The California sunshine and scenic hillsides make Monterey a golf aficionado’s dream. While golfers from all over the world come to visit Pebble Beach, it’s not the only incredible course to play on the Monterey Peninsula. Next time you’re in the area, we suggest playing a round or two when you visit the Del Monte Golf Course in Monterey, CA.
Del Monte Golf Course History
Del Monte is one of the oldest golf courses in the West, and holds the record for the longest continually operating course on the coast. The original 9 holes were completed in 1897, and the course was expanded to 18 holes by 1902. The course was built by the Hotel Del Monte, which was sold to the US Navy during WWII and is still standing as part of the Naval School. In the 120 years since its inception, Del Monte has hosted many prestigious West Coast competitions, including the Del Monte Cup and the Pacific Coast Open.
The 6,365-yard classic-style course is narrow and challenging with a few steep slopes and strategically placed hazards. Del Monte is a great choice for novice golfers looking to hone their skills, and seasoned pros will certainly enjoy the chance to test their prowess. The lush bluegrass and twisting cypress trees provide a beautiful backdrop for a relaxing day on the fairway.
Golf Course Amenities
Del Monte offers excellent amenities, with a fully stocked pro shop, a full-service bar, and scenic patio dining with stunning views of the course. This course is open year-round, with cart, club, and caddie rentals always available. The Del Monte Golf Course is considered walker friendly for players who prefer to stretch their legs along the way.
Lodging for Your Golf Getaway
After a round or two on the Del Monte fairway, come back and relax at Carmel Valley Lodge. Open a bottle of wine by the fire pits, take a dip in the pool, or stretch your legs exploring our scenic 3-acre property. Start planning your next retreat and book your stay, or browse our blog posts to learn more about the incredible experiences Monterey has to offer.