The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay

San Francisco, California, US

Enhance your golf game with two championship courses at our California resort.

At The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay, our golf resort offers more than simply an inspiring setting. Set along the California coast, atop a scenic bluff, our resort features two championship golf courses, each offering a unique terrain and style of play. The historic parkland-style Old Course features cypress trees and an 18th hole overlooking the ocean. More challenging play can be enjoyed on the Ocean Course, featuring rugged terrain and an ocean view from every hole.


The Ocean Course

  • Par 72
  • 6,914 yards
  • Designed by renowned golf architect Arthur Hills
  • Traditional Scottish design complemented by the natural terrain of the rugged Northern California coast
  • With prevailing ocean winds, tight fairways and knolls, the course offers a challenging and enjoyable test for golfers
  • Pacific Ocean views from every hole
  • Ranked among the top courses in California




The Old Course

  • Par 72
  • 7,001 yards
  • Originally designed by Francis Duane and Arnold Palmer in 1973
  • Redesigned by Arthur Hills in 1999
  • Parkland-style course with a home hole that plays next to the ocean waves and fairways lined with cypress trees

It is a true rarity to find two world renowned golf courses - sisters by location, yet distinguishably different in design. With sweeping 180-degree ocean vistas on the finish and natural terrain that stretches from pines to cliff edge, these two internationally celebrated Bay Area golf courses offer uniquely different experiences. From the firm and fast links style of the Ocean Course to the American traditional parkland style of the Old Course, with iconic cypress trees, dogleg fairways and distinguishing edges all leading to the most photographed final hole in golf – golfers are guaranteed a landscape that provides inspiration every time. Ideal playing conditions, salty breezes and enchanting coastal terrain put these two 18-hole championship Half Moon Bay golf courses on a par with Scotland’s greatest.

  • Coastal View Guest Room
  • Deluxe Courtyard Room
  • Club Coastal View Room
  • Ocean front terrace fire

The Ritz-Carlton Club® Level

Reserved for those who seek the finest experience possible, The Ritz-Carlton Club Level is exceptional in every way. With a unique set of services and amenities, the Club Level ensures an added measure of excellence at every moment during your stay.

Redefining the Luxury Hotel Experience

Indulge in the ultimate Ritz-Carlton experience with a luxurious guest room or suite on our renowned Club Level. This private lounge on the 5th floor features an endless array of beverage and culinary offerings throughout the day, coupled with the finest personal service to ensure that memories of your vacation are lasting and your business needs are fulfilled. Views from the Club lounge and adjacent Club Level guest rooms boast the stunning natural beauty of the rugged California coastline. Toast the sun's descent with a glass of champagne in the Club lounge and view an unforgettable performance of day becoming night.

Our dedicated Club concierge team is here to make your experience on Club exceptional, relaxing, and comfortable. From dining reservations to planning family excursions, no request is too big or small.

Access to The Club Lounge, offering an array of amenities including movies, games and continuous complimentary food & beverage offerings throughout the day with breakfast, light snacks, hors d’oeuvres, cocktails and cordials. The culinary specialties offered within The Club Lounge feature seasonal and regional ingredients, providing fresh creations which are always signature to California.

Club Level Access

The Club Lounge provides the perfect setting for guests to conduct business, plan a family outing, or just simply unwind.

  • A dedicated Concierge tends to your individual needs.
  • Five culinary offerings presented throughout the day.
  • Breakfast, snacks, hors d'oeuvres, desserts, cordials and selected beverages.
  • A relaxed environment with separate sitting areas.
  • Fireplace and sweeping views of the Pacific Ocean. 

Schedule of Food Presentations:

Club Breakfast 7 to 11 a.m.
Lunch 12 p.m. to 2 p.m.
Light Snack 2 to 4 p.m.
Hors d’Oeuvres & Cocktails 5 to 8 p.m.
Evening Desserts 8 to 10 p.m.

“To Go” snacks and beverages are available throughout the day.

Terrace Fire Pit Guest Room

Property Features & Amenities

  • The Ritz-Carlton Club® offers private lounge access with a personal concierge staff and complimentary culinary presentations throughout the day
  • Executive business center
  • Technology Butler® for computer needs
  • Signature and sundry shop
  • 16,000-square-foot spa
  • Beauty salon
  • Fitness center with Cybex gym
  • Three gas firepits overlooking the Pacific Ocean
  • Indoor heated swimming pool 
  • Coastside jogging and biking path
  • Six lighted tennis courts
  • Access to both on-property championship golf courses
  • Golf pro shop and dedicated golf concierge
  • The Ritz-Kids® and VIK programs for young guests
  • Babysitting services
  • Valet parking
  • Auto rental services
  • Transportation services to and from the San Francisco and San Jose airports
  • Multilingual staff

Escape worldly cares at our Northern California spa resort.

The soothing sound of crashing waves, the beauty of the Northern California coast and treatments incorporating local ingredients are among the highlights at our Half Moon Bay resort spa. Here, the outside world is shut out, and guests can immerse themselves in an experience intended to not only heal the body but rejuvenate the spirit. The spa menu spa menu features an array of new crushed pearl products as well as facial, body and massage therapies, including signature treatments such as the Pumpkin Facial, Ocean Mist Stone Ritual and Matanzas Creek Luxurious Lavender Body Massage. Amenities at our Half Moon Bay spa are tailored to pre- and post- treatment enhancement, and include a co-ed Roman mineral bath with fireplace, sauna and steam room. While the spa at this Northern California resort features a full-service salon and 16 treatment rooms, including two couple’s suites and a Vichy shower room, hotel guests can enjoy a more private spa experience with in-room bath treatments.

Savor a dining experience that celebrates local offerings at our Half Moon Bay resort.

Set in the Pumpkin Capital of the World, surrounded by organic farms and world-renowned wineries, The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay has access to the finest offerings of the area. Diners at our Half Moon Bay restaurants have the opportunity to explore them all. At Navio Ocean cuisine is created with farm-fresh produce and served in a nautical-inspired setting with spectacular ocean views. Wine aficionados and novices alike can sample selections by the bottle or glass at ENO-Wine, Cheese and Chocolate, creating their own personal tasting experience at the expert hands of our sommeliers. The oceanfront setting of The Conservatory is the perfect place to partake in the weekly Burgers, Beer and Jazz, and is also the all-day dining venue at our Half Moon Bay hotel. Those who want to sip wine to a soundtrack of crashing waves will enjoy the outdoor Ocean Terrace, the ideal setting for sunset cocktails.




  • Signature restaurant featuring sea-to-table cuisine 
  • Portuguese for “ship,” the restaurant features nautical-inspired décor 
  • Award-winning Sunday brunch, featuring sushi, caviar, local cheeses, a raw bar and decadent desserts 
  • Three private dining rooms 
  • Breakfast Monday to Saturday 6:30 to 11 a.m. 
  • Lunch Saturday noon to 2 p.m. 
  • Dinner Wednesday to Sunday 6 to 9 p.m. 
  • Sunday brunch; first seating at 11 a.m., last seating at 2 p.m. 


The Conservatory Lounge

  • All-day dining featuring contemporary American fare 
  • Casual setting featuring floor-to-ceiling windows with lawn and ocean views 
  • Full bar featuring locally inspired cocktails 
  • Burgers, Beer and Jazz every Thursday from 7 to 10 p.m. 
  • Daily 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. 
  • Breakfast Sunday 7 to 11 a.m. 
  • Reservations not accepted 



  Eno – Wine and Chocolate

ENO is an upscale Bay Area wine bar that offers flights of wines, cheese and chocolate, as well as wines by the glass. Our sommeliers specialize in introducing guests to new and interesting wines and educating them on every aspect of wines, wineries and varietals.

  • Custom-built wine room with breathtaking ocean views
  • Sommelier-selected wine flights
  • Wines by the glass and bottle
  • Unique glassware, wine and cigar accessories are also available for purchase
  • Open Wednesday through Friday, 4 p.m. to 10 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, 3 p.m. to 10 p.m.
  • Reservations are not required
  • Upscale wine bar offering wine flights, cheese and chocolate 
  • Wines available by the glass or bottle 
  • Experienced sommeliers on hand to assist and educate guests 
  • Custom-built wine room with breathtaking ocean views 
  • Monthly Vintner Series, including dinners and tastings 
  • Wednesday to Friday 4 to 10 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday 3 to 10 p.m. 
  • Reservations not required

The Ocean Terrace

  • Al fresco dinning overlooking the Pacific Ocean 
  • Signature cocktails, beers and wines by the glass or bottle 
  • Shared plates available Thursday to Sunday 
  • Leashed pets welcome 
  • Daily 1 p.m. to sunset (weather permitting) 
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About Resort

The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay

1 Miramontes Point Rd, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019, United States

About The Resort

The warm invitation of a cozy fire and the delight of discovery in a local wine are at the heart of the guest experience at The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay. Set upon a bluff overlooking the Pacific Ocean, this luxury resort offers a secluded setting that is also easily accessible, whether arriving at SFO airport just 23 miles away, or exploring destinations including downtown San Francisco, Napa Valley and Santa Cruz. The only Bay area golf resort with a coastal setting, the Half Moon Bay hotel features two championship courses that appeal to players of varying skill level, and numerous opportunities to enjoy the scenic setting. On the Ocean Lawn, communal firepits welcome guests to roast marshmallows and watch the sunset, while the VIK program
Luxury at this Half Moon Bay hotel is inspired by the surroundings, from the coastal décor in guest rooms and suites to the locally sourced menus and wine offerings at the restaurants. Whether in town on business or to watch the Mavericks International big-wave surf competition, visitors will find a hidden gem at this Half Moon Bay resort

Who we are

Our Golf club and Golfstream Travel entered into a partnership to provide golf travel to our golfers. Through this partnership we look forward to helping our golfers see the world one tee box at a time.

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