As the silver fog lifted its shroud from the morning surf surrounding California's Monterey Peninsula, a flock of waterfowlers gathered to experience some of golf's most hallowed grounds—Pebble Beach. On a weekend that traditionally marks the end of duck season across much of the country, Ducks Unlimited supporters came from far and wide to check off an item on their bucket lists. These waterfowl and golf enthusiasts had successfully bid on auctions at DU events and won the incredibly rare opportunity to play this legendary course just a few days before the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am.
The Ducks Unlimited Pebble Beach Experience was born in 2015 as part of the DU Approved Outfitter Program. It began with 15 foursomes, but today the experience has grown to 35 foursomes playing Pebble Beach Golf Links and The Links at Spanish Bay over two consecutive days.
DU has brought in over $1.2 million in total revenue from this unique venue, and the partnership has helped to attract people to DU events nationwide. While some are looking to visit this storied golf destination for the first time, others are seeking a second or third opportunity to experience the magnificent golf courses of Pebble Beach and the culture of service at The Inn at Spanish Bay.
In 2021 the field will grow to 62 foursomes, so now is your chance to sink that final putt on the 18th hole at Pebble Beach. Learn more about DU events in your area at ducks.org/events, and we'll see you on the links!