Golf Links at Pebble Beach Golf Links

5.0000000000 5.0 stars from 5 (6)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 7040 yards
  • Slope: 145
  • Rating: 75.5

  • 1700 17 Mile Dr, Pebble Beach, California 93953, Monterey County
  • (800) 654-9300, (831) 622-8723
  • (831) 622-8795
  • www.pebblebeach.com

Year built: 1919
Architect(s): Jack Neville, Douglas Grant
Type: Resort
Style: Links
Greens: Rye grass
Fairways: Rye grass
Golf Season: Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes
Caddies: Yes
GPS: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Practice bunker: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes - "Pebble Beach Golf Academy"

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Shirts and shoes are required at all times.
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Welcomed

Tees

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 72 7040 yards 75.5 145
Blue 72 6828 yards 74.7 143
Gold 72 6445 yards 72.6 136
White 72 6116 yards 71.3 132
Red 72 5249 yards 71.8 129

Rating Snapshot

Average Rating 5.0 stars from 5
Overall Condition: 5.0 stars from 5
Value: 4.0 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.2 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.8 stars from 5
Food & Beverage: 5.0 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 5.0 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 6 Reviews
5 stars:
6
4 stars:
0
3 stars:
0
2 stars:
0
1 stars:
0

recommend this course

6 out of 6 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Great for a bucket list/top 100 pick   Great for 19th hole scenic views  

Reviews


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"Pebble Beach Dream"


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 07/30/2014
First time playing Played with a group Walked Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

Fabulous experience. Have someone walk with you to enjoy the walk. Forget the score and savor the experience. Awesome!


18 Hole Pace of Play: 4 hrs

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Overall Condition: Excellent

Course Difficulty: Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Get a Caddie"


CaptWillard's avatar
Gender: Male
Skill: Intermediate
Plays: Once a month
Handicap: 20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/07/2014
First time playing Paired up at course Walked Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

There's nothing I can add to Pebble Beach's heaps of praises, all of which are well deserved. It's a magical experience. The two things that I must emphasize are these: walk, and hire a caddie. This is arguably the world's most beautiful golf course; why anyone would want to ride in a cart on it is beyond me. Pebble Beach is an experience, and to be properly experienced, it must be walked. Likewise, a caddie is going to improve your experience by saving you TONS of shots (mine probably saved me 10 strokes), carrying your bag, cleaning your clubs, raking the bunkers, and otherwise making your round hassle-free.

One last thought about caddies: not all caddies are created equal. I got lucky with a spectacular, insightful, funny caddie named Crawford. My playing partners got a forecaddie who was not nearly as excited to be there. So if you know anyone who's been to Pebble, ask who caddied for them. If they recommend him/her, ask for that person in particular.

If I go back, I'm asking for Crawford.


Player Tip: Because of the way the grains lie, putting to a hole below your feet might actually have to be treated as an "uphill" putt. Again, hire a caddie.

18 Hole Pace of Play: 4 3/4 hrs

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Overall Condition: Excellent

Course Difficulty: Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"As good as it gets!"


uKEJQ4514KE's avatar
Skill: Advanced
Plays: Once a week
Handicap: 5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/03/2014
Previously played Played with a group Walked Played 18 holes Average weather

Reviewed on

Are you a fan of golf? If so, you NEED to play Pebble! The course is simply wonderful and while pricy, is absolutely worth the high rate. Played 18 with one of my best friends and will never forget the experience.

Course conditions were excellent and even though they were getting ready for the Pro-am, it did not change the overall experience.


18 Hole Pace of Play: 4 hrs

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Overall Condition: Excellent

Course Difficulty: Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Should be on every golfer's bucket list"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/28/2013
Previously played Paired up at course Walked Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

I don't know how many times I've heard people say if Pebble Beach wasn't on the ocean, it wouldn't be that special. That's one of the dumbest statements a person can make about a golf course because setting is always a huge factor in the quality of a course and the setting just doesn't get any better than Pebble Beach. Yes, it's expensive at $495 (and the hotel rates if you book in advance), but how many $250 courses out there aren't really that memorable. Just put two of them together. And yes, it takes 5-plus hours to play, but you're at Pebble Beach; soak it up for as long as you can. And finally, the design of the holes are special, even if it wasn't on the ocean, even the inland holes. Never sell this course short; it's a world treasure.


Player Tip: Just relax and enjoy the experience. If it's your first time, take a caddie. It's worth it. And if you can, walk, to get the most out of every hole.

18 Hole Pace of Play: >5 hrs

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Overall Condition: Excellent

Course Difficulty: Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"A Must Play!"


Char1208's avatar
Top 500 Contributor
Gender: Female
Skill: Advanced
Plays: Once a week
Handicap: 0-4

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/23/2013
First time playing Played with a group Walked Played 18 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

My husband and I went out to Pebble for our honeymoon and it was absolutely amazing. The greens were a lot smaller than I thought and the course was very demanding. Holes 6-10 are just unlike any I've ever seen.
Pebble Beach was everything I hoped for and more. We had an awesome caddy and we walked the course which I would recommend. Otherwise, it's cart path only and you end up walking more to and from your cart.
This is a must play if you ever have the opportunity!


18 Hole Pace of Play: 4 1/4 hrs

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Overall Condition: Excellent

Course Difficulty: Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"I mean, come on, it's Pebble Beach"


JayCoffinGC's avatar
Golf Channel
Skill: Intermediate
Plays: Once a week
Handicap: 15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/25/2013
Previously played Played with a group Walked Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

This place is Heaven on Earth and one every golfer's bucket list. Do what you have to do to play here at least once in your life.

I've played here twice and remember every shot I hit for both rounds. Other than Augusta National and Cypress Point, I don't recall another course where this is the case.

It's so fun because you know all the holes before you even play. Still, once you're there, it's better than you image. Enjoy it, take photos and, more importantly, get a good caddie. Sure, they're all good, but find one highly recommended and enjoy the walk.


Player Tip: When you're done, go up and have a beer outside by the fire pits while looking at the 18th green.

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

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Overall Condition: Excellent

Course Difficulty: Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course