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4.6
108
5 Stars
67
4 Stars
36
3 Stars
3
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
1
Staff Friendliness
4.7
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.5
Conditions
4.6
Value
4.4
Layout
4.5
94.6%
Recommend this course
102 out of 108 reviews
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4.6
108
5 Stars
12
4 Stars
4
3 Stars
1
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Staff Friendliness
4.8
Pace
4.5
Amenities
4.8
Conditions
4.7
Value
4.6
Layout
4.6
94.1%
Recommend this course
16 out of 17 reviews
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4.6
108
5 Stars
35
4 Stars
12
3 Stars
2
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Staff Friendliness
4.8
Pace
4.5
Amenities
4.6
Conditions
4.7
Value
4.6
Layout
4.5
93.9%
Recommend this course
46 out of 49 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Par 70
Length 6117
Slope 131
Rating 70.1
Type Private/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.
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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
Scorecard for Carmel Valley Ranch Golf Course
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
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
Handicap 13 15 9 1 11 7 17 3 5 10 4 8 18 14 6 12 16 2
Par 4 4 4 4 3 5 3 4 4 35 5 4 4 3 4 4 3 4 4 35 70
Handicap (W) 13 15 9 5 11 3 17 1 7 6 4 8 18 14 10 12 16 2

Course Details

Year Built 1981
Fairways Rye Grass
Greens T1 Bentgrass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Pete Dye (1981)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fees
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Amex Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No

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Reviews

4.6
108

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 9
Patio Dining 5
Brunch 4
Course Challenges Include:
Elevation Changes 15
Bunkers 13
Water Hazards 10
This course/club is great for:
A Weekend Splurge 14
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 13
Advanced Golfers 10
This Course's Location is:
At a Resort 16
Worth the Drive 13
Convenient to the City 4
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Recommended
Handicap
Age
Type of Golfer
Gender
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Off-course amenities Good
Course Conditions Excellent
Value for the Money Excellent
Course Layout Excellent
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather

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.
Staff Friendliness Good
Pace of Play Average
Off-course amenities Good
Course Conditions Good
Value for the Money Average
Course Layout Average
Played On
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Excellent
Off-course amenities Good
Course Conditions Good
Value for the Money Good
Course Layout Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Good
Off-course amenities Excellent
Course Conditions Excellent
Value for the Money Excellent
Course Layout Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

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!
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Excellent
Off-course amenities Excellent
Course Conditions Excellent
Value for the Money Excellent
Course Layout Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a year
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Excellent
Off-course amenities Excellent
Course Conditions Excellent
Value for the Money Excellent
Course Layout Excellent
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

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.
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Average
Off-course amenities Excellent
Course Conditions Excellent
Value for the Money Excellent
Course Layout Good
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

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
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Fair
Off-course amenities Excellent
Course Conditions Excellent
Value for the Money Excellent
Course Layout Excellent
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Carmel Valley Ranch a real golfing treat!

All aspects of the day were perfect ( except my golf score)...Staff friendly...course in excellent shape.
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Excellent
Off-course amenities Excellent
Course Conditions Excellent
Value for the Money Excellent
Course Layout Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Staff Friendliness Good
Pace of Play Excellent
Off-course amenities Excellent
Course Conditions Good
Value for the Money Good
Course Layout Excellent

Stay & Play Offers

$110 Starting price
Valid dates: Aug 13, 2018 - Dec 31, 2019
The Penn Ohio Golf Trail consists of courses mainly in Western PA and Northeast Ohio. What sets us apart is that we offer 29 different courses; including 4 private, members-only country clubs, 2 former LPGA courses, and many of the top courses in Ohio and Pennsylvania (including Pennsylvania’s #1 public course – Olde Stonewall). We offer 4 Mansions (for groups of 2 to 36), 10 hotels and customer service beyond any major resort. Our Mansions feature large common areas, pool tables, poker tables, big screen TV’s with the luxury of the entire group together in a large home setting.
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