laura ridolfo 2023 PEBBLE BEACH & half moon bay Golf TRIP Proposal
APRIL 26, 2023 - MAY 2, 2023 | 6 NIGHTS | 5 ROUNDS | 4 GOLFERS | 4 NON-GOLFERS
July 16, 2022
Many thanks for your inquiry, we would love to be your resource for all your golf travel needs!
Epic Golf Travel was founded over 25 years ago and our company partners are PGA Professionals who have over 75 years of golf industry and travel experience. We are members of the International Association of Golf Tour Operators (IAGTO), the leading international golf tourism organization, as well as the American Society of Travel Agents (ASTA). Our commitment is to deliver an exceptional golf travel experience... every client, every trip, every time.
We are a Preferred Partner of Pebble Beach and work closely with the resort throughout the year. Our clients enjoy all the known and little known perks and amenities during their stay.
Our approach is based on three guiding principles... exceptional service, unprecedented value for your dollar and a fantastic golf travel experience.
The attached schedule is based on 4 golfers & 4 non-golfers traveling and includes 6 nights lodging, 5 rounds of golf and numerous other inclusions listed below.
For your lodging at Pebble Beach, I suggest Forest View Guest Rooms at The Inn at Spanish Bay. The Inn overlooks The Links at Spanish Bay and has sweeping views across the golf course to the Pacific Ocean. The rooms have views over Del Monte Forest and include an outdoor patio or balcony, gas-burning fireplace and a spacious seating area. Here is a virtual tour of this room type at The Inn at Spanish Bay.
For your lodging at Half Moon Bay, I suggest (3) Ocean View Balcony Guest Rooms, here is a video tour of this room type, which have a private balcony with direct ocean views & (1) Ocean View Fire Pit Guest Room, which is located on the ground floor and an outdoor patio with fire pit, here is a a video of this room type.
The Ritz-Carlton is perched atop a rugged oceanside bluff in the San Francisco Bay Area, just 30 minutes from San Francisco and Silicon Valley, The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay delivers a 5-star, luxury resort experience. Designed to be both admired and experienced, the hotel celebrates small details with outdoor firepits surrounded by Adirondack chairs, a Club Lounge offering local wines and spa treatments.
While in Pebble Beach, rounds of golf are included on Pebble Beach Golf Links, Spyglass Hill Golf Club, and The Links at Spanish Bay. All three courses are ranked in the Top 100 Courses in the USA, with Pebble Beach ranked at #1. During your stay in Half Moon Bay, rounds of golf are included on the Half Moon Bay Ocean Course and Half Moon Bay Old Course. More information on your lodging and golf courses may be found below.
Private transport will be provided to/from your arrival/departure airports, and from Pebble Beach to Half Moon Bay. Complimentary shuttle service is provided to all golf courses & resort amenities while guests at Pebble Beach Resort.
Our prices INCLUDE ALL TAXES AND ANY RESORT OR LODGING FEES, there are no hidden costs of any kind.
Your monies are 100% protected from any Coronavirus related issues. Your trip may be rescheduled with no penalty should there be any governmental closures, delays or travel bans specific to COVID-19.
When you're ready to make your deposit, you may click on the "Ready to Book" button contained herein and it will walk you through the process of making your deposit and other payments.
I look forward to your thoughts and please reach out with your questions or comments.
|YOUR TRIP SUMMARY|
|DATES:||April 26, 2023 - May 2, 2023|
|7 Days / 6 Nights / 5 Rounds|
|GOLF:||5 rounds of golf with cart on Pebble Beach, Spyglass Hill, The Links at Spanish Bay, Half Moon Bay Ocean Course, and Half Moon Bay Old Course|
|LODGING:||3 nights lodging in Forest View Guest Rooms at The Inn at Spanish Bay at Pebble Beach and 3 nights in Ocean View Balcony Guest Rooms (3 couples) / Ocean View Fire Pit Guest Room (1 couple) at The Ritz-Carlton in Half Moon Bay|
|TRANSPORT:||Private transport to/from airports and from Pebble Beach to Half Moon Bay. Complimentary shuttle service provided to all golf courses & resort amenities while guests of Pebble Beach Resort|
|OF INTEREST:||17 Mile Drive, Big Sur, Monterey, Wineries & Vineyards, Carmel, Fisherman's Wharf, Cannery Row & Pier & Whale Watching|
Ritz-Carlton Direct Ocean View Balcony Room $12,150.00 USD per Couple (3 couples)
Ritz-Carlton Ocean View Fire Pit Room - $13,240.00 USD per Couple (1 couple)
|DEPOSIT:||$3,125.00 USD per Couple|
Apr 27th - Spyglass Hill at 9.00am
Apr 28th - Pebble Beach at 9.10am
Apr 29th - Links at Spanish Bay at 8.50am
Apr 30th - HMB Old Course at TBD
May 1st - HMB Ocean Course at TBD
|TERMS:||Your monies are 100% protected from any Coronavirus related issues. Your trip can be rescheduled with no penalty should there be any governmental closures, delays or travel bans specific to COVID-19|
In order to secure all aspects of your golf trip a deposit reflected above is required, with the balance due 60 days prior to travel.
Each golfer may make their online payments individually.
WHY EPIC GOLF TRAVEL?
WE'VE BEEN THERE
We have real-world experience with each destinations and use our personal journeys to help create your custom trip.
THE EPIC TEAM
PGA Professionals and travel industry veterans combine for a perfect blend of golf knowledge and expertise.
THE TRIP PUZZLE
It's hard work fitting the pieces of your golf trip puzzle together. We make your trip 100% fun by doing it for you.
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PEBBLE BEACH GOLF LINKS
Ranked #17 in Top 100 Golf Courses in the World
18 holes, 72 par, 6828 yards
Pebble Beach hosted its sixth U.S. Open in 2019, and its fifth U.S. Amateur in 2018. Pebble Beach has hosted a PGA TOUR event since 1947, rolling out its green-carpet fairways not just for the game’s best golfers, but also Hall-of-Fame athletes and Hollywood stars.
It has breathtaking beauty, hole number four tees off a stretch of seven stunning seaside holes perched atop dramatic cliffs, and Pebble Beach finishes with two of the most beautiful holes in all of golf. The course design and strategy is second to none and it features some of the most famous par-3s (No. 7), par-4s (No. 8) and par-5s (No. 18) in golf and plenty of heroic shot-making opportunities.
SPYGLASS HILL GOLF CLUB
Ranked #84 in Top 100 Golf Courses in the World
18 holes, 72 par, 6960 yards
One of the most respected and revered courses in the world begins with one of the greatest opening stretches in golf: five spectacular sand-splashed holes that cruise up and down a sea of dunes while showcasing sublime oceanfront scenery and shots you’ve surely never seen.
But the defining characteristic of Spyglass Hill is how starkly the first five holes juxtapose the rest of the round. Incredible ocean views give way to the understated natural beauty of the Del Monte Forest, as the final 13 holes relentlessly examine your game with a litany of bunkers, ponds and uphill tests. Pine Valley-by-the-Sea meets Augusta National, as Sports Illustrated eloquently described it.
THE LINKS AT SPANISH BAY
18 holes, 72 par, 6821 yards
Meandering among the sweeping sand dunes along 17-Mile Drive, The Links at Spanish Bay unveils some of the most spectacular seaside views in Pebble Beach. The rolling fairways move through and around the dunescape, before returning to the white sand of Spanish Bay Beach for a thrilling finish along the coast.
The Links at Spanish Bay requires precision and patience while negotiating sand dunes, pot bunkers, challenging greens and an ocean breeze. Robert Trent Jones, Jr., Tom Watson and Sandy Tatum teamed up to artfully craft a distinctly Scottish look, blending green and golden hues against a spectacular beachside backdrop to produce a memorable experience unlike any other in Pebble Beach.
HALF MOON BAY OCEAN COURSE
Ranked #12 in Top 100 Public Golf Courses in the USA
Situated on more than a mile of beautiful beaches along the San Mateo County Coast of California, Half Moon Bay Golf Links features 36 holes of stunning golf located just 30 minutes from San Francisco and San Jose.
Opening in 1997, The Ocean Course was designed by renowned architect Arthur Hills in traditional links style. You'll find firm, wide open fairways bordered by wispy native grasses and seasonal wildflowers. The changes in elevation adds drama, as does the prevailing on-shore winds, coastal fog and jaw-dropping sunsets.
While views of the Pacific can be found on nearly every hole, it is the final three holes that set the course apart, including the oceanside 18th hole, pictured to the right.
HALF MOON BAY OLD COURSE
Opening in 1973, The Old Course is an American classic designed by Arnold Palmer and Francis Duane. A lush parkland design, it features distinguishing edges and corridor views of the Pacific. The course includes several challenging dog-legs, multiple water hazards and tree-lined fairways which rewards the strategic player over long-hitters. With 5 tees to choose from however, you can choose how difficult the course plays. Favorites include the opening par-five, the Ritz-Carlton backed number 9 and the final four holes ending at the turn between hole 17 and 18 known as "Palmer Corner." The finishing hole is the postcard photo and one of golf's highest ranked holes in the country—a 405-yard par-four stunner framed by the blue Pacific. This parkland-style golf course has played host to numerous U.S. Open Qualifiers and will test all facets of your game.
THE HAY PAR 3
Optional Add-On $75pp
9 holes, 27 par, 670 yards
The Hay has been a fixture at Pebble Beach since 1957, when famed Head Professional Peter Hay revolutionized the concept of a short course. Hay’s vision was to create a fun place where juniors, families, and friends, regardless of their ability, could gather around the game of golf.
In 2021, Tiger Woods amplified Hay’s vision in a way few could have imagined with his brilliant redesign of the property. The result is a course overflowing with fun, as well as holes designed to be played with any club in the bag, and an additional 20,000 square-foot putting course that sprawls 100 yards, yielding endless routings.
The Hay's second hole will likely be the highlight—the Pebble Beach and TGR team mapped out the iconic par-3 seventh hole at Pebble Beach and created an exact replica of it at the short course. The replica is even positioned in the same direction, meaning that anyone playing The Hay will play the hole in the same wind direction as its older brother.
THE INN AT SPANISH BAY
Nestled among majestic Monterey pines and fronted by a Scottish-style links golf course that touches some of the most breathtaking coastline in the world, The Inn at Spanish Bay provides magnificent views of landscaped grounds, pine forests, rolling fairways and the Pacific Ocean.
All guest rooms feature comfortable furnishings and a fireplace. Each room also features complimentary Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs with cable and modern bathrooms loaded with signature amenities.
THE RITZ-CARLTON, HALF MOON BAY
Set between two of the most picturesque finishing holes in golf, The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay offers luxurious accommodations for your golf vacation.
Perched atop a rugged oceanside bluff in Northern California, just 30 minutes from San Francisco and Silicon Valley, The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay delivers a 5-star, luxury resort experience unlike any other.
Designed to be both admired and experienced, the hotel celebrates small details with outdoor firepits surrounded by Adirondack chairs, a Club Lounge offering local wines and spa treatments driven by the seasons.
COMMITTED TO THE PERFECT TRIP
A COMPANY OF GOLFERS
We've traveled the world playing golf. We think just like you do, making us the perfect golf planning partner.
BESPOKE GOLF EXPERIENCES
We offer the finest resorts and golf courses in the world and customize each and every trip.
OUR SERVICE PROMISE
Our partners have been providing the highest level of service to their golf clientele for decades.
OUR COMMITMENT TO YOU
You deserve a trip that is planned and executed perfectly, providing you with memories that last a lifetime.
THINGS TO DO
THINGS TO DO
17-MILE DRIVE AT PEBBLE BEACH
Included in your trip cost
Follow 17-Mile Drive’s red-dotted line to arrive at an enchanting world full of dramatic coastal cliffs, snow-white beaches, mystical forests and iconic golf courses. Discover one of the most scenic drives in the world as you meet the inspiring Lone Cypress, ponder the giant trees at Crocker Grove, digest the untouched beauty at Fanshell Beach, behold the power of the Restless Sea at Point Joe, stroll the boardwalk above the beach at Spanish Bay, and much, much more.
View a map and full points of interest description of 17 Mile Drive here.
THE SPA AT PEBBLE BEACH
The Spa at Pebble Beach is one of only 90 spas in the world to receive the coveted Forbes Five-Star Award.
The Spa incorporate the healing properties of plants, herbs and minerals indigenous to California’s Monterey Peninsula into many of it's specialty spa treatments.
The treatments offered are relaxing, wonderful and varied and include 5 different types of massages, multiple flotation wraps, pre and post golf therapy and stretches, foot massages, over a dozen different types of facials, multiple hair care options and a half dozen nail treatments.
Spend an hour or a whole day here, there's plenty of room to rest and relax before or after your treatments.
OLD FISHERMAN'S WHARF
A visit to Monterey today just isn't complete without a rendezvous with Old Fisherman's Wharf in downtown Monterey. Known as the "Whale Watching Capital of the World", Monterey's Old Fisherman's Wharf provides a wide array of award-winning dining, shopping, special events, and strolling leisurely while overlooking Monterey Bay.
Monterey's Old Fisherman's Wharf features 13 restaurants, 3 candy shops, 8 gift shops, 4 whale watching firms, 2 fishing companies and sailing, glass bottom boat rides, Bay cruises, fish markets and the Wharf Theatre.
Savor delicious cuisine at a myriad of fabulous restaurants featuring stunning views and award-winning Italian food, sustainable seafood, steaks and the region's famous clam chowder and calamari.
Enjoy salt water taffy, homemade chocolates, caramel apples, cotton candy and many other yummy treats. View sea otters, sea lions, dolphins, whales, sea birds and other wildlife up close and personal that also share the Wharf.
LAND ROVER ADVENTURE DRIVING EXPERIENCE
Open daily, year-round, the Land Rover Experience Driving Center at Quail Lodge & Golf Club provides customized off road driving lessons and adventure for all skill levels in California. Guided by your qualified instructor, you'll make steep descents down a two-track trail, climb piles of logs and navigate tight hairpin turns. Lessons and programs range from one hour to multiple days.
An Experience Like No Other. Enjoy the great outdoors while developing off-road skills to tackle the most extreme terrain. Drive the latest Land Rover models and enjoy one-to-one coaching. Whether you've never driven off-road or are a seasoned pro, you'll quickly build confidence, refine your techniques, have fun along the way and create memories.
Welcome to one of the world’s most unforgettable stretches of coastline. Big Sur's roughly 90-mile-long stretch of redwood- and fog-trimmed waterfront between Carmel-by-the-Sea and Hearst Castle draws you (and writers like Henry Miller and Beat Generation darling Jack Kerouac) in with a magic allure that is almost palpable. This is, quite simply, a place you want to be—bluffs, sea, and sky... The most beautiful and awe inspiring coastline in the world.
The classic drive through Big Sur, along twisting Highway 1, offers plenty of pullovers at places like seen-it-in-a-million-car-commercials Bixby Bridge. Stop at parks along the coastline and look up to see endangered California condors, North America’s largest birds, or look down to scan the swells for migrating whales or sea otters floating among dense beds of kelp, California’s signature seaweed.
The region’s beauty also makes it a magnet for exclusive, splurge-worthy hotels like the cliff-hugging Post Ranch Inn or luxurious Ventana Big Sur.
EDIN RIFT VINEYARDS
With vineyards dating to 1849, Eden Rift Vineyards is among the oldest, continually producing estate vineyards in California. A remote, pacific refuge located under the shadow of the Gavilan Mountain Range, the estate rests on the San Andreas Fault and is part of the Cienega Valley AVA. The views of the surrounding countryside are amazing.
Only 20 miles from the Pacific Ocean, this site benefits from an ideal, temperate maritime climate as well as the coveted calcareous soil requisite in the cultivation of vivid, energetic Pinot Noir and Chardonnay.
An historic, head-trained block of Zinfandel, planted in 1906, still thrives outside the estate’s main residence, The Dickinson House. Designed by famed architect Walter Burley Griffin and also built in 1906, the Dickinson House is open for wine tasting Thursday through Monday, from 11am to 4pm.
The varieties most ideally suited to the wineries micro- and macro-climates are Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Zinfandel and Pinot Gris. Your trip includes a tour and tasting at Edin Rift.
MONTEREY BAY AQUARIUM
Located at the ocean's edge, the Monterey Bay Aquarium is a window to marine life -- for dive masters and non-swimmers alike. It's home to sea otters, penguins, sharks, jellies and thousands of other marine animals and plants.f
The Monterey Bay Aquarium is a pioneering aquarium and renowned marine conservation organization. It's mission is to inspire conservation of the ocean. The aquarium is located on historic Cannery Row in Monterey and open daily except Christmas Day. Hours vary by season. Daily schedules available at www.montereybayaquarium.org or by calling (831) 648-4800.