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GolfJunkie302's Trip to the Monterey Peninsula

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I realize I haven't posted in this thread for a couple of days. Internet was a little spotty. We got back yesterday and I finally got all my photos uploaded so here they are!

 

First up was Bayonet. With the PGA Professionals Championship (which starts today), the course was in great shape. It was pretty cool having the ropes, leaderboards, and tents up — made it feel like a tour event! attachicon.gifPSX_20180617_093754.jpgattachicon.gifPSX_20180617_093553.jpgattachicon.gifPSX_20180617_093236.jpgattachicon.gifPSX_20180617_092945.jpgattachicon.gifPSX_20180617_092509.jpgattachicon.gifPSX_20180617_092040.jpg

Second day began with PG. Man, that back nine! It was a little foggy but still amazing. attachicon.gifPSX_20180617_094032.jpegattachicon.gifPSX_20180617_094624.jpegattachicon.gifPSX_20180617_094212.jpeg

After PG, we went straight to Quail Lodge. It was in amazing shape — best greens of the whole week by far. Probably the best conditioning overall. Seems like a pretty underrated course to me. It was the perfect weather for golf, too!attachicon.gifPSX_20180617_094817.jpegattachicon.gifPSX_20180617_095147.jpegattachicon.gifPSX_20180617_095517.jpegattachicon.gifPSX_20180617_091545.jpegattachicon.gifPSX_20180617_095350.jpegattachicon.gifPSX_20180617_095655.jpegattachicon.gifPSX_20180617_091410.jpeg

We played Spanish Bay the following day. I have to say, this was my favorite course of the week! Just a fun layout right next to the ocean. At the end, they even gave us all bag tags for free!

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The last round was at Poppy Hills. Another great track. The guys in the pro shop said the conditions were almost perfect, presumably because of the US Girls Junior Am next month.

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Okay, just got to the end and realized how many photos I just uploaded. My apologies! But here are two more. The legendary Cypress Point... attachicon.gifPSX_20180617_084101.jpeg

Lastly, the 18th at Pebble Beach:attachicon.gifPSX_20180617_101147.jpeg

Overall, it was a fantastic trip. I still can't believe my total cost for greens fees was $30! Although we missed out on some big names, we still got to play some incredible tracks. Hope to get back there soon!

 

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Oh how we miss PG! That muni is really a gem of a course isn't it?. I have pics from the driving range with deer literally 10 feet in front of me. I had to stop hitting and just wait for them to finish their lunch but but I didn't mind one bit. On the front 9, there was a hole (forget which) where there were literally 20 head of deer just laying around the tee box. If you ever make it back and like to go hiking, there's an old logging trail behind Poppy Hills that I used to run every day to clear my head. 

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Great trip and wonderful photos. I’ll be at Poppy Hills on Friday (live 1:30 away), so good to hear about conditions. I turn 40 next year and thinking of these courses except swap Quail Lodge for Pebble and add Black Horse - or just spend that $$$ on the Open at Pebble! How about food, wine or beer? Did you make it to Alvarado Street Brewing per chance?

 

 

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A few other courses worth considering that are a little off the path but very budget-friendly are Del Monte, Monterey Pines, Rancho Canada and Laguna Seca. But if you're looking for that seaside golf experience without murdering your wallet, PG Golf Links is a must! 

 

My wife is talking about getting us US Open passes for our 10 year anniversary, Father's Day, My 40th next year (they're all relatively close). :D Under no other circumstance would I be remotely excited for my 40th birthday.. but this is a reason to rejoice. 

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Oh how we miss PG! That muni is really a gem of a course isn't it?. I have pics from the driving range with deer literally 10 feet in front of me. I had to stop hitting and just wait for them to finish their lunch but but I didn't mind one bit. On the front 9, there was a hole (forget which) where there were literally 20 head of deer just laying around the tee box. If you ever make it back and like to go hiking, there's an old logging trail behind Poppy Hills that I used to run every day to clear my head.

Yeah, there were so many deer at that course! I was surprised there were so many right on the peninsula.

 

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