Spyglass Hill is possibly the hardest golf course on the Monterey Peninsula. The hilly land tumbles down towards the sea, leaving fairways lined with cypress and pines, laced with areas of brilliant white sand.
Completed in 1978, the palm-fringed fairways of the St. François course were lovingly laid out over a coastal landscape near the southeasterly tip of Grande-Terre by renowned architect Robert Trent Jones Snr.
Robert Trent Jones Senior laid out the 18-hole layout at Sugarbush Resort Golf Club in the early 1960s, starting a trend that would lead to other New England ski resorts building courses to attract visitors during the summer months.
The Country Club at the Legends is a 27-hole facility designed by Robert Trent Jones Senior in the late 1980s. Water hazards feature at several holes on the 18-hole course, most memorably at the par three 8th, which plays to an island green.
If you like it long, and we mean seriously long, then you’ll love the RTJ Trail’s 8,092-yard Fighting Joe golf course at The Shoals.
The East course at TPC Dorado Beach has twice hosted the prestigious World Cup tournament, contested by teams of two representing their country.
The West course at TPC Dorado Beach may lack the seaside aspect of the s East but it’s a fine test in its own right with a number of outstanding holes. The West course is currently closed (2017) for renovations.
The Pineapple course at TPC Dorado Beach (formerly the Plantation Club) underwent an extensive renovation by Ray Floyd in 2005 when its routing was changed to accommodate both new and restyled holes.
The Sugarcane course at the Plantation Club (now TPC) underwent an extensive renovation by Ray Floyd in 2005 when six new holes were constructed and three others were totally remodeled on the back nine.
Robert Trent Jones Senior’s 18-hole Masterpiece course is the premier layout within the massive 81-hole golf complex at the Treetops Resort. The 180-yard 6th is the signature hole on the card, with its elevated tee offering wonderful views across Pigeon River Valley.