With 900 golf courses scattered from North to South, California golf is as big as the state. Pelican Hill Golf Club, known for its rich traditions, is a popular course in Newport Coast. Palm Desert also boasts one of the top courses in Marriott’s Shadow Ridge Resort in the Palm Springs area which has long been a great winter golf destination and includes other top courses such as Indian Wells Golf Resort.
Every golf vacation starts with choosing a golf destination and the appropriate golf courses to play. Usually, once these are determined, the next step is to choose a place to stay. However, there are times that the destination isn’t necessarily all about golf. There are places we visit for reasons other than golf – business, site seeing, visiting family – golf may only be a secondary part of the trip. In these instances, finding the right place to stay can make all the difference for a successful visit.
San Francisco is a perfect example; there are a million things to do including visiting China Town, catch a Giants game or following your team to see them play the 49ers. You get the idea. Location, location, location – it’s the most important three words in real estate and certainly applies to hotels as well. When you include amenities, history and service, it can define a perfect stay. The InterContinental managed Mark Hopkins hotel has all that and more.
Pebble Beach Resorts is also a premier destination for golf tournaments and special events. Pebble Beach Golf Links has been the site of golf’s most prestigious tournaments, including six U.S. Open Championships.