Pebble Beach Golf Links

California, USA
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  • Links Course
  • Founded in 1919
  • Designed by Jack Neville/Douglas Grant
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    Black Tees
  • Par 72
  • SSS 74
  • 6828 Yards
  • Gold Tees
  • Par 72
  • SSS 72
  • 6348 Yards
  • White Tees
  • Par 72
  • SSS 71
  • Yards 6,116
  • Red Tees
  • Par 72
  • SSS 72
  • 5198 Yards
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    Pebble Beach Golf Links is the best known course on the West Coast and perhaps in the U.S. Pebble Beach overlooks the Pacific Ocean from the Monterey Peninsula, also home to the fabulous Cypress Point Golf Club and Spyglass Hill Golf resort.

    It was two amateur golfers, Jack Neville and Douglas Grant who originally designed the Pebble Beach Links Course in 1919 for the founder, Samuel Morse. Jack Neville was a keen golfer having won the Californian State Championship twice. The final cost of construction was $100,000, with the team designed the course basing it on a number of British links courses. Jack Neville was a keen golfer having won the Californian State Championship twice. The course encompassed some 18,000 acres that included the golf course and the Lodge at Pebble Beach. Its first major championship was in 1929 when it played host to the USGA Amateur Championships.

    The opening holes run inland away from the ocean, it's not until you get to the fourth do you get to see the sea for the first time. The original owners of the land where the fifth would have been built refused to sell, forcing Neville and Grant to take the course inland before returning to the ocean on the par-5 sixth.

    Having purchased the 5 acres of land for USú9m in 1997, the Pebble Beach Company decided to ask former US Open Champion, Jack Nicklaus, to redesign the hole. During 1990, in preparation for the 1992 US Open at Pebble Beach, Nicklaus, along with Ed Connor, had been asked to act as consultant on a project that included rebuilding greens 4, 5 and 7.

    The new par-three 5th hole was constructed during the spring and summer of 1998. The Pebble Beach Company team included former US champions, Johnny Miller and Tom Watson in the initial planning stages. Located along the Pacific coastline on a 50ft cliff, the $3 million hole made its US Open debut in 2000 having been ready for use in November 1998 for the Callaway Golf Pebble Beach Invitational.

    The Par fourth 8th is ranked as one of the most spectacular holes in world championship golf. At a length of 418 yards it must be played with great caution the fairway is on a plateau that borders the ocean. The second shot is played over a ravine to a raised green 160-170 yards away.

    The 17th and 18th are two of the most famous finishing holes in golf, with many tournaments decided on these two holes. The Par 3 17th is 208 yards long with a narrow green exposed to the winds blowing off the bay. The 18th is a long Par 5 which hugs the coastline, driving accuracy is very important anything to the left and you're in the ocean anything to the right you have no chance of getting to the green in two.

    Throughout the years the Links Course has also restored some of the coastline and eliminated erosion on holes 9, 10, 17 and 18 through the use of steel and concrete reinforcements, a great deal of care has been made to make the coastline look like natural as possible.

    Contact Details
  • Pebble Beach, 1700 Seventeen Mile Drive, Pebble Beach, California, 93953, USA
  • +1 800 654 9300
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  • Weekday Green Fees
  • $475 Per Round Peak Season
  • $475 Per Round Off Season
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  • $475 Per Round Peak Season
  • $475 Per Round Off Season
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  • Handicap Maximum: Men 24/Women 36
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