Del Monte Golf Course

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4.2
104
5 Stars
38
4 Stars
38
3 Stars
18
2 Stars
7
1 Stars
3
Conditions
4.0
Value
3.9
Layout
3.9
Friendliness
4.7
Pace
4.4
Amenities
3.7
81.9%
Recommend this course
84 out of 104 reviews
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Average Rating
4.0
8
5 Stars
2
4 Stars
4
3 Stars
2
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
3.8
Value
4.0
Layout
3.8
Pace
4.1
Amenities
3.3
StaffFriendliness
4.5
62.5%
Recommend this course
5 out of 8 reviews
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Average Rating
4.5
24
5 Stars
14
4 Stars
8
3 Stars
2
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.3
Value
4.3
Layout
4.1
Pace
4.6
Amenities
3.8
StaffFriendliness
4.7
87.5%
Recommend this course
21 out of 24 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Resort
Par 72
Length 6365 yards
Slope 131
Rating 71.6

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.

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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 72 6365 yards 71.6 131
White 72 6085 yards 70.5 128
White (W) 74 6085 yards 74.2 122
Red 72 5435 yards 72.3 116
Red (W) 74 5435 yards 70.8 115
Scorecard for Del Monte 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
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
Handicap 9 13 5 15 17 3 1 7 11 16 14 12 10 4 8 2 18 6
Par 5 4 4 3 4 3 4 4 5 36 4 4 3 5 3 4 4 5 4 36 72
Handicap (W) 1 13 5 17 15 7 9 11 3 16 14 18 10 2 12 8 4 6

Course Details

Year Built 1897
Fairways Blue Grass
Greens Blue Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Charles Maud Tom Bendelow (1911)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

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

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Proper golf attire required.

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Reviews

4.2
104

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 22
Patio Dining 10
Brunch 7
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 19
Undulating Greens 14
Thick Rough 8
This course/club is great for:
Walkers 19
Locals 18
Seniors 14
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 23
Near the Airport 18
Worth the Drive 13

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4.0
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Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
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Amenities Good
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4.0
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Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

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.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Great history

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

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

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.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Poor
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

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

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Fair
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Just OK

Many of the holes have large dirt areas in areas that used to be fairway. Not pretty.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Fair
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

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.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Family outing

Course has lost some of it luster. Staff very friendly

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

One of my favs

Friendly layout with just right amount of difficulty, skill needed

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Skill Beginner
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Sweet track, tight and small greens. Brings back the old days of golf.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

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.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Papas review

Course is in amazing shape, greens are very fast and small, but love it!

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

A treat

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

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Cold weather
Used cart

Friendly Experience

Found this course more challenging than the slope suggested. Easy to find our way around - always much appreciated on a new course.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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