For Father’s Day, my family and I celebrated my dad by going to the 119th US Golf Open in Pebble Beach, California! In case you missed the previous post, I grew up in a very golf-friendly household and I can definitely say that I got my love of golf from my dad. Since I live a few hours north from my family, we met up in San Jose where we spent the night before we watched the US Open!
My aunt and her family joined us for the weekend, as well! We grabbed dinner at Dish N Dash, a Middle Eastern casual dining restaurant. I ordered the beef shawarma with the aged basmati rice and a side of hummus. Topped it off with some garlic yogurt on the side too *drools*
On Sunday, we left the hotel very early to make it to Pebble Beach by seven in the morning. When we got there, it was already packed and there were several busses going in and out of the parking lot to take us to the golf course! Golf fanatics are something else, I tell ya. When we got to the course, we had to go through check-in and then we stopped by the merchandise tent where I dropped $300 on US Open merchandise – came out with a long-sleeve top, keychain, bag tag, shirts and a jacket (I will reason that I can use the jacket at work when it gets colder again!).
My mom got us tickets for the Trophy Club so we were able to enjoy some decent food and clean porta-potties! By clean, I mean, they actually flushed… thank heavens. I was disappointed because the food selections in the Trophy Club were waaaaaaay overpriced – $15 for a tiny bowl of chicken teriyaki? Yikes!
Despite the bathroom situation and the expensive meals, I really had such a great time! I got to see so many of golf’s biggest stars (Tiger Woods, Jordan Spieth, Henrik Stenson, Rory McIlroy, Sergio Garcia, Adam Scott… to name a few) and it was so, so fun. The hype! The walking! The views of the Pacific Ocean! It was spectacular.
And on top of that, I got to high-five Dustin Johnson and I’m thinking that I may never wash my left hand … ever again.
The US Golf Open is a national championship of golf in the United States and it was the very first professional tournament I saw in person and it did not disappoint. I’m already looking forward to 2027 when they’ll be back on this beautiful course. Until the next adventure!