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Of course, if money is no object, I like the stay-and-play options. Spend the money, stay at the resort and play a couple more courses. Spyglass Hill is one of my favorites in the world, so that makes a great 1-2 punch. Add in the Links at Spanish Bay and the new Poppy Hills Golf Course, and you've really got something.
There are four options for staying at Pebble Beach -- the Lodge at Pebble Beach, the Inn at Spanish Bay, Casa Palmero, and the Fairway One Guest Rooms and Cottages.
Fairway One is the newest of the lodging options at Pebble Beach. Located along the first fairway of Pebble Beach Golf Links, it features large guest rooms as well as the Palmer and Eastwood cottages. Prices start at $971, excluding taxes and resort fees, for a Garden View room. The cost escalates up to $6,940 for the aforementioned four-bedroom cottages per night.
The most opulent option is Casa Palmero, which is former mansion acquired by the Pebble Beach Co., in 1994. At $975 per night, Casa Palmero is an intimate, Mediterranean-style estate that features 24 private rooms and suites, each with wood-burning fireplaces, over-sized tubs and mostly king beds. Overlooking the first and second fairways of Pebble Beach Golf Links, Casa Palmero is just a few steps away from The Spa at Pebble Beach.
The next level is the Lodge, starting at $840 per night for a Garden View up to $4,230 per night for the two-bedroom Sloat Suite, and those digs, located along the 18th hole, are pretty special, too. Or you can stay at the relatively economical Inn at Spanish Bay starting sy $720 per night for a Garden View room.
Currently, the resort is offering three nights at the Lodge at Pebble Beach with a round each on Pebble Beach Golf Links, Spyglass Hill and the Links at Spanish Bay, starting at just under $4,000. It's a lot of money for most folks, to be sure, but it's definitely a bucket list experience.
But you might want to try a tour operator or agent as well. They don't get discounted tee times at Pebble, but apparently they work deals on the hotel rooms. They can often save you some money on packages that include multiple courses.
For example, I saw one that offered a four-night package with the above courses, plus Del Monte for less than $2,800. These deals change all the time, so your best bet is to look often.
As for booking your own reservations, call Pebble Beach at (866) 249-6232, even if you're just booking a round at Pebble beach a day out.