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Every Golfer Should Experience Pebble Beach Golf Course

Pebble Beach Golf Course has been regarded as one of the most scenic golf courses in the world, and for good reason.  There are better tests of golf, and possibly superior entire 18 hole layouts, but the mix of beauty and always being in the public eye give it its legendary reputation.  Yearly it hosts the final round of the Pebble Beach National Pro-Am, which became a popular television occurrence while it had been the Bing Crosby National Pro-Am event.

It’s as well been seen at several additional televised tournaments, which includes five US Opens, the last in 2010 and then the next in 2019.  It could possibly be the most viewed golf course in the world, with only Augusta National, viewed every year at The Master’s, to compare with it.  It really is spectacular visually, and television shows its beauty off well.

Pebble Beach Course has been Around for Many Years

This really is an old course (at least by American standards), and although it has undergone upgrading still creates the feel of one of those classic courses out of the early 20th century.  Opened in 1919, designer Jack Neville had as his intent to have as many golf holes as feasible next to the attractive Monterey coast.  True to his vision, is what sets Pebble Beach apart from virtually all courses are these holes.  Beginning at number four and continuing through nine, the views become truly spectacular and the golf is built around the topography, and the wind.  Being right along the Pacific, wind speed and direction can often be a huge factor.

Par 3 7th Hole

On number ten the golf course goes inland, then returns towards the coast on the lengthy par 3 17th, and to conclude the spectacular 18th.  It really is those eight holes that are in fact the Pebble Beach experience.  As you first play the course the views make you forget about the golf, if just for a bit.

The Signature Holes at Pebble Beach

There is probably not a true signature hole within the golf course, but there are four that stand out in a lot of people’s minds.  Possibly the most photographed is the par 3 seventh.  It only plays about 100 yards from an elevated tee, and your shot is directly at the ocean.  The hole looks uncomplicated, and lacking the wind it is.  But there is almost always a wind, and from the elevated tee you can never be sure even with a excellent golf shot where a shot will wind up.

With your subsequent to hole, the approach shot is the place the fun is.  You need to place your drive well, and should you play your ball to the right you possibly can easily overdrive the fairway and over the cliff.  The approach will be from the plateau, and there exists plenty of area to bailout on the left.  But that makes your third shot very tricky.  This golf hole is probably my favorite hole I’ve played anywhere.


The third “signature” golf hole I’d say would be the 17th.  This is because a lot of legendary shots have been made there: Jack Nicklaus in 1972 and Tom Watson in 1982 played golf shots which won that year’s US Open.  Finally, number 18 is a par five curving around the Pacific.  A key with the hole for most golfers is a huge tree within the fairway.  If you are attempting to play your tee shot safely away from the water, that tree is going to come into play for the average golfer.  It is really a great risk/reward golf hole.

This golf course should be on your list of must-play courses.  The weather may present a difficulty, plus the green fees are high.  But every golfer should experience it at least once.  Read more about other great golf courses on our site


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