Over the centuries, Half Moon Bay has been home to Costanoan Indians, Spanish explorers, and Canadian rumrunners notorious during Prohibition. Today, Half Moon Bay is a San Francisco golf resort known for its picturesque pumpkin fields and artichoke groves, quaint shops, galleries, restaurants, and the "Mavericks”, the world-famous big wave surfing mecca. In the 1970’s golf legends saw this colorful village with its agrarian landscape, as the perfect location for California’s first and finest coastal, Scottish-inspired golf links. In 2001, the iconic Ritz-Carlton brand chose to build its first and only luxury golf resort in Northern California at this pristine location adjacent to The Half Moon Bay Golf Links.
In 1973, legendary course designer Arnold Palmer partnered with Francis Duane to build The Old Course. With its unparalleled ocean views, the 18th hole is one of the most photographed golf settings in the world. Over the years The Old Course was:
- Renovated in 1990 by award-winning golf course architect Arthur Hills
- The 18th hole was further renovated in 2006.
- 2006, Kenmark Golf Management becomes the executive manager of the property.
- In 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 host to the Men’s Local U.S. Open Qualifier
- Recipient of countless awards and honors and regarded as one of the most challenging golf courses in the San Francisco Bay Area.
- Played by historic figures including Joe DiMaggio, Willie Mays, Bob Hope and Jackie Gleason
The Ocean Course is considered the only true links course in the Bay Area.
- Designed by Arthur Hills and opened in 1997.
- Host of the 2008 LPGA Samsung Classic.
- In 2009, nine additional tees were added to stretch the renowned Scottish course to 6,914 yards. Additional wispy native grass areas and sod wall bunkers were also included adding a visual texture that transforms you to the origin of the game in Scotland.
- Hosted the Ladies’ U.S. Open Qualifier in 2012.
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