Monday, June 6, 2011

The Ocean Course at Half Moon Bay Golf Links Debuts on Celebrated Living’s ‘Platinum List’

Arthur Hills Design on the Pacific Receives Second Honor in Consecutive Weeks

(HALF MOON BAY, Calif.) – The Ocean Course at Half Moon Bay Golf Links -- the world-class, 36-hole public golf resort set against the dramatic cliffs of the Pacific Ocean – debuts on the “Platinum List” for Celebrated Living, the official publication of American Airlines Premium Class passengers.

Half Moon Bay Golf Links is featured in the magazine’s June issue for “Top 20 U.S. Golf Courses” alongside PGA and LPGA TOUR venues Pebble Beach Golf Links, Bay Hill and Harbour Town Golf Links.

Located 40 minutes south of San Francisco, the Ocean Course is ranked No.7 by Celebrated Living. The Arthur Hills links-land design stretches 6,649 yards and provides a dash of Scottish flair. In late May, it was named to “America’s Top 50 Courses for Women” by Golf Digest.

“The last few weeks at Half Moon Bay Golf Links have been special, receiving recognition from Celebrated Living and Golf Digest,” says Bill Troyanoski, General Manager. “In July 2010, the Ocean Course completed the initial phases of an agronomic transition to a fast, firm playing surface emphasizing shot value over sheer power and we are thrilled with the results.”

Additional, on-going adjustments to the Ocean Course include mowing rough down around bunkers to bring the hazards back into play on tee shots; cutting green complexes and surrounds to “just above green” mowing height to foster ball movement on the ground; and raising native fescue heights around tee boxes and between holes to provide golfers with visual, strategic cues about how to play holes and to enhance the links-style atmosphere.

The Ocean Course opened in 1997 after an 11-year design and build process. It was quickly bestowed with numerous awards and accolades, including Golf Digest’s “Top Ten Best New Upscale” list in 1998.

For more information about Half Moon Bay Golf Links, please visit or call 650.726.1800.


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