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.
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 ...
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 ...
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
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
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
Nicklaus Club Monterey, as the name suggests, is a Jack Nicklaus Signature golf course located in the golfing haven of the Monterey Peninsula in California. It's a private golf club formerly known as Pasadera Country Club, which is the first and only Jack Nicklaus Signature golf course in the Monterey Peninsula area. Mr. Nicklaus elegantly … Continue reading Review: Nicklaus Club Monterey
As my avid readers already know, Beth and I dropped some exciting news a couple of weeks ago by announcing we secretly got married at the beginning of our stay in Monterey! We've been overwhelmed with the outpouring of congratulatory gestures and support from family and friends. We couldn't be happier to start our "official" … Continue reading Golf is Mental Hits the Road #9 – Monterey Peninsula Part 1
No matter how you spin it, you're going to fork out a bit of cash to walk the majestic fairways of Pebble Beach Golf Links. However, there are ways to make the cost of a Pebble Beach golf trip a little more reasonable and avoid dipping into your retirement savings to stay at the resort. … Continue reading How to Play Pebble Beach on a Budget
The Monterey Peninsula is known as a golfing haven, most notably for Pebble Beach Golf Links. However, there is more to golfing the peninsula than paying the big bucks to golf along ocean cliffs. There is great golf a bit further inland which shouldn't be missed. A great example of that is the Bayonet Golf … Continue reading Review: Bayonet Black Horse (Bayonet Course)