The Takeaway: Grade C
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
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
Individual Hole Analysis
Signature Hole: 11th Hole – 426 Yard Par 4
Best Par 3: 13th Hole – 141 Yards
Best Par 4: 12th Hole – 394 Yards
Best Par 5: 10th Hole – 454 Yards
Birdie Time: 7th Hole – 118 Yard Par 3
Bogey Beware: 15th Hole – 411 Yard Par 4