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The celebrated Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay -- in California -- could easily be perched on the rugged west coast cliffs overlooking the Atlantic in Scotland or Ireland. With 36 holes of stellar play, it's well worth seeking out.
Half Moon Bay is a former LPGA tournament host, but its niche is a place for vacationers to hobnob in style in an exquisite setting.
The Ocean Course at Half Moon Bay Golf Links sits on a windswept, open expanse along the bluffs of the Pacific, 30 miles south of San Francisco. Omnipresent ocean views and firm-and-fast conditions certainly help this Arthur Hills design look and play like a links. A blind shot, sounds of the bagpipes and gloomy, overcast weather all help deliver a fully authentic links experience.
In an area of the country where great golf and luxurious digs are abundant, the Ritz-Carlton Half Moon Bay and Half Moon Bay Golf Links can most certainly hold its own.
The Ritz-Carlton Half Moon Bay opened in 2001, but the six-story castle-like resort feels like an escape to another time -- with all the modern conveniences. The two golf courses are spectacular, and the resort is luxurious and about as good as it gets, Mike Bailey writes from northern California.
If you're looking for a terrific links golf experience at a reasonable price, the Ocean Course at Half Moon Bay Golf Links should be on your radar. With Pebble Beach down the coast a bit, Half Moon Bay is accessible and affordable. And you don't have to stay at the Half Moon Bay Ritz-Carlton to play the course, although combining both is highly recommended. The ocean and cliffs are visible from many parts of the golf course, but those views become monumental as you reach the finishing stretch, Mike Bailey writes.
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