Del Monte Golf Course

3.7525411765 3.8 stars from 5 (79)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6365 yards
  • Slope: 131
  • Rating: 71.6
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Pull-carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes
Caddies: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Proper golf attire required.
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

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

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.

Accolades

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 3.8 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.5 stars from 5
Value: 3.5 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.2 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.6 stars from 5
Course Layout: 3.7 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.6 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 79 Reviews
5 stars:
23
4 stars:
30
3 stars:
16
2 stars:
7
1 stars:
3

recommend this course

62 out of 79 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is convenient to the city near the airport worth the drive   Great for walkers locals seniors   Challenges include bunkers undulating greens forced carries   Great for drinks patio dining brunch  

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"Serious player"


u000001570066's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/23/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course doesn't have a driving range to warm up. The chipping area is very small and located beside the 18th green.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I don't recommend this course



Alex326's avatar
Top 50 Contributor
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/27/2018
Previously played

Reviewed on

Course is in excellent condition right now with smooth greens that easily hold approach shots. Greens here are small. Actually they are tiny! But roll smooth at a medium fast pace.

Fairways are lush as is the rough which was a little thicker than usual. Considering the course was packed POP was decent at right at 4 hrs. This is an old course and is designed to be walked. Transfers are very short which is good for walking but bad etiquette as several times groups on another hole are talking or hootin and hollering during your swing/putt. It's not that they mean to be disrespectful it's just that you are so close to the other group it's easy to disrupt a player during his/her swing/putt without realizing it. There's no driving range at Del Monte but Monterey Pines is a 3 minute drive up the road and has a range. I still would like to see a couple of lakes on this course to add to the excitement and aesthetics of the course. Having said that there are (distant) views of the ocean from holes 8,9,10,11,13, and 16.

Customer service is excellent. Rack rates are waaaaay too high in my opinion but this is a great course for the price of admission for the Duke member rate.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"fairway and green side bunkers."


ryankellyrathbun's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/01/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Please have the greens keeper turn all the sand in the fairway and green side bunkers. All the sand had a very hard surface. Need to turn and rake the sand or remove and replace with new, fresh sand. Very poor conditions.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Del Monte"


u774141109's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/07/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I had heard that the condition of the course was like a dust bowl but,maybe because of recent rains, the course was in much better condition than I expected. Grass is growing in areas. The greens were beautiful and very fast. Watch out!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course




4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/03/2017
Previously played Used cart Wet weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Probably hurt by its Pebble Beach association, but otherwise a fine course"


jdiamond7's avatar
Top 1000 Contributor
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/30/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

I suggest that this course is harmed by its association with Pebble Beach. It's not a resort style course, there's no sweeping ocean views, and you don't get resort amenities. That said, it's a really nice course in pretty good shape, and I'd love to play it again.

I enjoyed playing Del Monte today. I got a hot deal on Golfnow and for $55 this was pretty good. The layout is challenging and fairways are fairly tight. Great walking course actually - not a lot of elevation changes and tees are near the greens that precede it. It's a very classic design. I especially liked the Oakmont-style sand trap on 10 (you don't want to be in there). I don't agree with an earlier review about 17 - there's adequate room (probably about 8 yards) to miss the green without hitting a hotel guest, but I suppose with a bad shot, it's doable.

Fairways were pretty well kept, tees and greens and traps were great, rough needed a little water. Course conditions were generally good, and we played 18 in 4 hours and 10 minutes. There's no driving range (hence just 2 stars for off course amenities), and restroom/locker room were similar to what you'd get at a muni instead of a resort.

Staff was very friendly. Looking forward to returning. Think $55 is the right price - I understand their rack rate is $100, but at that number there are many better options.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Interesting Challenge"


hwwade's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/29/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course is quite short and is very much intertwined. The challenge is playing the course which is up and down hills with extremely small greens. Your chipping and putting will be put to the test. Nice course and quite challenging in that it will let you beat yourself.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Don't expect Pebble Beach quality"


drdonny's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  15-19

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/24/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I got a hot deal($56) at GolfNow. Fair for the price I paid but not sure if it is worth the regular rate of $100. The condition of the course maintenance is not that of Pebble Beach. I played at Spanish Bay before where the fair way is really beautiful and the green is silky as velvet but this is more like a local municipal course. Hole to hole is too close - two greens are close to each other at some point of the course.

Having said that, it was pretty good to play with my little son. He liked it very much.

The staffs are very friendly but they don't give you the Pebble Beach medallion after you play like others - Spanish Bay, SpyGlass Hill and Pebble Beach Links.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Poor

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



Randynogolf's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/11/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



MikeJohnson's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/08/2017
First time playing Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



u000001312623's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/01/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Del Monte"


kbandirma's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/22/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Del Monte has always been one of my favorites because I remember riding in the cart with my dad when I was about six years old. 53 years ago. We played the day after the Mecum auto auction was held on the 18th fairway. So the 18th was pretty wet but they warned us ahead of time on that. The greens and fairways had been aerated fairly recently so it wasn't in perfect condition but still a pleasure.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Disappointing"


u000003319809's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/02/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on

Paid $55 and it was just about worth it. Despite a comp. going out just before us the pace of play was good and the staff were great in getting us out. The course was disappointing for a pebble mill course with waste ground around fairways.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


"GOLF NOW DEAL"


seanwri's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/29/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Paid $50.00 on Golf Now. Worth that price. Don't know if I would pay more than $75.00 to play. Pace of play was fine. Played in under 4 hours. Finished at 515, Bar was closed.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Expensive muni course"


u918456646's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/09/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

For a "Pebble Beach" course it was not what we expected. Fairways and greens kept up, but the rest of the course was average.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course


"Extreme Gopher habitat"


HV092302's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  0-4

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/26/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Gopher holes everywhere. Some of the greens are extremely small, well bunkered with little sand in them. Have to be crazy to pay $100 for this place. Much better value at Ft Ord. Nice views and ok layout but many greens way to small. White line demarcating gopher damage throughout. 17th hole very difficult with people eating just behind the green. Could break some windows or hurt someone very easily. Won't go back. Good lunch at the course though.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Poor

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course


"Expensive"


u760915450's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/23/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Pace of play is slow. Cost does not out weigh the benefits.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


"Del Monte"


ran121367's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/14/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great warm up course if playing some of the harder courses in the area. Greens can be tricky but fair. Pretty flat course but overall a nice course in good condition. We love to play this one to get ready for Spyglass or Poppy Hills. You want to feel relatively good about your game either on the front end or before you head home. This course will help.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



troyandtwigs's avatar
Age:  45-54
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  25+

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/11/2017
First time playing Used cart Windy weather

Reviewed on

Very nice coarse. Well laid out, greens were in excellent condition. Bunkers were in great shape.

All the staff were very friendly.

Will definitely go back


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Good warmup to Pebble Beach"


u792603634's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/22/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course was in good condition, the pace of play was good until we got on the back nine. The staff was was very friendly, I would go back and play again !


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



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