Pasatiempo golf club review

Review: Pasatiempo Golf Club

Perched up in the Santa Clara mountains in Santa Cruz, California, is a little 6500 yard Alister MacKenzie gem you may have heard about. The fact that MacKenzie lived out the last years of his life along the 6th hole and had his ashes spread over the course says a lot about this place and what it meant to him. On our latest trip to the Monterey Peninsula, we took the one-hour drive north to Santa Cruz to see what all the fuss is about.

Poppy Hills Golf 1st tee

Review: Poppy Hills Golf Course

Unless we're talking about a fine red wine, not many things get better with age by sitting idol, particularly golf courses. It takes hard work, innovation and a willingness to not only maintain, but improve over time. This is why many courses actually get worse, whether it's from overgrowth, complacency, or even evolving public perception as to what a "good" course is. Poppy Hills Golf Course, located along famed 17-mile drive in Pebble Beach, California, was a course that made a commitment to be better.

The Springs Country Club Palm Springs

Review: The Springs Country Club

The Springs Country Club is a private golf course located in Rancho Mirage, where we were invited to play by our friend, Sharon, who hangs out there for the winter months. Playing The Springs was one of the highlights of our trip and it was great to be able to play another one of the beautiful golf courses in the area...

Vintage Club Mountain Course

Review: The Vintage Club (Mountain Course)

There's something about exclusive golf courses that can't help but intrigue you. It probably stems from our human urge to do what we're told not to and go where we're not supposed to. When the opportunity presented itself for my father-in-law, Gary, and I to play at The Vintage Club, these primal urges got their backs scratched a bit...

Top 10 Golf Courses of 2015

As 2016 approaches, we can't help but reflect back on what an amazing 2015 season we've had. We started the year on an incredible three month road trip, where we set sail in Calgary and drove through Montana, Idaho, Utah, Nevada, Arizona, and saw nearly the entire coastlines of California and Oregon. We were fortunate to play a lot of amazing courses in 2015. Looking back, it's almost hard to believe that we played all these courses in one calendar year.

Review: Bayonet Black Horse (Black Horse Course)

Great golf on the Monterey Peninsula extends far beyond the ocean cliffs of Pebble Beach Golf Links. A great example of that is at Bayonet & Black Horse — a 36 hole facility located in Seaside, California. I have previously raved about the Bayonet Course, which I don't hesitate labelling a "must-play" while on a golf trip to the Peninsula. As a result, Bayonet's counterpart -- Black Horse -- has a lot to live up to ...

Review: Pacific Grove Golf Links

Pacific Grove Golf Links is located in the charming town of Pacific Grove, California, along the northern portion of the stunning Monterey Peninsula coastline. Located less than 10 minutes down the road from giants such as Pebble Beach Golf Links and Spyglass Hill, Pacific Grove Golf Links provides a much more affordable -- but not to be overlooked -- experience ...

Review: The Links at Spanish Bay

The Links at Spanish Bay is located in Pebble Beach, California, and is part of the trifecta of Pebble Beach Resorts' golf courses along the Monterey Peninsula coast, which also includes Spyglass Hill and Pebble Beach Golf Links. I've had the chance to play Spanish Bay twice now, the most recent time was during our … Continue reading Review: The Links at Spanish Bay

Review: Pebble Beach Golf Links

Iconic Pebble Beach Golf Links is located in Pebble Beach, California, along the stunning coastline of the Monterey Peninsula. It is the flagship course of Pebble Beach Resorts' quartet of courses which also includes Spyglass Hill Golf Course, The Links at Spanish Bay, and Del Monte Golf Course. I previously wrote about my first round … Continue reading Review: Pebble Beach Golf Links

Spyglass Hill Golf Course

Review: Spyglass Hill Golf Course

Designed by Robert Trent Jones Sr., Spyglass Hill Golf Course is located in Pebble Beach, California, and is one of the four courses operated by Pebble Beach Resorts. The other three being Pebble Beach Golf Links, The Links at Spanish Bay, and Del Monte Golf Course. RTJ Sr. golf courses may not be as trendy … Continue reading Review: Spyglass Hill Golf Course