California Dreaming – The Ritz Carlton, Half Moon Bay Resort


Located 23 miles southwest of San Francisco International Airport, The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay Resort is one of the most popular resorts along the West Coast. Its romantic setting coupled with extensive facilities make it a perfect place to stay and to play!
Set high on a scenic bluff overlooking the Pacific coastline, it provides expansive views of the surrounding landscape and ocean waves. An elite golf and spa resort, guests can relax in the 16,000 sq. foot Spa followed by a sumptuous meal in the ocean view restaurant, serving Northern Californian costal cuisine. Or why not kick back and watch the sunset while you roast marshmallows from the intimate setting of your own terrace fire-pit. For the more energetic, there’s a Fitness centre, indoor heated pool, six lighted tennis courts, basketball courts, miles of walking trails, and two championship golf courses.

The travelling golfer will be in dreamland as there’s 36 holes of exquisite golf on hand, including the world famous Ocean Course: a par-72 Arthur Hills designed gem that regularly ranks as one of the best courses in California. Steeped in natural beauty, its traditional Scottish design makes clever use of the prevailing wind and natural rugged coastline terrain. The Old Course is another par-72 course, with a more Parkland-style design which was originally laid out by Francis Duane and Arnold Palmer in 1973. The cameras usually come out on hole #18 – a feature hole that plays along the edge of the cliff to the sound of crashing waves.

For non-golfers, the surrounding region is blessed with an abundance of activities. Horseback riding along world class beaches; hiking in the California Redwood forests; visiting the wineries in the Santa Cruz Mountains; or visiting the restaurants and shops of downtown San Francisco (a short 30 minute drive away).