Just booked our vacation to SF for the second week of October. Looking forward to it bigtime! Have a question regarding Pebble Beach. As a golfer it has always been my dream to play this most famous of golf courses, but after finding out the cost ($475 +), it has been put on the no-can-do list. However, we are still planning to take a day and rent a car and drive down to the Monteray area. Does anyone know if you can get in the lodge at Pebble Beach and maybe at least catch a glimpse of the 18th hole? I figure if I can't afford to lay the course maybe I can at least get a glimpse of the most famous hole in golf.