.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Previously Played
Wet weather
Walked

Tee Time Issues

I booked a hot deal on golf now (prepaid). I checked in and everything seemed fine. However, when I arrived at the tee there were already 4 people in the group and everyone looked at me like I didn't belong. I don't know where the mixup was but clearly there was either a mistake with Golfnow or through the golf course. They eventually added me to the group and we played as 5. Though I felt guilty throughout the round because one of the other players was too uncomfortable to swing her club in front of a stranger. She ended up riding along with her husband and never taking one shot. She had her clubs and paid for her tee time but never played. Partly because she didn't want to hold up the course and also because she was nervous to play in front of me. I wish there was a way to email Golfnow directly with this complaint about mismanagement instead of write a review about the course. Not sure who is at fault here. Golf is about inclusivity and making everyone feel welcomed. When the starter tells you to wave every group through that comes up behind you before you tee off really doesn't feel like you belong on the course. I am a zero handicap and enjoy playing with players of all skill levels. Though feeling that you are crashing a party and being told "Somebody gave you bad information" after I booked online didn't seem right. I would have taken a refund and just went home if I didn't book a hot deal through golfnow. That family should have been able to play their round without me. Golfnow please let me know if this will continue to happen or if I should just go back to booking directly with the golf course. Thank you

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Beautiful course

Loved this course, Excellent condition and maintenance. Interesting layout with small greens and great bunkering.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 8
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times 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 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Walked
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great Condition

Del Monte is always a fun course to play and it is in the best condition I have ever seen it. Greens are pure and fast. Staff is very friendly. Great beverage cart with good food options. Smash burger in the grill is outstanding. We will definitely play here again when we come back to the peninsula.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Thumbs up.

The course was in great shape, it was fun to play, staff was friendly and helpful, there was a little bit of everything as far as views. You experienced a city view, woodland and even ocean views throughout the course. The greens were in very good shape, but brutal they weren't easy. I don't really have anything bad to say about this course, I give it a thumbs up.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 11
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Course in great shape!

The course is in the best shape I’ve seen it in years.
Been going there 59 years….

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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