Things feel pretty special when you get a wood-burning fireplace in your room, and stunning ocean views out your picture windows. Tear yourself away long enough to get pampered at The Spa at Pebble Beach, where treatment ingredients incorporate native plants from the Monterey Peninsula. Dine on wood-fired specialties while watching golfers finish up their rounds from the terrace at The Bench. Stillwater Bar & Grill also has a view of the 18th and a fresh shellfish bar. For another prime view, book one of the oversized rooms or the Palmer and Eastwood cottages that are part of the resort’s Fairway One at the Lodge, overlooking the first fairway of the course.
Securing a tee time will cost you—rates start around $575, depending on season—but play a round and unique charms will reveal themselves. One example: Although the seventh hole is just 106 yards, among the shortest in the sport, it’s also one of golf’s most iconic locations. Perched on a cliff overlooking the rolling waves of the Pacific Ocean, it’s hard to imagine a more beautiful fairway backdrop. It’s a big reason why the course always seems to find its way onto lists of top public golf courses.
Hotel guests get special booking privileges at other fabled Monterey Peninsula courses including Spyglass Hill and the Links at Spanish Bay, where golf legends including Jack Nicklaus and Tiger Woods won U.S. Open titles. It’s also the site of the annual AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am, when top golfers and surprisingly good celebrity duffers match up for entertaining rounds each February.