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About

Holes 18
Type Resort
Style Links
Par 72
Length 7040 yards
Slope 145
Rating 75.5

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.

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
Scorecard for Pebble Beach Golf Links
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
U.S Open M: 75.5/145 380 502 404 331 195 523 109 428 505 3377 495 390 202 445 580 397 403 208 543 3663 7040
Blue M: 74.7/143 377 511 390 326 192 506 106 427 481 3316 446 373 201 403 572 396 401 177 543 3512 6828
Gold M: 72.6/136 346 460 374 307 142 487 98 400 460 3074 429 349 187 391 560 377 376 170 532 3371 6445
White M: 71.3/132 332 428 334 295 130 467 94 373 435 2888 409 340 179 372 548 340 368 163 509 3228 6116
Red W: 71.8/129 309 360 282 253 112 387 90 361 333 2487 341 303 165 289 436 313 309 148 458 2762 5249
Handicap 8 10 12 16 14 2 18 6 4 7 5 17 9 1 13 11 15 3
Par 4 5 4 4 3 5 3 4 4 36 4 4 3 4 5 4 4 3 5 36 72

Course Details

Year Built 1919
Fairways Rye Grass
Greens Rye Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Jack Neville (1919) Douglas Grant (1919)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
GPS Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Bunker Yes
Caddies Yes
Golf School Academy Yes - "Pebble Beach Golf Academy"
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Dress code Shirts and shoes are required at all times.

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  • Golf Advisor: Top 25 Courses for Layout in the U.S. (2017 #1)
  • Golf Advisor: Top 25 Friendliest Courses in the U.S. (2017 #9)
  • Golf Advisor: Ginella's Top 50 U.S. Courses You Can Play (2016 #1) (2015 #1)

Reviews

5.0
28 Reviews (28)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
19th Hole Scenic Views 9
Amazing Food 8
Patio Dining 8
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 9
Undulating Greens 8
Forced Carries 7
This course/club is great for:
A Bucket list/Top 100 Pick 11
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 10
Advanced Golfers 8
This Course's Location is:
At a Resort 7
Worth the Drive 7

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Money Grab

The place is a money grab! Living off its reputation. The course was is poor condition for the money charged. They do not appear to have a dress code or if they do, they do not enforce it! Played with to people that tee'd off with there shirts untucked and had zero golf etiquette.Do yourself a favor go to Bandon, Pinehurst, Whistling Straits or TPC Sawgrass where you are welcomed by folkes who appear to genuinely appreciate your business. If you want to see the views of Pebble Beach Golf Links nothing stops one from walking the course. This is the first review I have ever posted on any site, but felt so ripped off at the entire golf experince I felt the need to post.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

A Dream Business Trip

A beautiful course! Fortunately it is a public course and anyone can play the course. A well maintained course considering its age.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Excellent weather

Pebble Beach Dream

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

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Mississippi Advisor
Top 250 Contributor
First Time Playing
Excellent weather

Get a Caddie

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.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Average weather

As good as it gets!

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.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Golf Advisor
Previously Played
Excellent weather

Should be on every golfer's bucket list

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.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Good weather

A Must Play!

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!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Golf Channel
Previously Played
Excellent weather

I mean, come on, it's Pebble Beach

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.

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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