Golf like the pros while enjoying a relaxing stay at your luxurious Monterey Bay resort. This popular California destination along the central coast of the state is a big draw to beach and water sports lovers. It also attracts some of the best golfers in the world. But you don't have to be a pro to act like one on the course. Located south of San Francisco between Santa Cruz and Monterey, the bay area boasts some pretty amazing golf courses for all ability levels.
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For ease of use and affordability, Del Monte Golf Course in Monterey is a great course for those just starting out. It's easy, budget friendly and accessible by most everyone. As one of the four popular Pebble Beach courses, Del Monte is considered a top-notch course by the locals and visitors alike. Being the oldest in the United States west of the Mississippi, it attracts lots of golfers who want to experience its historic rolling hills. Green fees range from $75 to $100. Monterey Pines Golf Course on Garden Road, formerly a U.S. Navy Course, is another affordable 18-hole course, appealing to golfers of all abilities.
Thought to be the best golf course on the West Coast, Pebble Beach Golf Links first opened in 1919 and has always attracted the biggest and best golfers. A golfer's paradise, Pebble Beach, designed by Jack Neville and Douglas Grant, features some of the highest greens fees in the world, at $500 per round for the public. But some say it's well worth it, for the views and course features alone. Also a part of the Pebble Beach group is Spyglass Hill Golf Course, considered one of the toughest golf courses in all of California. It has won countless awards, playing host to state and national amateur championship tournaments. The price tag isn't as steep as the aforementioned course, but it's no cake walk either. Greens fees here will cost you between $195 and $255.
Carmel Valley Courses
In nearby Carmel, not too far from quality Monterey vacation resorts, sit a few worthwhile golf courses. Rancho Canada Golf Club sits in the Carmel Valley, offering not one but two 18-hole courses: the West course (par-71, 6,349 yards) and the East course (par-71, 6,109 yards). They both present their challenges, and are split by the scenic Carmel River. Fees are between $65 and $80 not including cart, but it does have regular promotions to save you money. Quail Lodge Resort and Country Club is a fancy and stylish course that hosts the annual California Women's Amateur Tournament.
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