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Del Monte Golf Course

1300 Sylvan Rd,

Monterey, California 93940

  • Office

    +1 (800) 654 9300
  • Pro shop

    +1 (831) 373 2700
  • Fax

    +1 (831) 655 8792
  • Golf pro

    Neil Allen (Head Professional)
  • Academy

    Pebble Beach Golf Academy.

About the course

  • The Course:

    18 holes. Tree-lined & open parkland. Gently undulating terrain - easy to walk.

  • Surroundings:

    Parkland and residential

  • Designer:

    Charles Maud (a golf and polo enthusiast).

Back
tees
Club
tees
Front
tees
Yards
6365
6052
5429
Par
72
72
72
SSS or slope
71.5
70.1
70.8

At the same location:

Pebble Beach Resorts own and operate four 18-hole championship golf courses: Pebble Beach Golf Links, The Links at Spanish Bay, Spyglass Hill and Del Monte. (See separate Where2Golf.com entries for each of these courses).

In addition, and across the street from Pebble Beach Golf Links, is the wonderful 9-hole The Hay par-3 course.

Location

Latitude:

36.592626

Longitude:

-121.871601

How to get there:

4 miles NW of Carmel-By-The-Sea / 1 mile E of Monterey

Heading north on Hwy 1 (Cabrillo Highway) just east of Monterey, take exit 401A (Aguajito Road) and cross straight over Aguajito Rd into Mark Thomas Road. After 1 mile (passing Hyatt Regency hotel), turn right into Josselyn Canyon Road. After 50 yards turn right into Sylvan Road and Golf Club.

Del Monte Golf Course

3-star: Good course – an enjoyable test for your game.

Est. 1897

Del Monte Golf Course: Very much part of Californian golfing legend, Del Monte is a member of the impressive stable of courses owned and operated by Pebble Beach Resorts. Its stablemates include Pebble Beach Golf Links, Spyglass Hill and Spanish Bay. Compared to its peers, which lie to the west on the ocean-facing shoreline of the Monterey Peninsula, Del Monte poses a less demanding and less scenic golfing challenge.

This easier-going and shorter layout, is still based on its original out-and-back design. The classical parkland terrain is relatively flat, with some modest elevation changes as you approach the farthest end of the course. Here the picturesque forested hills of Jack's Peak rise up in the background.

Although relatively open, a fine array of mature trees are scattered along the well maintained fairways. The par-5 13th springs a surprise, with a good length carry required over a small tree-filled ravine, while other trees help to narrow things down around the tee-box.

The fairway bunkering throughout is reasonably light, but sand traps pose a more distinct threat around the generally small greens. The final holes of this pleasant parkland course are played in front of the Hyatt Regency hotel, the 17th green located just a few feet away from the hotel terrace.

Stay&Play at Del Monte: luxury onsite accommodation available, see Where2Stay section below.

List of courses: Monterey / Carmel

Visitors

Who can play and when?

Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends.

Must book in advance. Guests staying at the Lodge at Pebble Beach and the Inn at Spanish Bay can book up to 18 months in advance; 12 months if staying at Casa Palmero. Non-resort guests can book 2 months in advance.

Green fees

Visitor fee, 18-holes (for year commencing April 1, 2024): $125 (all days). Golf cart fee $25.

Contact club for full details, discounts, packages, etc. [Last updated: 2024].

Other information

Walking permitted. Golf carts available to rent.

Practice facilities

Limited

Did you know?

When the Hotel Del Monte opened in 1880 near Monterey, it was regarded as one of the grandest hotels ever built. In the 1890s, the game of golf came to California and the Hotel Del Monte wanted to provide a course for its visitors. The hotel's own land was occupied by a racetrack, so the nine-hole Del Monte Golf Course was constructed offsite, on land leased from David Jacks. The course played today is still located near the foot of Jacks Peak.

Only two of California's earliest golf courses (pre-1900) remain in operation: Del Monte and the Presidio in San Francisco (which was built in 1896, five months earlier than Del Monte). Because the Presidio course was temporarily converted into a drill field during the Spanish-American War, Del Monte holds the distinction of being the oldest golf course in continuous operation west of the Mississippi River. (Catalina Island GC also vies for this title, but was only built as a three-hole course in 1892. It expanded to 9 holes in the early 1900s, and 18 in 1929).

Many top level tournaments have been hosted here, especially in the course's early days.

Where2Stay

  • Hyatt Regency Monterey Resort & Spa

    1 Old Golf Course Road, Monterey, CA 93940

    +1 (831) 372 1234

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    Located alongside Pebble Beach Resorts' championship Del Monte Golf Course, this Hyatt Regency resort hotel has benefited from a recent multi-million dollar refurbishment.

    • Golf at this hotel:

      Del Monte Golf Course

    • Golf within 5 miles:

      Bayonet; Black Horse; Pacific Grove; Poppy Hills; The Links at Spanish Bay.

    • Golf within 20 miles:

      Pebble Beach Golf Links; Cypress Point Club (private); Monterey Peninsula CC (private); Spyglass Hill; Quail Lodge; Carmel Valley Ranch; The Preserve.

  • The Lodge at Pebble Beach5-star

    1700 17-Mile Drive, Pebble Beach, CA 93953

    +1 (831) 647 7500

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    The Lodge at Pebble Beach, right alongside the 18th green of the Pebble Beach Golf Links, allows guests to relax in an environment of attentive hospitality, stately architecture and a glorious oceanside setting. You can indulge in excellent dining, spacious guest rooms, excellent shops and enjoy four championship golf courses, tennis, equestrian and hiking trails, and much more.

    • Golf at this hotel:

      Pebble Beach Golf Links

    • Golf within 5 miles:

      Cypress Point Club (private); Poppy Hills; Spyglass Hill; Monterey Peninsula CC (private); The Links at Spanish Bay.

    • Golf within 20 miles:

      Del Monte; The Preserve (private); Carmel Valley Ranch; Quail Lodge; Pacific Grove; Bayonet; Black Horse.

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