Carmel Valley Ranch Resort, is a Resort, 18 hole golf course located in Carmel, California.
Carmel Golf Resort is nestled in the foothills of the Santa Lucia Mountains. Located in a scenic valley - on the sunny side of the Monterey Peninsula - the rolling fairways feature enlarged greens and augmented tee grounds. Test your skill on the Par 70 layout designed by the Pete Dye. Enjoy the challenging terrain and beautiful scenery of this truly unique Monterey golf course. Marvel at the breathtaking views of the lush woods and expansive mountains.
Rated among the "Best U.S. Golf Resorts," by Travel and Leisure's "World"s Best" readers' survey
Par for the course is 70. From the back tees the course plays to 6,234 yards. From the forward tees the course measures 5,046 yards. The longest hole on the course is # 6, a par-5 that plays to 548 yards. The shortest hole on the course is # 7, a par-3 that plays to 127 yards from the back tees.
Watch out for # 4, a 402 yard par-4 challenge and the #1 handicap hole on the course. The easiest hole at Carmel Valley Ranch Resort is # 7, the 127 yard par-3.
$76 (cart included), played on Wednesday, September 2016 at 1:00 PM
Great layout with the front nine running flat along the Carmel River and some lakes and trees. The back nine climbs up steeply and provides great views of Carmel Valley in both directions and holes 10 through 14 are great holes running between the native oaks. Was a bit surprised that the course is only 6100 yards from the back tees but soft fairways and cooler air do make the course play longer. Would like to have seen a marshall as one foursome two groups ahead of us was very slow and hit lots of mulligans. However, a great course and nice staff.
Do Not Recall (cart included), played on Wednesday, July 2012 at 10am
Putts going up hill needed to be hammered. While those going down hill required a light touch. This slowness of the greens was very hard for me to adopt to.
$76 (cart included), played on Friday, October 2011 at 2pm
Spectacular views from elevated tee boxes made the Back 9 an enjoyable experience. The Back 9 would make me want to come back and play this course again. Lots of wild deer and turkeys on the course too - made it interesting.
Do Not Recall (cart included), played on Wednesday, November 2010 at 8am
Unless you are a single digit, play the white tees. If you move back, you will ruin a potentially perfect day. Every hole is different and all the challenge you can handle. Do not be fooled by the short yardage. There is not a straight shot on the course. If it isn't bending right or left, it's going up or down.
$101 (cart included), played on Saturday, February 2009 at 10am
Nice resort experiance
$126 (cart included), played on Saturday, July 2008 at 2pm
Nice setting, course improved from past, but still overpriced vs. value given other options in the area. Jack
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