Golf Courses and Fees - Half Moon Bay Links
Ocean Colony offers two championship golf courses - the "Old Course" and the "Ocean Course" - both with breathtaking views of the California coastline.
The Old Course, formerly known as the Links Course, was originally designed by Francis Duane and Arnold Palmer in 1973 and redesigned by Arthur Hills in 2000. At 7090 yards with several challenging doglegs, don't let the rolling serenity fool you. To book a tee time or for rates, click here.
The Ocean Course was specifically designed to rival Scotland's best. Open, beautifully manicured greens with breezy ocean views make it an experience you'll keep coming back to. For tee times and rates, click here.
There's no surprise as to why this elegant restaurant was named one of the Bay area's best 19th holes by Silicon Valley Magazine. Mullin's restaurant is the perfect spot to start your day, or enjoy a fine dining experience before or after your round.
Imagine waking up to a freshly created wild mushroom and goat cheese omelet. And for lunch, those on the go often come in for a power lunch of seared ahi - or take it a little slower with a Caddy burger smothered in smoked cheeses.
Dinner and drinks are always an elegant experience at Mullin's overlooking the Pacific Ocean as the sun turns the sky red and orange. It's the ideal setting for the end of a perfect day on the California coast. Martinis at the granite bar are the perfect compliment to Mullin's own Rock Shrimp Cakes with Ginger Vinaigrette or Chicken Quesadilla with Salsa - a couple of the favorites from the Light Fare Menu.
Mullin's is also at the top of the list for events and meetings. With customized menus and exceptional service, make your next event something truly special.
Swimming and Tennis
The Colony Club is a premier exercise and recreation facility for the entire family. The club has a breathtaking ocean view sitting above the 18th hole of the Half Moon Bay Golf Course. Its six tennis courts are never crowded and ready for play day or night.
The club's two spas and dry saunas are just the ticket for the ultimate relaxation after a long day. And for a little exercise, take a few quick laps in the 25 yard pool as the retractable roof lets in the warm sunshine above.
For a more extensive workout, the exercise room is complete with free weights, a Universal weight station and state of the art stair climbers and stationary cycles. The club also offers several programs:
- Year round tennis lessons and clinics for all levels and abilities
- Social tennis programs and team tennis
- USTA Sanction tennis tournaments
- Year round swim school
- Age group swim team for juniors
- Master's Swim Program for Adults
- Aerobics and Water Exercise classes
- Personal Trainers and massage therapy
Local Attractions and Events
Ano Nuevo State Reserve and Interpretive Center
New Years Creek Road, Pescadero (650)879-0595. Open everyday 8 a.m.-sunset. Special tours to see the Elephant Seals December-March, reservations required MISTIX 1-800-444-PARK.
Butano State Park
Cloverdale Road, Pescadero (650) 879-0173 - 2200. Acres of trails and campsites in a lush redwood canyon.
California Department of Parks and Recreation
95 Kelly Avenue, Half Moon Bay (650)726-6203/726 6238 M-F 9-5. The Department maintains and manages all of the state beaches and campgrounds in the area. All state beaches have day use facilities and charge a nominal fee per vehicle. The campgrounds accommodate tents and RV's
Coastal Arts League Museum
300 Main St., Half Moon Bay (650)726 6335 Wed-Thurs-Sat-Sun 12-5, Fri 3-7. This unique museum features the exhibits of both locally and world-renowned artists. Exhibits change monthly.
Fitzgerald Marine Reserve
California Street, Moss Beach (650)728-3584. One of Northern California's largest natural tide pool reserves. Open everyday to the public sunrise-sunset. A wide variety of sea life can be seen in the pools at low tide. Docent guided tours are available.
Half Moon Bay Coastside Chamber of Commerce
520 Kelly Ave., Half Moon Bay (650) 726-8380. Located in the historic Victorian home just east of Highway #1, the chamber remains the main source of visitor and relocation information as well as business referrals.
James Johnston House
Higgins-Purissima Road, Half Moon Bay (650)726-2456. Constructed in 1855, the interesting saltbox design is unusual for the Coastside and may have been copied from the Johnston's Ohio home. The home was beautifully furnished for the wealthy Johnston family. Now on the National Register for Historical Places.
Princeton Harbor, Half Moon Bay. Home of the internationally famous surfing contest know as the "Men Who Ride Mountains"
Coastal Repertory Theatre
Main Street, Half Moon Bay. The local playhouse featuring stage and theater productions by "This Side of the Hill Players". Local workshops and acting classes for actors and actresses of all ages are offered.
McNee Ranch State Park
Highway 1, Montara. Trails leading up to 2,000 feet above sea level to enjoy beautiful views. Parking is available at the Martini Creek parking lot, open 8 a.m. to sunset.
Memorial County Park
9500 Pescadero Road, La Honda (650)879-0212. Open sunrise to sunset, it's one of the oldest parks in the county and offers day use and camping. Miles of hiking trails, creek and swimming hole and picnic area.
Pescadero Marsh Natural Preserve
Highway 1 and Highway 84 - under the Bridge, Pescadero (650)879-0832. Trails provide access to the marshes interior for wildlife and plant life viewing. Weekend tours are available. The marsh provides sanctuary for a variety of migratory birds as well as a residential community of mallards, cinnamon teal, coots, kites, hawks, egrets and herons. Over 380 species of plant life, 50 kinds of mammals, and 33 amphibians have been sighted in the marsh.
Pigeon Point Lighthouse and AYH Hostel
Located on Highway 1, Pescadero (650) 879-0633. One of the most commonly photographed lighthouses in the United States. The hostel provides travelers of all ages an inexpensive and friendly atmosphere for spending the night.
Pillar Point Harbor
Johnston Pier, Half Moon Bay (650) 726-5727 or (650) 726-4382 8-5. The marina is full service with a fuel dock, visitor spaces, moorings and launch ramp, bait and tackle stores, and restaurants. The harbor accommodates over 200 commercial fishing vessels and has slips for over 150 recreational vessels. Party boats are available for charter as well as seaplane charters for flight seeing and whale watching.
Point Montara Lighthouse and AYH Hostel Highway
Located on Highway 1, Montara (650)728-7177. A mix of modern and turn of the century buildings make up the hostel. The site served as a fog station established in 1875, in 1900 a red oil lamp was added, in 1912 a fresnel lens, and in 1928 the lighthouse as it stands today. During World War II, Point Montara served as a Naval Training Base.
Purissima Creek Redwoods
Higgins Purissima Road. Half Moon Bay (650)949-5500. Located on the western slopes of the Santa Cruz Mountains this spectacular preserve offers hikers, cyclists and equestrians a wide variety of environments. Some areas are able to accommodate special needs visitors such as wheelchairs and strollers, canes or walkers. Experience lush forests with giant trees, fields of wild flowers, fern lined creek banks and serenity.
Spanishtown Historical Society Walking Tour
(650)726-2456. Group tours available when arranged in advance or tour guides available at the Chamber of Commerce.