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Pebble Beach Golf Links
Most golf resort dwellers would agree that Pebble Beach Golf Links offers the crème de la crème of courses. With jaw-dropping views of the Carmel coastline, this stunning resort will play host to its sixth U.S. Open in 2019, which also happens to coincide with its 100th anniversary. Although no membership is required, guests must stay at least two nights at one of the Pebble Beach Resorts, of which include the Lodge at Pebble Beach, the Inn at Spanish Bay and Casa Palmero, resorts that offer the best accommodations and service that money can buy. The collection of courses at Pebble Beach Resorts offers VIP luxuries like the Pebble Beach Golf Academy and the Pebble Beach Club Pro program, where members receive complimentary golf along with their stay. It’s no wonder top golfers like Phil Mickelson and Tiger Woods as well as A-list celebrities like Justin Timberlake and Jay Leno stay and play here.
1700 17 Mile Drive
Carmel, CA 93923
(800)-654-9300

 

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Spyglass Hill Golf Course
Many golfers regard Spyglass as one of the hardest – and most beautiful – golf courses they’ve played.  This course, along with Pebble Beach Golf Links, is one of the three host courses for the annual AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am on the PGA Tour. The first five breathtaking holes that wind along the coastline are enough to make any player want to slow down, enjoy the moment and take in the scenery before plotting the next shot. As part of the collection of courses at Pebble Beach Resorts, Spyglass offers the same luxuries as its sister courses, including individual instruction and caddie service. We couldn’t think of a better place to leave the golf cart behind and soak in the whole experience, especially because the staff here will treat you like royalty, thus ensuring you’ll receive a once-in-a-lifetime experience every time you play.
Spyglass Hill and Stevenson Drive
Pebble Beach, CA 93953
(800)-654-9300

 

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The Links at Spanish Bay
Playing The Links at Spanish Bay is a golfer’s dream. Links is an old Scottish word for an area best described as a sandy wasteland found by the sea. The Links at Spanish Bay channel this old-world Scots sensibility authentic as the Monterey coastline mirrors the rugged, natural beauty of Scotland. Such unadulterated authentic beauty paired with the high-end amenities offered here make for a must-have experience for any golf aficionado, which is why you should seriously consider booking one of the VIP packages this spring or summer. Said packages include a two-night stay at the Inn at Spanish Bay, one round of golf at Pebble Beach Golf Links, and one round at The Links at Spanish Bay or Spyglass Hill Golf Course. If you happen to choose a later 18-hole run at Spyglass, sit back and enjoy the bagpiper, who closes the course every evening in the grand old Scottish tradition.
2700 17 Mile Drive
Pebble Beach, CA 93953
(800)-654-9300

 

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CordeValle, a Rosewood Resort
CordeValle, a well-known haven for golf insiders, has officially established itself as one of the premiere golf venues in Northern California. The resort, which is situated on 270 acres of gently rolling terrain in the foothills of the Santa Cruz mountains, has hosted the PGA Tour’s fall stop in Northern California, the Frys.com Open, for the past four years, and is also set to host the 2016 U.S. Women’s Open. This golf lovers’ paradise provides tournament-level golf and, of course, the highest level of personal service and club amenities that Rosewood resorts are known for.  True golf lovers will enjoy CordeValle’s ultimate golf resort experience, which features one night of accommodation and unlimited golf. After all of that hard work on the course, you’ll be ready to take in the next part of the package, which features a wine tasting at Clos LaChance winery, the 85-acre vineyard that sits in CordeValle’s backyard and is available for guests only. That’s enough to make anyone feel like a VIP both on and off the golf course.
1 Cordevalle Club Drive
San Martin, CA 95046
(408) 695-4500

 

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Mayacama
Many locals many not be acquainted with Mayacama, and that’s what makes it so special. Located in Sonoma County on 675 acres of spectacular wine country land, Mayacama is an exclusive golf and residential community offering the most elite club life that money can buy. Only members and their guests have access to the priceless views of the Mayacama Mountains that overlook the hills and vineyards of Sonoma County. Stunning scenery isn’t the only perk of this gorgeous oasis, however; members enjoy exclusive club competitions and top PGA Golf instruction among many other luxuries. Mayacama is also home of The Schulz Celebrity Golf Classic, a one-day golf, dinner, wine, and social event, which focuses on providing charitable support for children’s organizations throughout the county. The benefit event features athletes, musicians and other stars such as Kurt Russell, Peter Kostis and Joe Montana. Sponsors and celebrities challenge the course before gathering at the Schulz Museum for private tours and a dinner featuring the superb Sonoma County Wine Country cuisine.  Being elite does have its perks.
1240 Mayacama Club Drive
Santa Rosa, CA 95403
(707) 569-2900

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