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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Architect Gil Hanse joins Golf Channel's Damon Hack on Morning Drive to discuss the news his firm will renovate the Champions Course at Omni La Costa Resort near San Diego. He also discusses what he has in common with the original architect Dick Wilson and also his latest thoughts on the distance debate.
Sr. Managing Editor Brandon Tucker checks in with Laura Bauernfeind, the City Manager for the City of Los Angeles' 12 golf courses. She shares some of the changes they've made to operations in 2020, including mandatory tee times and spaced out tee time intervals, and shares how they are experiencing strong demand thus far.
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Valid dates: Aug 27, 2020 - Dec 31, 2020
Play Unlimited Golf on Our Championship Courses. Challenge yourself on our PGA course, home of the Safeway Open with our Unlimited Golf Package.
Valid dates: Aug 17, 2020 - Oct 31, 2020
Greenhorn Creek's Caddyshack is nestled in the foothills of gold country & walking distance to the Resort, our Stay & Play Packages for groups of 12 start at $99 per person, includes golf and premium accommodations. Taxes and cleaning fee not included.
Valid dates: Oct 30, 2019 - Dec 31, 2020
Get to the top of your golf game and enjoy approachably luxurious hotel accommodations. Valuable resort credit and Journey at Pechanga bounce back offer round out this stay and play option.
Located between Atlanta and Augusta, Reynolds Lake Oconee is home to six truly distinctive golf experiences all in one location. Along the shores of Lake Oconee, five legendary architects have left their signatures providing club members, residents and guests a unique and memorable experience.
Valid dates: Oct 07, 2019 - Sep 30, 2020
Play on one of Golfweek’s best resort courses. Challenge yourself on our PGA course, home of the Safeway Open with our Golfer's Dream Package.
Edgewood Tahoe Resort, the exclusive home of the American Century Celebrity Championship, is Tahoe’s only lakefront golf destination. From the first hole to the last, every Edgewood moment has been designed to provide you with one-of-kind challenges, natural marvels, and enduring, championship-caliber memories.
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.
The 36-hole Indian Wells Golf Resort offers a foursome of resort hotels all within walking distance of the 53,000-square-foot clubhouse: The Hyatt Regency Indian Wells Resort & Spa; Indian Wells Resort Hotel; the Miramonte Indian Wells Resort & Spa, Curio Collection by Hilton; and the Renaissance Esmeralda Resort & Spa. Each delivers what you…
The Lodge at Torrey Pines and the Hilton La Jolla Torrey Pines both are adjacent to the 36-hole Torrey Pines Golf Complex on the dramatic cliffs of La Jolla overlooking the ocean. The rooms and suites of the AAA Five Diamond Lodge are furnished to make you feel at home. Between the two hotels, there are three restaurants (and a coffee cafe) and…
The Monarch Beach Resort is a grand Mediterranean retreat that has earned AAA Five Diamond Awards since 2003 and Mobil/Forbes Five Star Awards since 2007. The first Miraval Life in Balance Spa in California debuted in 2016 as part of a $40 million refresh. The Monarch Bay Club is a private beach club across the street. Every day ends with…
The Park Hyatt Aviara is a AAA Five-Diamond and Forbes Five-Star golf resort minutes from LEGOLAND and the Pacific Ocean. The hotel and Arnold Palmer design are intertwined with Batiquitos Lagoon. The course, known for its lush landscaping and flower beds, is a regular host of the LPGA Tour. Relax at the adult-only pool or splash with the kids at…
The iconic Hotel Del Coronado, nicknamed The Del for short, is known as a luxury beach getaway. Golfers, though, can take advantage of its proximity to Coronado, one of the most lovable and affordable munies in America, a mile away on the island. Torrey Pines is 30 miles away. Dating to 1888, The Del has a long history of wowing guests with its…
Located at 1,500 feet of elevation in California's 'Gold Country', Greenhorn Creek Resort provides a laid-back getaway in the foothills of the Sierras in Calaveras County, a place made famous by Mark Twain's short story: "The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County". Golf groups will love the five-bedroom Caddy Shack or can rent golf course…
Meadowood delivers a five-star wine country experience like few resorts can. This exclusive retreat pampers guests with fine dining, local wines, a new spa and a relaxed vibe perfect for couples, families or those looking to unwind. The nine-hole course is walking only, a perfect way to enjoy the game in natural surroundings. The three…
Boulder Creek Golf & Country Club lies hidden in the Santa Cruz Mountains surrounded by towering redwoods. The course's original nine was designed by Jack Fleming in 1961 before an additional nine holes stretched the routing into a par 67 in 1966. One- to three-bedroom villas come equipped with a full kitchen, deck/patio, outdoor BBQ and limited…
Mount Shasta Resort is one of California's rare four-season resorts. Because of its ideal location at the base of Mount Shasta in NoCal 258 miles north of San Francisco, guests can enjoy the outdoors skiing, fishing, hiking, swimming, climbing or playing golf on the 6,035-yard course. At 3,500 feet above sea level, the elevation will help you hit…
Although known as a ski resort first and foremost, golfers will love life in the summer on the mountain. Northstar's Robert Muir Graves course is a tale of two nines with the front in a meadow in Martis Valley and the back nine climbing into the trees. The ski village rocks with live concerts on weekends, multiple restaurants and a kids zone. No…
Staying at the Fairmont gives golfers access to the private Sonoma Golf Club, a former PGA Tour Champions host. Guests at the AAA Four-Diamond resort can do wine tasting in the lobby, dine in several restaurants or disappear into the 40,000-square-foot Willow Stream Spa. Hiking, biking and touring local wineries are also popular activities.
The Rosewood CordeValle lies hidden in the hilly countryside south of Silicon Valley. When guests aren't relaxing in their bungalows or villas, they're playing golf on a Robert Trent Jones Jr. design that has hosted the PGA Tour, swimming, hiking, playing tennis, dining in one of multiple restaurants or enjoying the Sense spa. The Clos LaChance…
Carmel Valley Ranch Resort calls itself a 500-acre "playground" for all ages. The valley is 10 miles from the coast, offering an escape from the marine layer into a sunnier climate. Hiking trails, a vineyard, pools and activities galore inspire guests to get outside. Tennis courts, a spa and multiple restaurants are available. Golfers can play the…
The Hyatt Regency Monterey Hotel and Spa is the largest hotel on the famed Monterey Peninsula with 550 rooms, including 27 suites. The Knuckles Sports Bar is a popular hangout serving good food and tons of TVs for the big game. The Fireplace Lounge comes to life with live jazz on weekends. The Del Monte Golf Course, among the oldest courses on the…
Tucked into the Carmel Valley, the charming Quail Lodge & Golf Club is a maze of covered outdoor walkways, all beautifully landscaped with flowers, that leads to 93 guestrooms, a nine-hole putting course, bocce ball, tennis and pickleball courts and a heated swimming pool. Its scenic course, redesigned by Todd Echenrode in 2015, is a short walk up…
The Ranch at Laguna Beach sits tucked in a canyon off of the Pacific Coast Highway across the street from Aliso Beach and the Pacific Ocean. The Aliso Creek winds through the entertaining nine-hole Ben Brown Golf Course. The 97 rooms and suites have all been modernized. A farm-to-table restaurant, outdoor pool, spa and activities complete the…
Carlton Oaks has a long history of tournament golf. Curtis Strange won the 1974 NCAA Championships on the course before Perry Dye redesigned the layout and stretched it to 7,400 yards in the 1980s. The Carlton Oaks Lodge, Ascend Hotel Collection, offers 51 modernized, Asian-inspired rooms just steps from the clubhouse, its Oaks Bar & Grill and the…
The DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Golf Resort Palm Springs looks out upon its 27-hole golf course and the San Jacinto Mountains. An Olympic-sized pool cools guests during the summer months. Besides the two restaurants and a spa, the resort is minutes from all the upscale shopping and attractions of the Coachella Valley.
The JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort & Spa offers reimagined hotel rooms and suites stocked with modular furniture, hardwood floors, indulgent bathrooms, workspaces with built-in USB ports and balconies. There's at least two of almost every amenity at the resort - tennis courts, golf courses, outdoor pools, restaurants, etc. Add a day spa among…
A stay at the Omni La Costa Resort and Spa can be anything you want it to be. The resort has world-class facilities for golf, tennis, dining, accommodations and spa. The two golf courses have been modernized, including the Champions, which has a long history with professional golf. The resort tennis facility boasts 17 clay and hard courts, seven…