In the days leading up to the Nature Valley First Tee Open at Pebble Beach, participants will have the opportunity to explore the rich history and the magical atmosphere that encompasses the Pebble Beach area of the Monterey Peninsula coastline.
Find out more about the top five must-do adventures while at Pebble Beach!
Absolutely nothing beats the moment you walk through the Stillwater Bar & Grill at The Lodge at Pebble Beach and onto the patio that spills out to the iconic and beautiful 18th hole. You can smell the surf and salt, hear the waves crashing on the rocks and feel the humid sea air on your face. Seeing the grandstands set up around the back of the green it finally sinks in, this is real life.
For most of the participants, this is a once in a life time opportunity to see and experience one of the most famous golf courses in the world. The best thing to do is just soak it all in. Have fun and make sure these five things become memories!
- Visit The Lodge at Pebble Beach—Enjoy a cup of chili in the grill overlooking the 18th green. Take a trip down memory lane and visit the hallway commemorating all of the past tournaments and champions that have been hosted at Pebble Beach. Visit the shops and practice your putting at the lodge putting green.
- While you are practicing your putting for tournament week, make sure to snap a picture with the Pebble Beach Rolex.
- There are lots of photo ops on the course—holes six, seven and eight are beautiful but the must-have picture of the day has to be on 18th tee, with the hole, ocean and clubhouse in the background.
- During the practice round, take your turn on number 17 trying the same chip Tom Watson had in 1982 to win the U.S. Open Championship.
- If you have the extra time, allot half a day for 17-mile drive. You can hike, bike or drive this particular scenic route and several look-out spots are a must for first timers to Pebble Beach. However, The Lone Cypress is the main attraction. As the symbol of Pebble Beach, the tree is over 250 years old and considered one of the most photographed trees in North America. Also, slow down and try to catch a glimpse of Cypress Point Golf Course if you can.