San Francisco Golf Holidays

The San Francisco region offers legendary golf at resorts such as Pebble Beach and CordeValle, with world-standard courses including the Treasure Island-inspired Spyglass Hill.

There’s accommodation to match here, with spacious bedrooms, spas and a range of dining options – including celebrity favourites at The Inn at Spanish Bay – all on offer.

San Francisco Golf Breaks

The scenery’s pretty impressive too, from the Pacific shoreline to the stunning, sprawling meadows inland and the vineyards of the wine-growing region.

   

Golf Accommodation and Hotels

  • Bernardus Lodge 

    Bernardus Lodge

    Nestled among the oaks and vineyards of scenic Carmel Valley, savor the gracious intimacy of a resort with epicurean flair. Feather beds, cozy fireplaces and oversized bathtubs for two. Vintage wine and cheese welcome. A "wine grotto" mini bar. The spa's meditation garden, warming room and soaking …

     
  • Carmel Valley Ranch 

    Carmel Valley Ranch

    Carmel Valley Ranch is unlike any other resort you've been to. Sure, it's a perfect place to let your shoulders rest, sit by the pool and enjoy the good life. But more importantly, this is the place where you'll sneak away to tap into that elixir of life—play. All kinds of play, for all kinds of …

     
  • Clift San Francisco4 star 

    Clift San Francisco

    The luxury 4-star superior Clift San Francisco hotel offers exquisite style and comfort - and a touch of surrealist adventure – right in the heart of the city. Designed by Phillip Starck, the hotel couples old-world elegance with a daring contemporary glamour that guests are unlikely to forget in a …

     
  • CordeValle5 star 

    CordeValle

    A Rosewood resort, this is a true hidden gem only about 90 minutes inland from Pebble Beach and one hour from San Francisco. Set in stunning, sprawling meadowlands in California’s wine-growing region you are guaranteed tranquillity and beautiful surroundings. It’s also warmer than the coastal …

     
  • Fairmont San Francisco4 star 

    Fairmont San Francisco

    The Fairmont San Francisco hotel is a modern hotel offering beautifully presented rooms, high quality amenities and a hilltop location providing great views of the city. The hotel is close to city transport links and the city centre is within walking distance to attractions including Chinatown, …

     
  • Silverado Resort and Spa5 star 

    Silverado Resort and Spa

    Silverado Resort and Spa is the perfect vacation getaway to the enchanting allures of Napa Valley. Tucked into the rolling hills of world-famous Wine Country, the resort unites state-of-the-art conference facilities with endless leisure activities. Enjoy wine tours and tastings at Northern …

     
  • The Inn at Spanish Bay5 star 

    The Inn at Spanish Bay

    This impressive hotel has 269 bedrooms – all large, good fivestar standard, freshly renovated and with views of the gardens, course or ocean. Guest rooms feature a private patio or balcony and a cosy fire place. There are three very popular restaurants (keep an eye out for the celebrities) and an …

     
  • The Lodge at Pebble Beach5 star 

    The Lodge at Pebble Beach

    This special hotel is the one you see on the television every year… Either during the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am or the US Open. It runs along the famous 18th fairway and takes in the clubhouse as well. There are 161 bedrooms – smaller than the rooms at The Inn but with fantastic views and an …

     

Golf Courses

  • National City - 9 holes golf course

    National City - 9 holes

    National City Golf Course is perfect for the beginner as well as the advanced player looking to perfect their skills.

  • Carmel Valley Ranch golf course

    Carmel Valley Ranch

    At the heart of Carmel Valley Ranch's 500 acres, winding through the core of the resort from the valley floor though the foothills and up to significant elevation, is the Carmel Valley Ranch Golf Course. As the only Pete Dye design in Northern California, the 18-hole, par-70 course has earned a …

  • Pebble Beach Resorts - Golf Links golf course

    Pebble Beach Resorts - Golf Links

    An iconic golf course, this has several superb and history-filled holes and you come off the golf course with a big grin on your face…Irrelevant of your score! Around the turn and towards the end are our favourite parts of the course as they run along and towards the coast and the views only …

  • Pebble Beach Resorts - Peter Hay golf course

    Pebble Beach Resorts - Peter Hay

    Nine-hole course for players of all skill levels Opened in October 1957, Peter Hay Golf Course is the only 9-hole par-3 golf course open to the public on the Monterey Peninsula. It is located across the street from Pebble Beach Golf Links. Whether you are working on your short game or teaching your …

  • Cypress Point Club golf course

    Cypress Point Club

    This course is not only brilliant, it’s extremely exclusive.   Call us on 01277 284 285 or email morgan@golfplanetholidays.com if you want to find out how to enjoy these ultra-special (and often reassuringly expensive) courses.    

  • Pebble Beach Resorts - Spyglass Hill golf course

    Pebble Beach Resorts - Spyglass Hill

    This is arguably the best course of the resort and one of the finest in the world. Every hole is named after a Treasure Island character but this is no fairytale affair. It’s tough, it’s beautiful and it’s brilliant. The understated clubhouse belies the majesty of the design but …

  • Pebble Beach Resorts - Del Monte golf course

    Pebble Beach Resorts - Del Monte

    The lesser known of the Pebble Beach courses, Del Monte is over 100 years old and actually the oldest course west of the Mississippi. The fairways are lined with pine and oak trees and the well-protected greens are on the small side. A very pleasant and perhaps less challenging round at exceptional …

  • Monterey Pines golf course

    Monterey Pines

    Sister course to the fabulous Pebble Beach and Spyglass, Monterey Pines is always going to come up second best but it’s  a fine track, owned by the US Navy and last refurbished in 2009. Known to locals as the "Navy Course," this short layout is perfect for a loosener before …

  • Pebble Beach Resorts - The Links at Spanish Bay golf course

    Pebble Beach Resorts - The Links at Spanish Bay

    This is a beautiful golf course situated between the Inn at Spanish Bay Hotel and the Pacific Ocean. It is quite Scottish-like in its links appearance but the rough is not too penal and the weather is somewhat warmer! The course is sculpted rather than natural but it’s a rather nice, fun test …

  • Salinas Fairways golf course

    Salinas Fairways

    Salinas Fairways has been the host for PGA of America "Player Ability Tests" for the past several years.

  • CordeValle golf course

    CordeValle

    One of the best courses we’ve played and presented brilliantly by Tom Gray, the much-respected, two US Open-hosting Course Superintendent. Each and every hole is shaped perfectly – showing you how to play the hole and where to put the ball – all you have to do is hit the right …

  • Coyote Creek / Tournament golf course

    Coyote Creek / Tournament

    To the east, the Tournament Course has been sculpted from the lower slopes of the Diablo Range, offering the golfer constantly changing views. To the west, the course opens into broader vistas and more generous fairway landing areas. The 18th hole pro...

  • Coyote Creek / Valley golf course

    Coyote Creek / Valley

    The Valley Course is designed for golfers of all abilities. The par 72 course plays 7,066 yards from the blue tees, with four sets of tees on each hole. The Valley course played host to 2002 Senior PGA Tour Siebel Classic.

  • Spring Valley golf course

    Spring Valley

    Situated in the rolling hills of Santa Clara County, the setting for Spring Valley is picturesque and tranquil.

  • Lakeside at The Olympic Club golf course

    Lakeside at The Olympic Club

    This course is not only brilliant, it’s extremely exclusive. Call us on 01277 284 285 or email morgan@golfplanetholidays.com if you want to find out how to enjoy these ultra-special (and often reassuringly expensive) courses.

  • San Francisco golf course

    San Francisco

    This course is not only brilliant, it’s extremely exclusive.   Call us on 01277 284 285 or email morgan@golfplanetholidays.com if you want to find out how to enjoy these ultra-special (and often reassuringly expensive) courses.

  • Franklin Canyon golf course

    Franklin Canyon

    Franklin Canyon Golf Course, nestled among gently rolling hillsides, mature oaks, and majestic gum trees is a "Gem of the East Bay"...

  • Hiddenbrooke golf course

    Hiddenbrooke

    Hiddenbrooke Golf Club is a world-class championship golf course designed by golf legend, Arnold Palmer. Golf Digest awarded Hiddenbrooke with the prestigious four and a half out of five star rating.

  • Silverado Resort and Spa golf course

    Silverado Resort and Spa

    Located in the Wine Country, Silverado's two championship golf courses stand as the hallmark of the Napa Valley golf experience. Redesigned by PGA Hall of Famer Johnny Miller, both courses feature dozens of water crossings, elevation changes and routing through historic oak trees. The challenge, …

  • Mount St. Helena golf course

    Mount St. Helena

    The nine-hole, par 36 (2,759 yards) layout is attractive to golfers of all ages and skill levels.

San Francisco Golf Breaks

Alcatraz and San Francisco City Tour

Combine a San Francisco City Tour and guided visit to Alcatraz for the ultimate introduction to San Francisco! You'll enjoy the beauty and attractions of everyone's favourite city, in addition to a scenic ferry ride to Alcatraz Island for an audio walking tour.

The San Francisco City Tour begins with a drive along the famous waterfront for views of San Francisco Bay and Alcatraz Island. Photo stops are made at the Golden Gate Bridge, Golden Gate Park and Twin Peaks (weather permitting).
Some of the attractions you will see on this San Francisco City Tour include:


• Chinatown

• Fisherman's Wharf

• Victorian homes

• Palace of Fine Arts

• North Beach

• Presidio National Park

• Awe-inspiring views of Alcatraz and the Pacific Ocean

 

Yosemite National Park and Giant Sequoias Trip

Take time out for a day trip into the wild beauty of Yosemite National Park from San Francisco. Enjoy the beautiful countryside and discover the raw beauty of California's most famous national park.  Your journey begins with a drive through San Joaquin Valley and into the Sierra Nevada range. In the morning, you will be driven to a giant sequoia grove (snow depth permitting), stopping along the way for a bird's-eye view of the whole valley. You can relax in the picnic area and have lunch (not included) among the giant sequoia trees.
After lunch, you will have the opportunity to go on a short one-hour hike to the falls or grab a snack at the Yosemite Lodge. You will have three to four hours to spend at Yosemite National Park.  When it's time to head back to San Francisco, you will drive down the Sierra Nevada, passing through Stanislaus National Forest and stopping along the way for a short break.
Please note: The weather in Yosemite is highly variable and includes rain and snow in winter and high temperatures in summer. The itinerary may be adapted to make the most of Yosemite during different seasons and times of the year.

 

Napa and Sonoma Wine Country Tour

 

If you love wine, you won't want to miss the chance to visit the famous Sonoma and Napa Valley wineries on a day trip from San Francisco! You'll taste wines from North America's premium wine country, learn how the wines are made, and enjoy lovely vistas of rolling hills dotted with vineyards.

This wine tasting tour will take you from San Francisco to Napa and Sonoma regions for you to experience the finest wine in northern California. Once you reach the historic wine regions, you'll visit a mix of boutique and large-scale wineries, with approximately an hour of traveling between wineries.

The tour includes stops at the following locations:

Nicholson Ranch Winery (Sonoma)
Madonna Estate, Mt. St. John (Napa)
Lunch in Yountville at V Marketplace (Yountville)
Sutter Home (Napa)


San Francisco in One Day: Alcatraz, Bay Cruise and Guided City Tour

The perfect choice if your time in San Francisco is limited, this small group tour covers all the iconic sights of the city and the bay. This deluxe shuttle tour, led by an onboard tour guide and expert driver, includes more stops than any other sightseeing tour of San Francisco, a cruise to Sausalito and either an afternoon or evening visit to the city's iconic attraction, Alcatraz.

The itinerary allows for stops at over a dozen renowned sights, ensuring you'll experience an in-depth tour of San Francisco. There's time for you to leave your air-conditioned shuttle at all of the sights to explore, take pictures and listen to your guide's fascinating commentary. With a maximum group size of 35 people you are sure to have a memorable and personal experience, as well as a broad overview of the City by The Bay!

 

Muir Woods, Giant Redwoods and Sausalito Half-Day Trip

Take time out from San Francisco on a half-day trip to Muir Woods and Sausalito. This enthralling half-day trip takes you across the Golden Gate Bridge to the Bay Area's most popular national monument and the prettiest village in California.

 

Monterey, Carmel and The 17-Mile Drive Day Trip

Cruise along California's spectacular coastline on a relaxing day trip from San Francisco. You'll follow Highway 1 to the beautiful Monterey Peninsula and visit Steinbeck's Cannery Row. Finish your day with a stop at the coastal town of Carmel by the Sea, before returning to San Francisco via famous Silicon Valley.

No trip to California is complete with a drive along the famous 17-Mile Drive, with its gorgeous seascapes and chances to spot wildlife. You'll have time to shop and have lunch in Monterey, with the option of visiting the famous Monterey Bay Aquarium, and enjoy plenty of photo stops on this scenic day trip from San Francisco.  Golf courses to be seen here are: Pebble Beach, Cypress Point, Spyglass, Spanish Bay….


San Francisco Vista Grande Helicopter Tour

 

Imagine San Francisco as you've never seen it before! On a San Francisco Vista Grande Helicopter Tour you'll see all the famous sites: Alcatraz Island, Fisherman's Wharf, San Francisco skyline and of course, the Golden Gate Bridge! Plus, your helicopter flight takes you north over the spectacular Pacific Coastline, Tiburon, Angel Island, Marine Headlands and Sausalito.

You will be picked up from a central San Francisco meeting point and taken to the heliport to board a Bell Jet Helicopter for take-off on an exciting San Francisco Helicopter Tour.

On this 90-kilometer helicopter flight (25-30 minutes), you will see many of the well-known San Francisco Bay landmarks from the air such as the Ferry Building, Alcatraz Island, the Bay Bridge, Fisherman's Wharf and of course, the Golden Gate Bridge. Weather permitting (clear days only), you have the unique opportunity to fly under the Golden Gate Bridge, a highlight of any trip to San Francisco.

Fly north to take in the Marin Headlands and California's craggy Pacific Coastline. You will also see the artist town of Sausalito, the sleepy town of Tiburon, and the former immigration station of Angel Island - the "Ellis Island of the West".

 

Whale Watching & Wildlife Eco Tour from San Francisco

Join your captain for an enthralling San Francisco whale watching tour and catch incredible sightings of these magnificent creatures migrating through one of Earth's most unique ecosystems! The Pacific coast adjoining San Francisco and the picturesque Farallon Islands are known for their rich and diverse marine life and you'll discover the beauty of the ocean and its inhabitants on this full-day adventure. 
The California coastal waters off San Francisco have annual migration patterns for whales. From June to November you'll sail in search of blue and humpback whales, and from December to May you'll have the chance to spot gray, sperm and killer whales! In addition, you'll enjoy gorgeous views of the Golden Gate Bridge, the San Francisco skyline and the Farallon Islands from the decks of your eco-friendly catamaran. An exciting and intimate encounter with nature that you'll never forget!


Natural History Audio
Explore the natural history of San Francisco Bay from the marine creatures that live beneath us to the compelling human stories of conservation pioneers, like Ansel Adams and John Muir. Learn how San Francisco Bay's unusual geologic and weather conditions have produced a unique ecosystem.

Architecture Audio
Enjoy San Francisco's must-see architectural experience and discover how natural disasters, politics and the people of the Bay Area have changed this incredible landscape. Discover how San Francisco Bay's world famous bridges, islands and skyline architecture like Coit Tower and the Transamerica Building were born from madness, vision, passion and perseverance.

San Francisco Chinatown Walking Tour

Your San Francisco trip is not complete without a walking tour of the cultural side of San Francisco where the old world meets the new. With friendly, knowledgeable and experienced guides, uncover the secrets of San Francisco's Chinatown. 

 

Nightlife

California Academy of Sciences

Come find out why Nightlife at the California Academy of Sciences is the hottest event on everyone's social calendar! As the sun goes down, this famous San Francisco museum is transformed into a lively venue filled with music, provocative science and exhibits! Choose to enjoy unlimited cocktails prior to your behind-the-scenes tour with an optional Nightlife VIP Tour upgrade. Reserve your tickets now and get ready for an educated and fun evening at the Academy!

Join a one-hour behind-the-scenes tour, with a private viewing of some of the Academy's renowned gem and mineral collection. Learn all about the various exhibits and animals, interact with some of the Academy's scientists and discover fun facts about our planet's diversity and biology.
Then you're on your own to explore the Academy at your leisure! Head over to Penguin Hall, hang out with Claude the albino alligator and gain VIP access to the four-story rainforest! During this time, there will be food and additional cocktails available for purchase. Your ticket also includes a reserved pass for the 8:30pm Planetarium Show.

 

San Francisco North Beach Pub Crawl

Explore some of San Francisco's best bars on this pub crawl through the vibrant district of North Beach! You'll discover the legendary and sometimes-quirky watering holes that make the city’s nightlife scene so unique. On this 2.5-hour small-group walking tour, stroll the streets of this festive neighborhood and taste local wine and beer. Don't miss the chance to end your day by the bay in true San Francisco style!

 

The Parlor

The Parlor is a stylish new addition to the San Francisco nightlife scene. Decked out ala the early 1900s (with a rustic edge and burlesque vibes), this San Francisco lounge and nightclub treats the cads of the nightlife crowd well with a wealth of modern perks like hi-def TVs, private TVs in private booths, a sexy bar stocked with the finest rare liquors and house infusions, and lengthy bottle service menus. This nightlife haunt also features DJs and live entertainment in The Club area, as well as VIP areas like The Library and The Whiskey Room.

 

Rockit Room

The all rock-oriented bar has a high-quality sound system for bands to blow the crowds packing the upstairs area and surrounding a full bar away. The downstairs area of the Richmond District bar feels more like a pub with pool tables, foosball, flat screen TVs and an iTunes jukebox where San Francisco hipsters can find even the most obscure albums. Various lounge areas in the Rockit Room make it possible to get in a quieter conversation before heading back to see whatever band is on the verge of breaking loose upstairs.

 

Red Devil Lounge

Another one of San Francisco's historic theaters converted into a hot music club, the Red Devil Lounge takes performances and patrons to another world with elegant red lanterns, gold patterns throughout and comfortable seating. Local San Francisco bands and outfits from around the world have performed at the intimate venue known for their strong drinks and friendly environment--two attributes in high demand throughout the SF club scene.

 

Club Deluxe

Cocktails with the freshest of ingredients, organic artisan Pizzettas and jazz nights at Club Deluxe are the talk of the quaint lounge's Haight-Ashbury District locale. Known for some of the best mojitos in San Francisco and a specialty Spa Collins drink—complete with fresh cucumbers—crowds donning fedoras and requisite SF vintage duds along with generic San Franciscans wander through the door nightly. An authentic art-deco façade, neon signs and pinup girls make the cozy jazz café and bar one of a kind in a bustling city full of grungy pubs and elitist night clubs. Stroll in to find comedians, jazz musicians and a handful of others on any given night of the week and enjoy a perfectly mixed cocktail over a steaming hot pizza.

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