September 24, 2016
Half Moon Bay Golf Resort San Francisco
The Half Moon Bay resort is situated just a 30 minute drive South West of San Francisco International Airport.
The resort sits on Cabrillo Highway Interstate One. For those of you who have driven this amazing coastal route you will be aware of the most spectacular Vistas that stretch on this road from San Fransisco right down to LA.
I arrived late evening and the sunny blue skies that greeted me at the airport soon disappeared as I drove through and over the Miramontes ridge and arrived at the resort.
This is the area where the term Micro climates originated and where the dreaded Marine Layer forms for several weeks in the Summer season.
There are two courses on the resort, the Old designed by Arnold Palmer and the newer layout the Ocean Course by Arthur Hills.
I was invited down to spend a few days to shoot both courses for some new marketing material.
However my timing couldn’t have been worse as the marine layer settled in for the duration of my stay. Instead of staying 3 days I kept on adding extra days with the hope that I would get to see at least one sunrise or sunset.
After 6 days of constant mist I had to abandon the shoot and make my way down to LA for the next stage of my trip, a shoot with Golf Monthly at the Titleist headquarters in Carlsbad.
I did manage to get a few images of both courses and my client has been more than happy with the results.
But this is a stunning location with 2 brilliant courses and I know I can do better, weather permitting.
So it looks like a revisit early in 2017, I can’t wait to go back and have another crack at it.