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  • Manny Espinoza

Capturing Golfing Paradise: A Helicopter Adventure over Pebble Beach Golf Links and Beyond


Embarking on a helicopter journey over the stunning landscapes of California's Central Coast is an experience like no other. Recently, I had the privilege of capturing breathtaking aerial views of some of the world's most renowned golf courses, including the legendary Pebble Beach Golf Links, Cypress Point, and Monterey Peninsula Country Club. Join me as I recount this unforgettable adventure and share the stunning images captured with my Fujifilm GFX 100s.

Golden Hour Majesty at Pebble Beach:

As the golden hour bathed the landscape in warm hues, I found myself hovering over the iconic Pebble Beach Golf Links. From my vantage point high above, I captured a mesmerizing shot of hole number 7, flanked by the equally stunning holes 6 and 8. The rugged coastline and crashing waves provided a dramatic backdrop to this golfing paradise, showcasing the unparalleled beauty of Pebble Beach.

Birds Eye vie pg number 6,7 and 8 at Pebble.
Pebble Beach Golf Links 6,7 and 8 from Above

Exploring Cypress Point and Monterey Peninsula Country Club:

Continuing our journey, I turned my lens towards Cypress Point, where holes 15 and 16 beckoned with their challenging fairways and breathtaking ocean views. The sheer cliffs and crashing waves added to the allure of these iconic golf holes, creating a scene straight out of a golfer's dream.

Our adventure didn't end there, as we flew over the lush fairways of Monterey Peninsula Country Club. From high above, I captured the beauty of this renowned golf course, with its perfectly manicured greens contrasting against the deep blue of the Pacific Ocean.

The iconic Cypress Point Golf Club
Number 15 at Cypress Point

A Flight to Remember:

Throughout our flight, Specialized Aviation out of Watsonville, CA provided us with an exceptional experience. Our pilot's expertise and professionalism ensured a smooth and exhilarating journey, allowing me to capture images that will stay with me forever.

As if the stunning landscapes weren't enough, our pilot pointed out something truly remarkable—a pod of whales swimming in the ocean below. It was a humbling reminder of the natural wonders that surround us and added an extra layer of magic to an already unforgettable adventure.


As I reflect on this incredible journey, I'm reminded of the timeless beauty and majesty of California's Central Coast. From the legendary Pebble Beach Golf Links to the rugged cliffs of Cypress Point and the lush fairways of Monterey Peninsula Country Club, each moment was a testament to the unparalleled beauty of this golfing paradise.

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