Pebble Beach Golf Links


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Average: 4.9 (11 votes)
1700 17 Mile Dr.
Pebble Beach, CA 93953
(831) 622-8723
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Jim and Susan are right on the money.Tiger is a wonderful golfer, but he thinks he is better than the game itself, He has absolutly no personality unless he is in the lead.He has no respect for the fans and somehow does not realize that the fans are an esential part of his success. I AM NOT A TIGER FAN !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!.


It is wasn't for Tiger, I wouldn't even care about the game. Just because he failed in his personal life, doesn't mean we can't continue to love to watch him in his game. He brought many people into golf to play and watch, so stop complaining. I want to see an American at the top, Phil or Tiger or some of the others so please.... give us a break


I completely disagree with Jim and Susan. I watched everything today. Thank you CBS for actually showing Tiger. If it wasn't for him......snooze. The Golf Channel coverage of him was horrible on Thursday and Friday and consequently I didn't watch. Please. Keep showing us Tiger. When he's doing well I actually tune in. Good job!!!


I only logged in to post a complaint. Is there another golfer playing besides Tiger? We really like watching golf. But it appears that he must be paying someone to stuff him down our throats. PLEASE be equal in who you show on the course. I just couldn't take another minute of "Tiger this and Tiger that" so I changed to another channel.


I only logged in to post a complaint. Is there another golfer playing besides Tiger? We really like playing golf and watching. But it appears that he must be paying you to stuff him down our throats. Please be equal in who you show on the course.

Course Details/History

  • Architect Name – Jack Neville/Douglas Grant/(R) Jack Nicklaus, ASGCA
  • Greens Grass Type – Rye Grass
  • Regulation Length Holes – 18
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About This Course

Pebble Beach Golf Links may be the most photographed, most written about and most-desired-course-to-play in America. Yet even with all of those accolades, it may still be underrated. Countless books have been written about its beauty and history and was noted by one prominent media publication as the first public course to achieve a number one ranking in their top courses list.

The world-renowned course has hosted five U.S. Opens and a PGA Championship among it’s many championships. Visitors can take pleasure in knowing that they are playing on the same course that saw Tom Watson’s stunning chip shot on the 17th hole to secure the upset over Jack Nicklaus in 1982 or Tiger Woods’ historic week in 2000 where he finished a record-setting 12 under par.

The course was designed by Jack Deville and Douglas Grant and opened on February 22, 1919. It is mostly situated along the rocky coastline of Carmel Bay on the south side of the Monterey Peninsula and layed out in the unique shape of a figure eight. The design ensures that the closing holes run along the Pacific Ocean thereby adding to their flair for the dramatic. In particular, the par 3 17th which challenges the player with its length, windy weather and unusually shaped long, thin green tilted at a 45 degree angle. This beautifully sets up the 18th hole which is perhaps the greatest closing hole in all of golf thanks to the combination of scenery and high risk/high reward stakes that are usually present when navigating this challenging course.

Other notable holes include the photogenic 7th hole, which plays from an elevated tee. One only has to picture hitting straight out toward the Pacific Ocean, with nothing in the background but the dark blue Pacific Ocean surf crashing against the rocky shoreline to understand pure golfing nirvana.

There is also the long par 4 hole 8 which has the ocean ever-present along its entire right side. The landing area is extremely generous in width, but a long straight drive always has the risk of missing land and joining the marine life. Since the elevated landing area is featured prominently on a cliff green, it allows players to have a good view of the target despite being a long range shot. Jack Nicklaus has called this his favorite approach shot in all of golf.

When players aren’t on the course they can stay at the luxurious ‘Lodge at Pebble Beach’ which contains 161 rooms and suites. Each of these units features a fireplace, balcony and stunning views of the central, California coastline. The resort ensures that Pebble Beach remains a five star destination both on and off the course.

Pebble Beach is an outstanding course rich in history and one that will leave a lasting impact on any player looking for a challenge or wanting to see a world class golfing destination firsthand. Few other courses have all-time greats such as Jack Nicklaus and Tiger Woods creating such enduring sports memories on their grounds. Hosting the 2019 US Open will only ensure that a few more memories will be added to this hall of fame collection.

Related information: Editorial

  • Pebble Beach is consistently ranked as one of the top courses in the U.S. and the World by Golf Magazine's panel of experts.

    To step onto the first tee is to risk an anticlimax. Like Augusta National, golfers know the course so intimately from television that it can seem less dramatic in person. After all, as an annual stop on the PGA Tour, this isn't a course that only steps into the major spotlight every decade or so. Telecasts often lavish attention on Pebble's closing holes, but the real magic is to be found on the front nine. The most spectacular series of holes you'll find anywhere are Nos. 5 through 8, which are on the promontory between Stillwater Cove and the Pacific Ocean.

    The truth is that Pebble Beach is bland off the tee -- this is entirely a second-shot golf course. You can survive misses with your driver, but misfiring on your approach shots will make it a very long day. (It will be a long day regardless -- a round will take upwards of five hours.) You won't be writing about the opening few holes in your postcards home, but beware the deep cross bunker in the fairway on the second. Caddies call it the Yao Ming bunker after the 7-foot-6 Rockets center entered it and disappeared from view.

    For most golfers, Pebble is all about the final two holes. Who doesn't want to try recreating Tom Watson's chip-in from the 1982 U.S. Open or Jack Nicklaus' 1-iron that clattered against the flagstick a decade earlier? That's the charm of Pebble: a mixture of familiarity, history and superb golf. Is it worth the pricey greens fee? Sure. At least once.

    -- Eamon Lynch, from The Road to Pebble Beach

    --The director of the Pebble Beach Golf Academy is Laird Small, a GOLF Magazine Top 100 Teacher. In his article, My Fab 5, Small wrote that Pebble Beach is one of his favortite courses in the United States. Here's what he said:

    "The course is only about 6,800 yards long, so length is not really an issue, but the course demands accurate iron play. The target complexes are small and the weather conditions can change quickly so you really have to hit good shots."

    --SI's Alan Shipnuck detailed several changes at Pebble Beach in his Aug. 11, 2009 mailbag. Pebble Beach will host the U.S. Open in 2010.

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    Design - Golf Course at Pebble Beach Golf Links

    • Year Built: 1919
    • Designer: Jack Neville & Douglas Grant
    • Greens Grass Type: Poa Annua Grass
    • Fairways Grass Type: Winter Rye
    • Water Hazards: Yes
    • Sand Bunkers: 81-90
    • Yardage Markers: 200, 150, 100 Yrd Markers and Sprinkler Heads Marked

Blue tee7274.31446,737
Gold tee7272.31376,348
White tee7271.21346,116
Red tee7271.91305,198
Front Nine
Blue tee3765023743271875001064164623250
Gold tee345460337308142484973894413003
White tee331427330295129466973694312875
Red tee309359283256113387913513332482
Back Nine
Blue tee4303732013935723964011785433487
Gold tee4133491873765603733831725323345
White tee4073391793685483493761665093241
Red tee3013011652884343123101504552716
*Par value varies depending on tee boxes used.