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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Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart

Great Round

Holes 11-14 can be card wreckers. The wind came up the last 5 holes and it played a lot harder. Beautiful elevated tee boxes on the back nine. Staff in the pro shop super helpful.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Reviews 5
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 65
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing

Add to list if you go to Pebble Beach

During a recent bucket list trip to play Pebble Beach and Spyglass Hill, we wanted to play a few other local courses. The caddie at Spyglass recommended Carmel Valley Ranch. It’s located in a gated golf community and is a beautiful and challenging course.

We played from the Lavender tees (5230 yards) to challenge ourselves but the forward tees are 4433 and would be challenging and fun too!

Lots of elevated tees and you quickly realized you need to play the slope on many holes. We played with a local who gave us tips on many holes.

The carts have gps, they give you towels and water in the cart. Nice driving range (balls provided) and a nice practice green.

Definitely go on GolfNow for a deal, otherwise it is expensive but w/the golf now deal we got it was a super value!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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 5
Handicap 20-24
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 Good
Played On
Reviews 9
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Carmel Valley Ranch

Conditions were great, pace was outstanding but it was very uncrowded. A few shots that were a little tricky if you haven’t been there before. I would most definitely play again.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 27
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once 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 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Punched greens stink

Scheduled golf here with family member in town. Showed up to find greens had been punched and sanded and were basically unplayable. The person checling us in gave us a discount due to these conditions, but any reservations should have warned us about these issues. We would have never played a course with newly punched greens. A miserable day. No way to cancel and find another option at the last minute.

Back nine has cool elevation changes and nice views.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Under maintenance poor conditions of sanded greens

Arrived to find back 9 closed, had to play front 9 twice. Very good conditions tee/fairways but greens were heavily sanded, not advised until check-in. Would have preferred to know this in advance and would have played elsewhere.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Slowest round ever!

Upon arriving at the course I was told that a Member’s Match had been given my Tee Time and I had to Tee off 20 minutes later. The Match was sooo slow it turned into a 5.5 hour round of golf waiting on every shot on every hole.
RUDE!!!!

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

Interesting Course

The course I was in great shape, from tee to green. A beautiful layout with lots of elevation change. Some holes re a bit difficult to judge what to hit off the tee. Due to elevation as well as strategically placed bunkers. Nevertheless, the course is very fair and a lot of fun.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays Once 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 Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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 Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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