Pebble Beach Golf Links at Pebble Beach Resorts
Even the pros - who play Pebble Beach annually every February for the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-am - admit the views of Stillwater Cove never get old. Pebble Beach is simply one of golf's greatest treasures. There's so much history and scenery here, dating to the first "Crosby Clambake" in 1947, a celebrity affair that is today's AT&T. Pebble Beach celebrates its centennial in 2019 with its sixth U.S. Open. Some of golf's most famous shots have been struck by its winners, including Jack Nicklaus (1972), Tom Watson (1982), Tom Kite (1992), Tiger Woods (2000) and Graeme McDowell (2010). Its coastal holes along the cliffs of Stillwater Cove and Carmel Bay - Nos. 4-10 and Nos. 17-18 - rank among the most beautiful and challenging in the world. Playing Pebble Beach is the epitome of bucket-list golf.
|U.S. Open||72||7075 yards||75.9||148|
|Gold (W)||72||6454 yards||78.0||142|
|White (W)||72||6116 yards||76.2||139|
|Red (W)||72||5249 yards||71.5||131|
|US Open M: 75.9/148||380||516||404||331||195||523||109||428||526||3412||495||390||202||445||580||397||403||208||543||3663||7075|
|Blue M: 75.1/145||377||511||390||326||192||506||106||427||481||3316||446||373||201||403||572||396||401||177||543||3512||6828|
|Gold M: 73.4/138 W: 78.0/142||346||460||374||307||142||496||98||400||460||3083||429||349||187||391||560||377||376||170||532||3371||6454|
|White M: 72.0/135 W: 76.2/139||332||428||334||295||130||467||94||373||435||2888||409||340||179||372||548||340||368||163||509||3228||6116|
|Red M: 67.5/124 W: 71.5/131||309||360||282||253||112||387||90||361||333||2487||341||303||165||289||436||313||309||148||458||2762||5249|
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No. 17 tee at Pebble Beach. Photo submitted by JasonDeeganGA on 04/30/2019
No. 18 tee at Pebble Beach. Photo submitted by JasonDeeganGA on 04/30/2019
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Walked the Golds (6454/73.2/137) in 4H, 20M mid morning. CPO if riding. Like others, I took advantage of the Inn being closed because of COVID and was 'only" required to pay the golf fee. After playing in a gale in May, the weather was great this time. Started out in the 50's but was 70 by the end of the round. Calm most of the round, 1-2 club wind the last few holes. Played with John and Dan, and our forecaddie was Jerry, who was very nice and helpful.
Having walked the course once before definitely assisted. Alex's review of 2 days ago was spot on and especially captured the essence of the greens and sand traps perfectly. The course was immaculate overall.
Tees lush, almost immaculate. Only thing I did not rate 10/10, and they got a 9/10.
Fairways were immaculate.
Primary rough surprisingly even, about 2.5", lush and THICK. Usually difficult to play out of, several times our group had balls we could not locate until almost on top of them not that far off fairways. Every hole has some native areas that are a likely lost ball.
Traps were amazing. Lots of nice, fluffy sand. And I had 4 fairway and 5 greenside opportunities to sample them.
Had a good putting day my first round @ PB. Today experienced what Alex mentioned prominently in his review. Had 2 chip in 0 putts, otherwise my putting numbers would have been unusually high. Small poa greens remind me very much of the Donald Ross course I grew up playing back in N.C. Greens rolled great in spite of my not making hardly any putts.
Customer Service outstanding. Asked if I could purchase a replacement bag tag for the one that was stolen several months ago, they gave me a replacement. Much appreciated! All grass range across the street was available before the round. Got there early and hit some different wedges on a simulator in doors set up as hole #7. Pro Shop and shops open this visit. Masks required at check-in and when dealing with all P.B. personnel, not required on the course. No on course services today. New TW designed par 3 course looks about ready for prime time. Highly recommended.
Worth the money
Everything I expected and more. Driving range is about a mile away and nothing special but the putting green was nice. There is a shuttle to take you to the course.
It is surreal to play the course when you have memorized the holes from the watching tournaments over the years. Most proud of my pars on 7 and 8 which are iconic holes. I was fortunate to have someone pay for my round but would pay the green fee in a heart beat. Hope to come back again.
This place couldn’t be anymore beautiful !!! The course layout is every bit as challenging from all tees as it looks on tv !! The shotmaking you have to do at times is amazing but you do get to be creative on the greens ! Check your lines when putting 3 times because they aren’t anything what you initially think ! The course itself is so pure and greens are like fresh carpet ! The price tag is well worth the experience to walk or ride on the hallowed grounds of the greats from the past and present !! Just never thought I would see the day I play it but finally did today
Pebble Beach Golf Links
Walked the Golds (6454/73.2/137) in 4H, 45M mid afternoon. The weather was mid 60's, overcast and WINDY. Matched up with 3 other walkers, Dave, Matt and Blake. All from Nor Cal and all excellent guys to play with. Six years ago, my wife handed me a Christmas card that said "Good for one round at Pebble Beach". After finding out that the normal $585 charge to play could only be obtained IF you stayed 2 nights at the lodge AND that when all the extras were added up it would be over $2k, I never used it. With COVID-19, the lodge is closed and many of the usual required extras were not available. They were offering a discount for the month of May, slightly less than $500 to walk. I figured it would not likely be cheaper, so I finally made the tee time my wife offered to pay for years ago. Having seen over 40 years of televised PGA events from PB, I was pretty prepared for the actual holes. However, seeing them on TV you do not realize how they are configured. Some were more hilly than I thought, but a few were flatter than anticipated. The course was much lusher than I expected, so it actually exceeded lofty expectations. The homes surrounding many holes are actually larger and more grand than they appear on TV. I knew the holes beside the water were going to have the majestic views they did. However, I did not realize how many holes you just barely have to turn your head to have a breath taking view. So those two areas were even more of a plus than anticipated. Tees lush, almost immaculate. Fairways were immaculate. Primary rough surprisingly even, about 2.5" and lush. Usually very good to play out of. Every hole has some native areas that are a likely lost ball. Traps considering the wind were amazing. Lots of nice, fluffy sand. Small poa greens reminded me very much of the Donald Ross course I grew up playing back in N.C. Loved the greens and had a good putting day in spite of several 3 putts. Customer Service outstanding. All grass range across the street was available 1 hour before your tee time. Was not allowed to enter the course until 20 minutes before your tee time, both COVID-19 measures. Pro Shop and clubhouse closed. Masks required at check-in and when dealing with on course personnel. Drink cart around numerous times, and they had an open snack stand on the course. Tiger Woods was on site working on the par 3 course he is designing between the pro shop and the driving range. If you are truly a golf fan, you need to play here at least once. And I say that even though I drew the short straw on the wind today. I punched a 5 iron a little too long into the teeth of a 25-30 mph side wind on #7, the downhill 100 yard par 3. After seeing what happened the first 2 short irons I got up in the air in the 25+ mph cross wind, there was no way I was hitting a normal shot. How strong was the wind? I gave up on a hat after the 5th hole, having already chased it down about 10 times. My push cart blew over numerous times and I had to chase a head cover over 100 yards before catching it. The only hole that played straight downwind AD was #8, which played 400 yards from the tees I played. I hit a 7I to lay up short of the ravine off the tee and then an 8I to the back fringe to set up a routine par. Had a 31' putt on 17 that I thought would be within 3-5' at the most when I hit it. When the wind got finished with it, I had 60' coming back. The holes by the water absolutely ate my lunch, they were by far the windest. I reteed at least 6 times on those holes after the ball was blown off the tee. Marking your ball and placing it w/o it rolling was a challenge if on even a gentle slope and the wind was blowing in that direction. The more inland holes were more like a 10 mph wind and played much easier. Experience overall exceeded expectations.
Pebble- Bucket list course
Waiting my whole life to play this course, watching multiple tournaments, came with huge expectations, Pebble Beach didn’t disappoint. Incredible condition, beautiful sights worth every penny spent. Very small greens, fairly short course by today’s standards. I rented the electro golf cart—cart path only always— didn’t know this until the first hole when the 2 I was paired with had candies, and they told me. I will definitely get a caddy if I came back.
It’s expensive however it’s a must for anyone who loves the game and well worth it. The history is incredible. The course must be walked for sure as it’s the experience of walking where the legends have played. There is truly no feeling like it. The caddies are great, ask for jim. He keeps you relaxed and really allowed us to enjoy our experience, with the stories, the jokes and the jabs. It’s a bucket list item for sure. And of course 7 and 18. Don’t forgot your buds can watch you tee off on hole 1 over the Internet, don’t shank it.
A taste of life at the U.S. Open
Playing Pebble Beach during 2019 U.S. Open media day was a special kind of challenge. On one hand, it might have been the most visual experience I've ever had there - dolphins swimming off the 7th green and surfers riding waves off of the 18th tee. On the other, it was the most difficult of setups. The fairways had been narrowed for the U.S. Open and the rough starting to show its teeth. It wasn't hack-out unbearable, but it did make for a long day for those crooked off the tee. The round started with perfect weather and sunshine before some big winds kicked up off the ocean. The day ended as all rounds at Pebble Beach should with beers and grub in the Tap Room. My two travel companions had never played Pebble before, so I fed off their energy and enthusiasm. As days at the office go, this one can't be topped.
Rare do you show up to a course for the first time already knowing so much about it. Even still, I left with a whole new level of appreciation of Pebble Beach. We played the course a few weeks before the upcoming 2019 US Open and the course couldn't have been in better shape. The rough was grown out but you could still catch some decent lies in it. Greens were fabulous.
Pebble's routing is unbelievable. The 6th hole is probably the most remarkable hole I've ever seen. 8 is all drama too. What's crazy is that when we turned the corner and got to 11, I almost felt this sense of relief after 7 incredibly intense oceanfront holes. You get a few holes inland to catch your breath and then get right back out on 17 and then finish with a bang on 18.
A few notes:
Taking a cart is pointless. We did because we were in a shotgun, but it's cart-path only every day and on pretty much every hole the cart path is on the opposite side of the ocean or well off the fairway. Just walk or take a caddie (ours was very good).
Be sure to take enough club off the 8th tee! Staff say too many golfers lay back too much and end up with 200 yards into the green.
Pace was bad but we were in a media shotgun with many of the holes having A & B groups (and we were all getting tons of video, photography etc.).. Staff say that thanks to Tagmarhall, normal tee sheets are averaging under 5 hours now.
The staff plans on keeping the course in US Open shape all summer but will scale back the rough to "resort" conditions before the Champions Tour event this fall. All in all I felt the round was challenging but the fairways weren't too narrow (I hit 8 of them!). The greens are small and quick. If you hit a green you've got a good chance at a birdie.
There is a reason why the US Open held its 100th event here and Pebble's 100th anniversary will host the US Open. I can't think of a more fitting venue to hold our nation's tournament.
I was so looking forward to playing the 18th hole. By the time I played 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, and 11 ... 18 was somewhat an afterthought. If you can, you must play Pebble.
We did not play, only spectated
Wow, what an epic place! My husband and I loved our time at Pebble Beach. This place is nothing short of pristine, and as amateur non-golfers, we loved spectating the final hole from the bar and looking out at the water. What an amazing place to finish the 17 Mile drive. We highly recommend doing the 17-Mile drive, making all the stops and ending at Pebble Beach. Such a memorable experience.
Windy day at Pebble Beach Food and Wine
This wasn't your traditional Pebble Beach experience. I played in the 2019 Celebrity Chef & Winemaker Golf Tournament at Pebble Beach Food & Wine. I've always walked Pebble, so this was my first time in a cart. It's also the first time I've eaten gourmet pizza and shrimp cocktail on the course and drank wine from around the world. Hard as it is to believe, this tournament is as much about the food and drink as it is about the course. The event was a scramble so it was easy to just relax and enjoy the view and not really worry about your shots or score.
The fairways were being narrowed for the upcoming U.S. Open, but thankfully the rough wasn't fully grown in yet. The stretch of holes 6-9 has to be the best four-hole run in golf, at least from what I've played. It was a special day to say the least.
It is everything you could imagine and more
TV does not do this course justice. I go the huge opportunity to play this golf course with my grandfather on my spring break. We drove 2 hours from Sacramento and endured double the traffic on the way back but it was all worth it. The first tee box presents you with a bit of nerves because there are plenty of people around watching you tee off. I regretfully took a cart, I say regretfully because with it being cart path only its just like walking. I would strongly recommend a caddie. By far my favorite hole was number 8, a lay up approach shot gives you the opportunity to hit over a cove to the green below your feet. Pro tip: We booked our tee time the day after they punched the greens and they were very sandy but they took a large sum off the total price and lifted the "stay to play" rule. If youre okay with playing on sandy (but still better than your local muni) greens I would go that route. If its on your bucket list, do it.
The End All Be All
Anyone who has heard of golf has heard of Pebble Beach. We watch it on TV, we hear the legend, but to play it in person is the single most breathtaking 18 holes in golf. It doesn't just live up to the hype, it exceeds it. Beyond the course itself is the incredible staff, the delicious restaurants, the fabulous amenities, and the simple pleasure and awe in driving on 17 Mile Drive. This course is on everyone's bucket list for a reason and it is always a true honor any time I get to step foot on the course.
Most phenomenal course I ever played in the worst weather conditions. The course conditions were not the fault of the course. It was just hard to play with flooded greens and waves crashing onto the 18th. But, hey, its Pebble.
I love golf courses with Ocean views. Whether it is the Palm Beach Par three, or Bandon Dunes Golf Resort, I always make a point to play ocean courses. I thought that Pacific Dunes would always be my favorite, but that was before I played Pebble. It was perfect weather, and there is nothing that can prepare you for the view of 17, and your first glimpses of the cliff on the 6th hole, as you make the turn walking down the third hole. It is remarkable! Lastly, do not let yourself get bullied into playing a specific tee box by the starter, after all, you just dropped a lot of money for the round. If you are a longer hitter, play from the tips. Even if you are the only one in your group playing from the back (like I was), you will not hold up play, as the round already takes 5+ hours. Personally, it made my day so much better to play from the correct tee box.
A Little Piece of Heaven
Clearly the course of my dreams and should be yours as well. I never thought i would personally get to play here but there i was . The Pebble Beach resort and golf course offers you everything you have heard and more! From the arrival and friendly check-in(we stayed two nites in the Lodge), to the renowned steak restaurant you just have to visit and to the Lodge accommodations; we were blown away and we had not reached the first tee yet.
We woke the next morning to a blue sunny sky; a good omen for the day. We ate breakfast in the diner overlooking the putting green near the first tee after which we went back to the Lodge and had our clubs picked up and delivered to the first tee. We made our way to the pro shop and happily paid the green fees including caddy fees and went to the practice range. The range was first class and after warming up on the putting green, we went to the first tee where we met our caddies and waved to the camera overlooking the tee. My daughters were online watching back in Canada at our tee-off time and saw us on the first tee; again fantastic! We then hit our first tee shot and started what would be the most memorable round of golf i have ever played.
From the first hole which doglegs right and which I parred out to the spectacular 4th through 10th ocean- view holes, including the short wind-swept par 3 seventh overlooking the beautiful Pacific Ocean, the holes are truly memorable. The 11th hole turns back into the inner portion of the course and is known for Bing Crosby's house where he entertained famous invite-only guests back in the day. Working your way to the 14th par five, it is protected by spectacular houses owned by some of the world's most rich and famous. After finishing the more recently remodelled 17th par three you approach one of the most photographed eighteenth holes in golf. Playing up the right side of the fairway, i had a tear in my eye as i walked the fairway; humbled by the day's experience and struck by the sea lions in the Ocean which runs all down the left side of the fairway.
Finishing up the 18th, we shook hands, gave a tip to our caddies and walked up the hill to the Bench bar for a refreshment overlooking the 18th. After an hour, we went back to our room, I went down to the Lodge pool and came back for a shower and we were off to a local restaurant in quaint Carmel. Most of the evening was filled with stories of the day and we wondered whether golf could get any better than this!
Enjoy your experience at the Pebble Beach Resort; its truly an experience of a lifetime if you love golf and yearn for a Little Piece of Heaven!
Best Golf Day Ever
I mean, it's Pebble. Worth the tag, worth the trip, check one off the Bucket List.
It was in incredible shape. We had an absolutely wonderful caddie (Bill - Scottish guy from St Andrews!). It was very windy but hey, that's part of what you sign up for there. It was a perfect experience in every way.