Sun and Fun Golf Association - Golf Travel Specialists

Exterior View of Portola Hotel and Spa

Spyglass Hill Golf Course

The Inn at Spanish Bay - Garden Room

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Savoring the moment at Pebble Beach Golf Links

Bayonet and Black Horse Golf Club - Black Horse Course

Event Details:

  • $7,000 Per Golfer, Double Occupancy or $14,000 Per Couple both Golfing.
  • $5,300 Per Non-Golfer, Double Occupancy or $12,300 Per Couple, Golfer & Non-Golfer.
  • $9,700 Per Golfer Single Occupancy.

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Bayonet and Black Horse Golf Club - Black Horse Course

Sun and Fun Golf Association
71 Burbank Drive 
Palm Coast FL 32137 USA
info@sunandfungolfassociation.com

+1 (904) 823 - 3083

Monterey Sunset

Bayonet and Black Horse Golf Club

Their tag line is "The Best 36 Holes on Monterey Bay"! So, how could we not play these courses?  Bayonet Golf Course, designed in 1954, was built on the Fort Ord military base. It was named after the Army's 7th Infantry division. The course was allegedly designed to play to then-commanding officer Major General Robert B. McClure's terrible slice, and thus has a series of holes nicknamed "Combat Corner" with substantial doglegs. Black Horse, named after the 11th Cavalry, followed in 1964. Until 1997, the golf courses were only open to members of the military; in 1997 it was purchased by the City of Seaside and opened to the public. Both courses underwent dramatic view-shed alterations and hole re-routings to reveal new, breathtaking ocean vistas and improved playing options (including new bentgrass greens). They were included in Golf Digest's "Best New Courses" issue for 2009 in the ultra-competitive "Remodel" category. Bayonet, with its narrow playing corridors and steep, penal bunkering, has long been considered the most difficult test of golf on the Monterey Peninsula. The par-72, 7,104-yard course has retained its famous bite after the recent renovation by award-winning architect Gene Bates, but playability and strategic options have been greatly improved. The uphill, dogleg right, 476-yard, par-4 ninth hole exemplifies the course's significant challenge.

Black Horse, a 7,024-yard, par-72 layout, features sweeping vistas of the Pacific and is highlighted by fescue-framed fairways, bunkers with distinctive, serrated edges and slickly-contoured greens. The par-3 15th, created during the renovation, faces the bay and is sure to emerge as one of the great holes on the Peninsula.


 

Monterey Wine Country
Big Sur’s rugged shore. Carmel’s bleached sands. Pebble Beach’s gentle tide pools. The Monterey California coast is world-famous for unparalleled scenic beauty. Monterey’s world-class wines rely on those very same picture-perfect elements. Warm sun, cool fog, ancient soils: all essential components to the winegrower’s art. Renowned vineyards and wineries large and small call Monterey County home. From the steep slopes of Carmel Valley to the rolling hills of Salinas Valley, Monterey stands alone in crafting wines of exceptional flavor, character, and balance. And the local winemakers’ hospitality is as famous as their vintages. 

The Monterey region offers a total of 37 Tasting Rooms, five are in Monterey and 15 are in Carmel by the Sea. So, if you enjoy wine, you'll have plenty of opportunities to sample some of the local vino!

Monterey Harbor and Wharf

Monterey Historic Walking Tour
We will escape the crowds and explore the sites and secrets of Monterey,  up close and on foot, with the Original Monterey Walking Tours. Our morning history tour starts at 10:00AM in our Portola Hotel lobby. Then we'll walk from modern Monterey back in time from the Spanish explorers to California statehood as we visit historic buildings and hidden gardens, and learn why Monterey is the “Cradle of California”.
Our guide will share in depth knowledge of California's history and how it is intimately tied with Monterey.   She will connect the American history we all know well to the history of the American west of which many visitors know very little. She includes stories on the lives and works of our areas many painters and writers.  Monterey's still existing adobe houses serve to illustrate the typical early architecture, and the beautiful hidden gardens with their wealth of year round color and unusual choices of plant material gives her the opportunity to delight the garden enthusiast. The story of California's past will unfold as you make your way through the streets of the old capital.

Pacific Grove Golf Links

Pebble Beach Golf Links-7th Hole

Pebble Beach Resort's Inn at Spanish Bay

We will experience the wonders of Pebble Beach. World-famous golf. World-class accommodations. Out-of-this-world scenery.  Located between Del Monte Forest and the Pacific shore among groves of tall Monterey pines, The Inn at Spanish Bay offers a luxurious retreat with 269 guest rooms and suites for golf enthusiasts and relaxation seekers alike. Comfortable accommodations and genuine hospitality create an indulgent hideaway after a day experiencing the incomparable Pebble Beach Resorts.  While at The Inn, dine at your choice of fabulous restaurants onsite. Stroll along the seaside boardwalk and discover hidden coves and sandy beaches. Play three of the most renowned golf courses in America, pamper yourself at the resort’s award-winning.

Portola Hotel and Spa

The Portola Hotel and Spa offers Coastal Luxury by the Bay. Ideally located, within a five minute walk of Old Fisherman's Wharf and within a mile of the famed Cannery Row the Portola is the perfect home base for the start of our Monterey Golf Adventure. The AAA Four Diamond, Portola Hotel & Spa was one of the first U.S. Green Building Council LEED® Certified hotel on California’s Central Coast. The full-service hotel offers guests a rich, historical ambiance, with residential style and a dedicated staff to ensure an unparalleled guest experience.  Portola Hotel and Spa offers three restaurants on-site – Peter B's Brewpub, Club Room - a breakfast-focused eatery and Jacks Monterey, which serves California cuisine.

The 379 newly renovated and coastal inspired accommodations provide a safe and relaxing escape with modern, timeless interiors and upgraded amenities. Each of the 342 square foot sized guestrooms feature beautiful wall coverings and contemporary furniture, headboards with built-in lighting and USB outlets, ceiling fans, unique artwork, and enhanced lighting. Room enhancements were influenced by guest feedback, including double pane windows or sliding glass doors and air-conditioning to create the optimal accommodations for all guests. Additional amenities include Hairdryers, Hypoallergenic bedding, In-Room safe, In-Room high-speed wireless or wired Internet access, Iron & ironing board, Keurig® Coffee Maker, featuring coffee & tea services, Lighted makeup mirrors, Organic bath amenities, Refrigerator, Robes, Work desks and more. Our group will stay in upgraded Harbor/City View Rooms.

The Spa on the Plaza at the Portola Hotel & Spa offers overnight guests access to the finest of spa facilities in a beautiful, serene environment. Complete with a relaxing lounge, the 6,000-square-foot facility offers 10 treatment rooms and an extensive spa menu of more than 40 signature treatments. From aromatherapy facial treatments to a coconut balm massage, your experience in our Monterey day spa by the bay is sure to be fulfilling and restorative.


Parking is often a chaellenge in Monterey, that's why we've included daily Self-Parking as part of your package. However, you may opt for the convenience of Portola Hotel's Valet Parking at $25 per day.

Package Does Not Include:

The Links at Spanish Bay

Situated on acreage that was once occupied by a sand-mining operation, The Links at Spanish Bay was built on vast sandy wasteland ideally suited for creating a true links-style course. The golf course, designed by Tom Watson, Robert Trent Jones Jr., and Sandy Tatum, was intended to be a Scottish inspired links-style golf course. Much of the golf course is amongst the gorgeous coastal sand dunes, making for a beautiful setting.  The course is more or less smack dab on the beach, sand dunes are a factor on most holes and the wind (even on calm days) is ever present.  The course positively reeks (in only the best of ways) of the ocean. If that's not enough, you're encouraged to hit low run-up shots and putt from off the green. The name of the course says it all: It's a links course and you're playing along beautiful Spanish Bay.  Spanish Bay is ranked among the best public courses and annually hosts the pros during the TaylorMade Pebble Beach Invitational Presented by Dell Technologies.  On November 5, 1987, The Links at Spanish Bay had its opening ceremony. In the inaugural round, Tom Watson shot a 67. Watson came off the course declaring, “It’s so much like Scotland, you can almost hear the bagpipes playing.”  Almost immediately a tradition was born, and today you can hear the bagpipes play each evening as a piper closes the course shortly before sunset.

  • Air to/from California - We recommend flying to San Francisco (SFO) or San Jose (SJC).
  • Rental Car - This is a SELF DRIVE trip, participants will to drive to/from the hotels, golf, airport, ect.
  • The Fore Caddie Fee at all 3 Pebble Beach courses is included, the tip is not. Recommended gratuity is $25 to $40 paid by each golfer, can be higher or lower based on level of service

Pacific Grove Golf Links

  • 5 nights at the Portola Hotel & Spa Monterey - we'll stay in upgraded Harbor/City View King Rooms.
  • 4 nights at Pebble Beach Resort's Inn at Spanish Bay - we'll stay in spacious Garden View Rooms.
  • Full Breakfast each morning at the hotels where we are staying.
  • Welcome Group Dinner at the Portola Hotel and Spa.
  • Farewell Group Dinner at the Inn at Spanish Bay.
  • Golf Greens Fees with Shared Golf Carts on:
    • Bayonet & Black Horse - Bayonet Course - Eighteen of the best 36 holes on Monterey Bay.
    • Pacific Grove Golf Links - A must play Muni with spectacular coastal scenery on holes 10 -18.
    • Bayonet & Black Horse - Black Horse - The other 18 of the best 36 holes on Monterey Bay.
    • Pebble Beach Golf Links - Rated the greatest public golf course in America by Golf Digest.
    • Spyglass Hill Golf Course - Pebble Beach Resort's Robert Trent Jones Masterpiece.
    • The Links at Spanish Bay - Spectacular seaside golf with immaculate course conditions.
  • 2 Practice/Fun Rounds and 4 SFGA Competitions:One Day 18 Hole Tournament Rounds on:
    • Bayonet & Black Horse - Bayonet Course - Fun Round(No Competition).
    • Pacific Grove Golf Links - Tournament Round One.
    • Bayonet & Black Horse - Black Horse - Tournament Round Two.
    • Pebble Beach Golf Links - Fun Round(No Competition).
    • Spyglass Hill Golf Course - Tournament Round Three.
    • The Links at Spanish Bay - Tournament Round Four.
  • One Fore Caddie will be provided, per foursome, at Pebble Beach, Spyglass and Spanish Bay.
  • The Original Monterey Walking Tour - A fully guided walking tour of historic Monterey w/ Lunch.
  • Gratuities on planned meals, self-parking at Portola Hotel & Inn at Spanish Bay.
  • State Tax, County Occupancy Tax, California Tourism Assessment and County Tourism Assessment
  • Inn at Spanish Bay nightly Service Fee for Porters, Front Desk, Guest Services, Housekeeping and Resort Shuttle Employees.

Sightseeing and Touring:

Cannery Row
Cannery Row is the waterfront street bordering the city of Pacific Grove, but officially in the New Monterey section of Monterey, California. It was the site of a number of now-defunct sardine canning factories. The last cannery closed in 1973. The street name, formerly a nickname for Ocean View Avenue, became official in January 1958 to honor John Steinbeck and his well-known novel Cannery Row.[1] In the novel's opening sentence, Steinbeck described the street as "a poem, a stink, a grating noise, a quality of light, a tone, a habit, a nostalgia, a dream."  Cannery Row itself is now a tourist attraction with many restaurants and hotels, several of which are located in former cannery buildings, and a few historic attractions. Some privately owned fishing companies still exist on Cannery Row, housed on piers located a short distance from the historic district frequented by tourists.

Tentative Itinerary:

Friday, May 20, 2022:
4:00PM - Check in time begins at the Portola Hotel and Spa in Monterey.
6:00PM - Welcome Cocktail Reception
6:45PM - Welcome Dinner
Saturday, May 21, 2022:
6:00AM -11:00AM Breakfast Buffet service in Portola's Club Room Restaurant.
9:00AM - Depart hotel and drive to Bayonet and Black Horse Golf Course
10:00AM - Tee times begin at Bayonet and Black Horse Golf Course
PM - Dinner is on your own, Monterey offers many options within a short walk of the hotel.
Sunday, May 22, 2022:
6:00AM -11:00AM Breakfast Buffet service in Portola's Club Room Restaurant.
9:30AM - Depart hotel and drive to Pacific Grove Golf Links
10:00AM - Tee times begin at Pacific Grove Golf Links
PM - Dinner is on your own, Monterey offers many options within a short walk of the hotel.
Monday, May 23, 2022:
6:00AM -11:00AM Breakfast Buffet service in Portola's Club Room Restaurant. No planned golf today.
10:00AM - Meet in lobby for walking tour of historic Monterey w/ Lunch. Will take 3 to 3.5 hours.

PM - The rest of your day is free to explore the Monterey Peninsula.
PM - Dinner is on your own, Monterey offers many options within a short walk of the hotel.
Tuesday, May 24, 2022:
6:00AM -11:00AM Breakfast Buffet service in Portola's Club Room Restaurant.
9:00AM - Depart hotel and drive to Bayonet and Black Horse Golf Course
10:00AM - Tee times begin at Bayonet and Black Horse Golf Course
PM - Dinner is on your own, Monterey offers many options within a short walk of the hotel.
Wednesday, May 25, 2022:
6:30AM -11:00AM Breakfast service in available in either Roy's or Sticks Restaurants.
10:00AM - Check out of Portola and drive to Spyglass Hill Golf Course.

11:00AM - Tee times begin at Spyglass Hill Golf Course.
PM - Dinner is on your own, Pebble Beach Resort offers 8 dining venues for dinner.
Thursday, May 26, 2022:
6:30AM -11:00AM Breakfast service in available in either Roy's or Sticks Restaurants.
AM - Today is a free day, enjoy the resort amenities or explore the nearby coastal communities.
PM - Dinner is on your own, Pebble Beach Resort offers 8 dining venues for dinner.

Friday, May 27, 2022:
6:30AM -11:00AM Breakfast service in available in either Roy's or Sticks Restaurants.
AM - Take the resort shuttle or drive to Pebble Beach Golf Links.
10:00AM - Tee times begin at Pebble Beach Golf Links.
PM - Dinner is on your own, Pebble Beach Resort offers 8 dining venues for dinner.

Saturday, May 28, 2022:

6:30AM -11:00AM Breakfast service in available in either Roy's or Sticks Restaurants.
10:00AM - Tee times begin at the Links at Spanish Bay.
6:00PM - Until We Meet Again Cocktail Reception
6:45PM - Awards Dinner

Sunday, May 29, 2022:

6:00AM -11:00AM Breakfast
AM  Check out of resort and the event is over. Have a safe trip home!

Golf Courses

Pacific Grove Golf Links

Since its initial opening in 1932, the Pacific Grove Golf Links has enjoyed a rich and storied history. Originally designed by Chandler Egan in 1932, the first nine holes are laid out through the forested areas of Pacific Grove. The back nine was designed by Jack Neville, original designer of the Pebble Beach Golf Links in Pebble Beach, California, and overlook Point Pinos, where the Pacific Ocean and Monterey Bay meet on the northern tip of the Monterey Peninsula. The golf links is also site of the Point Pinos Lighthouse.  The 18-hole layout, with a front nine that offers glimpses of Monterey Bay on fairways framed by Cypress trees, and an ocean-side back nine cut through windswept dunes reminiscent of a traditional Scottish links, has delighted visitors and locals alike for over 75 years.  Featuring a newly constructed, award-winning Golf Shop and clubhouse, the Pacific Grove Golf Links pairs a historical playing experience with a modern twist. The property, from the course to the Golf Shop to the Point Pinos Grill, encourages guests to "Experience golf as it should be".

Happy Hour with a view!

Light House at Pacific Grove

17-Mile Drive
17 Mile Drive is a scenic road through Pebble Beach and Pacific Grove on the Monterey Peninsula in California, much of which hugs the Pacific coastline and passes famous golf courses, mansions and scenic attractions, including the Lone Cypress, Bird Rock and the 5,300-acre Del Monte Forest of Monterey Cypress trees.   The drive serves as the main road through the gated community of Pebble Beach. Inside this community, nonresidents have to pay a toll to use the road.[2] Like the community, the majority of 17-Mile Drive is owned and operated by the Pebble Beach Corporation. The 17-Mile Drive is a 17-mile (27 km)-long scenic loop having four primary entrances - the main highway entrance at California State Route 1, and entrances in Carmel and Pacific Grove. 
Primary scenic attractions include Cypress Point, Bird Rock, Point Joe, Pescadero Point, Fanshell Beach & Seal Point. The famous "Witch Tree" landmark, often used as scenic background in movies and television, was formerly at Pescadero Point. The tree was blown down by a storm on January 14, 1964. Pescadero Point is also the site of the Ghost Tree, a landmark Monterey Cypress tree. The tree gives its name to a dangerous extreme surfing location known to have storm waves. Chief among the scenic attractions is the Lone Cypress, a salt-pruned Monterey cypress (macrocarpa) tree which is the official symbol of Pebble Beach and a frequent fixture of television broadcasts from this area. 

Pebble Beach Golf Links

Package Price Options:

The Links at Spanish Bay

Our group will spend the first five nights in Monterey at the four diamond Portola Hotel and Spa. Voted among the Top Twenty Hotels in Northern California by Condé Nast Traveler’s Readers, the hotel is located steps away from Fisherman’s Wharf, Cannery Row and much more. Then we'll drive over to the Pebble Beach Resort for the final four nights at the four diamond Inn at Spanish Bay. Nestled among majestic Monterey pines—and fronted by a Scottish-style links golf course that touches some of the most breathtaking coastline in the world—The Inn at Spanish Bay is an idyllic retreat.

In addition to world-class golf, your stay at The Inn at Spanish Bay includes access to both the private members-only Spanish Bay Club and the newly remodeled, private oceanside Beach & Tennis Club. These outstanding facilities offer complete, state-of-the-art fitness equipment and professional instruction. Relax in a heated freshwater outdoor pool or Jacuzzi. Or enjoy a massage, body scrub or water treatment at the 22,000-square-foot, full-service spa and salon.


Our participants will stay in Garden View Rooms which offer views of the interior courtyard and beautifully landscaped grounds. These rooms are comfortable and spacious, offering a minimum of 470 square feet in size, giving you plenty of space to sit back, relax and enjoy your iconic surroundings. Room amenities include a gas-burning fireplace, luxurious 300-thread-count Egyptian cotton sheets, complimentary Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs with cable and lavish modern bathrooms loaded with signature amenities to enhance your stay.

Bayonet and Black Horse Golf Club - Bayonet Course

Pebble Beach Golf Links

As members of the Sun and Fun Golf Association, this is your chance to play the No. 1 Public Golf Course in America.  Widely regarded as one of the most beautiful courses in the world, it hugs the rugged coastline and has wide open views of Carmel Bay, opening to the Pacific Ocean on the south side of the Monterey Peninsula.
The PGA Tour and PGA Tour Champions play annual events at Pebble Beach, AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am and the First Tee Open. It has hosted seven men's major championships: six U.S. Opens and a PGA Championship. That's more than any other golf course over the last 50 years. Future championships include a first U.S. Women’s Open in 2023, and a seventh U.S. Open in 2027. Every February, the PGA TOUR visits for the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am, a tradition that began in 1947.
Carts are included however, the carts are restricted to the cart paths. So, we have included one Fore Caddie per foursome to help ensure you enjoy the round of a lifetime at Pebble Beach.

Views along 17 Mile Drive

Visit Carmel-by-the-Sea
Whether you have a day - or two or three - Carmel-by-the-Sea will reward you with some of the world's finest scenery, historic sites, art galleries, restaurants, and boutique shops. On foot, by car, or both, there's no lack of things to do.  The unique community of Carmel-by-the-Sea is like a diamond, multifaceted and rare. Lying on a gently rising slope above a magnificent white beach, the village is carefully tucked away, off Highway One between the famous Pebble Beach and stunning beauty of Point Lobos State Reserve.   Carmel-by-the-Sea's one-square mile village is as unique in charm as it is in fun facts. No high heels law, no street addresses, Clint Eastwood was once mayor, and Doris Day helped make Carmel dog heaven on Earth are a few of the most popular ice breakers when meeting locals and visitors in this European-style town.

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Spyglass Hill Golf Course

Golf Digest has ranked Spyglass Hill as high as fifth on its list of "America's 100 Greatest Public Courses". The defining takeaway at Spyglass Hill is how the first five holes differ from the next 13. Sweeping ocean views with holes darting through a daring dunescape give way to the understated natural beauty and brawn of the Del Monte Forest. Pine Valley-by-the-Sea meets Augusta National, as Sports Illustrated eloquently described it.  Originally called Pebble Beach Pines Golf Club, it was renamed to Spyglass Hill by Samuel F. B. Morse, the founder of Pebble Beach, after the place in the novel Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson, who had spent time in the Monterey area.  Almost every hole at Spyglass Hill were named after characters and places from the novel.
As an annual co-host of the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am, as well as a stroke-play venue for a pair of U.S. Amateur Championships (1999 and 2018), Spyglass Hill’s championship pedigree has been validated by the game’s very best. The course record of 62 (–10) was set by Phil Mickelson in 2005 and equaled by Luke Donald the next year; both were carded on Thursday of the AT&T under calm conditions. This is certainly a bucket list course!

Dining at Portola Hotel

The Links at Spanish Bay

Old Fisherman's Wharf Monterey
It has seen bales of Chinese silks and barrels of Spanish wine, whaling ships, Navy cutters, and fishing boats by the score; Fisherman's Wharf, in its various incarnations, has been the focus of Monterey's economic life for centuries.  A visit to the beautiful Monterey Peninsula isn't complete without a rendezvous with Old Fisherman's Wharf in downtown Monterey. Known as the "Whale Watching Capital of the World" and a top destination of millions of visitors from around the world each year, Monterey's Old Fisherman's Wharf provides a wide array of award-winning dining, shopping, special events, and strolling in a gorgeous setting overlooking the Monterey Bay. 

Monterey's Old Fisherman's Wharf features 15 restaurants and fish markets, 3 candy shops, an ice cream store, a coffee/tea shop, 9 gift shops, 4 whale watching firms, 2 fishing companies and sailing, glass bottom boat rides, Bay cruises, fish markets and the Wharf Theatre.  Savor delicious cuisine at a myriad of fabulous restaurants featuring stunning views and award-winning Italian food, sustainable seafood, steaks including the region's famous clam chowder and calamari. The Wharf was also a main location for the filming of the hit HBO series, Big Little Lies, Season One. 

Enjoy salt water taffy, homemade chocolates, caramel apples, cotton candy and many other yummy sweet treats. View sea otters, sea lions, dolphins, whales, sea birds and other wildlife up close and personal that also share the Wharf while you stroll and dine. Throughout the year, there are sightings of 15 species of whales, 10 species of dolphins, 2 species of porpoise, 6 species of pinnipeds and 1 species of Fissiped (sea otter).Watch people who have gone out and caught their own fish on the local and chartered fishing boats return with their own "catch of the day". Celebrate the first location in Monterey County where tender abalone was cooked and served in a restaurant. Come back at the end of January to enjoy the annual Whalefest Monterey event. Check out the many fun shops to find the perfect memento of your visit and a variety of unique gifts. Bring your friends, family, and dogs (on leash) for a wonderful visit from morning to evening. Enjoy the exquisite views and the "best place to walk and people watch" in Monterey County. Situated near downtown Monterey, Old Fisherman’s Wharf is conveniently located along the Monterey Bay Recreation Trail.

Old Fishermans Wharf Monterey

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Bay View Guest Room at Portola Hotel

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We send out surveys from time to time asking our members where they might like us to plan an SFGA Trip. More often than not, we receive multiple requests for Pebble Beach and Monterey. We often hear "it's on our bucket list"! The Monterey Peninsula has long been recognized as one of the most scenic golf destinations in the Untied States. The AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am is one of the most popular professional golf tournaments on the PGA Tour Calander. Many of our members watch it each year on TV and now we are offering our members the opportunity to play the same course the Pros do.

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Bayonet and Black Horse Golf Club

Pacific Grove Golf Links

​​Monterey & Pebble Beach Bucket List Event
Monterey Peninsula, California
May 20 - 29, 2022