Top Golf Courses in the Greater Monterey Peninsula Area

The Greater Monterey Peninsula Area's gorgeous views and coastline make it a top destination for tourists but it also offers some of the best golf courses in the state of California.  Though the many bucket-list worthy courses come with a price tag, they are well worth the visit for any golfer looking for a challenge or to soak up some golf history.  Whether you plan to rent golf clubs in Monterey or pack your own, here are our top five picks.     

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Pacific Grove Golf Links

This course is considered the best bargain in the area and is located just outside the gates of 17-Mile Drive.  The back nine mimics a British Isles experience, all with ocean views.  Plus on the 16th, you'll play past the oldest continually operating light house on the West Coast.  

77 Asilomar Boulevard
Pacific Grove, CA 93950

(831) 648-5775

Cost:  $25 - $50

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The Links at Spanish Bay

This course was designed with the environment in mind.  It was planned to protect the native dunes habitat and and restore native plants.  You'll be alto to enjoy panoramic views of the ocean, rolling fairways and a cool ocean breeze.  If you happen to be finishing up at dusk, you'll even have a chance to hear their famed bagpiper playing you home.  

2700 17-Mile Drive
Pebble Beach, CA 93953

(800) 877-0597

Cost:  $290

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Pasatiempo Golf Club

Just 40 minutes north of Monterey, this course is nestled in the hills above Santa Cruz.  With rolling terrain and plenty of bunkers, this course will give you some challenges.  But you will also be able to enjoy views of Monterey Bay and of the Santa Cruz boardwalk.  Pasatiempo was designed by world-renowned golf architect Alister MacKenzie, who also designed Augusta National and Cypress Point, and is a historic Top 100 Course.

18 Clubhouse Road
Santa Cruz, CA

(831) 459-9155

Green Fee:  $250 - $282

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Spyglass Hill

Spyglass Hill is ranked 2nd on Golf Magazine's Best Courses You Can Play in California and has what is considered the best five opening holes in golf.  With sand dunes and elevation changes, plus a view of the sea, these first five holes are considered more challenging than the heavily wooded back nine.  

3206 Stevenson Drive
Pebble Beach, CA 93953

(800) 877-0597

Green Fee:  $395

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Pebble Beach Golf Links

Ranked 7th on Golf Magazine's Top 100 Courses in the World, Pebble Beach Golf Links is on the bucket list of many serious golfers to play at least once.  It's home to some of golf's most prestigious tournaments and boasts stunning vistas from this coastline-hugging course.  It's best to book a night at the lodge if you want a guaranteed tee time on this historical course.  But if you can't afford the rates, you will at least want to make time for a drink at the Lodge's Tap Room to look at all the golf memorabilia on the walls.

1700 17-Mile Drive
Pebble Beach, CA 93953

(800) 877-0597

Green Fees:  $495 - $525

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