Del Monte Golf Course
Opened in 1897, Del Monte Golf Course is the oldest course in continuous operation west of the Mississippi. Designed by golf and polo enthusiast Charles Maud, this inland course boasts a meandering, hilly layout that has challenged golfers for more than a century.
It was the original host of the California State Amateur-still played on Del Monte's narrow, tree-lined fairways and small,well-protected greens-and continues to serve as one of the three courses on which the Callaway Golf Pebble Beach Invitational is played.
Adjacent to Del Monte Golf Course, the Del Monte Pavilion offers an inviting outdoor setting for any special event. Whether you are hosting a corporate outing or a tournament awards ceremony, all events are impeccably catered by the Lodge at Pebble Beach.
|White (W)||74||6085 yards||74.2||122|
|Red (W)||74||5435 yards||70.8||115|
|Blue M: 71.6/131||505||328||376||178||327||196||379||384||524||3197||293||331||171||512||218||330||421||500||392||3168||6365|
|White M: 70.5/128 W: 75.9/124||489||314||361||162||306||189||365||364||512||3062||278||325||147||496||209||313||415||475||365||3023||6085|
|Red M: 67.4/124 W: 72.3/116||421||296||351||141||287||181||298||313||423||2711||265||313||126||407||200||294||352||443||324||2724||5435|
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A good alternate choice
I was itching to get out and play, as I hadn't been out since Jan.1 and probably won't get to play again before heading down south to Aviara in about a week. Decided to chance the weather and head to Del Monte which is an easily walkable course. Track has slight elevation changes on a few holes but nothing major. Just enough to keep it fun. We had light rain for the first half dozen holes or so and mist off an on the rest of the round. Given that it has rained off an on for the last 3 days, the course was naturally wet. But still in decent shape. Greens which are very small, were smooth and divot free but rolling slower than usual. Most pins were in the back, up on the high side to avoid the few puddled areas a few of the greens had on the low sides. Other than the cold water in the cups, no real issues with the greens.
Tee boxes were excellent as always. Fairways are narrow at Del Monte, but the "first cut" is like 20' wide on each side so no real penalty unless you're really wild off the tee. Some of the fairways were swamp zone's but most were in good conditions. Give it a couple days to dry out and the fairways will be excellent. An easy 9+. First cut rough was very playable and sometimes even preferred depending on how wet the fairway was. I was in 3 bunkers and all were fine. Given the rain, I was actually impressed at how good the sand was in the bunkers.
POP, was non existent as there was only one other group out on the course other than us.
For the member rate of $39 w/ a cart during the winter, this course is a steal. For the $110 walking rack rate, there are better options in the peninsula.
2nd time I have played the course, great staff, starter was awesome and we were able to get out early!
Definitely will play it this summer
Old course, great greens, not worth $100 greens fee
Played here this morning, no practice facility which I figured being it’s an older course. Fairways depending on the hole are mediocre at best. Greens are absolutely perfect though. There is virtually no fairway or grass on any par 3s and the fairways on many par 4s are a hodgepodge. Glorified muni course at best, the $100 golf now greens fee is even too much for this course. Seems like they’re using the Pebble Beach family name to attract players to the course but the money doesn’t show in this course. Spend the extra money and play one of the local gems.
Great course, staff needs work
Great layout and value. Staff was unhelpful and unfriendly. Juniors were playing and left ball marks all over the greens
Many of the holes have large dirt areas in areas that used to be fairway. Not pretty.
Great conditions @ Del Monte
Our foursome played on a Sunday morning and we started on time and finished in four hours. I have not played this course in several years and I have never seen it in better condition. The greens were faster/better than I have ever experienced. The staff and starter were extremely friendly and helpful. This is not a particularly long course, but the greens are small with subtle breaks/slope (bring your "A" putting game). The bar/grill was also well staffed and we enjoyed post-round dinks and food. There are plenty of great golf options in the Monterey area. This experience definitely moved Del Monte up on my list of options for my next trip to Monterey.
Course has lost some of it luster. Staff very friendly
One of my favs
Friendly layout with just right amount of difficulty, skill needed
Sweet track, tight and small greens. Brings back the old days of golf.
Challenging and Boring
Played as part of the 4th of July Stay and Play package they were running. Our driver told us it is the 2nd oldest course west of the Mississippi (not sure if that's true or not), but neat to see the older homes.
The course was in really great shape. Awesome greens. But the layout is the same hole over and over again. And the fairways are about 15 yards wide. So if you are inaccurate, you have no hope here.
Staff was VERY friendly and food was superb.
If you are playing the Pebble courses, I would leave this one out. Not a good value for the money IMO. If you're a local, prob a fun one to play every now and again.
Course is in amazing shape, greens are very fast and small, but love it!
The course is in beautiful condition. Love the small, fast greens. Love the layout with tees next to greens. Very fast pace of play. We warmed up at Monterey Pines down the road. Splurge a little, treat yourself to a round at this historic track
Found this course more challenging than the slope suggested. Easy to find our way around - always much appreciated on a new course.