Restaurant - Really fresh, well prepared menu.
Everything is well manicured and immaculate. The grounds crew does a fantastic job.
Gym - All newer equipment with ample cardio machines.
Golf Shop - Nice selection of CCC apparel and golf necessities.
All the employees - Fantastic.
Can't say enough positive things about Corral De Tierra. A real class act, professional/friendly staff and the few members I've bumped into are just as happy to be here as I am.
A real diamond in the rough nestled between Salinas and Monterey.
The weather is amazing, always sunny while the Salinas Valley or Monterey Peninsula are overcast. If you want similar weather you will have to look into Carmel Valley!
Corral De Tierra Country Club hosted our wedding this past weekend. I am not sure where to start this review because everything about this venue was amazing. The initial reason we selected this venue was the coordinator, Donal Daly. While other potential wedding venues made us feel like we were a part of a wedding factory, Donal made us feel like a party of the family. He was warm and easygoing from the moment we met him. Throughout the process, Donal was great to work with and, no matter what we asked for, he delivered. He always went out of his way to be hospitable when we visited from Boston and gave us his full time and attention whenever we had questions. And then there was the food. Oh the food! Delicious food was our number 1 priority at our wedding, and the food at Corral was PHENOMENAL (like several people told us it was the best food they've ever had at a wedding phenomenal). The chef worked closely with us to craft a menu that would make us happy. Few of the items were off of the standard menu, and, once again, Corral helped make sure that our wedding was very "us." We have received nothing but compliments from our guests about the food and the wedding overall and several guests have complimented the service from Donal and the rest of the staff. Finally, the venue itself is absolutely spectacular. The patio which overlooks the golf course for the cocktail hour is stunning. The photo opps are countless with the beautiful green course against the rolling hills as a backdrop. I cannot recommend this venue enough to other couples looking to have their dream wedding in the Monterey area.
Golf professional, Gerry Greenfield is a real stand-up guy. I always love the beautiful scenery from the first and ninth tees! The golf facilities are well-kept. The food from the restaurant is tasty! Kudos to all of the employees of Corral that keep the operations running smoothly for all of the members.
This review is about Corral De Tierra as wedding venue (I can't speak to the quality of the golf or the food).
Last spring, my fiance and I looked at a ton of possible venues for our wedding, and Corral De Tierra was in our top two. Donal met with us in person more than once, and cheerfully sat through an incredibly detailed interrogation from me with no complaints. He was very responsive to questions throughout the process, and he was also really willing to be flexible with budget. Some venues we visited seemed aghast that, yes, people have budgets for their weddings, and then proceeded to look down on us. That wasn't the case here at all.
We did end up choosing another venue, but it was mostly because of proximity to were we live. I actually wished we could have switched our coordinator at the other venue with Donal, because I felt like he cared about how our event turned out. Anyway, although we didn't choose Corral De Tierra in the end, I would definitely recommend it as a place to check out if you're getting married in the area. You'll be treated much more nicely than some other places.
Speaking about the food... I went to a wedding reception here and the food was awesome!! The staff was super friendly and helpful to me as I went through the buffet line alone with my two kids. My husband was unable to attend with us and it was so helpful to have the staff be so helpful since I didn't know a lot of other people there. The facility was clean and the restrooms were nice. If you are considering this for a party/reception, I definitely give it high marks!