From sleepy town to celebrity golf

Half Moon Bay used to be a sleepy little town when we moved here from Marin County in 1989.  Perhaps by some people’s estimations it still is.  If you’ve been here at least 10 years or more, you’ve noticed the changes.

This is why I’m in awe of the fact that Half Moon Bay Golf Links is currently hosting the Samsung World Championship and the Ladies Professional Golf Association(LPGA) this year.  Plus, you know you’re a big deal when Main Street sports a banner about you.

Our little Half Moon Bay town was discovered when the Ritz Carlton came to town in 2003 – in my opinion.  That opinion is shared by many long time coastsiders.  So while the coastside has had golf for many years, it now appears to be a golf “destination”.

To work on your golf swing, locals have access to the Half Moon Bay Recreation Department – adult class starting on 10/15/08 – and Oceanview Driving Range.  In addition, San Mateo County offers beautiful courses such as Crystal Springs Golf Course, Cypress Golf Course, Sharp Park Golf Course, and others.  Check Mateo County for more courses and reviews from people who have played at these places.

Half Moon Bay High School also has a golf team.  I hear some team members are volunteering at the Samsung Tournament…  To catch local or visiting celebrities, fans can find out the details of attending this weekend in this Wednesday’s HMB Review article.

OCEAN COLONY HOMES FOR SALE CURRENTLY can be found here.   This is a lot of inventory for Ocean Colony!