Monterey Golf Courses

Monterey Golf

Golf courses in the Monterey area are known for amazing views that one can enjoy during a round of golf. Home to some of the most famous tracks in the world, the Monterey region of California is the ultimate golf destination, and a single visit to the beachside links of Pebble Beach and the impressive parkland-style layouts just inland will make all golfers instant believers in the hype. Toss in a climate that’s essentially the same year-round, and the Monterey peninsula becomes the perfect spot for players looking to escape the inland heat of California or the cold temperatures that engulf the rest of the country most winter months.

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Golf Courses Near Monterey, CA

Bayonet and Black Horse - Bayonet

1 McClure Way,
Seaside, CA 93955 United States

One of two championship courses on property, Bayonet and Black Horse - Bayonet in Seaside, California, is an 18-hole track that recently was renovated by Gene Bates. Considered the most difficult course on the Monterey Peninsula, Bayonet features a tight layout with strategically-placed bunkers that prove to be penal on any errant shots. The signature 9th hole at Bayonet is a beastly 476-yard par 4 that plays uphill and doglegs to the right. For golfers looking to challenge themselves, Bayonet and Black Horse - Bayonet will not disappoint.
Bayonet and Black Horse – Black Horse

1 McClure Way,
Seaside, CA 93955 United States

The friendlier of the two layouts on property, Bayonet and Black Horse - Black Horse in Seaside, California, is an 18-hole track that is more scenic than it is challenging. Black Horse features stunning views of the Pacific Ocean, including the signature par 3, 15th hole that faces the Monterey Bay. With fairways lined with fescue, bunkers with jagged edges and contoured greens, Black Horse plays like a links style course but with more trees and less opportunities to run the ball up to the green. Renovated to inspire more strategy and less challenges, Bayonet and Black Horse - Black Horse is the perfect complement to Bayonet, an extremely difficult layout.
Pajaro Valley

967 Salinas Road,
Royal Oaks, CA 95076 United States

Pajaro Valley Golf Club lies between Monterey and Santa Cruz, just east of the crashing ocean waves, in Watsonville, California. It was built in 1928 by Floyd McFarland and updated by Robert Muir Graves in 1965. Lined by Monterey Cypress trees, the rolling fairways dip into Elkhorn Slough, a natural bird and animal habitat. Once the home of former U.S. Open champion Olin Dutra, the spacious course features small, well-protected greens and elevated tees, which offer scenic views of the Pajaro Valley. Extremely playable for all levels of golfers, Pajaro Valley Golf Club is California Coastal golf at its finest.
Poppy Hills Golf Course

3200 Lopez Road,
Pebble Beach, CA 93953 United States

Enjoy a magical day of golf in Pebble Beach, CA on historic 17-Mile Drive! Poppy Hills Golf Course is one of the highest rated golf courses in America and home to the PGA Tour and USGA Championships. The course received a $10M+ renovation in 2014 and was awarded the “Best Renovation” that year by all four major golf publications. Here is what the professionals are saying: • “It reminds me a little bit of Pinehurst and a little bit of Pine Valley in many ways. This is an excellent course. I loved it.” Colin Montgomerie • “I think Poppy is amazing. Nothing beats being on the Monterey Peninsula” Mark O’Meara • “At times, you’re like, Wow, it looks like Augusta” Davis Love III • “Coolest Hang on 17-mile Drive” Golf Digest
Quail Lodge Golf Club

8205 Valley Greens Dr,
Carmel, CA 93923 United States

Quail Lodge Golf Club is a par 71 daily fee course located in Carmel, CA. Designed by Robert Muir Graves, ASGCA, the 18 hole course opened in 1963.
San Juan Oaks Golf Club

3825 Union Road,
Hollister, CA 95023 United States

Designed by former PGA TOUR great Fred Couples and renowned architect Gene Bates, San Juan Oaks Golf Club in Hollister, California, is an 18-hole, par 72 track that stretches 7,092 yards from the tips. Set on magnificent rolling terrain, San Juan Oaks features undulating fairways and greens, impressive elevation changes and beautiful views. San Juan Oaks Golf Club’s signature par 4, 17th hole measures a whopping 487 yards, but an elevated tee box 150 feet above the green makes the distance less menacing than it looks on the scorecard. Golfers who play San Juan Oaks will understand why it is one of the most highly regarded public tracks in Central California.
The Club at Crazy Horse Ranch

475 San Juan Grade Road,
Salinas, CA 93906 United States

Located half an hour northeast of Pebble Beach, The Club at Crazy Horse Ranch in Salinas, California, is an 18-hole golf course that rivals the intrigue and beauty of the numerous courses found just down the coast in the golf capital of California. Designed by Jack Fleming, The Club at Crazy Horse Ranch was originally a nine-hole course before being transformed into an impressive 18-hole course set on a striking landscape. John Steinbeck once referred to the area as “Pastures of Heaven,” and he wasn’t wrong. The Club at Crazy Horse Ranch is a marvelous display of the breathtaking Central California landscape that also presents an exciting layout for golfers. With a design that is as challenging as it is beautiful, The Club at Crazy Horse Ranch is the perfect place for golfers to play in the Pebble Beach area without breaking the bank.