During last year’s spring break, the Boys’ Latin golf team and I traveled to California to play golf at Pebble Beach. Pebble Beach is one of the world’s premier golfing destinations and accordingly is a top choice on golfers’ bucket lists around the world.
Our trip would not have been possible without the generous staff and professionals at Pebble. A round of golf that would cost the general public nearly $600 cost BL golfers only $50. Our golf team had allowed us to go to places all around the world that would not have been accessible without the game of golf.
Pebble Beach has been consistently ranked in the top 5 courses in the world for the last 10 years by Golf Digest. Growing up, I always dreamed about the day I would be able to play Pebble, yet I never thought I would be able to at such a young age.
Every hole at Pebble Beach is distinct and iconic. The beautiful vistas surround the entire course often left my friends and I standing breathless in the fairway.
While walking the course, one cannot help but think about the legends of the game that have walked the same fairways before. Tiger Woods, Arnold Palmer, Ben Hogan, and Jack Nicklaus are just a few of the names that pop into mind when thinking about the extensive history at Pebble Beach.
When Arnold Palmer was asked where he would choose to play if he was only allowed one more round of golf, he immediately replied, “Pebble Beach.” The possibility to play Pebble Beach may arise again throughout my lifetime, but I will never be able to play it with all 8 of my best friends again.