Carmel Valley Ranch Golf Club

Golf Course Review by: Billy Satterfield

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, CA 93923

Photos:  See additional photos of Carmel Valley Ranch

Accolades:  Rated 4 stars on Golf Digest's Places to Play publication.

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.

Signature Hole:  11th - 426 Yard Par 4

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

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

Best Par 3:  13th - 141 Yards

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

Best Par 4:  12th - 394 Yards

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

Best Par 5:  10th - 454 Yards

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

Birdie Time:  7th - 118 Yard Par 3

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

Bogey Beware:  15th - 411 Yard Par 4

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

Final Cut:    Grade C

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