Quail Lodge Resort & Golf Club

4.6107941176 4.6 stars from 5 (19)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 71
  • Length: 6464 yards
  • Slope: 125
  • Rating: 71.3
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes - included in green fees
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes - "The Golf Academy at Quail Lodge"

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard, Amex Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 71 6464 yards 71.3 125
Orange 71 6051 yards 69.5 121
Blue 71 5557 yards 72.6 127
Blue (W) 71 5557 yards 67.2 116
Green 71 5007 yards 69.3 119
Green (W) 71 5007 yards 64.6 112

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.6 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.3 stars from 5
Value: 3.8 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.1 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.5 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.3 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.6 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 19 Reviews
5 stars:
12
4 stars:
6
3 stars:
0
2 stars:
1
1 stars:
0

recommend this course

18 out of 19 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is at a resort   Great for locals advanced golfers group getaways   Great for patio dining dinner drinks  

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"Quail Lodge Golf Course"


u000003575236's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/03/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This is a great golf course. Some of the holes remind me of playing in Guam. Lots of trees, plush fairways and difficult greens.

If you are in the Monterey area I would definitely play this course if you can afford it.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course




5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/13/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



u000004283058's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/29/2017
Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



Chenevard's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/21/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Mr c"


Chris5823721's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/11/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course was in excellent shape. No weaknesses in course conditions. I played three other people on a saturday afternoon pace of play was good need not have to wait on very many shoots. I was a little surprised that it took us a little over 4 hours to play. The course was a little more difficult than I though I would be judging from yardage 6,100 yards. Front nine had sheer oar 3 that were over 190 yards. The cost $95 for a after 2pm round seemed expensive. I will probably play this course in the future but maybe only once or twice a year because of cost.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Solid course overshadowed by the great staff"


Alex326's avatar
Top 100 Contributor
San Francisco Advisor
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/03/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on

This is a great resort style course that is well manicured tee to green. Fairways are fairly wide with most challenges coming from strategically placed fairway bunkers and trees in the middle that you have to drive over. As nice as the course is, the staff steal the show. The staff friendliness is absolutely over the top fantastic!!

Some additional tidbits about the course itself. Sand is the best you'll find anywhere. Greens were in excellent shape and rolled smooth. Greens were fairly flat with not much challenge (go to Blackhorse/Bayonet for that). There are five par 3's on the course. The first three play pretty long (175-200) .


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Gorgeous course"


abalone13's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/31/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Went out as a single and was impressed with the friendliness of the staff immediately. The course was in great shape and the layout was challenging but fair. Will definitely return with friends.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Resort golf at its finest near the Monterey Pennisula"


Keith0709's avatar
Top 25 Contributor
Georgia Advisor
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/18/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on

Most people when they get off the plane immediately head to the Monterey Pennisula to play Pebble and Spyglass hill, and poppy hills. I was smart to veere of to Carmel California and play a few courses. The major redesign in 2015 included a new dining area, a nine hole putting course, and course design changes. The course and resort is very buetifuel with the buetifuel ponds and nice views of the hillside on four and as you come back down to the par 3 fifth with the buetifuel ponds. The practice facilities are magnificent. The new dining on the porch is also very nice. The clubhouse is very nice after the makeover. To throw the whole vacation together eat at Edgar's restraint as well as a stay and play at the Quail Lodge Resort.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Spectacular"


u000002464648's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/24/2016
First time playing

Reviewed on

My husband & I had the pleasure of playing this beautiful course last week.

Everything about the course was immaculate and it was very playable for both of us - kudos to the ground crew for a job well done & for their attention to detail. Also, the pace of play was perfect!

The friendliness from Tommy in the pro shop to Danny & Travis on the greens crew was unsurpassed & much appreciated by these guests - we will definitely be back!!

Cannot recommend it enough!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"A favorite on the Monterey Peninsula"


JasonDeeganGA's avatar
Golf Advisor
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/22/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Poor weather

Reviewed on

I never seem to score well at Quail Lodge, despite its tips only extending to 6,464 yards. But those higher-than-expected scores don't deter my appreciation of the newly renovated layout refreshed by SoCal architect Todd Echenrode. It's one of my favorite plays on the peninsula.

The only critical point would be the lack of variety in the par 3s. Almost all of them require long irons and hybrids, even from more forward tees. A nice 140- to 150-yard par 3 would be a great change of pace.

Overall, the course conditions were excellent. We played in two mega downpours and the course drained quickly.

The variety of holes and shot-making required are only found in old-school classics like this one. You won't be disappointed.

Dining at Edgar's in the clubhouse will complete a grand day.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Good"


Canyougolf's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Plays:  Once a year

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/18/2016
Previously played

Reviewed on

I liked it because it had all sorts of stuff like a pool, gym, and a lot more the course was pretty nice but I liked it a lot


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Best conditioned course on the Monterey Pennisula"


leftygolferdude's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/01/2016
Previously played Walked Played 9 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

Redo is fabulous! Fairways are great, and the greens are receptive and in great shape. I love the fact that you can walk it in 4 hours. Nice happy hour, too.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Beautiful Day in Carmel Valley"


John1281605's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/27/2015
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Love this course. The recent upgrades for sustainability and minor course layout has enhanced the feel of this course. Always a pleasant staff.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"The tee time was overbooked. The staff forced me the tee time to the late time."


jyun69's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/21/2015
First time playing

Reviewed on

The tee time was overbooked. The staff forced me the tee time to the late time.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Poor

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


"Consider Quail Lodge on your next Monterey Peninsula golf trip"


JasonDeeganGA's avatar
Golf Advisor
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/29/2015
First time playing Played as a single Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

I didn't play the old Quail Lodge, so I can't really compare the old experience with the new look. I can, however, vouch that the newly renovated design by Todd Echenrode looks fantastic. It's a shot-maker's course that's fun to play. The first hole introduces the new challenges. Echenrode added one of his new fescue-laced bunkers up the right side to trick golfers into bailing out left. That mistake leads balls to land in thick rough in a new swale running adjacent to the fairway. Echenrode borrowed the concept of the swale from the 16th hole at Pasatiempo, applying it on holes 1-3 and later on holes 16-17 to replace several ponds. Elsewhere, he removed other water hazards, replacing them with drought tolerant landscaping. His cool-looking bunkers and the peaceful setting of the Carmel Valley - especially on holes 10-12 - will be what golfers remember. The climb up the hill to the elevated fourth green and the fall back down again on the par-3 fifth hole protected by a pond are nice touches, too. Quail Lodge just became another must play on the Monterey Peninsula.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"A work in progress"


u402722169's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  Don't know

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/14/2015
First time playing Played as a single Used cart Played 9 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I am looking forward to seeing the course when the renovation, now in progress, is completed. Very friendly and helpful staff. made me feel welcome, even as a first-time visitor.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course


"Nice Course"


tdrasler1's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/01/2014
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

Terrific golf experience. the course was in immaculate condition. It's fair and straight forward but with some good challenges. The facilities are in great condition, the staffs superb and the food is very good.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course


"should make you feel good about your game"


barrysg1214's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/13/2014
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

I have played this course many times for almost 50 years. The lodge has been updated in the past few years with wonderful modern accommodations. Edgar's restaurant serves local fresh delicious food.<br/> The golf course is always in good condition. The fairways are generous and the greens receptive. I always seen to score well here. Quail is conveniently located less than 5 miles from downtown Carmel.The resort offers stay and play packages that have been a great deal.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Can't wait to play it again..."


Robert9152951's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/17/2014
Previously played Paired up at course Walked Played 18 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

This was my second time playing this course. If you're an NCGA member, you get discounted fees which includes the range, cart and 18 holes. The starters made sure I had everything I needed - were very attentive.

This course meanders through very expensive homes and through the beautiful Carmel Valley. There isn't a bad hole on the entire course.<br/> The greens were in excellent shape and each fairway/hole is unique. Because it's so beautiful and scenic, it felt the round went too fast...<br/> I will be playing this course more often and Edgar's Restaurant (below the pro shop) is an excellent stop after a round.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



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