A limited membership, private golf club Salinas Golf and Country Club was incorporated in 1959. Originally a nine-hole course started in 1925, it has been developed into a challenging 18-hole layout with tree-lined fairways and beautifully manicured greens. A phrase often heard from newcomers to the course is: “One of the best kept secrets in Monterey County”. In 1993, an extensive modernization project was completed that included the rebuilding of several greens and installation of a computer controlled irrigation system.
Golf activities at the Club include events sponsored by the Men’s Association, Senior Men’s Association and the Women’s Golf Association. Couples tournaments are held monthly, which include a three course dinner after play.
Men’s activities include one-day and two-day invitational tournaments, the annual Gold Cup tournament as well as team play matches with other clubs in a league sanctioned by the Northern California Golf Association. The Senior Men’s Association (for members 50 years of age or older) sponsors several tournaments throughout the year as well as participating in “Home and Away” matches with other clubs throughout Northern California.
The Women’s Golf Association also has a well-rounded schedule of competitive events. These include weekly competitions, a two-day invitational, the annual Buttercup tournament and “Open Days” with other clubs in the Women’s Golf Association of Northern California. SG&CC women also participate in the Monterey Bay Area Team Play League, competing against other clubs in the area.
The Club is very active in promoting junior golf in conjunction with the Salinas Valley Junior Golf Association, featuring several clinics and tournaments throughout the year. Each July the Club hosts the Charlie Culver Junior Masters Tournament, which has come to be recognized as one of the finest junior tournaments in all of California.
The Club is also a Member of the Private Club Network which entitles their Members to cart fees only at over 150 private country clubs across the United States.
Dining is limited to breakfast, lunch, and dinner by appointment.