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4.3
221 Reviews (221)
5 Stars
95
4 Stars
82
3 Stars
30
2 Stars
7
1 Stars
7
Conditions
4.1
Value
4.2
Layout
4.4
Friendliness
4.7
Pace
4.5
Amenities
3.7
90.4%
Recommend this course
190 out of 221 reviews
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4.1
52 Reviews (52)
5 Stars
21
4 Stars
22
3 Stars
6
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
3
Conditions
3.8
Value
3.9
Layout
4.4
Pace
4.3
Amenities
3.3
StaffFriendliness
4.6
92.3%
Recommend this course
48 out of 52 reviews
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4.2
85 Reviews (85)
5 Stars
38
4 Stars
32
3 Stars
11
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
4
Conditions
4.0
Value
4.0
Layout
4.3
Pace
4.3
Amenities
3.2
StaffFriendliness
4.6
87.1%
Recommend this course
74 out of 85 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
221 Reviews (221)

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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4.0
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Retited

The greens are excellent, the fairways are marginal.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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First Time Playing

The course was challenging

I would play this course again. It was challenging because it kept me thinking about every shot.

It has one issue to fix and that is the quality of the sand in the traps. Sand was very hard.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 3
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
3.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Fair
Friendliness Average
Pace Fair
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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First Time Playing

The Old Course

Nice layout, shorter course but nice and generally nice shape. Greens very nice but little slow.fairways had o m e burned out divot sized areas, I d play it again.for sure.bar and food restaurant still not open.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 39
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played

A bit overpriced

Since I no longer have a Duke card $124 for golf with cart is too much. Conditions good, disappointed that the grill is closed

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 7
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Very Playable

Although greens were punched recently, the rolled pretty well. Fairways a bit thin but overall not bad. Decent value for $80 hot deal but not at regular price.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 9
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Walked

Average+, but enjoyed the day

First time playing Del Monte. Booked a walking rate - we brought our push carts, and found the course to be flat and easily walkable.

Upon arrival, was notified that the greens had recently been punched. They were very slow and bumpy. Would have been nice to have been given a heads-up during booking via Tee Off.

Everyone we encountered at the course was very helpful & friendly.

Agree with several observations made by previous reviewers:
-Lots of dry/bare areas between tee boxes and fairways. Did not affect playability, however.
-Greens were relatively small

Bunkers were plentiful, and in great condition with lots of sand!

Drove over from Modesto, where it was very hot. Weather was cool and breezy, a perfect respite from the hot Central Valley.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Walked

Great Round of Golf

Good course. Good condition. Enjoyable walk through the Del Monte Forest!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Played On
Reviews 4
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 8
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Walked

Another fine day in Monterey, CA

First time at this course, and I heard this course is the oldest golf course in CA. Thus I wanted to play a round at least for once. Due to the drought situation, some part of the fairway and the natural hazard were in dirt. In my opinion, it was little too much..

The way how the course was arranged was a little mixed up, so we had to watch carefully not to get hit by a ball from other players.

Glad I played at this course for the first time. Not so sure if I would return to this course any time soon though.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 16
Skill Intermediate
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 Average
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