Pebble Beach, CA– When it comes to naming the most beautiful golf courses that holds the sport’s biggest competition throughout the year, you have to say that Pebble Beach and the US Open is amongst the top of that list.
I continuously had my breath taken away from the sheer beauty when making your way up to the bay area, to the innumerable sands on the shore. However, nothing gets the golf course more electric than golf’s elite competing at one of the premiere tournaments.
My epic journey to the open began with traveling to Burbank airport and making my way to San Jose to check into the luxurious Fairmont Hotel.
The hotel leaves you in awe the moment you step in. You don’t know what you want to do when you first check in, because the possibilities are endless. The hotel included a health center, with all the equipment you need to get in a nice workout. If that wasn’t enough, they have an amazing pool with water that is more blue than sapphire gems. Perfect for when you’re in the mood to relax and soak up some sun. In addition, your nose is captured by elegant smells of the restaurant inside the hotel that also included live music.
And that’s just the beginning, because the room I stayed in was second-to-none.
Normally, you’d think that once you’ve stayed in a hotel room, you know what to expect when you stay in others. However, there was something about my stay in this room that I’ll never forget and I still can’t put my finger on what it was. The king-sized bed that I slept on absolutely felt like floating on a cloud.
Yet, if that wasn’t enough, the view from outside my window of beautiful San Jose felt like a dream. The scenery of the city during the nighttime with all of the lights felt like twinkling stars in the sky.
But, it was only the prelude to what I was soon to experience. It was time to see the best golfers compete and put on a show for golf fans around the world at this year’s US Open.
As much as I wanted to stay in the hotel, I left in a heartbeat to go to Pebble Beach. It was exciting to receive the US Open tickets, and even more exciting that many fans came to witness the very best in the sport go at it. Everyone in attendance seemed to move as one to make their way to the opening hole. You could feel the intense passion of every golf fanatic as they watched which was equaled by the unavoidable suspense in the air from the fierce competitors.
Every last spectator wanted to get a shot at the action throughout each hole. It was hard to get a decent view if you were one beat behind. Although the atmosphere was passionate, everyone that took part in spectating was super friendly and approachable.
By the end of the US Open, Gary Woodland outlasted Brooks Koepka to win the event. The 35-year-old finished 13 under par, taking home the first place crown and $2.25 million dollars. The crowd went wild and it was a joy to see so many people from all over the country and the world, gathering in the spirit of golf. People from all walks of life: Executives, families, and golfers of all kinds, unifying together to experience the thing we all love, golf.
I am so grateful I was one of the individuals in attendance. It was a rare, forever treasured memory at not only the US Open, however, the Fairmont Hotel as well.