Carmel Valley Ranch Resort

4.4528000000 4.5 stars from 5 (53)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 70
  • Length: 6117 yards
  • Slope: 131
  • Rating: 70.1
  • Layout

  • One Old Ranch Rd, Carmel, California 93923, Monterey County
  • (831) 626-2510, (831) 620-6406
  • (831) 626-2561
  • www.cvrgolf.com

Year built: 1981
Architect(s): Pete Dye (1981)
Type: Private/Resort
Greens: T1 Bentgrass
Fairways: Rye Grass
Golf Season: Year round

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

Policies

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

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 70 6117 yards 70.1 131
White 70 5664 yards 67.9 126
White (W) 70 5664 yards 72.9 132
Red (W) 70 5230 yards 70.8 129
Red 70 5169 yards 65.7 121
Gold 70 4433 yards 62.3 113
Gold (W) 70 4433 yards 66.2 114

Accolades

Rating Snapshot

Average Rating 4.5 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.3 stars from 5
Value: 4.1 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.1 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.6 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.5 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.5 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 53 Reviews
5 stars:
28
4 stars:
23
3 stars:
1
2 stars:
0
1 stars:
1

recommend this course

51 out of 53 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is at a resort worth the drive   Great for a weekend splurge wildlife/ scenic views advanced golfers   Challenges include elevation changes bunkers water hazards   Great for drinks  

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u611012783's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/03/2017
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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




5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/27/2017
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Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



Gene4010435's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/14/2017
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Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



u00000863215's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/02/2017
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Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Loved this course"


u749797891's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/11/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I loved this course. Two completely different set of nines; flat valley nine and mountainside nine. Many elevation changes, great views and many challenges. The course was in very good condition during our round in April. Staff was very courteous and helpful. Very nice Clubhouse and Pro Shop.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great course"


u000002743001's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/27/2017
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Reviewed on

Excellent course, excellent conditions. Staff was friendly and helpful. If you haven't played it it's a must play when in the Monterey area.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course



Jc5184574's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/14/2017
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Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Pleasant resort course for the whole family to enjoy!"


filamgolfaddict's avatar
Top 1000 Contributor
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/01/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I was delighted to get an opportunity to play this course. Its a short course but offers plenty of challenges. Narrow fairways and water hazards will force you to layup at times. Water level at creeks are high so always stay on the better side. Keep an eye on signs to next hole you can get lost and watch for trees along cart path.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



jayrbartow's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/01/2017
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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


"Take advantage"


retiredj's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/16/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This is a beautiful private course in the sun in Carmel Valley California .

Very nice layout wonderful conditions great pro shop service inside and out. nice driving range included in your green fee.take advantage on last-minute golfer when this offer is available .


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Unique layout"


sjmmatcoxnet's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/14/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

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From views to river and lakes on the front to oaks on the hills on the back this course makes you think but isnt overly difficult. I would have hit more irons off the front nine par fours of it wasn't my first time. The greens can have breaks and are kept fast


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"An amazing course"


u000007429721's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/08/2017
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My buddy and I had the privilege to play this course a couple weeks ago. The staff is super friendly and accommodating, the course was in amazing shape given the massive amount of rain in the weeks leading up to us playing (this was the Wednesday before the 2017 pro am in Monterey.) The only slight negative we had was that our cart broke down during the round but they had a replacement to us in under 10 minutes and by the time we hit our next shop the guy had moved all of our stuff to the new cart and we were ready to keep going. I can't recommend this course enough, and we can't wait to go back.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Find design by Pete dye at Carmel Valley"


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 01/17/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on

What a buetifuel design just about 10 miles from the Monterey peninsula. The resort is absolutely amazing from the time that you drive in to the resort. The whole setup is absolutely remarkable and the inn and golf in ammaculant. The buetifuel clubhouse and well spoken staff is great.

The course has buetifuel rolling fairways and deep rough and rolling greens. With buetifuel 65 degree weather the whole round was very fun! I thought the hillside was very buetifuel and the trees was great. They reccomend that you walk on the course and I would definitely reccomend walking instead of riding in a cart. The rocks and buetifuel setting and sunset down the stretch was great.

The food in the clubhouse was great and off course amenities are absolutely great. Overall the setting and the buetifuel course ties it all together as a buetifuel resort.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Commented on 02/26/2017

Laguna Seca,has great view and is challenging, however the greens are terrible


Commented on 01/27/2017

Thanks for the feedback love your reviews to


Commented on 01/19/2017

Thanks for the review Keith! Please don't take this wrong but I would recommend using spell check for the benefit of you readers. You've written some great reviews but they are a bit difficult to read. Buetifuel is spelled beautiful by the way. Awesome that you enjoyed CVR. It's one of my favorites. Next time you visit the Monterey area check out Laguna Seca!


"Great Value - excellent conditioning"


TDHawkinson's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/25/2016
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Reviewed on

The course was a bit soft in some fairway spots due to recent rains, but the greens were outstanding. Course conditioning was superb, including the bunkers. It's a quirky layout, but it makes good use of the geography to take you around the valley and gives beautiful vistas. No two fairways look the same. Visual treat. It is a resort style course, so it does not beat you up too bad as many Dye courses reportedly do. Very generous forward tees for the gals, too, so it would be great for a mixed group. Homes don't encroach on the fairways too badly. Overall, I was sorry when the round ended, which is always a good indication.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Nice course, would return"


John2262795's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  0-4

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/18/2016
First time playing Used cart Wet weather

Reviewed on

CVR is a nice golf course. Our round was a little odd as they had a frost overnight after a rainy week. As a result, they had us start on #15, which was odd.

They made the mistake of sending out the groups as quickly as possible, instead of keeping 10 min intervals, so pace of play was bad. It was also cart path only, so a lot of walking back and forth. Just over 5 hours to play...

The course was overall in nice shape. The greens were nice and had a good speed to them. You can tell they are young, but will grow in nicely.

I would go back and play, but would not be ready to pay their rack rate.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course




5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/18/2016
Previously played Used cart Cold weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Definitely worth a round...or ten."


Ronmpeck's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/07/2016
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Reviewed on

Interesting, fun layout and in real good shape. Shorter course requiring accuracy.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Enjoy the Carmel Valley."


Carl1551314's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/30/2016
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Reviewed on

How can you go wrong with a nice course in the beautiful Carmel Valley? You can't. The front nine pretty straight forward and fun with the back nine featuring several elevated tees with spectacular valley views. Look forward to playing it again.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Nice scenery"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/01/2016
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Front 9 nice enough but the back nine up in the hills makes you want to come back


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


"Carmel"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/09/2016
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Reviewed on

Love playing there, the back 9 especially. It has some beautiful elevated tees


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course



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