In the morning, you'll, drive 2.5 hours or 105 miles (168 km) to Pacific Grove Golf
Links, or other fabulous courses on the Monterey Peninsula while stopping in San Simeon and enjoying the spectacular views along Big Sur. Art and nature merge on this rugged coast, one of California’s most spectacular settings. Welcome to one of the world’s most unforgettable stretches of coastline. This 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 classic drive through Big Sur, along twisting Highway 1, offers plenty of pullovers at places like 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.
When you arrive in Monterey, play Round # 5 twilight golf at Pacific Grove Golf Links orPoppy Hills Golf Club or (upgrade available at Bayonet & Black Horse Golf Club or Quail Lodge Golf Links), Offering a fun-filled yet competitive challenge, and boasting an architectural lineage of elite proportions, Pacific Grove Golf Links has won both local and national acclaim for its classic design. From the gently rolling fairways framed by Monterey and Cypress pines on its front nine to the dramatic ocean views and traditional links layout of its back nine, the Pacific Grove Golf Links is much more than a normal golf course. You will love it! The 18-hole layout, with a front nine that offers glimpses of Monterey Bay on fairways framed by Cypress trees, and an ocean-side back nine cut through windswept dunes reminiscent of traditional Scottish links, has delighted visitors and locals alike for over 75 years. Upgrade available at Pebble Beach with 3 night minimum stay at their resorts to play Pebble Beach Golf Links, Spanish Bay and Spyglass Hill.
After golf, within a few minutes drive of Pacific Grove Golf Links, check in to the Olympia Lodge for one night. You can also upgrade your accommodations and stay at Clint Eastwood’s Mission Ranch in Carmel By The Sea. The historic Mission Ranch sits on 22 acres with spectacular views of Point Lobos, Carmel River Beach and the Pacific Ocean. Once one of the first dairies in California, the rich history of this 1800’s ranch was preserved and restored by former Carmel Mayor, Clint Eastwood.