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Carmel Valley Ranch Golf Course

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Address: 1 Old Ranch Rd, Carmel, CA 93923-8551
Phone Number: 831 626-2510
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Tucked in the hills of Carmel Valley and bordering the river, this...

Tucked in the hills of Carmel Valley and bordering the river, this beautiful, lush green course has some of the most dramatic tee shots in California.

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Picturesque challenging golf course

Carmel Valley GC is just beautiful - views of mountains and vineyards and many variations. Was a little windy when I went which made the course even tougher. The staff was great... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
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USA
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167 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Carmel Valley GC is just beautiful - views of mountains and vineyards and many variations. Was a little windy when I went which made the course even tougher. The staff was great - took good care of us. The carts have GPS. You can order food or drinks from the cart or by calling them and they will deliver it... More 

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Glen Ellyn, Illinois
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10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2016 via mobile

Really enjoyed this golf course, well taken care of, beautiful scenery and views, the downhill holes were unreal. Overpriced at 180, but the 95 dollar twilight rate was WELL worth it.

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Roseville CA
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48 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2016

Great venue, need a little "mountain Goat" in you for the back 9 but the views are awesome. Two gruops of 3 had a great time will play this course again for sure!

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Santa Cruz, California
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49 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2016

Played Carmel Valley Ranch, Tuesday, The weather report said highs in mid 60s and a little wind. The course was beautiful and well manicured. Some of the best greens I've played. The staff provided excellent service without attitude Lots of variety here especially when you keep driving your cart higher and higher wondering when you will reach the top for... More 

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Seaside
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142 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2016 via mobile

Lovely day in Carmel Valley is perfect for golfing. Wish you were here, too! 😘 Next time, you should come with us and enjoy this blessed life.🔆🌺 Happy heart, Happy life!

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North Pole, Alaska
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78 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2016

This is a lovely drive from Santa Cruz. We went for the day, and had a wonderful late lunch. This property is a luxury resort.

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San Francisco, California
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015

We had lunch here and it was the perfect place to go if you don't want a lot of people and noise. Ask for the table by the glass window so you can enjoy the golf course scenery.

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Carmel Valley, California
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35 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015 via mobile

One of the most women friendly golf courses in the US so much fun up and down and all over way way way fun and beautiful staff A++++++ clean up to date clubhouse lovely views classy the best

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Thank Jana B
San Francisco, California
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16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015

Challenging but beautiful course. Staff was friendly and course was in excellent condition Fast greens!! Worth the fee.

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Davis, California
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43 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

Peter Dye course predating his fixation with bunkers. Interesting and challenging holes. Beautiful views as course makes its way up the hillsides. Was warm and sunny here when it was cold, damp and windy at courses on the Monterey pennisula. Course is semi-private, but thefriendly staff made this non member feel quite welcome. Will definitely play again when I am... More 

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