Destination Guide

Destination: Monterey Peninsula

Those who drive the famous Highway 101 up the California coast will agree there is no better ocean drive in the United States -- and perhaps the world. The beauty of the coastline is highlighted by 17-mile drive along the Monterey Peninsula, which passes through beach towns as well as one of the world's most coveted golf vacation destinations.

Monterey County has about two dozen golf courses, while Cypress Point and Pebble Beach, both dating back to the early 1900s, still make for two of the finest golf experiences on American soil. Four-course Pebble Beach Golf Resort is the main attraction. But you can enjoy many other options in the area as well, such as Bayonet/Blackhorse and Poppy Hills, that more that live up to their prestigious zip code.

Golf is a year-round sport in Monterey, even if the summer months are far busier with vacationers. While the winter months can be windy and rainy, they also yield some very pleasant days for golf, and tee sheets with more availability at Pebble Beach.

While vacationers are off the golf course, surfing, hang gliding, whale and dolphin watching, fishing and other beach sports are commonplace at Pebble Beach.

The Monterey Peninsula can be reached from the larger airports of San Francisco (about two hours) and San Jose (about 90 minutes), or you can fly into the smaller Monterey airport, which services a handful of destinations in the West.

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Courses

Course City Rates from
Course City Rates from
The Bayonet at Bayonet/Black Horse Golf Course
Tee Times
Seaside $40 - $125
Pajaro Valley Golf Club
Tee Times
Royal Oaks $20 - $58
Ridgemark Golf & Country Club
Tee Times
Hollister $23
Monterey Pines Golf Course
Tee Times
Monterey $10
The Club at Crazy Horse Ranch
Tee Times
Salinas $29
San Juan Oaks Golf Club
Tee Times
Hollister $29
The Tournament Course at Coyote Creek Golf Club
Tee Times
Morgan Hill $50
Boulder Creek Golf & Country Club
Tee Times
Boulder Creek $19
BlackHorse at Bayonet/Black Horse Golf Course
Tee Times
Seaside $45
Salinas Fairways Golf Course
Tee Times
Salinas $14
Gavilan Golf Course
Tee Times
Gilroy $3
Pinnacle Hills Golf Course
Tee Times
Tres Pinos $10
Gilroy Golf Course
Tee Times
Gilroy $9.3
Carmel Valley Ranch Resort
Tee Times
Carmel $86
Mountain/Lake at Cinnabar Hills Golf Club
Tee Times
San Jose $40
Lake/Canyon at Cinnabar Hills Golf Club
Tee Times
San Jose $40
Casserly Par-3 Golf Course
Tee Times
Watsonville $5
Seascape Golf Club
Tee Times
Aptos $29
West Course at Rancho Canada Golf Club
Tee Times
Carmel $19
DeLaveaga Golf & Lodge
Tee Times
Santa Cruz $35
Poppy Hills Golf Course
Tee Times
Pebble Beach $210
Canyon/Mountain at Cinnabar Hills Golf Club
Tee Times
San Jose $40
Laguna Seca Golf Ranch
Tee Times
Monterey $19
Pacific Grove Golf Links
Tee Times
Pacific Grove $19
Eagle Ridge Golf Club
Tee Times
Gilroy $35
Del Monte Golf Course
Tee Times
Monterey $60
Quail Lodge Resort & Golf Club
Tee Times
Carmel $50
Nicklaus Club-Monterey Monterey N/A
Dunes Course at Monterey Peninsula Country Club Pebble Beach $100
Spring Hills Golf Course Watsonville $15 - $35
Valley Gardens Golf Course Scotts Valley $18
Cypress Point Club Pebble Beach $165
East Course at Rancho Canada Golf Club Carmel $20 - $70
The Links at Spanish Bay Pebble Beach $155 - $270
Pasatiempo Golf Club Santa Cruz $250 - $280
Peter Hay Par-3 at Pebble Beach Golf Links Pebble Beach $30
Tehama Golf Club Carmel $250
Twin Creeks Golf Course Salinas $9 - $21
CordeValle Golf Club San Martin $295
Pebble Beach Golf Links Pebble Beach $495
Shore Course at Monterey Peninsula Country Club Pebble Beach $100
Institute Golf Course Morgan Hill N/A
Corral de Tierra Country Club Salinas $75 - $125
Spyglass Hill Golf Course Pebble Beach $210 - $395
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