The Ritz-Carlton Half Moon Bay Resort is a luxury getaway on the Northern California Coast, about one hour from downtown San Francisco. If you are looking for a great golf vacation, Half Moon Bay is a destination for golfers and health spa enthusiasts alike. The resort offers two golf courses: the Old Course, originally designed by Francis Duane and Arnold Palmer, and the Ocean Course, designed by Arthur Hills in 1997. Golfers playing at the Ocean Course enjoy ocean views from all 18 holes.
The resort is a getaway where guests can combine active rest with some relaxing time at the luxury spa. The 16,000-square-foot spa and fitness complex at the resort offers 16 treatment rooms, whirlpool, steam rooms and sauna facilities. There is also a co-ed Roman Mineral Bath and an oceanfront Jacuzzi with calming views of the ocean. The fitness center, which overlooks a lawn and the ocean, features Cybex cardio machines, weight training equipment as well as daily aerobics and yoga classes. The Ritz-Carlton Half Moon Bay is one of the best active California weekend getaways.
In addition to golf and fitness, guests at Half Moon Bay can choose from numerous other activities. There is a scenic path along the coast which can be used for jogging and walking. Guests can also relax on a nearby beach, bring a picnic basket, play tennis or basketball.
For event planners, the Half Moon Bay Resort provides 17,000 square feet of meeting and event space, including a ballroom which can accommodate 400 guests.
Resort Rooms & Food
The resort offers 261 guest rooms and suites, located in the six-story main building and three adjacent guesthouses. Two thirds of all guest rooms have ocean views and many have a fireplace, balcony or window seat. The rooms also feature marble bathrooms with a separate shower and bathtub. Guests can work from their rooms which provide high-speed Internet access and computer and fax outlets, just in case you have to do some work while on your golfing vacation.
Dining options include Navio which serves coastal cuisine from a 1,000-square-foot display kitchen and the more relaxed Conservatory serving light cuisine throughout the day. In the evening, guests can relax at the Bar with live entertainment and an extensive list of California and international wines.
Vacation Location - California
The resort is conveniently located 30 minutes from San Francisco International Airport and one hour from Silicon Valley and downtown San Francisco.
Things to Do Nearby
Nearby vacation activities include horseback riding, deep-sea fishing, whale watching, sea kayaking, biking and antiquing.
The Half Moon Bay Resort can be reached by car in 30 minutes from San Francisco International Airport. If you would like to have the hotel arrange your transportation, you can call the resort Concierge at 650-712-7601. Browse more great golf vacation ideas.