A view of a green protected by bunkers at Monterey Pines Golf Club
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4.3
751 Reviews (751)
5 Stars
331
4 Stars
345
3 Stars
65
2 Stars
7
1 Stars
3
Conditions
4.3
Value
4.7
Layout
4.2
Friendliness
4.5
Pace
4.1
Amenities
4.0
97.6%
Recommend this course
737 out of 751 reviews
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4.4
15 Reviews (15)
5 Stars
7
4 Stars
7
3 Stars
1
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.6
Value
4.9
Layout
4.3
Pace
4.5
Amenities
4.4
StaffFriendliness
4.7
100.0%
Recommend this course
15 out of 15 reviews
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4.3
83 Reviews (83)
5 Stars
38
4 Stars
38
3 Stars
5
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.3
Value
4.7
Layout
4.2
Pace
4.2
Amenities
4.0
StaffFriendliness
4.5
97.6%
Recommend this course
81 out of 83 reviews
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Holes 18
Type Public/Military
Par 69
Length 5629 yards
Slope 114
Rating 66.9
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Course Details

Year Built 1963
Fairways Rye Grass
Greens T-1 Bent Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Robert Muir Graves (1963) Marc Messier (2009) Kevin Tucker (2009)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - $15
Clubs Yes
GPS Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes

Food & Beverage

Bar, Grill

Available Facilities

Clubhouse, Meeting Facilities

Reviews

4.3
751 Reviews (751)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 65
Patio Dining 32
Brunch 24
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 56
Water Hazards 56
Undulating Greens 42
This course/club is great for:
Locals 90
Walkers 90
Seniors 84
This Course's Location is:
Near the Airport 91
Convenient to the City 90
Near Local Attractions 57

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Played On
Reviews 7
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Amazing value

Buy a yearly card. Play any weekday for $38 including cart! 6,000 yards of well laid out challenge. It’s a bargain on the Monterey coast. Sadly, like all courses still no air to clean spikes but really a great deal. I play 2-3 times a week.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 07/27/2020

Wow, we are so happy you enjoyed your round! We look forward to seeing you again soon.

Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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Commented on 04/06/2020

We're glad you enjoyed your 5-star experience with us. Please comment or reach out to our team in the golf shop to let us know more about your round!

Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 03/10/2020

Thank you for visiting us at Monterey Pines Golf Club. We appreciate your 4-star rating and review. We hope you join us for another round soon.

Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Cold weather
Walked
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 03/03/2020

Hello and thank you for your 5-star rating, Jimmy! We're delighted you enjoyed your round with us. Please book another round with us soon, and thanks for choosing Monterey Pines Golf Club!

Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

I had a hole in 1!

So excited to report my first HIO on #8. Called the clubhouse and they were great! My certificate was ready when I finished up and couldn’t have been more pleased with the staff enthusiasm. Thank you Lee and rest of mp staff!

This is my home course. It’s in really Great shape. It was recently improved with carts paths throughout and a new bathroom at 14 replacing outhouse on 15. Carts have a great gps system giving fairway layout and mileage to front, middle and back of green.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 03/03/2020

Hello, marge. We appreciate you leaving a review and rating us 4 stars. We're delighted to hear how much you enjoyed the pristine course conditions. We work hard to provide an exceptional experience, and it's very satisfying to hear from golfers like you who appreciate our efforts. We will inform the entire team, so they know their hard work is paying off. Congratulations on your first hole in one on hole #8!! We look forward to having you back at Monterey Pines Golf Club!

Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Good muni course

Course in good shape except the greens..we played with a pair of regulars who agreed that folks that play this course do not repair their own divots...course layout seemed to be a pretty standard fairgrounds links course that’s a little better kept up due to the areas other nice courses...

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Fair
Friendliness Fair
Pace Average
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Commented on 03/03/2020

Hi, thank you for reviewing the course. Let us first start by apologizing for the poor experience you had during your visit. Your feedback about the course conditions are extremely important to us. We are working to get everything up to par as the current condition is by no means the standard we strive to achieve. We are going to escalate your feedback to our team so we can make improvements before your next game, and we will continue to work towards an excellent experience by using your comment for guidance. Thank you for playing Monterey Pines Golf Club. We hope to see you again soon.

Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 02/20/2020

Hi neilhedwards, thanks for leaving us a review! We're glad you enjoyed your time at Monterey Pines Golf Club and hope you'll come see us again soon.

Played On
Reviews 7
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Walked

ball marks

why do people not fix there ball marks on the greens. I fixed at least 3 marks per green this round and my other players did as well. If this is not adressed these greens will soon look like Salinas Fairways greens. Put up signs or encourage people to fix there marks. Perhaps gifts or treats from the marshall if he sees someone fixing divots.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
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Commented on 03/03/2020

Hi, we appreciate you reviewing the course. Let us first start by apologizing for the poor experience you had during your visit. Your feedback about the course conditions and signage is extremely important to us. We always appreciate golfer comments and we are going to escalate your feedback to our team so we can make improvements. We will continue to work towards an excellent experience by using your review for guidance. Thank you for playing Monterey Pines Golf Club. We hope to see you again soon.

Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Presidents Day

Friendly staff and not to crowded. Great sand in the bunkers Had a good time will be back

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 02/20/2020

Hello, DavidChinn. We are beyond happy to hear you enjoyed a great day at our course. Positive experiences make lifelong golfers. We look forward to many good times ahead. We will pass on your kind words to those responsible so they can continue to help others enjoy great experiences at Monterey Pines Golf Club.

Played On
Reviews 8
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Fantastic

The greens as usual were prefect and the weather was awesome. Could not ask for a better round of golf on a day off.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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Commented on 02/20/2020

Hello, cleancut658. We appreciate you leaving a review and rating us 5 stars. We're delighted to hear how much you enjoyed the course conditions. We work hard to provide an exceptional experience, and it's very satisfying to hear from golfers like you who appreciate our efforts. We will inform the entire team, so they know their hard work is paying off. We look forward to having you back Monterey Pines Golf Club!

Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

A Monterey Peninsula undiscovered gem!

I have played this course many, many times over the years, but, wanted to review the nice condition the course is currently in. RUN right now to play! The fairways were in beautiful condition and the new cart paths recently added are very nicely laid out. Also have added a GPS system to the carts. The greens are still glass fast and hard and could use a little work, but, once you get use to the speed, you will do fine. The course is very friendly for the new and experienced golfer and provides a challenge for club selection. If I had one complaint it would be the changing of the locations for the white tees. It has shortened the course considerably, so, for the more experienced golfers, I would recommend playing the blue tees. Overall, a fun day will be had for all at this beauty!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Fairly Easy
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Commented on 02/20/2020

We appreciate you leaving a review and rating us 5 stars. We're delighted to hear how much you enjoyed the course conditions. We work hard to provide an exceptional experience, and it's very satisfying to hear from golfers like you who appreciate our efforts. We will inform the entire team, so they know their hard work is paying off. We look forward to having you back Monterey Pines Golf Club!

Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Boom Boom and Gang.

The staff is outstanding-, the starter Bill was warm and friendly. He set the mood for our round., had a bite to eat on the turn and it was delicious. The improvements on the course were much appreciated. And well done.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 02/20/2020

We are beyond happy to hear you and your group enjoyed a great day at our course. Positive experiences make lifelong golfers. We look forward to many good times ahead. We will pass on your kind words to Bill and those responsible so they can continue to help others enjoy great experiences at Monterey Pines Golf Club.

Played On
Reviews 18
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Looking forward to going again

I find the layout very senior friendly. You have to be terribly long to play even from the tips. Greens and overall conditions are always very good. Go have some fun.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 04/06/2020

We're glad you enjoyed your 5-star experience with us. Please comment or reach out to our team in the golf shop to let us know more about your round!

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Fun course at a reasonable price

The staff here is great. The course is open and mostly forgiving....... there are a couple of holes that are a little rough around the edges, but overall it’s a fun course at a really fair price!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented on 02/18/2020

Hi, we appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. Thank you for the 4 stars! We aim for a 5-star experience, so we always welcome your feedback for improvement. Thank you for playing Monterey Pines Golf Club.

Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Well maintained!

This course is beautiful and well maintained. It’s a great layout and has some nice views. It’s pretty cool watching planes pass overhead, since it is located at the end of the local airport. Located very close to downtown and only a few minutes to the beach..

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 03/03/2020

Hi, we appreciate you leaving a review and rating us 5 stars! We will make sure to inform the entire team, so they know their hard work is paying off. We look forward to having you back again at Monterey Pines Golf Club!

Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Cold weather
Used cart

Lots of waiting

After the first 2 holes we had a waiting period of 5 minutes or more per hole. Up ahead about 4 groups......there was a 4-6 person group golfing together causing a backup. After the first 9 holes we called it quits. Took us over 2 hours to do 9 holes!!!
A golf marshal would be nice, as we saw men just slowly walk off the green when 2 groups behind them were obviously waiting.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 01/31/2020

Hello, Sharon. Thank you for taking the time to review the course and provide us with your feedback. We would like to offer our sincerest apology for the delay of play during your round. This is by no means the standard we strive to achieve. With an uncharacteristically full day, we work hard to accommodate everyone who visits our course and allow our guest the chance to complete their rounds. With that in mind, we are working to best control pace and allow everyone to finish in a reasonable amount of time. We will continue to look for ways to improve. Thank you for playing Monterey Pines Golf Club. We hope to see you again soon.

Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Cold weather
Used cart

Good place to play

Excellent conditions on the course. Bring some layers, it gets chilly when the sea breeze kicks in in the afternoon.

Good sand in the sand traps.

Had beginner in front of us for 4 holes which took forever, but they peeled off after that and the pace was fine.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 01/31/2020

Hi, we appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. Thank you for the 4 stars! We aim for a 5-star experience, so we always welcome feedback for improvement. Thank you for playing Monterey Pines Golf Club.

Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Fairly Easy
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Commented on 01/31/2020

Thank you for visiting us at Monterey Pines Golf Club. We appreciate your 4-star rating and review. We hope you join us for another round soon.

Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 01/31/2020

Hi, thank you for visiting us at Monterey Pines Golf Club. We appreciate your 4-star rating and review. We hope you join us for another round soon.

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 01/31/2020

Thank you for visiting us at Monterey Pines Golf Club. We appreciate your 4-star rating and review. We hope you join us for another round soon.

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