Carmel Valley Ranch Resort
Back along Snively’s Ridge on the eastern boundary of the Santa Lucia Preserve is a spot that is one of the great luxury getaways in the USA. It’s called Carmel Valley Ranch, and its Pete Dye par-70 layout is a very playable golf course that was voted one of the Top 100 Women-Friendly Courses in the country by Golf for Women’s Magazine.
|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|
|Tournament M: 69.0/128||341||293||340||310||151||532||118||375||375||2835||454||396||394||141||340||411||180||359||405||3080||5915|
|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|
|Lavender/White W: 68.3/125||325||269||323||248||103||417||97||312||336||2430||398||300||279||118||188||284||144||294||318||2323||4753|
|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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My wife and I played here while attending the US Open at Pebble. We're members of a ClubCorp club at home so we were able to play for cart fees. We always enjoy this club when we're in the Carmel area. The front nine is on the valley floor. The back nine climbs the side of the valley with a lot of elevation changes. Lots of challenging holes that make you think. Course was in excellent condition. Staff was friendly. Enjoyed our day.
Great value for twilight round. Staff were extremely friendly and accommodating. Clubhouse bar provided excellent service and food. The course views were incredible. While not long, the layout and elevation change on the back 9 provide plenty of challenge. Pace of play slowed dramatically on back nine for some reason, which is the only negative as it was getting dark. Overall, highly recommend.
Top notch course. Conditions were excellent from fairways to bunkers and greens. The wind blew hard the day I played and valley was a cool 63 degrees but still played great from the tips. Nice par 3 with water all around... can eat your lunch if you don’t play aggressive. Golf now hit deal made this a garage sale bargain as the US Open was in town and the courses were heavy into price gouging but not this course even off of hot deals. Will always play here when I come back
Carmel Valley is an excellent course for all! Amazing views, great tee shots, and the course was in excellent shape! It was worth the money to play a round here. Would play again if there was another deal like the one we got!
A GREAT ROUND OF GOLF
This is a beautiful course, it can be unforgiving, greens are tough, tight fairways, definitely a wake-up call for a harder course.
Lovely course and staff
We hadn't played here for over 20 years as it previously was a members only course unless you were staying onsite. It was more challenging than I remembered but still fun. Great views on the back nine. The weather changed 3 times while we were on the course. Cool, warm, windy, cold and then moderate no wind. Dress in layers is my advise. The staff couldn't have been nicer and so very clean, everywhere! Great little café between the 8th and 9th hole. We will definitely be back!
Course is in great shape. Staff was super friendly and helpful. You really get an all inclusive feel here. All of the bells and whistles. Beautiful place to play.
Carmel Valley Ranch
I love this track. Very hilly and mountainous at times. Great firm greens that roll true. If you can hit driver down the middle you will enjoy it here. Beautiful design in a remote location. If you want to challenge yourself to a good game of golf go for it! Staff is extremely helpful and very pleasant. Facility is top notch.
Some players are not good.
Some players were slow and selfish. Some players do not like to play golf with strangers even though same tee time.
The golf course is majestic and complete. Carmel Valley Ranch Golf Club is a great facility in a beautiful valley. All of the staff were friendly and courteous. The course is phenomenal and the elevation changes are epic. I can’t wait to get back out there.
Super Fun Layout
Great track with some excellent water features on the flat section and 6 holes that go up
Into the mountianside for some elevation changes. Overall course conditions are great. Fairways are still a little wet and soft from all the recent rain.
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.