Pebble Beach, Spyglass, Spanish Bay
It's official, I just returned from Carmel, California where I played Pebble Beach, Spyglass and the Links Spanish Bay. As you may know, the Greens Fee's are significant, sometimes you just have to say, It's not about the money!
#1 Pebble Beach
is simply incredible, the feeling you get when you walk onto the first tee is amazing (Gallery of about 100 people watching) the views, the changes in elevation, the professionalism of the staff is second to none. The course conditions on the other hand are average IE: #1 , #2 and #3 greens are in terrible condition, one is a bent grass green that has never really grown, the others are patch work. Just forget about that and enjoy the rest of the experience, yes it's memorable and it will be the an EXPERIENCE OF A LIFETIME.
From the Pacific ocean to the pines this course takes you another fantastic journey. I personally loved the layout and course conditions, we had blast playing Spyglass. About 1 hour before our tee time we received a call that we could play Cypress Point an exclusive Private club in Monterey, CA. We could not cancel our tee time at Spyglass, oh well. 3/4's of the round feels like Pinehurst only with more changes in elevation. Loved it!
#3 Links at Spanish Bay
Surprisingly, this was our sleeper pick of the 3. The course conditions were the best of the 3 and several holes along the Pacific Ocean were impressive. The service at the Inn at Spanish Bay was also "Off the Charts - Good". Only negative was there is no driving range, shuttle to Spyglass. Undulating Fast greens are the staples of Spanish Bay. Once again we loved it, you will see deer walking around the course all day, just incredible. Don't forget to catch the Bag piper at dusk each evening!
we were here for a week, I can answer some questions if you have one!
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