What might be the perfect gift for Father’s Day?

If Dad is a golfer, there could be no greater gift than to send your father to Pebble Beach for a golf getaway.

I have been lucky to play Pebble twice and the experience is greater than even the wildest imagination could picture. As you play your round, images of golf’s greatest walking in the same steps you are make for an unforgettable day. Par the 7th hole, then hitting a great second shot on the 8th hole gives you life-long memories.

Standing on the 18th tee facing the intimidating visuals gives you an even great appreciation for the professionals.

But it’s more than just Pebble as there are other courses in the Pebble Beach family, including Spyglass Hill, Spanish Bay, Old Del Monte, and the new Tiger Woods designed The Hay, a beautiful short course.

On top of the golf, there is world class dining and lodging.

So, what do you get for Dad?

How about a round on Pebble Beach Golf Links – the number one public golf course in America – is a must. And the post-golf, spots like The Bench and STICKS provide options for casual drinks or a celebratory meal.

When it’s time to call it a night, the guys can retreat to one of two four-bedroom cottages located at Fairway One at The Lodge. Cottages feature a luxurious living room flanked by big screen TVs, a stacked-stone fireplace, and an open kitchen and wet bar. An outdoor terrace overlooking the famed first fairway at Pebble Beach Golf Links is ideal for post-round cigars.

If relaxation is what he’s after, The Spa at Pebble Beach will do the trick. The award-winning spa offers Fore the Golfer services – the perfect way to warm up for golf or wind down after a round. A Pre-Golf Warm-Up applies specially designed golf stretches and soft tissue releases to give dad an edge on the course. Or he can try the Sports Bodywork massage that realigns and stretches muscles, working out knots and improving range of motion, followed by a Golfer’s Foot Renewal – a foot and lower leg massage.

All the possible ideas are available at www.pebblebeach.com. Take a look and give your hard-working father the vacation he deserves!

By Dennis Miller