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Anyone ever play Del Monte Golf course in Monterey?

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I hear it's supposed to be nice?
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Re: Anyone ever play Del Monte Golf course in Monterey?

I haven't heard much about Del Monte, but Pacific Grove municipal is cheap, and it's pretty good.
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I went there last month when I played Spanish Bay. I did not playt it, but got the Dukes card from there to play SB and Spy cheaper. It looks pretty nice though.
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I've played Del Monte probably 20x. It's a nice muni with really good greens. Not worth $100, but a pretty good value with the Dukes card. For only $31 on a weekend, I'd rate Salinas Fairways a better "bang for the buck" golf course.
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Re: Anyone ever play Del Monte Golf course in Monterey?

I played del monte about 6 years ago in a tournament, thought it was nice but not worth 100 dollars if that's what they charge.
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I played this course today from white tee (about 6000+ yards).    Fairway & greens were well maintained.  View is nice.  It's a fairly flat course with fair amount of trees & bunkers (low) but no water.  There aren't too many places you can get into serious trouble.    But the main story was the green.   They were small and very fast.   A few greens have large breaks - must put the ball below hole.  

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Oldest golf course west of the Mississippi river.  The age of the course is reflected in the relatively low level of earthmoving evident (i.e. not a lot of mounds) as well as the small greens.  When greens were not cut to the speed they are now, lots of courses had/have severe slopes.  At a lower green speed, the slopes were more manageable.  Now they are diabolical.

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Oldest golf course west of the Mississippi river.  The age of the course is reflected in the relatively low level of earthmoving evident (i.e. not a lot of mounds) as well as the small greens.  When greens were not cut to the speed they are now, lots of courses had/have severe slopes.  At a lower green speed, the slopes were more manageable.  Now they are diabolical.


That explains it.  I was caught off guard with the green.  All my big numbers happened around green.  But green condition was excellent and I was able to make some one putts (2 more than I've made three putts). 

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