Thursday, October 27, 2022

Come early and play Golf or Pickle Ball!

Del Monte Golf Course

  • 1300 Sylvan Rd., Monterey
  • Cost of Tournament $110 includes lunch
  • Shotgun 12:30 p.m.
  • Proper Golf Attire – No Denim, collared shirt and Bermuda shorts required

Del Monte Golf Course is a landmark course that has played an instrumental role in popularizing golf out West since its inception in 1897. The birthplace of the California State Amateur and the oldest course in continuous operation west of the Mississippi retains much of that classic charm today, challenging the game’s best golfers with its small, sloping, old-school greens.  Lunch will be served at the course before our shotgun start and prizes will be awarded for closest to the hole and longest drive.

Pickle Ball

Pickleball is the fastest growing sport in America. You know something is happening when the New Yorker magazine runs an article entitled, “Can Pickleball Save America?” (July 18, 2022) Two Rotarians in our District (Darlene Drapkin, Richmond, and Ken Brummel-Smith, Mt. Shasta) are USA Pickleball Ambassadors. They will be holding a pickleball clinic and play day October 27 from 12 to 5pm at the District Conference in Monterey. The event will be at the Monterey Tennis Center, a short walk from the conference hotel. The event will start with two short clinics, one by Darlene for new and novice players, and one by Ken for more advanced players. Then we will have a “scramble” – a fun way to play games where everyone gets to play some games with similar skilled players. The cost will be $45 per person (pay the day of at the courts) .

Come on out and try pickleball. It’s easy to learn and a fun way to get exercise and meet other Rotarians.

Friday, October 28 – 30, 2022

Friday Night Fun!

7 p.m. – 10 p.m. | $25 pp

Join us in the beautiful Ferrante Bay View room atop the Marriott for dessert, dancing and most of all FUN with FRIENDS old and new!

Be the star that you are and come dressed as your favorite movie character or glam it up. Use your closet and your imagination. Think Field of Dreams or Some Like It Hot or Wizard of Oz or…. You get the idea!

Be sure to register early to save your space.

Lots of activities to do in Monterey. Following is a listing of some options and their costs.

Gather your own group or go solo, have fun!

Princess Monterey Whale Watching Tours

96 Fisherman’s Wharf #1


  • Monterey, CA. 93940
  • Reservations 1-831-372-2203 Discount Code WHALE10
  • Adults $55 Children 3-11 $40

VIP limited upper deck seating is an additional $20 per person allowing access to freely move between the main and upper deck of the boat. Children under age of 3 or pregnant women are not allowed on the tours

Use discount code WHALE10 when buying online or call the reservation line (831) 372-2203.

Monterey Bay Aqauarium

886 Cannery Row 1-831-648-4800 Open 10:00—5:00

  • Must Purchase Tickets in Advance On lIne—No tickets sold at the door

Senior (65+) $39.95 Adults (18-64) $49.95 Youth (13-17) $39.95 Child (5-12) $34.95 Child 4 –under Free
No Group Tours Conducted Behind the scenes tour available. You sign up after you enter the Aquarium

Folktale Winery

No Tours Being Given

  • Lunch and Wine Tasting
  • 8940 Carmel Valley Rd Carmel, CA 1-831-293-7500


2.5 Hour Electric Bike Tour along 17 Mile Drive of Coastal Monterey

  • $79 Per Person
  • 1-888-651-9785

Monterey State Historic Park Tours

$10 per person guided tour

  • 20 Custom House Plaza
  • 2 Mile walk from Marriott Hotel
    $10 per person guided tour

We are happy to announce that guided tours of the Larkin House and Robert Louis Stevenson House are now available! Tours take place Thursday-Saturday at 10:00 am at the Stevenson House and at 2:00pm at the Larkin House. Tickets are $10 per adult and free for those under 18. Tickets will be available at the Stevenson and Larkin houses 15 minutes prior to the start of the tour. Each tour has a capacity of 8 guests on a first come first served basis. The 10:00am house tour is at the Stevenson House, an 1840s adobe where famous author Robert Louis Stevenson resided in late 1879. Today the house is filled with artifacts from the author’s life as well as local artwork. The 2:00pm house tour is at the Larkin House, the 1830s home of American businessman and diplomat, Thomas Oliver Larkin. The house doubled as the American Consulate in the 1840s. Today the house is furnished with Larkin family furniture and art much as it was during the residency of Thomas’ granddaughter, Alice Larkin Toulmin.