Guide to the 78th U.S. Women’s Open Golf Championship at Pebble Beach

In just a few weeks, Pebble Beach Golf Links will host its first ever US. Women’s Open Golf Championship. Among the world’s most prestigious golf tournaments, the U.S. Women’s Open is the oldest of the five major championships in women’s professional golf. With this in mind, you can expect many of the world’s top women …

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Scenic golf hole at Pebble Beaach

In just a few weeks, Pebble Beach Golf Links will host its first ever US. Women’s Open Golf Championship. Among the world’s most prestigious golf tournaments, the U.S. Women’s Open is the oldest of the five major championships in women’s professional golf. With this in mind, you can expect many of the world’s top women golfers appearing, including South Korea’s Ko Jin-young and American Kelly Norda. In fact, all of the top 25 ranked players are said to be in the lineup. What’s more, past champions like Annika Sorenstam, Michelle Wie West and last year’s Open winner Minjee Lee will be competing at Pebble Beach.

Pebble Beach Golf Links sign with information on the 2023 U.S. Women's Open Golf Championship
Pebble Beach Golf Links (credit: Randy Yagi)

The 78th U.S. Women’s Open Golf Championship

Pebble Beach Golf Links
1700 17 Mile Drive
Pebble Beach, CA  93950

Dates: July 5-9, 2023


At this time, general admission tickets are available online for all days, including the July 5 practice round. Tickets start at $30 for the practice round and $45 for the early rounds and $55 for the weekend rounds. In addition, the 2023 U.S. Women’s Open offers daily and weekly packages, which includes complimentary parking to and from the event. One special ticket package for $69 includes a gallery ticket with access to grandstands, parking and a Michelle Wie West bobblehead. If you wish to have preferred parking, the Daily Club 1919 and Lodge Premier Pass are also available.

Download the App

After purchasing your ticket(s), you will receive an email notice from AXS Guest Services. This email will provide instructions on how to obtain your ticket(s) via the USGA mobile app. Please note that you must have an AXS mobile ID and USGA app for the tickets. Please note that you cannot use a screenshot of your ticket for admission. Only the USGA app will be accepted at the gate.

Pebble Beach Golf Links Location

Situated along the Monterey Peninsula, Pebble Beach Golf Links is easily accessible from major cities like San Jose, San Francisco and Los Angeles. The closet airport is the Monterey Regional Airport (MRY). Fromm the Monterey airport, it’s just a 20-minute drive to Pebble Beach. Alternatively, you can fly into San Francisco International Airport (SFO) or San Jose International Airport (SJC). From either airport, you can then take a scenic drive over to the Monterey Peninsula.

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Main entrance to the Lodge at Pebble Beach
The Lodge at Pebble Beach (credit: Randy Yagi)


Your premier option for accommodations is the Lodge at Pebble Beach. After all, it has spectacular ocean views and located next to the iconic 18th hole. What’s more, the Lodge offers luxury accommodations, fine dining and world class hospitality. Also onsite in a separate facility is the Forbes Five Star Spa at Pebble Beach. In addition, other top accommodations for you to consider at Pebble Beach is Casa Palmero and the Inn at Spanish Bay.

Monterey Peninsula Recommended Accommodations

As a world-class destination, the Monterey Peninsula has a wide range of accommodations to fit anyone’s budget. While the choice is yours, other recommendations include the Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa, InterContinental Clement Monterey and Hyatt Regency Monterey. That’s to say nothing of bed and breakfasts like Green Gables Inn and pet friendly hotels like the Cypress Inn. Other hotels and motels can be found elsewhere in Monterey County, such as in Marina, Salians and the Carmel Valley.

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How To Get to the U.S. Women’s Open Golf Championship

Unless you have a preferred parking pass, you will not be able to drive directly to the Pebble Beach Golf Links. Unlike the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am and the 2019 U.S. Open, general parking will be at Carmel Middle School, rather than California State University Monterey Bay. There will be directional signs from Highway 1 to lead you to the parking lot. From the middle school, there will be shuttle buses to transport you to the championship entrance. Please check with the U.S. Women’s Open for complete information where the shuttles stop and depart.

Ride Share to Pebble Beach Golf Links

If you plan to ride share to Pebble Beach, please note that you will be dropped off at the Lot 10 drop off spot near the Pebble Beach Equestrian Center. According to the U.S. Women’s Open FAQs, this is the only location for drop-offs or pick-ups. Please visit the U.S. Women’s Open site for full details.

The fairway leading to the 18th hole at Pebble Beach Golf Links
18th Hole Fairway at Pebble Beach (credit: Randy Yagi)

The U.S. Women’s Open Golf Course

The layout for the U.S. Women’s Open Golf Championship will be a 6,505-yard, par-72 course at the Pebble Beach Golf Links. Known as one of the world’s most beautiful golf courses, Pebble Beach dates to 1919 and designed by Jack Neville and Douglas Grant. In addition to the legendary par-4, 18th hole, other notable holes at Pebble Beach are the par-3, 7th hole and the par-4, 8th hole. As you walk portions of the course, you will enjoy spectacular beach and ocean views, as well as glimpses of the rugged mountains in the distance. Pebble Beach Golf Links has been consistently ranked America’s No. 1 Public Golf Course by Golf Digest. Furthermore, Pebble Beach consistently ranks among the world’s finest golf courses.

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Players to Watch

Ashleigh Buhai

A native of Johannesburg, South Africa, Ashleigh Buhai has been a professional golfer since 2007. Of her 21 professional wins, her most significant victory was last August, when she won the Women’s British open in a playoff. More recently, Ashleigh won the 2023 ShopRite LPGA Classic at Seaview Golf Resort in New Jersey.

Ayaka Furue

Japanese golfer Ayaka Furue only has a single LGPA Tour victory in 2022 at the Trust Golf Women’s Scottish Open. While her current Rolex Ranking is No. 17, she’s at No. 3 in the LGPA’s Race to CME Globe with five Top 10 finishes. From Kobe, Japan, Ayaka Furue was the JLPGA Player of the Year in 2020-21 and her career best in a major was 4th at the 2021 Evian Championship in France.

Lydia Ko

Lydia Ko is among the best-known players on the LPGA circuit and is the youngest player to be ranked No. 1 in pro golf. Originally from Seoul, South Korea, Lydia has 19 wins on the LPGA Tour and a total of 26 professional wins. Two of her LPGA wins were major championships at the Chevron Championship and the Evian Championship. Just 26 years old, Lydia is currently the LPGA’s No. 3 ranked player.

Ko Jin-Young

A two-time LPGA Player of the Year, Jin Young Ko is currently the Rolex and CME’s No. 1 ranked player. Since turning pro in 2013, she has had 26 professional wins including two majors in 2019. In March, she defended her HSBC Women’s World Championship in Singapore. Her most recent victory on the LPGA Tour was in May at the Cognizant Founders Cup in Phoenix. She is also known as Jin Young Ko and that’s the name on the LPGA rankings.

Nelly Korda

The daughter of former tennis pros Petr Korda and Regina Rajchrtová, Nelly is currently the LPGA’s top ranked American golfer. On the LPGA Pro Tour since 2017, she won the 2021 Women’s PGA Championship and has been ranked No. 1 on the Women’s World Golf Rankings. The gold medal winner at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Nelly is currently ranked No. 4 on the LPGA. In May, she withdrew from the Mizuho America’s Open due to back pain.

U.S. Women’s Open Merchandise

Official U.S. Women’s Open merchandise will be available at three locations during this event. This includes the Merchandise Pavilion, the U.S. Open Champion Shop in the Lodge retail arcade and at Fan Central. In addition, you may also be able to find official merchandise online through the LPGA Pro Shop.

What Else to See at the 2023 U.S. Women’s Open

In addition to seeing the world’s greatest women golfers, the 2023 U.S. Women’s Open will feature Fan Experiences for fans of all ages. This includes the USGA Museum Experience and the U.S. Women’s Open Trophy Experience. In addition, you can receive complimentary Wi-Fi and on-site wayfinding provided by CISCO. Of course, food and beverages will be available, along with other attractions to be announced soon.

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About the Author

Randy Yagi is an award-winning freelance writer who served as the National Travel Writer for CBS from 2012-2019. More than 900 of his stories still appear in syndication across over 20 CBS websites, including New York, Los Angeles, Chicago and San Francisco. During his peak years with CBS, Randy had a reported digital audience reach of 489 million and 5.5 million monthly visitors. Additionally, his stories have appeared in the Daily Meal, CBS News, CBS Radio, Engadget,, and He earned a Media Fellowship from Stanford University in 2012.