The outdoor terrace at The Inn at Spanish Bay affords some of the best views of the resort’s rolling Scottishstyle links and welcomes after-dinner mingling around the fire pits.
Photo courtesy Sherman Chu / Pebble Beach Company.
Home to the renowned AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am, this community’s luxurious, world-class lodging; award-winning cuisine; and celebrated oceanfront golf courses continue to attract awestruck visitors from near and far.
For nearly 100 years, The Lodge at Pebble Beach has offered seasoned golfers — and visitors craving luxury — some of the finest courses and accommodations in the world. The Lodge will always impress with its 500-square-foot Garden Rooms featuring a fireplace, marble bathroom, and outdoor patio or balcony overlooking private gardens. We recommend booking far in advance.
Nestled between the Del Monte Forest and the Pacific Ocean is The Inn at Spanish Bay. Its golf links are set against breathtaking ocean views, and a bagpiper makes a special appearance at sunset on a multilevel patio. With spacious accommodations, stunning views, and 300-thread-count Egyptian cotton sheets, this is luxury at its finest.
Fairway One at The Lodge, the latest addition at Pebble Beach Resorts, overlooks the iconic first fairway of Pebble Beach Golf Links. Bask in sizable guest rooms that offer a relaxing residential-type experience. Another noteworthy option: Fairway One’s two cottages — the Palmer and the Eastwood — are ideally designed for wedding parties or buddy trips thanks to a 1,000-square-foot living area. Complimentary breakfast is included.
Meals here are transformative. First, we suggest a visit to Pèppoli for an authentic taste of Tuscany and even a few family recipes from chef Angela Tamura, who sources as many ingredients as possible from local purveyors. Menu favorites include spaghetti alla carbonara and the osso buco.
Then there’s Terrace Lounge (at The Lodge at Pebble Beach), which does wonders with its shared plates — crispy calamari, Pacific tartare, crab grilled cheese bites, and more — and craft cocktails.
Over at The Tap Room, you get all things “American tavern,” from Kobe burgers to spicy wings. Check it out for late-night binges and its noteworthy collection of golf memorabilia. More upscale dining can be had at Roy’s at Pebble Beach, where an infusion of Hawaiian influences make everything from its sushi and fresh fish to meats and pastas stand out.
Choose from more than 30 wines by the glass at Stave Wine Cellar, a casual yet upscale wine lounge/shop, and pair your pour with artisan cheese or a charcuterie plate. A team of certified sommeliers is available to answer any questions or assist with tastings at special events or dinners.
Pebble Beach Retail Pro Shop features a variety of golf-related items. Take home a Pebble Beach shirt, hat, or sweatshirt. Pebble Beach Women’s Shop offers its own kind of golf-related clothing and items and leans toward more elegant attire.
Meanwhile, The Shops at Pebble Beach Resorts go for high-end clothing, jewelry, art, and gifts — all original, creative, and lavish.
Images of Pebble Beach attracts a significant clientele with its archival and current photographs, fine art, and various prints that capture the glorious beauty and storied history of Pebble Beach.
Need a quick bite or something to bring along for your 17-Mile Drive excursion? Shop last-minute gourmet food and deli items at the Pebble Beach Market — plus more than 500 bottles of wine from around the world (for that post-drive celebration).
Put 17-Mile Drive at the top of your list and you’re bound to collect enough photos to fill an entire album. The $10.25 admission is reimbursed if you purchase $35 or more at the resorts. Notable sites along the way include Point Joe’s (one of the first turnouts after The Inn at Spanish Bay) and nearby China Rock where, in the late 1800s and early 1900s, intrepid Chinese fishermen established a home for themselves.
Perhaps the most magnificent stop along 17-Mile Drive is the glorious Lone Cypress. For more than 250 years, the landmark has attracted visitors and locals alike. Good news: There’s plenty of parking. Arrive when the sun sets — fall and winter are best! — and the views are downright hypnotic.
An aerial view of the Pebble Beach coastline.
Photo courtesy Alli & Bobby Talley/Traveling Newlyweds.
AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am
Top professionals are paired with Hollywood celebrities, revered musicians, and captains of industry. The purse they compete for: $7 million. Past participants include Bill Murray, Justin Timberlake, and Wayne Gretzky.
The Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance
It’s one of the biggest events for global car collectors. Not too long ago, a 1956 Aston Martin DBR1 sold for more than $22 million. Deep pockets. High class. To learn more about the car culture in Monterey Bay, turn to page 72.
2 Questions For:
Director, Pebble Beach Golf Academy
What’s one little-known fact about the golf academy?
The junior golf course program. We help aspiring golfers who also want to get a great college experience. We help them reach that goal. We have partnerships with UCLA, Stanford, Brown, and others where kids are using golf as part of their education. We’re also using robotics to help people perfect their golf swing.
Best Pebble Beach culinary experience?
Go to The Tap Room. Order the chili, which is outstanding. Or the sand dabs. And the artichokes — just phenomenal.