Pebble Beach Resorts is home to Pebble Beach Golf Links, ranked the number one public golf course in America by Golf Digest, as well as three other award-winning championship courses in Spyglass Hill Golf Course, The Links at Spanish Bay and Del Monte Golf Course. Off the course, legendary service and accommodations await at The Lodge at Pebble Beach. World-class dining experiences, numerous shopping options, scenic 17-Mile Drive and the luxurious Spa at Pebble Beach complete your unforgettable journey.
There are few golf thrills like teeing-up for the first time on Pebble Beach Golf Links. You sense the presence of golf’s biggest legends. You anticipate each and every storied hole while recounting some of the greatest moments in golf history. Since 1919, the exquisite beauty and unique challenge of Pebble Beach Golf Links have thrilled golfers and spectators alike. Designed by Jack Neville and Douglas Grant, the course hugs the rugged coastline, providing wide-open vistas, cliffside fairways and sloping greens. Pebble Beach Golf Links has been the site of golf’s most prestigious tournaments, including the annual AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am, and five U.S. Open Championships including the 2010 U.S. Open.
Spyglass Hill Golf Course takes its theme from Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic novel, Treasure Island, published in 1883. Local legend maintains that Stevenson once wandered the Spyglass area gathering ideas for his novels. With this in mind, Robert Trent Jones Sr. set about creating a treasure of his own. Opened in 1966, Spyglass Hill Golf Course features two distinctly different kinds of terrain that influence the way the holes look and play. The first five holes roll through sandy seaside dunes challenging you to carefully pick the safest path. The following 13 holes are cut through majestic pines with elevated greens and strategically placed bunkers and lakes to grab the errant shot. Hole names such as “Black Dog” and “Billy Bones” are hints for the unwary. Spyglass Hill Golf Course is rated one of the toughest courses in the world from the Championship tees, boasting a course rating of 75.5 and a slope rating of 144. The PGA TOUR consistently lists Spyglass Hill holes 6, 8 and 16 among the toughest on the TOUR, and during the 1999 United States Amateur, the stroke average of the field during medal play was in excess of 79.
Designed by famous golf architect Alister MacKenzie, Pasatiempo in Santa Cruz is a must-play when planning your California golf vacation. Rated #3 in California and #30 in the USA by Golfweek for “classic” courses, you can’t miss this dream-like golf course. For an authentic Scottish links-style course, The Links at Spanish Bay is your ticket. Designed by Robert Trent Jones Jr., Tom Watson and Sandy Tatum, the course will exceed your expectations. Sandy wastelands and tall grasses further the true links-style course. And to further the feel of Scotland, a bagpiper closes the course every evening making the experience unforgettable.
Spanish Bay recalls the original Scottish concept for the game of golf, established over five hundred years ago. This was the intention of the design team, Robert Trent Jones Jr., Tom Watson and Sandy Tatum, in their creation of a true links golf course. Links is an old Scottish word for sandy wasteland, usually near the sea, with bristly grasses and ever prevailing wind. The Links at Spanish Bay are so authentic that even the Monterey coastline mirrors the rugged, natural beauty of Scotland. Here, the golf course provides you with the choice of using your regular shot or a low, running shot to play the firm turf while keeping the ball under the steady ocean breezes. The Links at Spanish Bay was also built with a deep respect for environmental preservation. To further continue this mission, the course has designated “environmentally sensitive” areas. Drops are allowed outside of these areas, so golfers are asked for understanding and cooperation to help preserve the native plants, birds and animals that make this course so special.