Spyglass Hill Golf Course

4.7500000000 4.8 stars from 5 (4)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6960 yards
  • Slope: 144
  • Rating: 75.5

Address Course Location

  • Spyglass Hill Rd & Stevenson Dr, Pebble Beach, California 93953, Monterey County
  • (831) 625-8563, (800) 654-9300
  • (831) 622-1308
  • www.pebblebeach.com

Key Info

Year built: 1966
Architect(s): Robert Trent Jones, Sr.
Type: Resort
Greens: Poa Annua Grass
Fairways: Poa Annua Grass
Golf Season: Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Pull-carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Welcomed

Tees

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 72 6960 yards 75.5 144
Gold 72 6538 yards 73.8 140
White 72 6123 yards 72.2 132
Red 73 5381 yards 72.6 130

Rating Snapshot

Average Rating 4.8 stars from 5
Overall Condition: 4.5 stars from 5
Value: 3.5 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.5 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.8 stars from 5
Food & Beverage: 4.0 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.8 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 4 Reviews
5 stars:
3
4 stars:
1
3 stars:
0
2 stars:
0
1 stars:
0

recommend this course

4 out of 4 reviews


Reviews


Overall Rating
Recommended
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Type of Golfer
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"Tough Challenge but Worth it"


DOliver16's avatar
Age: 35-44
Gender: Female
Skill: Advanced
Plays: Few times a week
Handicap: 5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/29/2014
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

Leave your ego in the car and embrace the challenge. Toughest course you can play in Pebble Beach. The whole course is a visual treat but intimidating. Awesome Greens, fun challenge


18 Hole Pace of Play: <3 1/2 hrs

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Overall Condition: Good

Course Difficulty: Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"More Pines than Ocean"


NoPoblano's avatar
Skill: Advanced
Plays: Once a month
Handicap: 5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/21/2013
First time playing Used cart

Reviewed on

The 1st 5 holes are some of the best you'll ever play. Unfortunately, the course is rather forgettable from that point in. Not that it's a bad course (cuz it's FAR from that), it just opens so strong, there's nowhere to go from there.


18 Hole Pace of Play: 4 hrs

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Overall Condition: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Spyglass Hill - Treasure the experience"


MikeBaileyGA's avatar
Golf Advisor
Age: 45-54
Gender: Male
Skill: Advanced
Plays: Few times a week
Handicap: 5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/10/2013
Previously played Played with a group Walked Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

If you can't get on or afford Pebble Beach, try to get out to Spyglass Hill (Legend has it that Robert Louis Stevenson roamed these hills and sandy dunes of Pebble Beach for inspiration while writing his classic 'Treasure Island.') While nothing can duplicate the topography of Pebble, Spyglass is a pretty good consolation with some pretty good ocean views of its own on the front nine. And even though the back nine is inland, it's pretty special in its own right. Designed by Robert Trent Jones Sr., the course got a much-needed renovation a few years ago, drastically improving drainage and the speed of the fairways.


Player Tip: You'll love the first five holes. Don't underestimate the wind coming off the sea. The back nine is a completely different experience.

18 Hole Pace of Play: 4 hrs

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Overall Condition: Good

Course Difficulty: Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Masterpiece"


JerryFoltzGC's avatar
Golf Channel
Age: 45-54
Gender: Male
Skill: Advanced
Plays: Few times a week
Handicap: 0-4

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/14/2013
Previously played Played with a group Walked Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

In the two AT&T's I was able to play in back in the early 90's, I found Spyglass to be one of the top 2 or 3 designs that I've ever seen. Granted, if you're planning a trip to the Monterey Peninsula, you're first choice is likely to be Pebble Beach. However, if you have the time and the resources, so yourself a favor and play Spyglass...you'll be very glad you did.

While it's not exactly oceanside, the views on the first 4 holes are stunning. But more than that, it has 18 holes that you will remember for as long as your able to not hide your own Easter eggs. Spyglass is old-school, traditional, challenging golf at its finest. Small greens that are typically in excellent shape, sloping fairways, swirling breezes, and a timeless design will keep you on your toes the entire time.

One word of advice: leave the rangefinder in the bag and play it by feel. The approach shots almost always play longer than the yardage, and you can't afford to be off by much.


Player Tip: Leave the rangefinder at home.

18 Hole Pace of Play: <3 1/2 hrs

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Overall Condition: Excellent

Course Difficulty: Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course