Know Before You Go

2024 Ted J. Balestreri Leadership Classic

We are thrilled you are joining us for the 31st annual Ted J. Balestreri Leadership Classic (TJB), March 6–9, 2024. This event provides the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation (NRAEF) with essential funding to attract, empower, and advance today’s and tomorrow’s restaurant leaders. For more information on the mission of the NRAEF and our programs, please visit

Thank you for your support and we look forward to seeing you in beautiful Pebble Beach, California.

Onsite Assistance at TJB – Contacts

If you need assistance while on site, please call, text, or email:

Attire & Golf Guidelines

Golf or resort attire is recommended during all daytime events. Dress for the Wednesday welcome reception, Thursday dinner, and Saturday dinner is resort casual. Attire for the Friday night Wine & Lifestyle Auction is cocktail/business. Course attire recommendations and requirements are below.

The Links at Spanish Bay, Spyglass Hill Golf Course & Pebble Beach Golf Links:

Proper golf attire for men is a collared shirt or mock turtleneck, slacks or walking shorts, and proper foot attire, i.e. golf shoes or tennis shoes (no sandals or flip-flops). Golf shoes should have soft spikes. The same attire applies for women, except a collared shirt is not required.

Download the Pebble Beach Golf Links Pace of Play Guidelines

Non-Golf Program

Our non-golf program is designed to appeal to a wide range of interests, tastes, and abilities.

On Thursday, our non-golfers are invited to a pickleball game at The Spanish Bay Tennis Club. This fun sport is appropriate for all levels of ability, and rules and instruction will be provided by the Club’s Tennis Pros. Before the lessons and games, guests will enjoy lunch on the Tennis Club patio.

On Friday, non-golfers will enjoy lunch and a custom wine blending experience. Guests will depart from The Inn at Spanish Bay at 11:45 am and enjoy lunch at Coastal Kitchen overlooking Monterey Bay before teaming up to create custom wine blends at The Wine Experience.

The Spa

All non-golfers will receive a gift card to use at The Spa at Pebble Beach. The value of the card will cover the cost and gratuity for one 50-minute service.

You are encouraged to book your appointment in advance by calling (831) 574-5574 and reference the “Ted J. Balestreri Leadership Classic.” Please note that The Spa is undergoing renovations and appointment times are limited.

If you plan to take the Pebble Beach Shuttle to The Spa, please allow 30 minutes for transportation.


It should be a beautiful week in Pebble Beach! The forecast calls for highs in the mid 50’s and lows in the upper 40’s with a chance of rain. Nevertheless, the weather is unpredictable, and we suggest bringing layers and checking the forecast before packing.

Current Conditions

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The Wine & Lifestyle Auction is hosted on Friday, March 8th at The Inn at Spanish Bay Ballroom. The auction raises critical funds to fuel our work and features a variety of incredible packages.

Download the Wine & Lifestyle Auction program


The Pebble Beach Shuttle is the standard resort transportation around the Pebble Beach Resorts. It is available between The Inn at Spanish Bay, The Lodge at Pebble Beach, Spyglass Hill Golf Course, and The Spa at Pebble Beach. The Pebble Beach Shuttle leaves from the front entrance of The Inn at Spanish Bay on the hour and half-hour from 6:00am to 10:00pm daily.

Additional transportation for Leadership Classic Guests will be available as indicated in the event schedule.

Airport Shuttle

A complimentary shuttle is available from Monterey Regional Airport (MRY) to Pebble Beach Resorts. Should you wish to set up complimentary airport transfer, please contact Pebble Beach Transportation at


Golf Caddie Gratuities

You are responsible for your own caddie gratuities.
Recommended caddie gratuities:

  • Double Caddie: $35 to $60 per bag
  • Foursome: $25 to $40 per bag

Hotel Gratuities

Pebble Beach Resorts adds a $32 per room, per night, service charge to your room rate. This service charge covers front desk, bellman, valet, housekeeping, and concierge services. It does not include golf service (bag handlers/golf shoe cleaners), room service, or restaurant service.

Shipping Information

Please use the following address to ship your clubs, luggage and/or packages to The Inn at Spanish Bay and collect from the Guest Services desk.

The Inn at Spanish Bay
Attn Guest: Guest Name
2700 17-Mile Drive
Pebble Beach, CA 93953
(800) 877‑0597

Prior to your departure, please visit the Guest Services desk at the The Inn at Spanish Bay for instructions on shipping back home your clubs, luggage, or other packages.

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Thank You to Our
2024 Leadership Classic Sponsors


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ASM Global
B&G Foods
Business Impact Group (BIG)
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Bloomin’ Brands
Breakthru Beverage Group
The Coca-Cola Company
Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association
Greenwood Hospitality
Marco’s Pizza
Penn State
PhaseNext Hospitality
Phil & Reedy Hickey
The Sardine Factory/Cannery Row Company
Wildflower Bread Company