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

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Course City Rates from
Ridgemark Golf & Country Club
Tee Times
Hollister $24
Boulder Creek Golf & Country Club
Tee Times
Boulder Creek $19
The Tournament Course at Coyote Creek Golf Club
Tee Times
Morgan Hill $49
The Club at Crazy Horse Ranch
Tee Times
Salinas $29
BlackHorse at Bayonet/Black Horse Golf Course
Tee Times
Seaside $40
Pajaro Valley Golf Club
Tee Times
Royal Oaks $20 - $58
The Bayonet at Bayonet/Black Horse Golf Course
Tee Times
Seaside $40 - $125
San Juan Oaks Golf Club
Tee Times
Hollister $25
Monterey Pines Golf Course
Tee Times
Monterey $10
Pinnacle Hills Golf Course
Tee Times
Tres Pinos $10
Gilroy Golf Course
Tee Times
Gilroy $10
Gavilan Golf Course
Tee Times
Gilroy $3
Salinas Fairways Golf Course
Tee Times
Salinas $14
DeLaveaga Golf & Lodge
Tee Times
Santa Cruz $35
Eagle Ridge Golf Club
Tee Times
Gilroy $35
Mountain/Lake at Cinnabar Hills Golf Club
Tee Times
San Jose $40
Seascape Golf Club
Tee Times
Aptos $29
West Course at Rancho Canada Golf Club
Tee Times
Carmel $19
Quail Lodge Resort & Golf Club
Tee Times
Carmel $75 - $150
Lake/Canyon at Cinnabar Hills Golf Club
Tee Times
San Jose $40
Carmel Valley Ranch Resort
Tee Times
Carmel $94
Pacific Grove Golf Links
Tee Times
Pacific Grove $19
Del Monte Golf Course
Tee Times
Monterey $60
Laguna Seca Golf Ranch
Tee Times
Monterey $19
Canyon/Mountain at Cinnabar Hills Golf Club
Tee Times
San Jose $40
Casserly Par-3 Golf Course
Tee Times
Watsonville $5
Nicklaus Club-Monterey Monterey N/A
East Course at Rancho Canada Golf Club Carmel $20 - $70
Pasatiempo Golf Club Santa Cruz $250 - $280
Shore Course at Monterey Peninsula Country Club Pebble Beach $100
Cypress Point Club Pebble Beach $165
Dunes Course at Monterey Peninsula Country Club Pebble Beach $100
Spyglass Hill Golf Course Pebble Beach $315
Pebble Beach Golf Links Pebble Beach $495
Tehama Golf Club Carmel $250
Spring Hills Golf Course Watsonville $15 - $35
Institute Golf Course Morgan Hill N/A
Valley Gardens Golf Course Scotts Valley $18
CordeValle Golf Club San Martin $150 - $350
Poppy Hills Golf Course Pebble Beach $210
Peter Hay Par-3 at Pebble Beach Golf Links Pebble Beach $30
The Links at Spanish Bay Pebble Beach $170 - $295
Corral de Tierra Country Club Salinas $75 - $125
Twin Creeks Golf Course Salinas $9 - $21
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