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
Poppy Hills Golf Course
Tee Times
Pebble Beach $210
The Tournament Course at Coyote Creek Golf Club
Tee Times
Morgan Hill $36
BlackHorse at Bayonet/Black Horse Golf Course
Tee Times
Seaside $45
Pajaro Valley Golf Club
Tee Times
Royal Oaks $20 - $58
San Juan Oaks Golf Club
Tee Times
Hollister $25
Monterey Pines Golf Course
Tee Times
Monterey $15 - $37
The Bayonet at Bayonet/Black Horse Golf Course
Tee Times
Seaside $40 - $125
Ridgemark Golf & Country Club
Tee Times
Hollister $14
Boulder Creek Golf & Country Club
Tee Times
Boulder Creek $17
Gavilan Golf Course
Tee Times
Gilroy $3
Salinas Fairways Golf Course
Tee Times
Salinas $14
Gilroy Golf Course
Tee Times
Gilroy $10 - $27
Pinnacle Hills Golf Course
Tee Times
Tres Pinos $10
Pacific Grove Golf Links
Tee Times
Pacific Grove $19
DeLaveaga Golf & Lodge
Tee Times
Santa Cruz $20 - $45
Laguna Seca Golf Ranch
Tee Times
Monterey $19
Mountain/Lake at Cinnabar Hills Golf Club
Tee Times
San Jose $35
Canyon/Mountain at Cinnabar Hills Golf Club
Tee Times
San Jose $35
Del Monte Golf Course
Tee Times
Monterey $60
Eagle Ridge Golf Club
Tee Times
Gilroy $31
Quail Lodge Resort & Golf Club
Tee Times
Carmel $100
Lake/Canyon at Cinnabar Hills Golf Club
Tee Times
San Jose $35
Carmel Valley Ranch Resort
Tee Times
Carmel $42
Seascape Golf Club
Tee Times
Aptos $29
Casserly Par-3 Golf Course
Tee Times
Watsonville $5
West Course at Rancho Canada Golf Club
Tee Times
Carmel $19
Pasatiempo Golf Club Santa Cruz $260 - $292
Spyglass Hill Golf Course Pebble Beach $210 - $435
The Club at Crazy Horse Ranch Salinas $75
The Links at Spanish Bay Pebble Beach $155 - $310
CordeValle Golf Club San Martin $295
Dunes Course at Monterey Peninsula Country Club Pebble Beach $100
Pebble Beach Golf Links Pebble Beach $495 - $535
Twin Creeks Golf Course Salinas $9 - $21
Spring Hills Golf Course Watsonville $15 - $35
Valley Gardens Golf Course Scotts Valley $18
East Course at Rancho Canada Golf Club Carmel $20 - $70
Peter Hay Par-3 at Pebble Beach Golf Links Pebble Beach $30
Nicklaus Club-Monterey Monterey $90
Cypress Point Club Pebble Beach $250
Shore Course at Monterey Peninsula Country Club Pebble Beach $100
Tehama Golf Club Carmel $250
Institute Golf Course Morgan Hill N/A
Corral de Tierra Country Club Salinas $75 - $125
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