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
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
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
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.