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4.1
298 Reviews (298)
5 Stars
126
4 Stars
108
3 Stars
40
2 Stars
16
1 Stars
8
Conditions
3.9
Value
3.9
Layout
4.1
Friendliness
4.6
Pace
4.1
Amenities
3.1
86.4%
Recommend this course
253 out of 298 reviews
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3.9
35 Reviews (35)
5 Stars
13
4 Stars
12
3 Stars
4
2 Stars
5
1 Stars
1
Conditions
3.7
Value
3.7
Layout
4.1
Pace
3.8
Amenities
2.9
StaffFriendliness
4.4
80.0%
Recommend this course
28 out of 35 reviews
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4.1
65 Reviews (65)
5 Stars
28
4 Stars
23
3 Stars
8
2 Stars
5
1 Stars
1
Conditions
3.9
Value
3.8
Layout
4.1
Pace
4.0
Amenities
3.0
StaffFriendliness
4.6
89.2%
Recommend this course
58 out of 65 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

4.1
298 Reviews (298)

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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Perfect weather
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Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
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5.0
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Previously Played

always a great feeling to play this course

All emplyees are very friendly, course is in very good condition, any time again

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Old Del Monte

Played old del monte for the first time on 11/25. Course was in great condition and the weather was perfect! I hit the ball left way too often (OB) on the front nine but had a really good time. The greens are fast and more difficult than your average muni. A very good value for the oldest course in Monterey.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
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Reviews 3
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Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Old Delmonte

Great conditions. It rained heavily a day or so before playing but the sandy loam soil drained well. The greens were wonderful.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
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Reviews 6
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing

Great course, a bit show

A phenomenal course, worth every dollar. The place of play was slow. A saw a Marshall a few times but nothing was said to the group ahead if us that was at least two holes behind

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
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Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 9
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Average course and price

We teed off at 11:00 am and the pace of play was perfect. We finished in just 4 hours. The conditions for 11:00 am were perfect.

Course was in average shape.

The tee boxes were in slightly below average. The tee boxes were un even with a lot of unrepaired divots. To add there was a lot of crab grass growing on the tee boxes.
The fairways were in good condition but outside of that there were a lot of bare spots.
The greens were in great shape for being punched three weeks ago. They ran at an 10 on the stimpmeter and they rolled fairly pure. Overall the greens were the best part of the course.

They have one food cart running on

The course was a fun but paying over 100 plus 25 for cart seemed a little excessive for the condition of the course overall.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Del Monte

Tee’ed off at 12:40 and the starter did not honor the 10 minute gap between tee times. As soon as we Tee’ed the 12:50 was right on us. And five minutes after the 12:50 Tee’ed off the 1:00 was right behind them. Starter need on the job training.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Intermediate
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 3
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 17
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

10-25 Index Course

It’s not worth the time to be negative. This golf course was beat up from the car show they recently had and had I knew I wouldn’t have spent money there and went Poppy Hills! The staff trying to course manage the pace of play did not understand that time had no relevance if people are playing at their which means they are slow or I am fast! They were slow and the marshal had zero clue of what I was explaining. So I would not recommend this course for single index or scratch/+index as it will be a long round on a short course. I would not return as it is not for me.
Could not believe when I asked the guy taking my money how the course was and he never mentioned the car show damaging 10 of the fairways that you actually needed the cart for! That is just terrible transparency and just a desperate business. Do not recommend this place at all!!!!

Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Fair
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Fairways Beat Up

There was a concourse car event 9 days earlier and the fairways showed the beating they took. I'm just thinking that pricing should have been a little better or at least informed of the conditions.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 28
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing

Fun course

First time here and was liked by all the staff r very friendly and the course it self could use a little work

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Nice people but shabby course

We played yesterday for $100 a person
Pro staff was super friendly
But the course was virtually unplayable.
Hard fairways with a lot of bare spots.and aerated greens.
Definitely not worth the money.
I would not play here again.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Post Car Show Monterey Golf Nightmare

Sand, fertilizer, crab grass. punched greens, sanded fairways, and cart path only. If you like these things then this is the course for you. No warning beforehand despite booking weeks in advance. The starter seemed to find it sort of funny that we actually showed up to play the course in this condition. A total disappointment and won’t be back.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Fair
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
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Commented on 11/17/2022

thanks for comments, pathetic that courses do this. hope you called and complained for a refund. Call VISA, tell them you did not get what you paid for.

Played On
Reviews 9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
First Time Playing

Kamal

Pace of play slow. In spite of the ranger pushing golfers to pick up pace. Fairways were ok but off the fairways the sand was too bad. Of course one is supposed to be in the fairways!!!!

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