Travel Destination: 17 Mile Drive-Pebble Beach, CA

Is there ever enough time to do everything?

One of my favorite memories on our May road trip up the California coast, was a very brief loop around 17 Mile Drive and our visit to the Pebble Beach Visitor’s Center. Golf being my husband’s passion, I was blessed to share this first time visit with him and explore the area. There is a lot of  history and beauty that surrounds this golf course.

While we were there we could see the preparation for the US Open the following month. Later, while watching the tournament on TV we were able to see the very place we had just visited.

Shopping bags in hand (yes, I believe the only shopping my husband did on the trip) we headed back to our car to experience a piece 17 Mile Drive.  17 miles, 17 stops.

We did not take the time to stop at every location.  But we made a few stops, snapped a few photos, and left knowing we had a brief encounter at one of the works most beautiful golf courses full of legendary history.

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18th Hole

If I had only one more round to play, I would choose to play it at Pebble Beach. I’ve loved this course from the first time I saw it. It’s possibly the best in the world.
Jack Nicklaus


Johnny Miller


Pebble Beach Resorts Founder Samuel F.B. Morse once said:
“The forest is not a place to drive through in a hurry. It is a place to take your time and enjoy the magnificent views and the natural state of the forest.”


The Lone Cypress

I previously wrote a short post about the Lone Cypress.
(click here)







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Our stops included the ones with the most beautiful views of the sea.

We drove through the forest as we headed back to Highway 1.

If we are ever back in the area again, you can bet we will plan another visit to Pebble Beach Golf Course, and another ride around 17 Mile Drive.



8 Comments Add yours

  1. Alice Boor says:

    Loved seeing the pictures again. Such beautiful views.

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    1. Thank you! 🙂 I get to relive the experience when I write these posts!


  2. Sheree says:

    Beautiful! I can see why you enjoyed it so much.

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    1. Thank you! I wish we had more time, and more photos. But it was a wonderful day 🙂

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  3. One of the most beautiful drives in the US!

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    1. I totally agree, and hope someday to return!


  4. Lisa Coleman says:

    On our bucket list. I want to see St. Andrews too. I’m not a golfer but am a huge fan of the game.

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    1. I don’t golf (no time right now), but my husband does, and I enjoy outdoors. Since he is now retired, hopefully we can visit a few on our occasional road trips. So very beautiful!

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