Pebble Beach is known for its luxury resorts and famous golf courses. Another major calling card of this affluent enclave in upscale Monterey County is the beautiful scenery. Stunning coastal views abound, and a good way to take it all in is with a cruise along the 17 Mile Drive. Found along the 17 Mile Drive are several of Pebble Beach’s most renowned golf courses, including Pebble Beach Golf Links. Jack Nicklaus once remarked, “If I could play only one course for the rest of my life, this would be it.” Other top rated Pebble Beach golf courses include Spyglass Hill, Poppy Hills, and the Links at Spanish Bay. Golf enthusiasts who are visiting this part of California are also encouraged to try the Del Monte Golf Course. Less advertised than Pebble Beach’s more famous courses, the Del Monte Golf Course is the oldest course west of the Mississippi River. And, while fairly expensive when compared to courses outside of Monterey County, it charges some of the most reasonable greens fees in the immediate area.
Pebble Beach Resorts
Pebble Beach Resorts
According to many Pebble Beach locals, it is nearly impossible to get a tee time at one of the community’s more famous golf courses if you aren’t staying at one of the affiliated resorts. One such resort is the Lodge at Pebble Beach. This is where you will find the Pebble Beach Golf Links course. To expand on this world-famous course, it has hosted many major tournaments, including five U.S. Open Championships. It is set to host its sixth U.S. Open in 2019. If you want to stay near Pebble Beach Golf Links, you don’t have to limit yourself to the Lodge at Pebble Beach. The ultra-luxurious Casa Palmero Resort sits right along the first tee.
Pebble beach, California
The Lodge at Pebble Beach and the Casa Palmero Resort (pictured above) are both part of the larger Pebble Beach Resorts. This resort community is also home to the Inn at Spanish Bay, which is surrounded by the renowned Links at Spanish Bay golf course. While golf is often the main focus among the guests of these high quality resort hotels, it certainly isn’t the only option for things to do. Other facilities that are on offer include tennis courts, swimming pools, health clubs, spas, restaurants, bars, and lounges. Off the resort grounds, an assortment of wonderful area attractions await, such as Cannery Row in Monterey and the Hugh Comstock fairytale houses in Carmel-by-the-Sea.