(HALF MOON BAY, Calif.) – Half Moon Bay Golf Links, the world-class, 36-hole golf resort set against the dramatic cliffs of the Pacific Ocean, has been voted “Best Outdoor Venue” by the readers of Northern California Meetings + Events Magazine.
In its inaugural “Best Industry Awards” edition, the magazine stated: “Consistently acclaimed as one of the nation’s top golf resorts, this 350-acre property wows guests with ocean views and next-door proximity to The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay. Located 40 miles south of San Francisco, Half Moon Bay Golf Links offers two 18-hole championship golf courses, attracting scores of corporate and charity tournaments each year.”
“We are thrilled to receive this award from Northern California Meetings + Events Magazine, and it is a testament to the commitment of our tournament and event staff to providing an unforgettable experience,” says Mark Kendall, President of Kenmark Golf Management.
Half Moon Bay Golf Links teams with the onsite Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay and other area hotels to create themed events for groups of up to 400 guests. Event planners gravitate to the resort for its creative spin on social events and receptions, and cost-effective, turn-keyed fundraisers and corporate banquets. The clubhouse – home to casual fireside dining at Mullins Bar & Grill — and its surrounds offer the ideal blend of indoor and outdoor space.
To view the full list of winners for the Northern California Meetings + Events 2010 Readers’ Choice Best of Awards winners, go to http://ncal.meetingsmags.com.
For more information about Half Moon Bay Golf Links, please visit www.hmbgolflinks.com or call 650.726.1800.
About Half Moon Bay Golf Links
Set against the dramatic cliffs overlooking the Pacific Ocean, Half Moon Bay Golf Links is located just minutes from San Francisco and San Jose, and only 20 miles from San Francisco International Airport. The golf resort features thirty-six holes of championship golf; a clubhouse with a full-service pro shop offering the latest equipment and fashionable apparel; and the popular ocean-view restaurant, Mullins Bar & Grill, serving breakfast, lunch and dinner in a casual fireside dining setting.
For nearly 40 years, avid golfers have been returning to this incomparable setting, enjoying the variety of play offered by two award-winning courses: Arnold Palmer’s classic American parkland-styled The Old Course and the Scottish-links-styled Ocean Course designed by Arthur Hills.
The Old Course is a classic American design, with a series of strategically-demanding holes linked through the property’s interior. The famous, par-4 18th emerges along the Pacific Ocean, boasting one of the most stunning tee-to-green views in the U.S. It plays up to The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay’s oceanfront courtyard and fire pit.
The Ocean Course provides a true links golf experience: the salt air of the Pacific a constant as it is transported via the constant breeze from the Ocean just yards away. Fairways are separated by coastal mounding and native grasses, and open green fronts and creatively designed green surrounds support a variety of different playing options.
The Ocean Course hosted the 2008 LPGA Samsung World Championship, featuring the world’s best women golfers and won by Paula Creamer. Half Moon Bay Golf Links is also a regular site for U.S. Open Men’s and Women’s qualifiers, including 2010.
The golf courses are managed by Kenmark Golf Management, for more information about Kenmark please visit www.kenmark.com
Accolades for Half Moon Bay Golf Links Include:
- “Top 80 Golf Resorts” – Conde Nast Traveler
- “No. 18 Golf Resort in North America” -Golf Digest
- “Gold Medal Award” -GOLF Magazine
- “The Pebble Beach Experience Just Up The Coast” -New York Times
- “One of the 18 Great Country Clubs for a day” -Business Week
- “One of the Best 18 Holes in the Country” -Golf Digest
- “Four Stars: A San Francisco Treat” -Golf Digest
- “No. 1 in the West” –Business Week/Golf Digest