golf hotels & resorts
Don't fool yourself into thinking
that The Lodge at Pebble Beach
is anything less than "as good as it gets". Luxury has its price and for
what you pay, just look at the benefits. But there really is a lot more
to do than just golf at this spectacular resort.
On a recent visit,
people exercised in the gym, sipped cocktails on a veranda, launched
kayaks from the pier, shopped for gifts in the row of shops and picnicked
along the sands of a small beach. Outside the grounds of this luxury
resort are 17 miles of stunning cliffs laced with pine and cypress trees.
Additional golf courses, horseback riding and surfing are a few of the
activities to enjoy inside gated Pebble Beach.
While The Lodge is the established resort property with
4 star elegance in a relaxed atmosphere, the Inn at Spanish Bay is fairly
new and often in high demand. The two resorts are within walking distance
of each other on the same property.. On a recent trip, both had available
rooms which they wanted to book.
The location is famous and the setting tremendous. Average folks
could place these lodgings in the category of "special occasion,
celebration, splurge" or "corporate account" or "enjoy now, dream about
the lasting memory." For those who don't worry about money, you really need
to stay at one of the most scenic locations on earth, right here in Pebble
The resort lodgings are set along the
Pebble Beach Golf Links, site of golf's most prestigious tournaments,
including the annual AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am and U.S. Open
Championships. Pebble Beach Golf Links was ranked the No. 1 Public Course in
America by Golf Digest. The Golf Shop and first tee are located
directly across from The Lodge at Pebble Beach.
Another golf option is the The Links
at Spanish Bay, an authentic Scottish-style course that hugs the coastal
cliffs. It was designed to provide a true links golf experience.
The third golf option is Spyglass
Hill, rated one of the toughest courses in the world. The PGA Tour
consistently lists three Spyglass Hill holes among the toughest on the tour.
The scenery and ocean views are spectacular.
Pebble Beach is not like the
surrounding beaches such as Monterey, Carmel and Pacific Grove that surround
it. It is actually owned by the private Pebble Beach Company. The small
village of shops that surround the golf course and lodges include a food
shop that sells wines, a Realtor and some logo gift stores, to name a few.
Staying in this gated location (public enters for a fee), offers a luxury
look and feel. You can use the accommodations as home base for exploring.
Many corporate groups attend conferences and with the spouses and families
heading off to explore.