Originally Posted by Redhook
That's awesome, have fun. I'm jealous. Monterrey/Carmel is an amazing place. My favorite by far.
On your way to Pebble, try to get some pics of Cypress Point. It's tough to get to the #15 tee, but if you can, you'll see the coolest 2 golf holes in the world.
Also, if you can, get down to Big Sur and eat at Nepenthe. It's an outside restaurant that sits 800 feet above the ocean. Decent view.
Shot 84 at Pebble. 39 on the front, but it got cold and very windy on the back, and I blew up with a 45. Parred #18 in the complete dark, which I thought was pretty cool.
Started out Par-Birdie-Par, but the wheels came off along the ocean. I tried to go for #6 in two from the far right side and hit it into the cove, but somehow made par. Hit a great shot on #7 but it carried too long, and 3 putted bogey. Stuck a 5 iron from 195 to 8 feet on number 11, but gagged the birdie putt. #9 and #10 played dead into the wind, and I've never played harder back to back holes. Hit my 2nd shot in the cove on #9 but still saved bogey, and I somehow got up and down for par on #10. Hit it OB on #12 and #13, and the route was on. I cut the dog leg on 14 and had 230 into the green (tees were playing at 572 yards), but the pin was in the Sunday position, and I ended up making bogey. That hole is not really fair.
Other courses we ended up playing included TPC Stonebrae in Hayward, and Carmel Valley Ranch, along with Allister Mackenzie's Pasatiempo. Pasatiempo was an awesome, awesome course.
We went in the clubhouse at Cypress, but it was a member's only weekend, so we got promptly (and kindly) kicked out.
Blast of a trip. Will try and post a picture or two from Pebble here shortly.