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Carmel Valley Ranch (Carmel, California)

Carmel Valley Ranch logo Golf Course Review by: Billy Satterfield

The Takeaway:  Grade C

Quick Facts

Designer:  Pete Dye in 1981

Cost:  $85.00 - $165.00 (includes cart) Click for current rates

Phone Number:  (831) 620-6406

Course Website:  Official Website - Visit Carmel Valley Ranch's official website by clicking on the link provided.

Directions:  Get here! - 1 Old Ranch Road, Carmel, California  93923

Photos:  See additional photos of Carmel Valley Ranch

Accolades:  Ranked 42nd in California by Golf Course Gurus.

What to Expect:  Carmel Valley is located nearly 10 miles inland from the storied group of courses at Pebble Beach, one of earth's hotbeds for golf. The rather short design has water coming into play on the flatter front nine and dramatic elevation changes on the inward nine. As you would expect from Pete Dye, the course enjoys some creative features but isn't as gimmicky as some of his designs are known for. The course isn't in the same league as the Pebble Beach Resort courses, but the nice turf conditions and impressive resort features offer an enjoyable alternative for the Monterey area.

By the Numbers

Tees Par Yardage Rating Slope
Blue 70 6117 70.1 131
White 70 5664 67.9 126
Red 70 5230 65.7 121
Gold (Women) 70 4433 66.2 114

Individual Hole Analysis

Signature Hole:  11th Hole – 426 Yard Par 4

11th Hole at Carmel Valley Ranch (426 Yard Par 4)
11th Hole at Carmel Valley Ranch (426 Yard Par 4)

11th Hole at Carmel Valley Ranch (426 Yard Par 4)
11th Hole at Carmel Valley Ranch (426 Yard Par 4)

Best Par 3:  13th Hole – 141 Yards

13th Hole at Carmel Valley Ranch (141 Yard Par 3)
13th Hole at Carmel Valley Ranch (141 Yard Par 3)

13th Hole at Carmel Valley Ranch (141 Yard Par 3)
13th Hole at Carmel Valley Ranch (141 Yard Par 3)

Best Par 4:  12th Hole – 394 Yards

12th Hole at Carmel Valley Ranch (394 Yard Par 4)
12th Hole at Carmel Valley Ranch (394 Yard Par 4)

12th Hole at Carmel Valley Ranch (394 Yard Par 4)
12th Hole at Carmel Valley Ranch (394 Yard Par 4)

12th Hole at Carmel Valley Ranch (394 Yard Par 4)
12th Hole at Carmel Valley Ranch (394 Yard Par 4)

Best Par 5:  10th Hole – 454 Yards

10th Hole at Carmel Valley Ranch (454 Yard Par 5)
10th Hole at Carmel Valley Ranch (454 Yard Par 5)

10th Hole at Carmel Valley Ranch (454 Yard Par 5)
10th Hole at Carmel Valley Ranch (454 Yard Par 5)

Birdie Time:  7th Hole – 118 Yard Par 3

7th Hole at Carmel Valley Ranch (118 Yard Par 3)
7th Hole at Carmel Valley Ranch (118 Yard Par 3)

7th Hole at Carmel Valley Ranch (118 Yard Par 3)
7th Hole at Carmel Valley Ranch (118 Yard Par 3)

Bogey Beware:  15th Hole – 411 Yard Par 4

15th Hole at Carmel Valley Ranch (411 Yard Par 4)
15th Hole at Carmel Valley Ranch (411 Yard Par 4)

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