Pebble Beach Golf Links - Golf Links
Pebble Beach Golf Links is the best-known course on the West Coast and perhaps in the U.S. A GOLF MAGAZINE "Gold Medal Resort," it boasts small greens and narrow fairways bordered by deep rough. There are spectacular ocean views from many of the holes, including #18, a 548-yard, par 5, which curves around the rocky shoreline. The wind is usually a major factor, and proper club selection is paramount if you hope to score well.
Hole #5, a 166-yard par 3, was redesigned by Jack Nicklaus in 1996 to play along the cliffs, with the new tee placed behind the green on hole #4. Holes #8, 9, and 10 are considered the most difficult holes, and #18 is a ôPar 2000ö selection and one of the most famous finishing holes in golf.
GOLF MAGAZINE ranks this course #1 among the ôTop 100 Courses You Can Play in the U.S.ö for 2002. Pebble Beach hosts the PGA Tour's AT&T National Pro-Am. The 1972, 1982, 1992, and 2000 U.S. Opens were also played here.
Guests of the Pebble Beach Resort can book a tee-time in advance; if you are not staying in the resort you will have to take your chances the day before. The club strictly enforces a 4/5 hour round on the Golf Links Course.
The Pebble Beach Golf Links includes the Peter Hay Par Three Golf Course. This par 3 course is easy to play and great for beginners, with no water hazards and wide-open fairways.