Legends of Golf Package at the World-Class Ritz-Carlton Half Moon Bay

The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay is in itself a world-class destination, but figure in the resort’s two championship courses and you’ve got a hole in one!

The resort welcomes golf enthusiasts to hit the links like the legends do at this Northern California oceanfront resort, which is surrounded by two world-renowned championship courses at Half Moon Bay Golf Links. The two beautifully appointed, 18-hole golf courses wend their way upon dramatic coastal bluffs overlooking the vast Pacific Ocean. Golf enthusiasts will be challenged on either the Arnold Palmer-designed Old Course or Arthur Hill’s Scottish Links-style Ocean Course.

The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay’s Legends of Golf package includes: overnight accommodations; one round of golf per person, per night’s stay on either the Old Course or the Ocean Course; GPS enabled golf cart to be picked up at Pro Shop; $50 resort credit, per night; overnight valet parking, per night. Starting at $889 USD per night for one golfer; $1029 USD per night for two golfers.

Here’s the story on The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay:

Situated 23 miles southwest of the San Francisco International Airport, The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay is a 261-room destination spa and golf coastal hotel. The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay is regarded as a top resort destination in the world and was most recently the recipient of the Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star Award 2022 and Travel + Leisure’s T+L 500 Award 2022.

As the San Francisco Bay Area’s only oceanfront resort, it is perched atop a rugged bluff overlooking 50 miles of pristine California coastline. The timeless oceanfront estate provides guests with a relaxed yet refined experience for romantic getaways, meetings or special events. For more information or reservations call 800-241-3333, the hotel directly at 650-712-7000, a travel professional or visit ritzcarlton.com/HMB. Learn more about the destination at visithalfmoonbay.org.

For more on the courses:

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.

Opening in 1997, Arthur Hill’s Scottish Links-style Ocean Course was designed by renowned golf architect Arthur Hills in traditional “Links style” design. 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. Many large bunker complexes are shared by opposing holes and the undulating greens provide plenty of short-game challenges. As is traditional in Links golf, you’ll leave the clubhouse on the first hole and not return until hole 18, though the Ocean Grill between holes 9 and 10 will provide an opportunity to refresh and refuel.

While views of the Pacific can be found on nearly every hole, it is the final three holes that truly set the course apart. From an elevated perch, the 16th hole kicks off the oceanside homestretch with magnificent views in all directions. This challenging par-four leads to the blufftop 17th, which some compare to Pebble Beach’s famous 7th. Take a moment to enjoy the surroundings before hitting to an elegantly placed green just steps from one of the Bay Area’s most beautiful beaches. Finally, after teeing off over Cañada Verde Creek canyon, you’ll finish on the oceanside 18th hole to the base of the incomparable Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay. Time it right and you’ll hear the sound of traditional Scottish bagpipes lead you to the clubhouse as the sun sets. https://www.ritzcarlton.com/en/hotels/california/half-moon-bay/



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