Planning a Trip to Pebble Beach

Pebble Beach offers one of the best-known golf courses in the United States. Every golf enthusiast wants to play this course at some point, but knowing what you're getting into before you go can really help you get the most out of your experience.

Four Courses to Choose from
Pebble Beach Golf Links is one of the best-known courses in the world. The Pebble Beach Golf Links has hosted four Open Championships, and will host a fifth in 2010. Pebble Beach Golf Links has won the Number One Golf Course title for 2009/2010, and is a truly breathtaking experience.

The Links at Spanish Bay offers a completely different golfing experience. Designed to mimic a traditional Scottish golf course, The Links at Spanish Bay has firm turf, bristly grasses and an ever-present wind coming off the ocean. This course provides the closest thing you'll encounter to a Scottish golf experience in the United States.

Spyglass Hill Golf Course departs from the relaxing golf experience, with one of the most challenging courses in the United States. The first 5 holes play through sandy dunes, while the remaining 13 holes feature elevated greens, problematic bunkers and beautiful but hazardous lakes. If you're looking for a challenge, Spyglass Hill Golf Course provides it.

The Del Monte Golf Course holds its own charm as the only golf course to be in continuous operation from its inception in 1897 through the present. While this course doesn't offer the challenge of Spyglass Hill or the picturesque Scottish themes of The Links at Spanish Bay, Del Monte provides great character and an enjoyable and relaxing game to anyone who ventures there.

Lodgings
As befits one of the most amazing collections of courses in the United States, Pebble Beach features three resorts to provide accomodations: The Lodge, Casa Palmero and The Inn at Spanish Bay. Each of these resorts has its own personality and charm, as well as proximity to the respective courses.

Even avid golfers can't spend all their time on the links, so Pebble Beach provides plenty of recreation opportunities for those looking for a getaway. Pebble Beach offers its own spa and plenty of fitness and restaurant choices. You can experience ocean kayaking, jogging, walking, horseback riding and hiking at Pebble Beach; it's not just a golfer's retreat. You'll also find 13 restaurants and lounges.

Private Courses and Value Lodgings
In addition to the public courses, you'll also find private courses and clubs nearby. If the resort lodgings at Pebble Beach aren't to your liking, or are out of your price range, you can also find lodgings in nearby towns. You'll still get to enjoy the courses, but you won't break the bank looking for a place to stay.

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