Unanimously rated the No. 1 Public Course in the Country, Pebble Beach hosts its sixth U.S. Open in 2019, more than any other course over the last 50 years. Future championships include a first U.S. Women’s Open in 2023, and a seventh U.S. Open in 2027. Every February, the PGA TOUR visits for the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am, a tradition that began in 1947. It is simply one of the greatest golf courses to have existed, the perfect blend where the ocean meets land. The Par-3 5th, designed by Jack Nicklaus in 1999 is a spectacular addition to test your mettle. The ocean breeze affects play constantly on the course, but it helps clear the occasional sea-mist that frequents Pebble Beach. The course is a par-72, 6,243-metre / 6,828-yard piece of brilliance.
There is something amazing about the ambience at Pebble Beach. Whether it’s the mistiness in the morning or ritual of the bagpiper in the evening, any time spent at the golf resort is time well spent. Pebble Beach Golf Links is an all-time favourite and renowned as the World’s best public golf course for a very good reason. Attentive staff, immaculate course conditions and a timeless layout that generates a perfect balance of challenge and reward. Recent improvements include the redesign of the once-treacherous 14th green and reshaping of the par-3 17th green, both planned by Arnold Palmer’s Design Company a few years back. With much of the course playing parallel to the Pacific, the wind is the deciding factor between a good or bad round; but even bad rounds are most enjoyable because Pebble Beach has unmatched views over the Pacific at sunset and the surrounding mountains.
A point of heated debate is which hole is the most iconic, but the par-3 7th is a sure contender. At 96-metres from the back tees, it is the shortest hole on the course, and also the shortest hole on the PGA tour. It has both made and broken golfers’ tournaments with the wind tellingly being the deciding factor. Club selection is vital on the 7th, with well-placed bunkers sometimes seeming like havens when shots are poorly made or the wind interrupting well-placed shots. Simply put, Pebble Beach Golf Links has a well-deserved reputation that must be played by every avid golfer.
Pebble Beach Golf Academy & Practice Facility is the world’s premier golf instruction and practice experience. Located on California’s beautiful Monterey Peninsula, the Facility features internationally renowned golf instructors, state-of-the-art golf-swing technology and cutting-edge training facilities. In Studio 1, they use full swing analysis technology: the most advanced and effective golf improvement technology in the industry where their Academy professional can accurately film, analyse and improve your swing. In Studio 2, they use putting stroke analysis technology, where the measurements, analyses and training systems at Pebble Beach Golf Academy will dramatically alter the way you think about the nature of putting. In Studio 3, they use a club fitting system by TaylorMade, which will pinpoint the equipment that will produce the best results for you.
The driving range features multiple sculpted target greens with surrounding bunkers, offering a look and feel to mimic shots found throughout Pebble Beach Golf Links. It accommodates up to 85 golfers and has a 350-yard/320-metre double ended range with grass hitting areas. The short-game practice complex features a 481m² putting green, with greenside and fairway bunkers alongside chipping areas.
Overlooking the 18th hole at Pebble Beach Golf Links, The Bench at The Lodge at Pebble Beach delivers an eclectic menu inspired by international styles and methods and uses the innovative technique of wood roasting and open-flame cooking. You can also enjoy an array of wines on tap as well as premium micro draft beers. The Bench is designed with an open-air atmosphere and includes an expansive dining room surrounding a lively bar, glass-enclosed conservatory and the picturesque outdoor dining area with fire pits and fire tables. The Bench is a must visit for cocktail drinkers as they pride themselves on an extensive, one-of-a-kind cocktail program utilizing freshly made juices, purees and garnishes daily.
After a spectacular round of golf or a brisk walk on the beach, STICKS is the perfect place for savory food served up in a lively sports-bar atmosphere. Enjoy cold beverages, shared bites and creative entrees while catching a big game on multiple flat-panel TVs. Outside on the patio, enjoy seating next to the fire pits while soaking in gorgeous views of The Links at Spanish Bay and the Pacific Ocean.
Stillwater Bar & Grill
The sensational scenery sets the stage for a memorable meal overlooking the world famous 18th hole at Pebble Beach and stunning Stillwater Cove. Discover a thoughtfully crafted seasonal California Coastal cuisine menu featuring fresh and flavoursome sustainable seafood that is paired with local organic produce.