From the bay to the cities and wine culture, Monterey has everything a classic luxury vacation calls for. Additionally, it is home to some of the best and highest-rated golf courses in the country. Here are five that avid golfers must check out when in town:
Pebble Beach Golf Links
Located in Monterey County’s Pebble Beach town, this golf course is set on the Pacific Ocean and it’s one of the most beautiful in the world. Both the PGA Tour and the Champions Tour play annual tournaments here, and it was the first public course Golf Digest ever rated (2001) best in America.
Pebble Beach Golf Links. 1700 17-Mile Drive. Pebble Beach, CA. (831) 574-5609
Pacific Grove Golf Links
The Pacific Grove Golf Links is an 18-hole public course located in Monterey County’s city of Pacific Grove. Designed in 1932 by legendary golf course architect Chandler Egan, the front-nine weaves through the city’s breathtaking, forested areas. The latter half of the course comes out on the northern tip of the Monterey Peninsula, offering breathtaking views of where the Pacific Ocean and Monterey Bay meet.
Pacific Grove Municipal Golf Links. 77 Asilomar Ave. Pacific Grove, CA. (831) 648-5775
Monterey Peninsula Country Club
The Monterey Peninsula Country Club has been around since 1926, and it features a special Dunes Course created by Pebble Beach founder Samuel F.B. Morse. The large, four-hundred acre property also features The Shore Course, which takes players along the high-set grass along Monterey Bay. Both courses have played co-host to the PGA Tour’s AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am.
Monterey Peninsula Country Club. 3000 Club Rd. Pebble Beach CA. (831) 373-1556
Spyglass Hill Golf Course
Widely considered one of the best public courses in the country, The Spyglass Hill Golf Course is another links-style course on the Monterey Peninsula. The first five holes of the course offers golfers views of the Pacific Ocean, while the rest will challenge your accuracy sweeping through the Del Monte National Forest.
Spyglass Hill Golf Course. 3206 Stevenson Drive, Pebble Beach, CA. (831) 574-5608
The Links At Spanish Bay
Another Pebble Beach gem, The Links at Spanish Bay takes golfers on an 18-hole journey along the magnificent sand dunes of 17-Mile Drive. From the waterside, into the local Monterey Pines, and out to the warm sand of Monterey’s Spanish Bay, this is one of the most scenic and popular golf courses in Monterey.
The Links At Spanish Bay. 2700 17 Mile Dr. Pebble Beach, CA. (831) 574-5607