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Monterey Peninsula Country Club

3000 Club Rd,

Pebble Beach, California 93953

  • Office

    +1 (831) 373 1556
  • Fax

    +1 (831) 655 3049

About the course

  • The Course:

    36 holes. Seaside links. Undulating terrain - a few slopes to climb.

  • Surroundings:

    Coastal duneland, woodland and residential.

  • Designer:

    Dunes course: original design by Charles Blair Macdonald & Seth Raynor (1925); modifications by Rees Jones (1998), and Tom Fazio, Tim Jackson & David Khan (2015). Shore course: Robert (Bob) Baldock & Jack Neville (1961); redesigned by Mike Stranz (2004).

SSS or slope

At the same location:

Above distances are for the Shore course. Also at Monterey Peninsula is the 18-hole Dunes course (par-72; 6911 yds from back tees).






How to get there:

4 miles NW of Carmel-By-The-Sea

Monterey Peninsula Country Club

Private: A course for members and their invited guests only.

Est. 1925

Monterey Peninsula Country Club is home to two excellent oceanside, links golf courses: the Shore and the Dunes. The Shore course is rated one of California's finest layouts, perenially included in listings of America's 100 greatest courses.

Separated by a small row of sand dunes from two other great Monterey courses (The Links at Spanish Bay to the north and Spyglass Hill to the south), the 36-holes at Monterey Peninsula occupy some of the best oceanfront golfing terrain in the United States.

On the out-and-back Shore course, many of its holes on both nines are separated from the Pacific Ocean only by the thin sliver of road that is 17 Mile Drive. The Dunes course, also an out-and-back design, starts with nine "parkland" holes, played through a more wooded and occasionally villa-lined environment. The links-style theme returns on the Dunes' back-nine, which is again played in full view of the ocean. At the Dune's spectacular par-3 14th, you cross 17 Mile Drive to play an exquisite and heavily bunker-defended par-3, which sits directly alongside the ocean's rocky foreshore.

The rugged appearance of the duneland links holes on both courses, is frequently accentuated by rocky outcrops and plenty of rough-edged bunkering that flanks the wonderfully rolling, undulating fairways.

Limited access: this private course is generally playable only by members and their invited guests.

List of courses: Monterey / Carmel
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Who can play and when?

Private club; visitors/guests may only play if hosted by a member.

Green fees

Outside visitor fee not applicable; private course for members and their guests.

Other information

Walking permitted.

Practice facilities


Did you know?

Known as the "Duke of Del Monte", although originally from the eastern United States, Samuel Finley Brown Morse (1885-1969) can be credited with developing the Monterey Peninsula and at least eight of its golf courses. Those eight include Pebble Beach, Cypress Point, Spyglass Hill, and the Monterey Peninsula Country Club.

A distant cousin of Morse, who shared the same four initials and also came from Massachusetts, was Samuel Finley Breese Morse (1791-1872). He too gained great notoriety, as the co-developer of the electric telegraph system, and inventor of the Morse Code.

Published ranking

Shore course:
California's 7th best course (Golf Digest, 2023/24).
USA's 62nd best course (Golf Digest, 2023).
Dunes course:
California's 11th best course.
USA's 79th best course.

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