August 1, 2013

Golfing in Moneterey County

Monterey is an aging community, but it is also a rich and health-conscious community. Therefore it is not surprising that there are so many amazing golf courses in the area.


In the city of Monterey it there is a beautiful little 18 whole course with over 5,554 yards called the Monterey Pines Golf Course. You can pay golf right by the beautiful green waters of Monterey Bay. Another Oceanside course in Monterey is the Laguna Seca Golf Ranch that has 18 holes and boasts a par of 71.

Golfing in Monterey, Pebble Beach and Big Sur can be expensive because these are very wealthy communities. If you are looking for an affordable course near Monterey then the public goes to the Del Monte Golf Course.  Aside from being cheaper it also boasts the distinction of being the oldest golf-course to be established west of the Mississippi what with being founded in 1897.


A well-known 18-hole course on Pebble Beach is the Pebble Beach Golf Links course that is built on 6.828 of rye grass.  Jack Nicklaus, Douglas Grant and Jack Neville helped design this course which first opened in 1919. It is an incredible place filled with ponds and a spectacular view of both the ocean and the mountains. It is located just of the well-known  17-Mile Drive and is a favorite haunt of many celebrities.  The course is beautifully landscaped with natural rock forms, tall grass, short grasses and lone pine trees.


In Poppy Hills, a suburb of Pebble Beach there is a ritzy little 18 whole course that has many slopes and ponds. It is also a golf-ball’s throw away from the white sands of the beach.


Caramel is home to a very famous five star-rated golf course called The Preserve Golf Club Preserve Course that has 7,076 yards and 18 holes over bent grass.

Pacific Grove also has a very beautiful 18 whole golf course called the Pacific Grove Golf Course that has a high slope rating of 118 on Kikyu grass. It was designed by H. Chandler in 1932 and is one of those vintage celebrity golf courses that the county of Monterey is so famous for.


The city of Salinas has a rare shorter golf course with only 9 holes over 3,535 yards with a par of 31. If a quick game of golf is what you want then this is the course for you.  However if you a prefer a longer game there is the Salinas Fairways  Golf Course and the Salinas Golf and Country Club Course. Both are located about twenty miles outside of the city.