Old Del Monte Golf Course
Monterey, Calif. USA
9/16/2016 – 9/16/2016
The NorCal Hickory group returns to Old Del Monte for our 3rd annual Monterey Hickory Classic this fall and invites all to join the yearly celebration. Typically the months of Autumn, or what is commonly referred to as our “Indian Summer”, are much warmer than our summers and are the best time of year for the Monterey Bay.
Designed by Charles Maud in 1897 and touted as being the oldest course west of the Mississippi in continuous operation, Del Monte is owned and operated by the Pebble Beach company so you can expect excellent service and playing conditions. While the short course certainly appears easy on paper, Old D is well protected with fast contoured greens and plenty of greenside sand. There is not a single water hazard and very few instances where one can lose a ball, but mature Monterey Pine and Oak strategically dispersed throughout the classic layout, require a plan and good course management to succeed.
The old course is a breeze to walk, flat, with tees only a few steps away from previous green as would be expected with a course built over 100 years ago. The course routing does not return to clubhouse until the 18th hole.
The annual 3-tour First Tee Open hosted at nearby Pebble Beach, is scheduled for this very same week, so expect the city of Monterey and surroundings to be bustling with activities.
We have once again been graciously given a local NorCal rate, which extends to our guests. If you’re in the area and have the time, we’d love to have you join us.
* all green fees + awards
* Sleeve of Ouimet mesh pattern balls.
Limited field – Please sign up before Sept. 9.
McIntyre Golf Balls Only
* One Sleeve of Ouimet mesh ball included as tee prize.
18 holes medal play – NET event using Sept 15th handicaps
Low gross individual to be additionally recognized.
Men will play from white tees @ 6085yds – 70.2/128
Ladies play from red tees @ 5435 yds – 72.3/116 – will receive 2 extra NET strokes
The course has a wonderful cafe and bar that serves lunch for those that might want to get to the course a bit early. Festivities typically overflow post event to a local restaurant/pub for the NorCal group… to be determined.
There is no driving range at Del Monte.
A nice article by the NCGA that appeared in their e-magazine celebrating our 2014 event:
NorCal Hickory Sticks Group Tees it Up at Del Monte Golf Course
Click here to visit the NorCal website for additional event information.