A Fairway To Heaven For America’s Biggest Golf Tournament
The biggest question among fans at the 2019 U.S. Open at Pebble Beach won’t be about Tiger Woods, but about where to have cocktails during and after the tournament.
Knowing this, PubClub.com presents this complete US Open Pebble Beach 2019 fans guide & 19th hole bars & party scene.
You Need A Ticket To Get To Pebble Beach
Access is strict here, so much so that you will need a ticket to get into Pebble Beach or anywhere near it. You will need a ticket to get on the 17-Mile Drive, which goes to the golf clubhouse. So if you’re thinking of going to the area just to hang out and have a few drinks on site (as was I, quite frankly), forget it. You’re going to have to do all your socializing in Carmel and Monterey.
The Clubhouse & Tap Room Bars At Pebble Beach
If you’re familiar with how things are at the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am, that won’t help you here, because as mentioned above, unless you have a ticket you won’t be able to get into the clubhouse bars for drinks.
If you do have a ticket, tho, the clubhouse bar and adjacent Tap Room are the prime places to hand out and drink during the tournament. The clubhouse bar, next to the Stillwater Grill, is an open area with huge windows looking out onto the 18th green and Pacific Ocean. Corporate tents will prevent you from peering in on the action on the 18th, but this is the best place to be socializing during the rounds of play.
It’s not uncommon for golfers to pop in here and have a drink or two after their round, but they tend to sit down across the hallway at the Tap Room. This is also THE place to see celebrities.
The Inn at Spanish Bay is another popular place to have drinks and the setting there is spectacular.
Drinking On The Golf Course
You can drink on the golf course, of course, but it’s beer only. There are tents selling spirits, but those must be consumed on site. And it’s not cheap, $15-18 per cocktail, but if you’ve already forked out the money for a ticket, the price of drinks should not concern you.
From a scenic hole perspective, you’ll want to hang out at the 16th, 17th and 18th hole as much as possible, for those holes hug the gorgeous Pebble Beach coastline. It’s so beautiful there that you may actually forget about golf for a few moments.
The 19th Hole – The Bars Of Carmel
Pebble Beach is comprised of a small beach and the golf course; the town is the adjacent Carmel. This is where you will go to drink at night and PubClub has a complete guide to the Carmel bars for the U.S. Open.
The U.S. Open is more than a golf tournament – it’s also a party. And those who follow this guide will be celebrating now matter who wins on Sunday.