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An Enduring Favorite Since 1897

Opened in 1897, Del Monte Golf Course is the oldest course in continuous operation west of the Mississippi. Designed by golf and polo enthusiast Charles Maud, this inland course boasts a meandering layout that has tested golfers for more than a century.

With its immaculately conditioned and classic layout, Del Monte Golf Course features wide fairways lined with oak, pine and cypress trees and the back nine includes a treacherous par-5, 512-yard 13th hole. Adjacent to the course, the Del Monte Pavilion offers an inviting outdoor setting for any special event, from hosting a corporate outing or a tournament awards ceremony.

Over the years, Del Monte Golf Course has hosted numerous tournaments. It was the original host of the California State Amateur and continues to host the Monterey City Amateur and the Monterey Open Championship.

Golf enthusiasts on the Monterey Peninsula have always known of the course’s rich history and beautiful challenges that make it such a special place to play. For the traveling golfer, a Pebble Beach experience would be incomplete without a round at Del Monte!

Monterey Herald

Reader’s Choice Awards – Best Golf Course

2015

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Rating: 71.6
  • Yardage: 6,365

DESIGNED BY:

  • Charles Maud

1st HOLE

Par 5

A reachable par-5, the approach to the green should come from the left side of the fairway to open the hole. The gentle uphill slope will add distance to your actual yardage.

Yardage: 505
Handicap: 9

Yardage: 489
Handicap: 9

Yardage: 421
Handicap: 1

2nd HOLE

Par 4

Place your tee shot just left of the fairway bunker. At all costs, do not go over the green.

Yardage: 328
Handicap: 13

Yardage: 314
Handicap: 13

Yardage: 296
Handicap: 13

3rd HOLE

Par 4

An uphill par-4, remember to add some club to compensate for the uphill green. A treacherously sloping green, you're best putting position is from straight below the hole.

Yardage: 376
Handicap: 5

Yardage: 361
Handicap: 5

Yardage: 351
Handicap: 5

4th HOLE

Par 3

This hole looks downhill, but plays to the actual yardage. There is more green to the right than can be seen from the tee.

Yardage: 178
Handicap: 15

Yardage: 162
Handicap: 15

Yardage: 141
Handicap: 17

5th HOLE

Par 4

Keep your drive short of the fairway bunkers. Distance control on the approach is critical. Over the green is absolute jail.

Yardage: 327
Handicap: 17

Yardage: 306
Handicap: 17

Yardage: 287
Handicap: 15

6th HOLE

Par 3

Nothing deceptive here. You simply need a solid shot. Missing the green will test your short game.

Yardage: 196
Handicap: 3

Yardage: 189
Handicap: 3

Yardage: 181
Handicap: 7

7th HOLE

Par 4

A tee shot too far left or right is trouble on this uphill hole; as is low and short. There are pin placements on all three tiers, so place your approach accordingly.

Yardage: 379
Handicap: 1

Yardage: 365
Handicap: 1

Yardage: 298
Handicap: 9

8th HOLE

Par 4

A dogleg right, big hitters can cut off some bend. High-lipped bunkers front this green.

Yardage: 384
Handicap: 7

Yardage: 364
Handicap: 7

Yardage: 313
Handicap: 11

9th HOLE

Par 5

Long hitters can reach this in two with a well-placed drive up the left side. The ocean effect keeps putts straighter than they look.

Yardage: 524
Handicap: 11

Yardage: 512
Handicap: 11

Yardage: 423
Handicap: 3

10th HOLE

Par 4

A beguiling, short par-4. The fairway narrows as you approach the green. A long mid-iron puts you in the proper position to attack this pin.

Yardage: 293
Handicap: 16

Yardage: 278
Handicap: 16

Yardage: 265
Handicap: 16

11th HOLE

Par 4

From the tee, you can choose to either lay back or carry the first fairway bunker on the left. Careful club selection will give you the best opportunity for a birdie.

Yardage: 331
Handicap: 14

Yardage: 325
Handicap: 14

Yardage: 313
Handicap: 14

12th HOLE

Par 3

A miss right here is usually OB or lost. The green has a steep slope; below the hole is where you want to be.

Yardage: 171
Handicap: 12

Yardage: 147
Handicap: 12

Yardage: 126
Handicap: 18

13th HOLE

Par 5

Before you tee it, check 15's pin placement. Then long and straight is all you need. Fairway bunkers protect the hole from miss-hit or misjudged shots.

Yardage: 512
Handicap: 10

Yardage: 496
Handicap: 10

Yardage: 407
Handicap: 10

14th HOLE

Par 3

The crowned green is still in its original 1897 design. This tough par-3 has more slope on the green than you can see.

Yardage: 218
Handicap: 4

Yardage: 209
Handicap: 4

Yardage: 200
Handicap: 2

15th HOLE

Par 4

A hole for shot makers. The fairway narrows as you approach the green. Leave yourself a longer second shot and you will increase your chances.

Yardage: 330
Handicap: 8

Yardage: 313
Handicap: 8

Yardage: 294
Handicap: 12

16th HOLE

Par 4

A tee shot on the left side opens up this green. Play your approach under the wind. A miss short and left will leave a manageable chip shot.

Yardage: 421
Handicap: 2

Yardage: 415
Handicap: 2

Yardage: 352
Handicap: 8

17th HOLE

Par 5

This is another reachable par-5. Following the theme of Del Monte, keep the ball below the hole. Remember to check 18's pin placement from the tee.

Yardage: 500
Handicap: 18

Yardage: 475
Handicap: 18

Yardage: 443
Handicap: 4

18th HOLE

Par 4

This is a terrific finishing hole. Place your tee shot right or past the fairway oak. On your approach, keep in mind that the green slopes left.

Yardage: 392
Handicap: 6

Yardage: 365
Handicap: 6

Yardage: 324
Handicap: 6

Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 Total
Par 5 4 4 3 4 3 4 4 5 4 4 3 5 3 4 4 5 4 72
Blue 505 328 376 178 327 196 379 384 524 293 331 171 512 218 330 421 500 392 6365
White 489 314 361 162 306 189 365 364 512 278 325 147 496 209 313 415 475 365 6085
Handicap 9 13 5 15 17 3 1 7 11 16 14 12 10 4 8 2 18 6 ---
Red 421 296 351 141 287 181 298 313 423 265 313 126 407 200 294 352 443 324 5435
Handicap 1 13 5 17 15 7 9 11 3 16 14 18 10 2 12 8 4 6 ---

A Tournament Tradition of Excellence

From the Monterey Open Championship and the historic Monterey City Amateur, to corporate events and fundraisers: Del Monte Golf Course has a proud tradition of hosting great tournaments.

A Rich & Storied History

Known for being both challenging and fun, Del Monte Golf Course features a timeless design that more than holds its own against fellow counterparts on the Monterey Peninsula.

  • The Story of California Golf Itself

    In the early 1890s, the game of golf makes its way to California—and on May 1, 1897, Del Monte Golf Course opens as a 9-hole golf course.

    Course History
  • The Story of California Golf Itself

    In 1903, Del Monte Golf Course is expanded to become one of the first 18-hole golf courses in California.

    Course History
  • The Story of California Golf Itself

    Del Monte Golf Course hosts the 1916 Western Golf Association Amateur Championship, making it the first time the event is played west of the Continental Divide.

    Course History
  • Reviews for Del Monte Golf Course

    "The staff is always friendly, course always in great shape and pace of play is phenomenal. I would recommend playing Del Monte on any trip to the Monterey Peninsula."

    - GolfAdvisor.com

  • Reviews for Del Monte Golf Course

    "It's challenging and enjoyable at the same time…Also, Del Monte Golf Course remains in excellent condition. Putting provides as much fun as hitting drives and approaches."

    - WorldGolf.com

  • Reviews for Del Monte Golf Course

    "If you are looking for a great vacation golf course Del Monte is your course. The cost is good for Monterey and the staff is exceptional."

    - Chief959
    TripAdvisor

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Del Monte Golf Course

1300 Sylvan Road, Monterey, CA 93940

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