An interesting array of golf course options awaits golfers on their golf vacation at Pebble Beach. It is a good combination of seven very different but equally beautiful courses - timeless classics, traditional layouts, heart-wrenching challenges, all meshed perfectly into the very beautiful Pebble Beach.
The seven courses of Pebble Beach are: Pebble Beach Golf Links; Del Monte Golf Club; Carmel Valley Ranch Golf Club; Bayonet Black Horse Golf Club; Pacific Grove Golf Links; The Links at Spanish Bay Golf Club; and Spyglass Hill Golf Club.
Pebble Beach Golf Links
The 92 year old Pebble Beach Golf Links has seen the best of the legends of past and present – and it has broken their hearts one too many times too. This is the course that bears the glory of Pebble Beach golfing, featuring the best of its attributes – ocean holes, overlooking views of the Pacific Ocean, and the cliff side shots that make for some of the most challenging layouts. This quality of its layout has been accorded its proper merits, including being named the Best Public Golf Course in America and the honor of hosting the PGA Tour Championships five times. It is also slated to host the Championships again in 2019 when the course celebrates its 100th anniversary.
Del Monte Golf Club
The Del Monte Golf Club is the oldest active golf course in the West Coast, having debuted in 1897. The years did not do so much to tarnish the centuries-old reputation of the course for delivering epic rounds of golf everytime. This is the original home of the California State Amateurs. Through the years, the course characterized by its tree lined fairways has not been tamed by any golfer, and there are no indications it is going to happen anytime soon.
Carmel Valley Golf Club
The foothills of Sta. Lucia Mountains have long been the site of countless rounds of epic golf and have stood witness to the most memorable golf vacations. The Pete Dye-designed Carmel Valley Golf Club is a par-70 layout that highlights the best of the sunny side of the Monterey Peninsula. It has long been a fascinating golf course, only made better by the recent multi-million dollar renovation which included total overhaul of the clubhouse. All the effort paid off though; readers of the Travel and Leisure Magazine voted it the 'Best US Golf Resort' in the World's Best Category.
Bayonet Black Horse Golf
The Bayonet Black Horse is composed of two very distinct golf courses but are at par with each other in beauty in scenery and layout. The 7,104 yard- Bayonet course was designed by the left handed Gen. Robert McClure in 1954. The General's being left handed is apparent on the course layout, especially on the 11th through 15th holes – and that is something that would both fascinate and challenge any golfer. The Black Horse course on the other hand is a recently renovated and expanded course, but the original design was created by General Edwin Carnes in 1964. The original and the renovated Black Horse course both feature what many golfers and critics consider the most breathtaking views of the nearby Monterey Bay. The course stretches to 7,024 yards and has four sets of tees to accommodate players of all skill levels.
Pacific Grove Golf Club
The Pacific Grove Golf Club debuted in 1932 and features Scottish links style of golf. What The best and most loved attributes of the Pacific Grove are the unmatched, teasing glimpses of the stunning Monterey Bay from its fairways. It is even made even more beautiful with a draping of majestic cypress and other trees that line the fairways. Its most recent development saw the birth of its award winning Golf Shop and Clubhouse.
The Links at Spanish Bay
This is old world Scotland in Spanish Bay, right in Pebble Bay. Robert Trent Jones Sr, Tom Watson, and Sandy Tatum conspired to create a golf course that brings the glory and origin of the sport, and the result is the Links at Spanish Bay. It is a Links style course to the core, making use of the wide beach and rugged coastline. And keeping it true to its Scottish roots, at sundown everyday, a bagpiper closes the course the way they do it the old Scots way.
Spyglass Hills Golf Club
This is a Pebble Beach golf course that is truly storybook quality. Legend has it that novelist Robert Louis Stevenson used to roam the area where the Spyglass currently stands for inspiration for his novel Treasure Island. So when Robert Trent Jones Sr took the area for course construction, he returned the favor to the renowned author by taking the name given to it in the book, and that's how the Spyglass Hills Golf Club came to be. First opened in 1966, the course features a sandy seaside opening five holes, and the remaining thirteen are nestled amidst pines, elevated greens, and tricky bunkers.
The past century proved to be the glorious age of Pebble Beach golfing. Its courses has provided the best golfing experience to guests.
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