The Fine Life: A Journey Through Pebble Beach’s Most Refined Experiences

The Fine Life: A Journey Through Pebble Beach’s Most Refined Experiences

A community filled with beaches, golf courses, million-dollar homes, and elite shopping, Pebble Beach is a slice of heaven. Just a quick trip south from Monterey and north of Carmel, Pebble Beach is perched on a peninsula jutting into the Pacific Ocean. Its geography makes for shockingly gorgeous views and a spectacular landscape of cypress trees set against a rocky coastline. Visitors and residents travel to this destination for Pebble Beach’s most refined experiences.

17 Mile Drive

Enter via Highway 1 in Pacific Grove

The 17 Mile Drive along the Monterey Peninsula is an essential experience on any upscale itinerary. Ideally, you’ll take this trip on a warm, sunny day with the top down. However, you can still enjoy the views on a rainy, slightly stormy day tucked into the warmth of a comfortable ride.

The sky opens up along the coast in ways that awe and inspire, and watching the waves crash against the bluffs is an experience to remember. Grab a coffee in Monterey and sip your brew as you make your way down through Pebble Beach and into Carmel. Plan for about three hours, but you can stop as often as you like for shopping or sea gazing and make a whole day of it.

Pebble Beach Golf Links

1700 17 Mile Drive, Pebble Beach, CA 

We cannot talk about Pebble Beach without mentioning the golf courses here. As far as public courses go, this one is rated number one in the country. Pebble Beach Golf Links has hosted six U.S. Opens and offers visitors remarkable views and a challenging course. The next major championship will be the 78th U.S. Women's Open July 5-9, 2023. Fortunately, you don’t have to golf to visit the course. You can walk the grounds and enjoy a meal at one of the top-quality eateries onsite.

Spyglass Hill Golf Course

3206 Stevenson Drive, Pebble Beach, CA

Spyglass Hill is the younger sibling of Pebble Beach Golf Links. The course may get a bit less attention, but to professionals and golf enthusiasts, they see the course as a “must play”.. Annually co-hosting the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am, this course is the most challenging course in Pebble Beach with its interesting landscape and rough terrain. Offering a variety of holes, visitors will love the ocean views and the fascinating design.

The Links at Spanish Bay

2700 17 Mile Drive, Pebble Beach, CA

A much more meandering course than Pebble Beach or Spyglass, The Links at Spanish Bay is known for its views. The youngest of the Pebble Beach Resorts golf courses, Spanish Bay opened in 1987 and rolls through windswept dunes along the crashing surf of the Pacific. While the entire area of Pebble Beach is stunning to behold, this course wins for prettiest. It is also more stretched out than its older brothers, with more room to roam, though the holes are no less demanding.

The Lodge

1700 17 Mile Drive, Pebble Beach, CA

Of course, you do not have to golf while in Pebble Beach. Even if you are with someone who does, you can take your time enjoying the sights, the shops, and the eateries in this small community. The Lodge is an exceptional stop to while away the time, and there is much to take in even if you are not staying as a guest.

Set on large grounds of green hills nestled between a mountain backdrop and an ocean foreground, this resort is all-encompassing. Enjoy the serene and gorgeous views while sipping wine at one of the restaurants onsite, or enjoy a trip to The Spa for treatment — all while gazing out over a beautiful ocean cove.

Inn at Spanish Bay

2700 17 Mile Drive, Pebble Beach, CA

Another of the Pebble Beach Resorts to enjoy, the Inn at Spanish Bay is unique in character, with contemporary rooms and grounds set against a Scottish-style golf course complete with a Spanish Bay Bagpiper who plays on the course every day. It is a popular spot to watch the sunset and grab a drink by the fire pits. The Spanish Bay Club includes tennis, swimming, and more for guests at the inn. You could also visit the Stave Wine Cellar onsite, the newest restaurant at the resort, to enjoy wine and small bites while you take in all the glamor.

Shop at Pebble Beach Resorts

17 Mile Drive, Pebble Beach, CA

If you’re up for a day of boutique shopping, The Shops at Pebble Beach Resorts offer a one-of-a-kind experience. Each boutique has its own take on the local gear and wear, including women’s tennis, jewelry, and men’s golfing. You can also visit The Spa here for skincare products and special treatments.

The Spa at Pebble Beach Resorts

1518 Cypress Drive, Pebble Beach, CA

Luxuriate at The Spa while receiving a facial treatment, a massage, or a full body scrub. This upscale spa and treatment center at Casa Palmero offers a full range of self-care options, and you can even enjoy a treat from the juice bar and cafe while you’re there.

The Bench

Located at The Lodge at Pebble Beach
1700 17-Mile Drive, Pebble Beach, CA 93953

Overlooking the 18th hole at Pebble Beach Golf Links, The Bench at The Lodge at Pebble Beach delivers an eclectic menu inspired by international styles and methods, and uses the innovative technique of wood roasting and open-flame cooking. You can also enjoy an array of wines on tap as well as premium draft beers.

The Bench is designed with an open-air atmosphere and includes an expansive dining room surrounding a lively bar, glass-enclosed conservatory and our picturesque outdoor dining area with fire pits and fire tables. The Bench is a must visit for cocktail drinkers as we pride ourselves on our extensive, one-of-a-kind cocktail program utilizing fresh made juices, purees and garnishes daily.

The Tap Room

1700 17 Mile Drive, Pebble Beach, CA

If you’re in the mood for a great steak, look no further than The Tap Room. A classic American Tavern with an upscale twist, this restaurant serves an amazing steak dinner in a wood-paneled setting and beer on tap. It has a very masculine feel, perfect for a gathering after a round of golf.

Stillwater Bar & Grill

1700 17 Mile Drive, Pebble Beach, CA

Stillwater Bar & Grill is one of the finest restaurants in Pebble Beach. Located just outside of the Pebble Beach Pro Shop, this eatery is ideal for those just coming from the golf course or from the spa. Especially delightful is the Sunday brunch option. Enjoy a mimosa with a view!

Hay’s Place

Located at The Lodge at Pebble Beach
1700 17-Mile Drive, Pebble Beach, CA 93953

Experience the newest addition to Pebble Beach Resort’s extensive lineup of dining options, Hay’s Place. This fun and lively restaurant is the perfect post-round spot to enjoy a casual, Mexican-inspired menu, craft beverages and sweeping views of Stillwater Cove and the recently redesigned short course, The Hay. Gather your friends and family and relish the view at Pebble’s largest outdoor seating area with fire pits, fire-side tables, and a signature indoor/outdoor bar.

Hay’s place is located at The Hay, just a short walk from The Lodge at Pebble Beach.

Roy’s at Pebble Beach

Located at The Inn at Spanish Bay
2700 17-Mile Drive, Pebble Beach, CA 93953

Roy Yamaguchi—celebrity chef, James Beard Award winner and the father of Hawaiian-fusion cuisine—has poured all of his innovative talents into Roy’s at Pebble Beach. When adding Chef de Cuisine Pablo Mellin to the mix, the result is a wonderfully eclectic menu of big flavors that’s sure to please every taste and palate. With dishes like Misoyaki Butterfish and “Dynamite” Crab Crusted Scallops, the Hawaiian-fusion theme places fresh seafood front and center, but meat lovers never take a back seat. The Panko Crusted Rack of Lamb and Honey-Mustard Beef Short Ribs are two of the many tempting choices on the menu.

Combine that with a dynamic wine list and exceptional desserts, and you have one impressive dining experience. Accessible tables and seating options are available.


2700 17 Mile Drive, Pebble Beach, CA

For Italian fare, visit Peppoli after a day on The Links at Spanish Bay. Tuscan-style cuisine is served in this warmly lit dining room overlooking the bay. Enjoy a wide selection of Northern Italian food options alongside delicious wine. The chef here is one of our past clients and you can’t go wrong!


Located at The Inn at Spanish Bay
2700 17-Mile Drive, Pebble Beach, CA 93953

After a spectacular round of golf or a brisk walk on the beach, SticksS is the perfect place for savory food served up in a lively sports-bar atmosphere. Enjoy cold beverages, shared bites and creative entrees while catching a big game on our multiple flat-panel TVs. This is one of our most frequently visited casual dinner spots.

Outside on the patio, enjoy seating next to our fire pits while soaking in gorgeous views of The Links at Spanish Bay and the Pacific Ocean!

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