Lush cliff side fairways, wide-open ocean panoramas and waves crashing thunderously near greens are a few of the elements that make playing at Pebble Beach Golf Links so alluring and rewarding.
Since 1919, the striking beauty and special challenge of Pebble Beach Golf Links has attracted golfers from around the world to this oceanside turf masterpiece on the Monterey Peninsula in California.
If I had only one more round to play, I would choose to play it at Pebble Beach. I’ve loved this course from the first time I saw it. It’s possibly the best in the world. Jack Nicklaus
Pebble Beach Golf Links is the centerpiece of Pebble Beach Resorts, which encompasses five golf courses, three luxury-lodging choices, a spa and 15 restaurants and lounges. The golf menu is outstanding with other selections like Spyglass Hill, a Robert Trent Jones layout that weaves through seaside dunes and majestic pines; The Links at Spanish Bay, a Scottish style links course; Del Monte Golf Club, an inland course with fairways framed by oak, pine and cypress trees and the Peter Hay Golf Course, an innovatively designed 9-hole, par-3.
By staying and playing at Pebble Beach Resorts, you’ll immerse in a pampering world of exquisite accommodations, warm hospitality and exceptional service. It’s a legendary, one-of-a-kind setting that’s guaranteed to inspire you and elevate your appreciation for the great game of golf.
- Play Pebble Beach
- Play Links at Spanish Bay
- Play Spyglass Hill
Pebble Beach Golf Links
In 1919, Jack Neville and Douglas Grant set about creating a golf course that vindicated its position perched on the cliff tops overlooking the Pacific Ocean. While this pioneering duo laid the foundations of Pebble Beach, it was one Henry Chandler Egan who sculpted the course largely into its current shape.
The course opens in a subdued and understated fashion, easing you into the round and preparing you for the adrenaline rush to come, with a sub-current of tension and drama palpable for every visiting golfer.
From the 6th, where the golf course begins to meander along the dramatic cliff-side, Pebble comes into its own and it’s easy to see why it enjoys such an iconic reputation.
The views from the course are simply incredible – you might even catch a glimpse of humpback whales depending on the season – and the golfer is asked plenty of questions, particularly on the seaside holes. The greens in general are very small and well protected so the key to scoring well can often lie in the accuracy of your approach shots; that and being able to ignore the beauty of the Monterey Peninsula and concentrate on the task in hand!
There’s a grand sense of history here too and on your way around the course, you can’t help but think of the greats of the game whose footsteps you’re following in. Channelling your inner Jack Nicklaus, Tom Watson or Tiger Woods makes the experience all the more magical.
Pebble Beach is the ultimate once-in-a-lifetime golf course, so if you happen to get a chance, be sure to grasp it.
Designed by: Jack Neville and Douglas Grant
Black: 7,080 yards, Rating 75.5 / Slope 145
Blue: 6,828, Rating 74.7 / Slope 143
Gold: 6,445 yards, Rating 72.6 / Slope 136
White: 6,116 yards, Rating 71.3 / Slope 132
Red: 5,249 yards, Rating 71.8 / Slope 129
US Amateur (x4), US Women’s Amateur (x2) & US Open (x5) and AT&A Pebble Beach National Pro-Am on the PGA Tour
Links at Spanish Bay
The Links at Spanish Bay is California’s answer to the great seaside golf of the Scottish coastline, and is a truly awe inspiring experience. A formidable triumvirate was assembled to formulate the plan for the course – Robert Trent Jones Junior, Tom Watson and Sandy Tatum.
An astounding slice of land on the prestigious Monterey Peninsula sets the scene for Spanish Bay, which is an enchanting links layout that reaches 6,821 yards at its peak. The backdrop at The Links really must be seen to be believed, and will certainly live long in the memory of any golfer fortunate enough to experience it.
Rugged and undiluted, The Links at Spanish Bay is a modern marvel that ranks high among the finest that California has to offer.
Designed by: Robert Trent Jones, Jr, Tom Watson & Frank Tatum
Blue: 6,821 yards, Rating 74.2 / Slope 142
Gold: 6,422 yards, Rating 72.1 / Slope 136
White: 6,043 yards, Rating 70.1 / Slope 131
Red: 5,332 yards, Rating 72.1 / Slope 129
Other Robert Trent Jones Jr Courses
Chambers Bay in Washington, Poppy Hills in California, Royal Westmoreland in Barbados & The Wisley in England
While Spyglass Hill shares the same surroundings as the likes of Pebble Beach & Cypress Point, it delivers a golfing experience that is unique to the Monterey Peninsula. Unveiled by Robert Trent Jones in 1966, Spyglass may only measure 6,960 yards from the back markers but it still demands plenty from the golfer, thanks in large part to Trent Jones’ incredible design, as well as the unrelenting coastal winds that sweep in from the North Pacific.
After a dramatic 600 yard downhill opener that plays directly towards the ocean, Spyglass’ first five holes are played in and amongst the dunes of the Monterey shoreline, before the course climbs into the majestic Del Monte Forest.
From here on in it’s no easy ride as Spyglass’ tight, tree-lined fairways, doglegs and water hazards demand accuracy and precision throughout the round. In fact, Spyglass Hill is actually rated by those in the know as the toughest of the Monterey Peninsula courses…so be prepared!
Still part of the impressive triumvirate that hosts the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am, Spyglass Hill carries with it an army of dedicated followers who love the course. A number of brave souls have even asserted that Spyglass is better than its more illustrious neighbour in the form of Pebble Beach, and whether that is true or not, the course is an essential ingredient for any top golfing experience on the Monterey Peninsula.
Depending on your preference, you might find other courses on the peninsula to be “sexier”, but there are few that offer the challenge of Spyglass Hill and few that take such good advantage of the unique landscape on which the course sits.
Designed by: Robert Trent Jones, Sr
Blue: 6,960 yards, Rating 75.5 / Slope 147
Gold: 6,538 yards, Rating 73.2 / Slope 144
White: 6,123 yards, Rating 71.4 / Slope 137
Red: 5,381 yards, Rating 72.9 / Slope 133
Other Robert Trent Jones Sr Courses
Valderrama in Spain, Firestone in Ohio, Port Royal in Bermuda & Augusta National (some hole re-designs)
For more than 95 distinguished years, Pebble Beach Resorts has been celebrated for its unparalleled golf and resort facilities on California’s beautiful Monterey Peninsula. Each a haven of pampered relaxation and luxury, The Lodge at Pebble Beach and The Inn at Spanish Bay maintain time-honored traditions of exemplary service and amenities.
The Lodge at Pebble Beach
The Lodge At Pebble Beach encapsulates the magic of the Monterey Peninsula, the idyllic Californian outpost that is home to some truly remarkable golf courses. Having won countless awards from prestigious publications like Conde Nast Traveler, there is no doubt that The Lodge At Pebble Beach is a luxurious start to any golf escape in California.
Traditionally styled and superbly appointed, many of the guest rooms and suites afford terrific views over Carmel Bay. Inside the charming accommodations, visitors will discover stunning features like log burning fireplaces, while the warm tones and luxurious fittings ensure the utmost comfort.
This established and revered hotel captures the true essence of the Monterey Peninsula, where nature and golf combine to produce a magical setting. What is more, The Lodge is located just moments from the famous final green at Pebble Beach Links, one of the world’s most iconic golfing scenes.
The Lodge’s ocean side Beach & Tennis Club is newly refurbished, and now boasts 12 tennis courts, in addition to its first class gym, fitness suite and swimming pool and sun deck. Guests can also make the short journey to the Spa at Pebble Beach, a haven of tranquility and restoration hidden away in the heart of the Del Monte Forest.
There are numerous dining options at the spectacular Lodge – try the exquisite cuisine at the formal Club XIX, or head to the Tap Room, a bar and grill tailored perfectly for golfers.
The Inn at Spanish Bay
Ideal for both golf and leisure visitors, The Inn is located between the rugged Pacific shoreline and the Del Monte forest. Having been named #3 in Conde Nast Traveller’s list of Top Resort in the United States, there is no doubting the luxury and comfort that awaits every guest.
There are 269 rooms and suites in total, most of which are complete with a private patio or balcony overlooking the forest, fairways and ocean. Warmth, comfort and complete indulgence are the hallmarks of The Inn at Spanish Bay, which comes recommended for a golf holiday in Pebble Beach.
Guests visiting The Inn will benefit from access to both the Spanish Bay Club and the newly opened Beach and Tennis Club. State-of-the-art fitness and training equipment, tennis, a heated swimming pool and hot tub are among the facilities, while guests can also arrange a visit to the indulgent Spa at Pebble Beach.
Peppoli at The Inn at Spanish Bay is an enchanting Italian restaurant where the rustic country cuisine matches the Tuscan theme and outstanding wine list.
Hawaiian fusion is the theme at Roy’s, a bar and diner that is inspired by internationally famed chef, Roy Yamaguchi.
Pebble Beach Golf Resort is just off Highway 1
15-minute drive from Monterey Peninsula Airport.
2 hour drive from San Francisco
5 hour drive from Los Angeles
8 hour drive from Las Vegas
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