The Inn at Spanish Bay

5 out of 5 stars5 Stars

2700 17-Mile Drive, , Pebble Beach, California 939
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The Links at Spanish Bay

by Ewingjr98

Spanish Bay was designed by Robert Trent Jones Jr., Tom Watson, and Sandy Tatum, to resemble the original courses in Scotland. Conceived in the 1970s on an old sand mine and opened in 1987, Spanish Bay is the newest course in Pebble Beach. The links, hugging the Pacific Ocean shoreline, is ranked No. 43 on Golf Magazine’s Top 100 public courses in America.

It is said that the annual Pebble Beach Pro-Am skips Spanish Bay in favor of Spyglass, Pebble Beach, and Poppy Hills in order to preserve the protected dunes and vegetation.

Greens fees at Spanish Bay are $250 including cart for resort guests and $250 plus cart fees for non-resort guests. This 18-hole par 72 is located at The Inn at Spanish Bay on 17 Mile Drive near Pacific Grove & Asilomar State Beach. Visitors may walk into Spanish Bay from Asilomar via the beach or the boardwalk.

Moss Beach at Spanish Bay

by Ewingjr98

Moss Beach is the Pebble Beach community's largest and most popular beach. Not too many tourists stop in here since you have to pay to get into Pebble Beach ($9 per car). You can walk from the free parking areas at Asilomar to Moss Beach via the boardwalk...it's about 1 mile.

Just north of Moss Beach is North Moss Beach...creative! The two beaches together form Spanish Bay, also the name of the nearby resort and gold course. Spanish Bay is one of the locations Spaniard Juan Portola explored in 1769 when searching for Monterey Bay to establish the Spanish mission and presidio.

There's plenty of parking, about a dozen picnic tables, and great views of the surrounding golf courses, Point Joe, and Asilomar Beach.

Walk or Jog to Pebble Beach from Asilomar

by Ewingjr98

I finally got around to jogging in Pebble Beach. I parked at Asilomar Beach along Sunset Drive between the surfer beach and Fishwife restaurant. The trail cuts though some evergreen trees, then immediately becomes a narrow, but sturdy boardwalk on the dunes between the beach and the Links at Spanish Bay golf course. For about a mile you can continue on this boardwalk enjoying great views of the Pacific Ocean until it ends at a big parking area and picnic spot at Moss Beach along Spanish Bay. The trail continues as packed dirt along the water and next to the road in various sections, taking you past Point Joe and the Unsettled Sea (about 1.5 miles from Asilomar), China Rock (~2.25 miles), then Bird Rock (3 miles). This is as far as I have ventured on foot, but the trail definitely continues.

My goal is to have someone drop me off at Asilomar then pick me up at Carmel Beach an hour or so later (it's about 9 miles total if you stick to the eater).

By the way, walking into Pebble Beach is free! Driving costs $9.

The Inn at Spanish Bay

by Ewingjr98

The Inn at Spanish Bay is the newer of the three main resort areas at Pebble Beach. A self-enclosed facility, it has all you need for your leisurely vacation including restaurants, bars, shops, fitness and recreation, and probably help finding anything else you need. One of their signature elements is the bagpiper who plays each evening at sunset at the outdoor Lobby Lounge.

The two main restaurants are Peppoli's and Roy's. Peppoli's is the fancier of the two restaurants and serves Tuscan cuisine, while Roy's has excellent Hawaiian fusion foods, mostly seafood and fine wine. This resort also has three bars: Sticks which is kind of a sports bar with billiards, Traps for a little more classy experience, and my favorite is the Lobby Lounge with indoor and outdoor, fireside tables overlooking the ocean. The bars serve food from their limited bar menus.

The inn was constructed in 1987, has 269 rooms, ranging from $500 to $2,395 per night. The cheapest rooms are supposedly around 600 square feet which is far, far bigger then my first apartment.

Sunset Bagpiper at Spanish Bay

by Ewingjr98

Spanish Bay's Terrace Lounge is a great spot to catch a sunset over the Pacific Ocean. The Lounge has a comfortable inside area with huge plate glass windows, a fireplace, and some live music, along with a huge outdoor area with six or eight massive gas fire pits with concrete benches. Both are considered the same bar, despite offering completely different environments for guests. The inside is certainly classier and warmer, while the outside is more comfortable and casual. As the weather cools off, the staff will bring towering arm loads of blankets to keep guests warm and happy. The staff here is excellent, and the drink excellent (and expensive) as could be expected. An average beer is around $8 while mixed drinks start around $15, and appetizers like the excellent cheese plate are about $25.

For an extra special treat, show up before sunset and watch the sun drop into the ocean as the bagpiper come out to play Amazing Grace and other songs.

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Traveling to Pebble Beach

by pbbound

The PB resorts give three different airports as possibilities to travel into: Monterrey, San Francisco, or San Jose. Where do you recommend that we fly into? From all of them, the drive seems long. Any advice on getting from the airport to the resorts? Finally, if we are staying at the resort, is renting a car really necessary?

Re: Traveling to Pebble Beach

by olddude

If you have never been to to the Monterey Peninsula, I think you would be really missing out if you didn't rent a car. There is just too much outside of the resorts to see and do that a rental car would be necessary for. Incidentally, the drive from the Monterey Airport is only 20 minutes, so that would be your "best" airport to fly into. Is all you intend to do is play golf?

Re: Traveling to Pebble Beach

by lostsooner55

The Monterey airport is as close as you can get. You might wish to check out their web site: www.montereyairport.com. The site has links for arriving flights, which allows you to pick an airport to fly in from. It also has links for rental cars, and other transport. I would go to the resort web site to see if they run an airport shuttle, or shuttles to Carmel or Monterey in case you do decide you wish to get out a bit. For me, personally, I would want to have a car, just so I did have the option of travelling if I wished, or eating a meal off the resort property. Gary

Re: Traveling to Pebble Beach

by Jamesr3939

Depends on how long and where you plan to stay. Monterrey airport is very close and if the price/schedule is good then do it. Next would be San Jose under the same critera. SFO would be my last choice.

As for a car, it depends on how long you plan to stay and what you plan to do. If you go for a few days and plan to play golf every day then don't get a car. The resorts are awesome and have more than enough good places to eat. They run a shuttle between PBL and Spanish Bay Inn.

I have stayed at both several times and my choice is SBI, but PBL has more interesting rooms with real wood burning fireplaces.

Playing PB Golf Course

by vonbitch

Will be in PB October 2010, travelling from Australia and my partner would like to play there.
I rang reservations and they told me unless if you were staying at their accommodation you could make long term golf booking but if you chose to stay elsewhere you could only book the day before. Accommodation and the golf combined is way out of our budget so we will have to stay elsewhere. My question is how easy will it be to get a game if I can only book the day before? Also is there a member of VT that is a member of PB and could help me get a game for my partner on Saturday 2nd or Sunday 3rd of October?
Thakx for your help

Re: Playing PB Golf Course

by travelgourmet

Most likely there will not be any opening for start times on a Saturday or Sunday. The weekends are usually booked with guests of the hotels. Unless you are set on playing Pebble Beach Links, there are three other courses on site at lower rates. The highest 18 hole rate is Pebble Beach Links. Following PB in order of lower rates are Spyglass Hill, The Links at Spanish Bay, and Del Monte. Of course, if the economy in America doesn't improve, your chances of open start times increases. Look at their website for information: http://www.pebblebeach.com/

Re: Playing PB Golf Course

by Odinnthor

Stump Tim is correct regarding staying at the lodge, and obtaining a room on the 18th is a bonus. Here is all the information you need regarding Pebble beach and the surrounding area. If you strike out for some reason, travelgourmet had good choices for other connected courses.

http://members.virtualtourist.com/m/1276e2/b8497/4/

Re: Playing PB Golf Course

by vonbitch

Thanks Stumptim
Spoke to my hubbie and we decided to bite the bullet and pay n stay for one night (like you suggested)so he could get his game. It just means we have about $1300AUD less to spend at Vegas (LOL), and like you he can cross it off his bucket list. We are going all that way and landing in San Francisco specifically so he can play golf there. Two years ago we drove through PB on our way to LA before we left OZ I asked him if he wanted to play at PB, his reply was 'I don't care how great the course is I'm never going to pay $495US to play there, they can shove it up their ****'. The only thing was when we went into the Lodge and looked down the 18th fairway he changed his mind but it was totally booked out, he was so diappointed. I was going to ring today but by the time we got home from playing golf the US time was 6.30pm Saturday. Going to take your advice and ask for room 152. You helped me make my mind up, Thanks Gina

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Address: 2700 17-Mile Drive, , Pebble Beach, California 939