Monterey Bay Golf Guide
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The Monterey Peninsula is home to 18 world-class championship golf courses, all perfect for spending a day on the greens. Interested in planning a Monterey golf weekend? Let Portola Hotel & Spa plan it for you! Our concierge team stays on top of all the latest specials and local deals at a variety of top notch Monterey golf courses.
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Read below to learn more about our favorite golf courses in Monterey County.
Carmel Valley Ranch
20 Minutes from our Monterey golf hotel
Pete Dye's 18-hole championship Carmel golf course was ranked by Golf magazine as one of 'Monterey's must-plays.' The front nine holes meander along the Carmel River, while the heavily forested back nine offer stunning panoramas.
Bayonet Golf Course
Both Bayonet and Black Horse offer panoramic views of Monterey Bay at this lush Monterey golf course, host to the PGA Tour's Qualifying Schools and the PGA Champion's Tours - First Tee Open.
Laguna Seca Golf Ranch
A Robert Trent Jones signature course, Laguna Seca Golf Ranch offers 18 holes of championship Monterey Bay golf perched on oak-studded hills in the heart of the Monterey Peninsula.
Links at Spanish Bay
Spanish Bay recalls the original Scottish concept of the game of golf, established over five hundred years ago. This was the intention of the design team of Robert Trent Jones Jr., Tom Watson, and Sandy Tatum
' in their creation of a true links golf course.
Monterey Pines Golf Course
The Monterey, CA golf course was built in 1972 by Robert Muir Graves. This 18-hole golf course may be one of the best kept secrets on the Monterey Peninsula, easily accessible with great greens and narrow fairways create a challenge for all skill levels.
Old Del Monte Golf Course
Entertaining golfers since opening in 1897, Del Monte is known as being the oldest golf course west of the Mississippi. Del Monte is also the home of the Duke's Club, where members enjoy member rates at Del Monte and more incentives for enjoyable golf in Monterey.
Pebble Beach Golf Links
Storied Pebble Beach Golf Links is rated the number one public golf course in America, according to Golf Digest Magazine. Host of four U.S. Open Championships, four U.S. Amateur Championships and one PGA Championship, Pebble Beach Golf Links is a resort course rich in history and tradition.
Poppy Hills Golf Course
A Robert Trent Jones Jr. design that opened in 1986, Poppy Hills is the home course for the Northern California Golf Association. Poppy Hills is a challenging venue that weaves through the Del Monte Forest and plays host to several renowned tournaments including the AT&T Pebble Beach National ProAm and several California State Amateur Championships.
Rancho Canada Golf Club offers 36-holes of championship golf on the fabled Monterey Peninsula, located at the mouth of the idyllic Carmel Valley. The East and West courses meander over the Carmel River and provide breathtaking views of the surrounding valley.
Designed by Robert Trent Jones Sr. in 1966, Spyglass Hill Golf Course is widely considered to be one of the toughest courses in the world. The first five holes are played through seaside dunes in true links tradition, while the last 13 play through the majestic Monterey Pine Forest.