The Monterey Peninsula produces first-rate golf courses the same way New York City breeds artists and musicians, and Rancho Canada Golf Club is no exception. The club is a 36-hole showcase of rolling fairways and greens intersected by the murmuring ripples of the Carmel River. The waterway's origin is obvious as the course unfolds: the entire complex nestles under the green peaks
of the Saint Lucia Mountain in the distance.
The longer of the two layouts, the West Course skips over the Carmel River three times, shifting between broad fairways and narrow ones lined with cottonwoods, sycamores, and drivers that were planted in the ground in hope that they would blossom there. The East Course comes into contact with the river on five occasions, and culminates with a finishing hole replete with scenic views of the mountain range. A natural-grass driving range and greens for putting and chipping faciliate pre- or post-round practice. Players can also demo the latest clubs or groom their game in private lessons or group golf clinics.
East Course at a Glance:
18-hole, par 71 course
Length of 6,125 yards from the tips
Course rating of 69.3 from the tips
Slope rating of 123 from the tips
Three tee options
West Course at a Glance:
18-hole, par 71 course
Length of 6,357 yards from the tips
Course rating of 70.6 from the tips
Slope rating of 124 from the tips
Three tee options
Brad Cursio usually begins his golf lessons by telling his students to ignore the outcomes of their swings. This may seem counterintuitive, but it’s a cornerstone of the Fresno State alum's cerebral approach to the game—one shaped during his years as a golf-school director, when he regularly watched amateur players go crazy obsessing about the length and accuracy of their drives. When he started his own golf school, Monterey Bay Golf Academy, Brad took his past experiences into account and instituted a method of instruction that charts the swing’s progress rather than the ball’s path.
Students at first skeptical of Brad's efforts to refocus their minds on swing mechanics should remember that he used the same method to become a PGA Class-A professional. To supplement his instruction, Brad utilizes the latest in swing-analysis technologies and sends his students home with DVDs packed with analyzed footage of their swings. He and his team of golf professionals also lead multi-day golf schools for all abilities. These schools focus on developing well-rounded players with lessons in swinging, putting, and wrestling mishit balls from the jaws of lake monsters.
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The lounge is a great place for a nightcap.
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Jump from one hole to another at Del Monte Golf Course, Del Monte Grill in Monterey as you hone in your golfing skills.
What's a fine course without fine dining to accompany it? Be sure to pick up a tasty meal when you visit their great restaurant.
Got kids? No problem at Del Monte Golf Course, Del Monte Grill! This course is a fantastic spot for families to hang together.
Parking is plentiful, so guests can feel free to bring their vehicles.
Working on getting your first hole-in-one? Try out your skills on the courses at Haber Edgar H in Carmel.
While you're enjoying this course, be sure to check out their amazing restaurant for a tasty meal.
Whether you prefer street or lot parking, Haber Edgar H is located near both options.
Golf the afternoon away at Blades Pure Golf in Monterey.
Check out the restaurant at this course for a delicious meal.
Dogs are welcome at Blades Pure Golf, so feel free to bring Fido along.
Find a space on the street or park in the lot not far from the course.