Golf in Monterey

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  • Cannery Row
  • Laguna Seca Raceway
  • Monterey airport
  • Point Lobos
  • downtown Carmel
  • Monterey is literally home to dozens of world-class golf courses open to the public. The backdrop of the Pacific and the natural surroundings of woods and forests create secluded, exclusive and impeccable links on which to play.

    The Pebble Beach Golf Links has consistently made the Top 10 on Golf Digest's 100 greatest links in America list, coming at Number 6 for 2009-2010. It's Number 1 here for it's unprecedented scenery (tee-off as you over look the roaring Pacific) and the star power that comes to PB several times a year. The Pebble Beach Pro-Am, which pairs professional golfers with A-list stars, draws huge crowds every year in February. The great thing about Pebble Beach is that everyone has access this one of a kind courses.

    Coming in at a close second is Spyglass Hill Golf Course. Located just to the south but on the same trajectory as Pebble Beach, Spyglass offers the same great views and pristine fairways but at a reduced price. Some golfers even prefer Spyglass to Pebble Beach.

    The Monterey Pines Golf Course (Number 8 here) is an under-the-radar course that has become a local favorite for its accessibility and ease of play. Monterey Pines has gained a reputation as the links for a beginner to get their bearings and anyone looking to get the rust out of their swing to loosen up. You won't break the bank (or a few sand-wedges) at this course.

    All in all, it's hard to pick a bad course in Monterey, but any of these Top 10s will satisfy your urge to hit the back nine. If you can spare the extra money, playing a course like Pebble Beach or The Links on Spanish Bay is very much worth it.

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    Pebble Beach Golf Links

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    2700 Seventeen Mile Drive
    (The Inn at Spanish Bay)

    The Mecca of golf... read more

    Spyglass Hill Golf Course

    Golf course with character... read more

    The Links at Spanish Bay

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    2700 17-Mile Drive

    Breathtaking scenery and challenging golf... read more

    Laguna Seca Ranch Golf Club

    10520 York Road

    Challenging golf in sunny Carmel Valley... read more

    Del Monte Golf Course

    1300 Sylvan Road
    Behind the Monterey Hyatt next to Highway 1.

    The oldest continuing operating golf course west of the Mississippi... read more

    Bayonet and Black Horse Golf Courses

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    1 McClure Way

    Two courses, great views... read more

    Poppy Hills Golf Course

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    3200 Lopez Road

    Beautiful spot in the Del Monte forest... read more

    Monterey Pines Golf Course

    1250 Garden Road

    Pacific Grove Golf Links

    77 Asilomar Boulevard

    Peter Hay Par Three

    17-Mile Drive

    Free golf for kids under 12!... read more
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