Golf on the Monterey Peninsula
Independent golf tips for the professional at Leisure
Visiting Monterey for golf
The Monterrey peninsula is a noted tourist attraction, a
lush, cool area that is absolutely delightful ion the summer.
While inland temperatures swelter at 100 degrees, the cooling Humboldt
Current ensures that Monterey stays a cool 60-70 degrees, even in the middle of
the summer. Most of the hotels donít
have air conditioning, they donít need them!
Near Pebble Beach
Hotels are extremely reasonable, and the Hyatt Regency
Monterey was less than $200 per night (and itís also dog friendly).
The Hyatt Regency Monterey resort has a nice outdoor pool
and is adjacent to the Del Monte golf course, the oldest golf course west of the
Mississippi (The oldest in America is the Oakhurst golf links in West Virginia.
The Pacific Grove Lighthouse
When touring Monterey, make sure to take the 17-mile scenic
drive along the coast, a delightful ride, which is especially nice when the area
is clear of fog. Monterey is also
known for their Aquarium, and their outstanding golf.
Monterey is a great place to stay when playing some of the world-class
golf courses like Pebble beach, Spyglass and Spanish Bay, but there are some
hidden gems, like Pacific Grove, a delightful municipal golf course known as the
ďpoor manís Pebble BeachĒ.
The back nine at Pacific Grove
Pacific Grove golf
Playing Del Monte
The Del Monte is the poor cousin in the Pebble Beach family
of golf courses (including Pebble Beach Spyglass and Spanish Harbor) and green
fees range from $85 to about $200 (including rental clubs and a cart).
The Del Monte course is drop-dead gorgeous, well maintained, and loads of
fun to play. It does not have the
scenic beach vistas of the other courses, but is oozes charm, with challenging
greens and well-placed bunkers.
Playing Pebble Beach
Pebble beach has a reputation as one of the worldís most
beautiful golf courses, but itís clearly among the most expensive.
Playing Pebble Beach is not just a round of golf, itís an
experience, walking in the footsteps of some of the greatest legends in golf and
all the while enjoying a spectacular beachfront experience.
With the 2010 US Open coming to Pebble Beach, itís hard to get a tee
time, but there are some tricks.
Pebble Beach golf for
first time players
Pebble Beach golf
for high handicapper beginners