Starting this month, the rate to play the famed Pebble Beach Golf Links, host of five U.S. Opens and the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am, has been increased to $525. It's the first price increase in eight years (since April 2008 when it was set at $495) and it comes during the resort's two busiest months.
According to David Stivers, executive vice president and CEO for the Pebble Beach Company, no decision has been made as to what the rates will be after October and November, but for now, they are $525. The rate does not include caddie ($80) or cart fees ($40), although carts are complimentary for resort guests.
As a general policy, you must stay at Pebble Beach Resort to reserve tee times in advance, but you can get a tee time at Pebble Beach Golf Links 24 hours in advance if they are available.
Pebble Beach Golf Links, which was designed by Jack Neville and Douglas Grant and opened in 1919, is the most expensive course to play at Pebble Beach. The wonderful Robert Trent Jones, Sr.-designed Spyglass Hill is $395 to play, while the Links at Spanish Bay is $280, and the Del Monte golf course is $110. The par-3 Peter Hay Course is $30 for adults and $10 for juniors, and it's open to the public.
For more information, go to www.pebblebeach.com.