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An Enduring Favorite Since 1897

Del Monte is a landmark course that has played an instrumental role in popularizing golf out West since its inception in 1897. The birthplace of the California State Amateur and the oldest course in continuous operation west of the Mississippi retains much of that classic charm today, challenging the game’s best golfers with its small, sloping, old-school greens.

Originally designed as a nine-hole course in 1897 by Charles E. Maud and expanded to 18 holes in 1902, Del Monte promptly attracted the game’s best players. The course’s Del Monte Championship was so highly regarded that many considered the champion to be the best golfer in the state. When the California State Amateur was founded in 1912, Del Monte was the natural choice to host it. Del Monte was also selected to host the 1916 Western Amateur, marking the first time one of the era’s biggest national amateur events was played west of Colorado.

Par 5
1
505 yds
This opening par-5 is reachable if you can drive it to the swale in the fairway. Like half the holes at Del Monte, out-of-bounds lines the left side.
Par 4
2
328 yds
A layup to the corner of the fairway should leave you less than 125 yards. The key is controlling your distance on the approach. The green slopes strongly from back-to-front.
Par 4
3
376 yds
Out-of-bounds lines the left side of the hole, but more trouble lurks at the green. This hole and No. 12 feature two of the steepest greens on the course. Stay short if you can.
Par 3
4
178 yds
Middle of the green works here every time. Hole locations to the left or right bring short-sided bunkers into play.
Par 4
5
327 yds
A layup short of the fairway bunkers leaves you just 100 yards for your approach. The green features a devilish top tier that you don't want to go over.
Par 3
6
196 yds
A narrow throat threads two beefy bunkers, leaving little margin for error. Just don't overclub. Out-of-bounds lurks long.
Par 4
7
379 yds
Take your tee shot straight over the tree in the fairway. Be aware that out-of-bounds creeps in on the left side. The green features three tiers, so note the pin position when evaluating your approach shot.
Par 4
8
384 yds
From this elevated tee, big hitters can cut the corner of this dogleg right. The approach is slicker than it looks, as the green runs out from front-to-back.
Par 5
9
524 yds
A drive that hugs the left corner of the fairway opens up the best view, but you must take on out-of-bounds to do so on this dogleg-right par-5.
Par 4
10
293 yds
You can swing away with driver, but the landing area gets tight around the green. Or you can lay up to 100 yards and attack the green with a wedge. Your choice.
Par 4
11
331 yds
Staggered bunkers give you multiple options off the tee. While you're getting ready to tee off, enjoy a glimpse of the Monterey Bay.
Par 3
12
171 yds
This steep green is brutal if you are above the hole. The key to scoring here is giving yourself an uphill putt no matter what.
Par 5
13
512 yds
Long and straight here. A good drive can set you up to reach the green in two. Out-of-bounds lines the left edge of the hole.
Par 3
14
218 yds
The design of this crowned green has been challenging players since Del Monte first opened in 1897. No shortcuts here. It's just a long, hard par-3.
Par 4
15
330 yds
This short dogleg left features a challenging green with a top-left tier and a steep back-to-front slope.
Par 4
16
421 yds
The toughest hole on the back side is slightly more manageable when you approach the back-to-front green from the left side of the fairway.
Par 5
17
500 yds
A drive that hugs the right side of the fairway can get home in two. Like the third and 12th greens, it is imperative to keep the ball below the hole here.
Par 4
18
392 yds
This precise finishing hole features a green that slopes strongly from right-to-left
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A Tournament Tradition of Excellence

From the the first California State Amateur in 1912 to the annual Monterey Open Championship and Monterey City Amateur today, Del Monte Golf Course has a proud tradition of hosting great tournaments.

A Rich & Storied History

A round at Del Monte Golf Course is a tour through California golf history. Del Monte quickly became one of the most prestigious golf courses in the Western United States shortly after it opened in 1897. Del Monte still maintains much of its classic charm today, with its vintage tiny sloping greens, and precise 6,365 yardage.

  • The Story of California Golf Itself

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

    Course History
  • The Story of California Golf Itself

    In 1903, Del Monte Golf Course 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 hosted the 1916 Western Golf Association Amateur Championship, the first time the event was 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…Putting provides as much fun as hitting drives and approaches."

    - WorldGolf.com

  • Reviews for Del Monte Golf Course

    "Small greens make this relatively short course deceptively tricky."

    - GolfChannel.com

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Del Monte is a Major Challenge When You Play It With Hickory Clubs
Del Monte hosted the 10th Annual U.S. Hickory Open from July 10-12, becoming the first course West of the Mississippi to stage the national championship. The winner had Web.com Tour experience, and finished with a two-round total of 9-over 153. Read More »
Did You Know: The Prestigious Place Del Monte Holds in Golf History
Did You Know: The Prestigious Place Del Monte Holds in Golf History
Golf has been played at Del Monte a staggering 120 straight years. The birthplace of the California State Amateur and the preeminent golf course on the west coast in the early 1900s retains much of its classic charm today. Read More »
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Ocean Views You Might Have Missed at Del Monte and Peter Hay
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Contact & Tee Times

Resort Reservations:
Pebble Beach Golf Academy: (831) 622-8650
Del Monte Pro Shop: (831) 373-2700


 Hours: Daily, Sunrise – Sunset

Course Notices

  • Golf carts are permitted in the fairway subject to the 90 degree rule.
  • Pull carts are permitted and are available to rent for $10.

Address

Del Monte Golf Course
1300 Sylvan Road
Monterey, CA 93940