See part 1 of my trip to Pebble Beach here:
Day 2 on the Monterrey Peninsula and we had a morning tee time at Spanish Bay. Spanish Bay of course is not as well known as Pebble or Spyglass Hill, but it is a real gem. It shares many of the ocean views of Pebble, although with less dramatic cliffs.
It is a fun layout and a bit easier than Pebble and Spyglass.
Hole #1 is a 460 yard par 5 with the green on the ocean. I ripped my driver down the middle and then stuck a 3 iron about 20 feet from the pin and 2 putted for birdie. I finished the day with a respectable (for me) 86. Continue reading
Last summer I made the ultimate golfer’s pilgrimage… a trip out to the Monterrey Peninsula to play Pebble Beach, Spyglass Hill, and Spanish Bay. It was the trip of a life time and if you can swing it I would recommend it for any serious golf fan!
Now I’m not going to lie, it wasn’t cheap. 3 rounds of golf and 2 nights in the hotel alone was over $2,000. Plus you can plan on spending a bunch more on meals, a rental car (which you will need), and souvenirs.
We arrived at night and checked into The Inn at Spanish Bay. The hotel was great, with views of Spanish Bay and the ocean, great dining options, and a nice spa… Even if you aren’t into the spa you might change your mind after packing in 3 rounds of golf! The first night was early to bed because we had a morning tee time at Pebble!
Day 1 was at Pebble Beach and it was spectacular! It was a perfect day and the course is even more beautiful than in pictures. Also for a golf nut like myself, it was exciting to be walking the same fairways where so many great moments in the history of the game occurred.