Monterey Peninsula - Pebble Beach
About Monterey Peninsula - Pebble BeachSituated right along the Big Sur coastline, the Monterey Peninsula is one of California's most iconic destinations. Taking the famous drive down the Pacific Coastal Highway is incomplete without stopping to admire Monterey's staggering scenery.
Traveling from the north, you'll be greeted with massive dunes followed by a crescent of beach and dense forest. Approaching from the south provides even more dramatic views as the narrow highway winds between two mountains and the headlands above the Pacific, bringing you through Big Sur.
Besides the scenery, there is plenty to do in Monterey, from visiting the historic Fisherman's Wharf and Cannery Row to playing one of the 20 world-class golf courses. A discussion of California golf courses would be incomplete without mentioning the renowned Pebble Beach, a perennial top-10 selection on Golf Magazine's list of "Top 100 Courses in the World."
Playing the course is an experience like none other, but if you can't swing the green fee, Pacific Grove Golf Links is an affordable option that will still give you stunning coastal scenery. The layout mimics the seaside courses of the British Isles as closely as any course you'll find in the U.S.
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Pebble Beach doesn't offer twilight or should season discounts, but there are a couple ways to find tee times for less than $550 and skip out on the mandatory hotel requirement. Jason Deegan offers these tips for Pebble Beach value-seekers.
On Golf Channel Live From, Geoff Shackelford explores the question: Would Pebble Beach benefit from a full restoration of the 1929 Chandler Egan design? Oakmont and Pinehurst No. 2 are two venues that have successfully done it.
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Ewan Porter travels down under to visit some of the best golfing destinations in Australia. Porter visits Moonah Links to play a round with 2018 Australian Senior Amateur Champion Sue Wooster. Along the way, Porter spends time meeting koala bears at the Moonlit Sanctuary and diving alongside sharks in a Melbourne aquarium. A visit to King Island leads to a tour of Cape Wickham and an Australian cheese tasting. The round trip ends with an excursion to Tanzania that includes golfing at Barnbougle and mountain biking in Derby. (2019).
Matt Ginella travels to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina to visit the “seaside golf capital of the world.” During a visit to Pine Lakes Country Club, Ginella spends time with Brandon Canesi, the founder of the Hole High Foundation. Along the way, he tees it up with junior golfer Jackson Cole and hits the water at Shark Wake Park with Greg Norman Jr. Between rounds, Ginella goes fishing at Paradise Reef and enjoys some delicious tacos from Bubba’s Love Shak. The round trip ends with a visit to Pawley’s Plantation Golf and Country Club to talk music and golf with Mark Bryan. (Original air date 2018)
Matt Ginella ventures across the pond to explore the culture of golf in Ireland. After discussing the updated Adare Manor Golf Club with Andy McMahon, Ginella heads to town to listen to some traditional Irish music at Aunty Lena’s. The tour of Ireland continues with a visit to Waterville Golf Links and Ardglass Golf Club. Amidst teeing it up along the coast, Ginella makes time to try Bushmills Whiskey and visit Lahinch Golf Club, home of the 2019 Irish Open. The round trip ends with a visit to Royal Portrush Golf Club in Northern Ireland to play a round with John Bamber. (Originally aired 2018)
Join Matt Ginella as he travels to Big Cedar Lodge on Golf Advisor Round Trip. Overlooking Table Rock Lake in the Ozark Mountains, Big Cedar Lodge is a golf resort founded by Bass Pro Shops founder Johnny Morris, boasting four courses designed by legends including Jack Nicklaus, Gary Player, and Tom Fazio. Watch Matt play with Morris’ nephew Hudson at Top of the Rock, get adventurous at Fun Mountain, go bass fishing with hall-of-famer Stacey King at Bent Hook Marina, and play Buffalo Ridge with Les Garland, the founder of MTV. Get a sneak peek at Ozarks National, designed by Bill Coore & Ben Crenshaw, and even go bow fishing with Johnny’s son, John Paul. (Originally aired 2018)
$382 Starting price
Valid dates: Mar 21, 2019 - Dec 31, 2019
This Stay and Play Package is good for 36 Holes and One Night Stay at the Embassy Suites. Host site of the 2012 & 2018 PGA Professional Championship. Ranked in the Top 50 courses to play by Matt Ginella.
$239 Starting price
Valid dates: Feb 26, 2019 - Dec 31, 2019
This stay and play package is for two golfers and one nights room for $239 at the beautiful Borrego Springs Resort in Borrego Springs California. Come enjoy a day of golf and a spectacular overnight stay at our property.
$300 Starting price
Valid dates: Nov 01, 2018 - Dec 31, 2020
We invite you to come and experience the serenity of Borrego and challenge of Rams Hill while benefiting from our package pricing as you select from 3 different lodging options.
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$599 Starting price
Valid dates: Oct 07, 2018 - Jan 01, 2020
Stay longer to enjoy a third night free with a round of oceanfront golf at our GOLF Magazine Gold Medal Resort.