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4.2
120 Reviews (120)
5 Stars
46
4 Stars
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3 Stars
19
2 Stars
7
1 Stars
3
Conditions
4.0
Value
4.0
Layout
4.0
Friendliness
4.7
Pace
4.5
Amenities
3.9
89.1%
Recommend this course
100 out of 120 reviews
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4.4
16 Reviews (16)
5 Stars
8
4 Stars
7
3 Stars
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0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.3
Value
4.3
Layout
4.3
Pace
4.6
Amenities
4.3
StaffFriendliness
4.8
100.0%
Recommend this course
16 out of 16 reviews
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4.3
24 Reviews (24)
5 Stars
10
4 Stars
11
3 Stars
3
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
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Conditions
4.1
Value
4.2
Layout
4.1
Pace
4.5
Amenities
4.0
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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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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4.2
120 Reviews (120)

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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Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

lakecitychuck

Only problem was the condition of the fairways. They were very splotchy. Not very consistent Bunkers were fine. Greens were a little sandy and small but rolled very true.. Loved the layout and the overall feel of the course. Rachel the cart lady was the best.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
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5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 500 Contributor
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart

Historical old course a delight to play

The course conditions were mostly excellent, the tee boxes, greens were excellent, there are a few dry areas in places on the fairways. Overall good, but not perfect as there are filled squirrel holes on the edges of every fairway. The traps were in excellent condition, something that is lacking in many of the nearby courses these days.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Cold weather
Used cart

place to practice

golf place to practice.easy but the distance is long.The weather is so cold during my game .The ball has no distance but still easy to reach in regulation.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times 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
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Nice course

We played on the 25% hot deal so the price was right. Pro shop staff and starter were very friendly and helpful! We didn’t try the restaurant. Pace of play was good and generally the greens and fairways were in good shape. A lot of the transition areas along the fairways and between holes were not maintained......so you’re hitting off dirt and weeds if you land there. The course is easy to get around - compact layout - easily walkable. For the price, I’d rather play Pacific Grove or Laguna Seca.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

The customer service at the Pro Shop was absolutely amazing. All of them truly made you feel like part of the family.

The course was absolutely gorgeous.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
San Francisco Advisor
Top 50 Contributor
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
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Fun course

I played in the afternoon. It was not crowded. Pace of play was great. Finished playing in two and a half hours. Loved the course layout. Most of the tee boxes are located next to the previous hole's green. The fairways are in good shape. The greens are in great condition. There are some dry patches in places. They do not affect gameplay. They are in spots away from where you would normally hit the ball. I had a geat time. This is a fun course to play.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Twice a year
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
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
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Located between Charlotte, NC and Columbia, SC along I-77, the Olde English District includes seven counties in the Piedmont (upstate) area of South Carolina.
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