The Monterey Peninsula on the central coast of California has been called “the most beautiful meeting of land and water”, with visitors flocking here every year to take in the sights while enjoying a few rounds. With a temperate climate, minimal rainfall, and lush green courses, including five listed in the World Top 100, teeing off in Monterey is a golfer’s paradise.
Our Monterey golf tours will show you the very best this area has to offer. For those keen to experience iconic and picturesque courses, Pebble Beach should be on your list. As one of the best courses in the country, Pebble Beach Golf Links is equally fun and forgiving from the tee. While playing golf in Monterey might be your main event, you shouldn’t pass up the local attractions like Monterey Aquarium, Carmel Valley wine tasting, and the scenic drive to Big Sur.
There are over 15 famous golf courses in the area with no less than five being considered World Top 100. To access Pebble Beach Golf Links®, one must stay at The Lodge at Pebble Beach®, The Inn at Spanish Bay® or Casa Palmero® for a minimum of three nights during high season.
However, there are many other courses available to play while based on Carmel or Monterey, Pasatiempo, Poppy Hills, Pacific Grove Muni, Old Del Monte, Bayonet, and Black Horse are some of the most popular courses outside of Pebble Beach.
Check into your Carmel or Monterey hotel, explore the town and perhaps choose from one of our restaurant recommendations.
Golf at Bayonet or Black Horse GC and afternoon visit to Cannery Row or Fisherman’s Wharf. Suggest dinner on Cannery Row at the famous Sardine Factory.
Golf at the world famous Pasatiempo GC in Santa Cruz, designed by the great Dr Alister MacKenzie, and afternoon experience the beach scene in Santa Cruz or Capitola. Montrio Restaurant in Old Monterey is a great choice for dinner.
Free day for optional golf (consider playing the popular Pacific Grove Muni or ask about a private club option) or wine tasting in Carmel Valley’s over 20 wineries including Bernardus, Joullian, Georis or Heller Estate (booking a wine tour or hiring a private driver may be recommended) and dinner perhaps at Cafe Rustica, Lucia or The Corkscrew Cafe.
Golf at Poppy Hills GC in Pebble Beach and afternoon drive the famed 17 Mile Drive and visit the Lodge and Shops at Pebble Beach®. Tonight enjoy one of the popular Carmel restaurants such as Grasings, Anton & Michel, Cantinetta Luca or La Bicyclette.
Golf Old Del Monte GC in Monterey, the oldest golf course west of The Mississippi, and afternoon drive scenic Highway 1 south to Big Sur for amazing coastal views and perhaps a glass of wine at the beach. A popular dining option for visitors and locals alike is Clint Eastwood’s Mission Ranch Restaurant.
Free day for optional golf (consider playing in sunny Carmel Valley at Quail Lodge or Carmel Valley Ranch) or a day free to visit The Monterey Aquarium (allow at least 2 hours for the many exhibits) and walk the charming shopping streets of Carmel-By-The-Sea. Better yet, pack a picnic lunch with some nice local Chardonnay and head to Carmel Beach for a stroll on the white sand beach. Cap off your week with a superb dinner at the charming Casanova Restaurant in Carmel.
Check out of your hotel and transfer to your Airport.
7 nights accommodation based on twin/double share (some including continental breakfast) in one of our hand-picked Monterey or Carmel hotels
4 rounds of golf including Pasatiempo, Poppy Hills, Old Del Monte, Bayonet and Black Horse.
Sightseeing suggestions and restaurant recommendations
All taxes and fees included
4* Self Drive: From $2750 per person double occupancy
5* Self Drive: From $3670 per person double occupancy
All rates are subject to change without prior notice and vary according to seasonality and hotel or golf course availability. Travel insurance is always recommended.
“Whereas the golf is plentiful around The Monterey Peninsula, allow yourself enough time après golf to walk around Carmel and Carmel Beach (½ day) and drive south on Highway 1 towards Big Sur (min 2 hours).
You’ll want your camera because this is some of the most beautiful scenery in the United States.”
Bill Hogan, Business Development Manager, Premier Golf, is from Carmel and is a GOLF Magazine World and USA Top 100 Panelist.
This Tour does not include Flights, Dinner reservations (these can be arranged by our concierge team) Caddies or Carts unless stated (these can be arranged by your sales agent)
Monterey is famed for its small cafes and restaurants, all offering delicious fresh seafood and other famous cuisines. With the Monterey Airport just minutes away (San Jose airport is 75 min, and San Francisco Airport is over 2 hours) the Central Coast is easily accessible. On a Monterey golf tour with Premier Golf, you can be assured that every aspect of your trip will be planned meticulously and tailor-made to suit your standards and expectations. We can recommend the best courses to test your golfing ability, as well as where to go during a golfing break in Monterey, to make sure you live the true California lifestyle.