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Golf and Gather in Pebble Beach

Pebble Beach welcomes the 2023 U.S. Women's Open alongside myriad opportunities for group gatherings.

By Amanda Christensen

Situated in California’s Del Monte Forest (two hours south of San Francisco), Pebble Beach boasts endless opportunities for group escapades, from the shopping centers of nearby Carmel to the renowned Monterey Bay Aquarium just north in Monterey—and most notably, its championship Pebble Beach Golf Links course, which will play host to the 2023 U.S. Women’s Open this summer.

The Spanish Bay Hole 2

Sherman Chu

While this will be the first Women’s Open to be held at Pebble Beach, the area has a long history of presenting high-profile golf tournaments, including six U.S. Opens and the annual AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am for the last 75 years.

Fans attend the U.S. Open.

TGO Photography

 “We want to make it an incredible event for all stakeholders—the players, the fans, the media, the corporate hospitality, and of course the USGA (United States Golf Association),” says Aaron Flink, executive vice president and chief sales officer for Pebble Beach Resorts.

The tournament will be held on July 6-9 at Pebble Beach Golf Links, and visitors can attend a day early on July 5 to watch the professional golfers swing a practice round.

“We’re excited to find out which women will ultimately hoist the trophy on July 9, and we know it matters to them to not only be playing in the Women’s Open, but [also] to be competing on Pebble Beach Golf Links with its rich championship history,” says Flink.

The course itself was originally built in 1919, featuring a seaside links-style course with few trees, small sloping greens, and nine holes perched on cliffs with panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean.

Pebble Beach Golf Links’ 7th hole

Bart Keagy

“It’s a great test of golf,” Flink notes. For tournament attendees and general leisure and corporate visitors alike, Pebble Beach Resorts’ portfolio includes three properties for overnight stays and private event accommodations within three miles of each other. The largest, The Inn at Spanish Bay, provides 269 guest rooms, a nearly 6,000-square-foot grand ballroom, as well as a few small- to mid-size rooms for more intimate gatherings and breakout meetings.

Outdoor fire pits at The Inn at Spanish Bay

Joann Dost

The Lodge at Pebble Beach, the mid-size property of the three, sits adjacent to the links course and has 202 guest rooms in addition to more than 10,000 square feet of flexible meeting space (including the Conference Center) for gatherings of up to 500 guests.

The Lodge at Pebble Beach

Kodiak Greenwood

At Casa Palmero, the smallest property in the portfolio, 24 suite-style guest rooms are available and what Flink describes as a “Mediterranean enclave” with lush landscaping and sun-drenched patios. Host an intimate meeting in the 882-square-foot Boardroom for up to 85 guests, or the Conference Room for up to 16.

Fairway One Cottage Bedroom at The Lodge at Pebble Beach

Sherman Chu

“We see everything from executive and board retreats to client outings, associations, [and] fundraisers,” says Flink. During a stay in the Pebble Beach area, join in on the golf fun and tee up at one of the four 18-hole courses or the 9-hole, par-3 short course that opened after a redesign by Tiger Woods in 2021. Go kayaking, stand-up paddleboarding, and sailing in Stillwater Cove, or get a taste of Southern California’s vineyards in Carmel Valley. “The weather is a little bit warmer in the summer, and it’s a great region for growing grapes—so there’s a wonderful wine tasting scene in Carmel Valley,” Flink adds.

Moreover, with its location in the Del Monte Forest, Pebble Beach is home to more than 40 miles of hiking trails—on foot or horseback—within the 5,500 acres of tree-filled landscape.

Equestrian Center trail ride

Pebble Beach Company

“It’s an incredibly beautiful coastal community,” Flink says.