Dunes at Monterey Peninsula Country Club

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5.0
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5.0
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4.9
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About

Holes 18
Par 72
Length 6834
Slope 139
Rating 74.3
Type Private
Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Gold 72 6834 yards 74.3 139
Black 72 6434 yards 72.5 137
Blue 72 6080 yards 71.0 131
White (W) 72 5837 yards 74.8 134
Green (W) 72 5397 yards 72.2 128
Silver (W) 72 5110 yards 70.5 124
Scorecard for Dunes
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Gold M: 74.5/135 407 369 427 234 312 470 190 416 543 3368 171 382 439 535 167 636 393 463 536 3722 7090
Black M: 71.8/131 379 363 396 202 256 448 166 386 543 3139 155 369 414 497 140 576 352 422 497 3422 6561
Blue M: 70.5/126 372 350 378 189 242 423 148 374 508 2984 144 366 385 455 140 530 326 388 484 3218 6202
White M: 68.8/122 W: 74.2/130 346 324 378 169 235 406 139 344 489 2830 144 340 385 429 125 474 319 343 448 3007 5837
Green M: 66.5/119 W: 71.7/125 320 305 347 128 220 336 139 344 452 2591 121 299 340 429 125 450 278 343 408 2793 5384
Silver M: 64.6/115 W: 70.5/124 257 274 292 111 201 303 120 292 405 2255 108 282 303 404 109 452 256 300 408 2622 4877
Handicap 5 13 3 11 17 1 15 9 7 18 12 4 8 16 2 14 6 10
Par 4 4 4 3 4 4 3 4 5 35 3 4 4 5 3 5 4 4 5 37 72
Handicap (W) 7 9 5 15 17 11 13 3 1 16 14 8 4 18 2 10 12 6

Course Details

Year Built 1924
Fairways Bent grass
Greens Bent grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Seth Raynor (1924) Charles Banks Rees Jones (1998) Tom Fazio (2015) Steve Weisser (1998)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fees
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

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

Policies

Metal Spikes Allowed No

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Handicap 0-4
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I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Great golf in December!

Played Poppy on December 20 with a good friend. Pace of play was great as we played in a bit over 4 hours. Greens had been aerated a while ago and the greens showed some signs of that process. We had a beautiful, clear and brisk day to play. Fairways are in good condition and overall the course played relatively firm and fast. Poppy is an excellent golf value considering you are playing golf in Del Monte Forest on the Monterey Peninsula.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing
Wet weather

Part of an epic doubleheader

Before playing MPCC's Dunes Course, I knew only about the other course on property, the Shore, which has been part of the AT&T Pebble Beach rotation for the past couple of years. Our round was cold, and we walked because of the heavy rain the area had received in February, but we had a blast. If you've played the Dunes before, come check out the incredible renovation done by David Kahn and Tim Jackson.

All of the par 3s are beautiful -- especially No. 7 and, in my opinion, the signature hole, No. 14, tucked hard against the Pacific -- but what struck me about the Dunes is that there isn't a single unmemorable hole. Seriously. Not one. I can't remember the last time I played a course and thought that.

There are reachable par 5s, and a drivable par 4, and plenty of elevation change, and ... did I mention how great the par 3s are? Kahn and Jackson understand what many modern designers do not: It's OK to have fun and make pars (and even a few birdies!).

The Dunes will be a part of the AT&T rota before long, perhaps as early as 2018. When it is, the pros are in for an absolute treat.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
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
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First Time Playing
Excellent weather

A rare treat: If you can find a way, play it

Although the Shores Course is the one used for the AT&T, the Dunes Course is right up there in terms of views, conditioning and interest. Membership, like so many great clubs across the country, is by invitation only. And if you get the chance to play there as a guest, take it. It's Pebble Beach golf at its finest, and when you reach the part that borders the beach, you'll want to take in all of it. The highlight, perhaps, is the 14th, a par 3 that plays over a piece of the Pacific. The back tee, in fact, is set a little offshore, making the shot all carry.

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Industry Insider
First Time Playing
Excellent weather
Used cart

About as good as it gets

Monterey is mostly famous for Pebble Beach, Cypress Point and Spyglass Hill. However, with two fabulous 18-hole layouts, MPCC is as good as any golf club I know. The Shore Course is annual host of the AT&T and became an instant favorite. It was in immaculate shape when I played it and with many oceanfront holes and views to die for, this course can hold its own against neighbors Pebble and Cypress. Be sure to play it if you ever get the chance!

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Average weather
Used cart

Truly Special to Play

I was fortunate enough to play here thanks to a member and I'll never forget it. While it was rather cold and windy, that did not stop us from having a great time. A couple of holes are right on the water and are just spectacular. This course was very difficult as well. The course conditions were perfect but the rough was tough, greens were quick, and it did play long thanks to the wind. I would highly recommend it if you have the opportunity to play. The entire club is just awesome. Food is great, pro shop is really nice, and the practice facilities are ideal for any golfer. Two thumbs up for sure!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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