People have waxed poetic over it! Painters have honored it as their muse and brushed many a wonderful strokes trying to capture its ethereal beauty; yet there is nothing that can completely do justice to this land (which is rightfully referred to as ‘god’s most beautiful creation’) except being there and seeing it first hand! If you are still wondering what we are talking about, then stop right there and see for you the pleasure land that is called Pebble Beach! World renowned for its golf courses that have taken the prime spot in all lists worldwide, Pebble Beach seems to be created when god was at his creative best. A land where sun meets the waters in a rapturous fusion and where there is unparalleled beauty as far as the eyes can take you.
Pebble beach is the land of your dreams… heart-stopping beauty meets you at every stop. Picturesque, charming and gorgeous, no matter where you go into this unincorporated city situated on the Mexican Land in Monterey County, you are sure to be dazzled!
The most famous and well-known part of the area, leaving aside the golf courses and its mesmerizing beauty is the 17 mile drive that leads you to Pebble Beach. A charming ribbon of road threading through Pebble Beach and Pacific Grove, It makes for, without a doubt, the best drives of your life ever! Just cruising through this heavenly stretch, gazing at the many golf courses and spectacular mansions is a treat.
The history of the place dates back to late 1800’s. It has exchanged hands with lot of well-known people like-from Samuel F. B. Morse, founder of the famous Morse code, to Marvin Davis, the then head of 20th Century Fox to the famous media man Rupert Murdoch to Arnold Schwarzenegger. The place got its name-pebble beach-only in 1978. The symbol of the city is the Lone Cypress, which has stood the test of nature and time and been there for around 200 years. Besides this, there is also the ‘witch tree’, though no more, but which made many appearances in American movies and television.
The golf courses here were specially designed by the artists like Jack Neville and Douglas Grant. Seeing them is like seeing a wonderland! The panorama of rough jagged shoreline hugging the immaculately manicured greens is a sight to be devoured.
Those who are passionate about golf must come here at least once in their life. Playing here in such an enchanting ambience is pleasure of a totally different level. The place brags about some of the best golf courses that mankind has ever laid eyes on. 7th hole at Pebble Beach Golf Links merits special mention. The sheer beauty of the courses has spellbound many a golfers here, bed it pros or amateurs.
Once you come here, you will find that there is no dearth of resorts. You will be pampered and taken care of in the best of ways. Top of the line experience, with the best of every service is what you will be showered with as you choose your stay at any of the lodges. Some of the best resorts here are the Lodge at Pebble Beach, The Inn at Spanish Bay and Casa Palmero at Pebble Beach.
Pebble Beach Company
Founded by Samuel Finley Brown Morse. In the early 1900s, Morse was a manager for the Pacific Improvement Company; the company had extensive real estate holdings on the Monterey Peninsula. In 1919, Morse formed the Del Monte Properties Company and acquired those holdings, which included Del Monte Forest and the popular Hotel Del Monte (now the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey). February 22, 1919, saw the grand opening of Pebble Beach Golf Links and The Lodge at Pebble Beach , which had replaced a log-cabin lodge originally located on 17-Mile Drive. Morse died on May 10, 1969, ten years after ensuring that easements would preserve hundreds of acres of forest and coastline along the 17-Mile Drive for generations to come, and 50 years after establishing a veritable monument to the power of nature and beauty. Pebble Beach Company includes three Resorts, four golf courses and more than 1,600 employees.