1 Old Ranch Road, Carmel-By-The-Sea, California 93923, US
(855) 687-7262
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About Carmel Valley Ranch Resort

Carmel Valley Ranch Resort calls itself a 500-acre "playground" for all ages. The valley is 10 miles from the coast, offering an escape from the marine layer into a sunnier climate. Hiking trails, a vineyard, pools and activities galore inspire guests to get outside. Tennis courts, a spa and multiple restaurants are available. Golfers can play the only Pete Dye course in NoCal.

Facts

Price Range$$$
Property Class★★★★
Acres500
Year Opened1987
Number of Units100-300

Amenities

RestaurantsFine, Casual
Room TypesSuite
TennisYes
Fitness CenterYes
Practice FacilityYes
Golf School/AcademyYes
Banquet SpaceYes
SpaYes

Services

Kids ProgramYes
Room ServiceYes
ConciergeYes

Rules

Is the resort pet friendly?Yes
Is resort stay required for a tee time?No

Golf courses at Carmel Valley Ranch Resort

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Skill Beginner
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I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Reviews 3
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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5.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played

Awesome conditions even after a rainy day.

We had a lot of rain the day before we played and thought the course might be a bit sloppy. It was not. There was standing water in some bunkers but we expected that after a heavy rain. Had a great day with my son in a fabulous track!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing

Beautiful Course

Short but challenging. Loved the views on the back nine.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Reviews 1
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

What a beautiful course

my 12 year old son and I had a blast playing CVR! We are from MN and play a lot of golf and were soooo impressed with the staff, course layout and the condition of the course. The greens were rolling to at least an 11 or 12, which was so fun. the back 9 which was through the rolling hills of CVR was breathtaking. the Pro Shop was very welcoming as well. We'll definitely be playing CVR again when we travel back to the central CA coast.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Reviews 4
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Fantastic golf experience

Fun course. Not too long. Incredible elevation changes that are really challenging. Beautiful views.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
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Reviews 9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing

Spectacular views

Course was in fantastic condition, tee boxes were like hitting off of carpet, fairways were in great shape, greens were fast and undulating! Course is not super long , 6200 from the tips , but you have to play smart, greens are where your strokes will add up! Definitely recommend and definitely will play again

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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Reviews 6
Skill Intermediate
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Reviews 16
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Scenic Back Nine

We’ll maintained course. Front 9 mostly flat. Back 9 has 5 holes on the hillsides. Would not recommend walking this course. Excellent course conditions.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Reviews 5
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
Skill Advanced
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 6
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Unaware of aeration

Besides not knowing the greens we’re aerated.. great course .. I know aeration is necessary..

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Reviews 12
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Lack of disclosure

A huge disappointment. When i booked this time, there was NO indication of any course maintenance. Usually the golfnow website indicates this circumstance.
In addition, the back nine was closed, so one had to play the front nine twice. And it had the greens aerated and sanded probably one day before, so virtually unplayable. One of my playing companions quit after nine holes, just as i did. He too did not see anything about course maintenance when he booked the round.
Worse golf experience in years. Should have been told the condition of the course prior to booking. This is either a golf now error or course error in posting info on website. Will see if any accountability will be assumed.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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3.0
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First Time Playing

Course is nice and well maintained. But was not notified when booking that the front nine was closed for aerification. Only back nine open and pace of play was really slow. Left before finishing 18 holes as it would have taken too long to enjoy.

Conditions Excellent
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 6
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
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Must Visit if in Monterey

Definitely a must play in the area. Located about 20 minutes from the main stretch in Monterey, getting in is a little confusing. Once you arrive the clubhouse is very nice. The driving range leaves a little to be desired, during our visit it was mats only and it’s restricted to 200 yrds and under. Warm up area/range and carts were included with the greens fee. The course was in great shape! Surrounded by mountains and woven through neighborhoods and a vineyard, there is plenty to look at between shots. The fairways were perfect, the rough was tough but well kept. Greens rolled fast but true and there were some large greens/challenging pin placements during our visit. Definitely will be back on future visits to the area. I would highly recommend.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 3
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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