San Francisco is often called "Everybody’s Favorite City," a title earned by its scenic beauty, cultural attractions, diverse communities, and world-class cuisine. Measuring 49 square miles, this very walk-able city is dotted with landmarks like the Golden Gate Bridge, cable cars, Alcatraz and the largest Chinatown in the United States. A stroll of the City’s streets can lead from Union Square to North Beach to Fisherman’s Wharf, with intriguing neighborhoods to explore at every turn. Views of the Pacific Ocean and San Francisco Bay are often laced with fog, creating a romantic mood in this most European of American cities.
The Monterey Peninsula is located on the central California coast and comprises the cities of Monterey, Carmel, and Pacific Grove, and unincorporated areas of Monterey County including the resort and community of Pebble Beach.
The Monterey Peninsula is different than any other part of California. Here, time slows, the architecture is humble (with the exception of the homes in Pebble Beach), and the lifestyle is the perfect synthesis of SoCal laid back and NorCal sophisticated.
A trip to Pebble Beach is on almost every golf lover's bucket list. Pebble Beach is one of the most iconic courses in the world and features some of the most dramatic scenery you will find anywhere. When combined with rounds at Spyglass and the Links at Spanish Bay you have a true golf lover’s dream trip. Or is it?
Is there a more famous golf course in the world than Pebble Beach? An argument can be made for historic St. Andrews or even Augusta National with all of its TV time, but the public access Pebble Beach course with its coastal holes and unsurpassed beauty may be the most coveted course in the world to play.
No other course offers more time on the coast than Pebble Beach and few courses offer as much major tournament history; most recently the 2019 U.S. Open.
Normally when we are starting to talk about the first major of the year, the snow is melting, tulips are starting to appear, golf courses are thinking about opening, and the azaleas are blooming in Georgia. But alas, this is 2020, and nothing is normal. So here we are, already in the second half of our summer in Canada, and finally we have a major championship!