Del Monte Golf Course
The story of Del Monte Golf Course is the story of California golf itself. When the Hotel Del Monte opened in Monterey, California, it quickly became regarded as one of the grandest hotels ever built - a resort sanctuary dedicated to serving the desires of guests from around the world.
In the early 1890s, the game of golf made its way to California, and Hotel Del Monte wished to provide a golf course for its visitors. However, because the hotel's own land was occupied by a racetrack and polo field, the 9-hole Del Monte Golf Course had to be constructed offsite, on land leased from a man named David Jacks. The course you play today is still located on the original site.
Today, only two of California's earliest golf courses remain in operation: Del Monte Golf Course and the course at the Presidio in San Francisco, built in 1896. Because the Presidio course was temporarily converted back into a practice drill field during the Spanish-American War, Del Monte Golf Course holds the distinction of being the oldest golf course in continuous operation west of the Mississippi River.
Explore this historic timeline for a glimpse into the venerated history of Del Monte Golf Course.
Ranked #1 among America’s 100 Greatest Public Courses by Golf Digest.
Rated one of the toughest courses in the world from the Championship tees.
A true Scottish-style links course and one of the most ecologically sensitive courses in the world.
The oldest golf course in continuous operation west of the Mississippi.
The only 9-hole par-3 golf course open to the public on the Monterey Peninsula.
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