Carmel Valley Ranch Resort
|White (W)||70||5664 yards||72.9||132|
|Red (W)||70||5230 yards||70.8||129|
|Gold (W)||70||4433 yards||66.2||114|
|Brown M: 70.2/130 W: 75.6/141||341||293||340||397||151||532||118||375||375||2922||454||426||394||141||340||411||226||359||444||3195||6117|
|Orange M: 68.1/124 W: 73.6/137||325||281||332||310||141||487||105||362||351||2694||429||396||378||134||330||395||180||323||405||2970||5664|
|Lavender M: 65.8/118 W: 71.0/131||325||269||323||289||120||456||97||354||336||2569||398||354||343||118||280||391||144||294||339||2661||5230|
|White M: 63.2/112 W: 66.4/121||278||240||297||248||103||417||70||312||260||2225||359||300||279||116||188||284||104||260||318||2208||4433|
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Really enjoyed back nine. Thought the front was a little boring
This course is a very enjoyable, challenging layout especially from the back tees. Don’t let the yardage fool you if you are single digit. There are some holes that can sneak up on you to reek havoc with a steady round. The scenery and elevations are spectacular . The Pro Shop is always engaging and making sure you have. a good experience. This goes for cart and bar staff also. Play Carmel Valley Ranch and enjoy a most enjoyable round
Carmel Valley Adventure
The course was in perfect condition and I liked the pace of play status tracked in the "smart" golf carts. Tee boxes were excellent and the greens were great. The cart programmed on how to play each hole helped immensely as well as the on-line gps.
My buddy and I played two weekdays on a golf package. Pace of play was perfect. No one behind or in front of us for two days.
The yardage on the card is short (6100+) but it plays longer and you can play driver from all par 4s and 5s (back tees).
Some say the course is easy, but it does have some protections from scoring (I'm a 5.3 index). The greens are fast and undulating. I added about 3 strokes in putting. A lot of tightly moved chipping areas with 4 to 8 foot falloffs. My up and downs percentages were about 1/2 of normal. The fairways have a very tight mow. Mishits will have a poorer outcome than cushioned fairways. Especially wedges from inside 100 yards. This added a few strokes to my score. Finally, the course is target golf with OB and hazards on almost all holes. I had one OB and two shots in the water over 3 rounds (I was driving great too).
Course conditions are fantastic, scenic and fun to play.
This course never disappoints me...always in great shape with friendly and helpful stafff..from the main office guys to the starters and cart guys ...bar crew again friendly and helpful....with post play enjoyment!
Will be back
It’s a very nice course. Fantastic view and wild life. The course is not that difficult but enjoyable. Will be back to play again.
Excellent Course but Horrible Pace of Play
The back nine is a gem with drastic elevation drops and some blind shots. The course is fair for all levels with the back tees being less than 6,200 yards - so the course was not too long. The back nine took 3 hours to play and everybody was a twosome. No ranger or other course management. We would finish a hole and the group in front of us was always still waiting to tee off themselves. The front nine played faster but with some similar waits. There was a fivesome playing two groups ahead which caused those delays on the front. I would love to play this course again sometime but not if it is a 5 hour round.
Well maintained course
Course conditions immaculate! Nice variety of interesting hole layouts and challenges. One downside is holes that are tight along roads or homes; need to hit it straight!
Great course but service inside after round was terrible we had to serve ourselves
Nice but too easy
Instead of the extreme challenges at Pasatiempo, my wife and I opted for the scenic Carmel Valley.
This turned out to be a beautiful choice for an adventure.
Being so close to the chaos of Carmel yet in the valley and vineyards of this resort made this special.
The golf course is beautiful and well maintained almost like a private club. The afternoon we played was a little crowded and somewhat slow but the scenery is worth the wait.
For me, there were too many 350 yard par 4s and every par 3 is a mountain goat downhill demon.
This course is best for the real beginner and the older golfer who loves being able to hit par 4s in regulation.
Great golf course
The staff was very friendly. I was treated so well. The power carts have a lot of juice for getting up those hills and very quiet. The fairways and greens were perfect! Had a great day! Worth the money. Worth every penny!
Nice Front 9
Great front nine then made turn and a 6some was in front of us. The 4some in front of us must have been let thru. After calling pro shop we were also let thru but the group tried to hit into us. I think it was a wedding party. The disruption thru us off our rhythm which was too bad.
Some of the best views on my golf vacation
Spectacular views, nice layout. Great place to stay as well. Would have been perfect if there wasn’t a fivesome a few groups in front of us and a crazy lady behind hitting into us. Actually hit are cart once as we were putting our clubs in our bags!!
Will return the next time I have a chance to go to California
Carmel Valley Ranch a real golfing treat!
All aspects of the day were perfect ( except my golf score)...Staff friendly...course in excellent shape.
Fun Layput w/ great conditions
Was "forced" to play Carmel Valley Ranch today. We practically had the course to ourselves all day. No one behind us for 4-5 holes and we never caught up to anyone until the 17th and I'm still not sure where that foursome came from! Greens were rolling the perfect speed at a medium fast pace. Greens were still firm with approach shots rarely leaving a divot.
Fairways are green and lush. First cut of rough is very playable with the second cut being "good luck" territory. As in good luck finding your ball and good luck getting a club on it if you do.
Wildlife is plentiful with an abundance of deer and turkeys on the back nine. The front nine is easily walkable but the back nine would be extremely difficult to walk due to the severe elevation changes and long transfers between holes.
Definitely a recommended "go to" course in the peninsula.