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Featured PGA Tour Destination: Pebble Beach, California

2019 U.S. Open Back at Pebble Beach

Pebble Beach hosts its sixth U.S. Open on June 10-16, 2019. Pebble Beach made U.S. Open history in 1972 when it became the first championship played on a course that is open to the public. The U.S. Open has since returned in 1982, 1992, 2000 and 2010. “Pebble Beach is a magical place,” said Tom O’Toole, chairman of the USGA championship committee. “It is one of our most treasured U.S. Open sites.” 

Brooks Koepkaworld No. 1 has won four of the last eight majors he has played in, including the past two United States Opens. Koepka is seeking a 3rd straight title to pull off a three-peat at the U.S. Open, not achieved in over 100 years (Willie Anderson in 1905).

Pebble Beach Golf Links: Perhaps only the Old Course St Andrews and Augusta National command the acclaim and adoration that is heaped on the Pebble Beach Golf Links. With its fabulous layout, constant challenges and spectacular views onto three separate coves (beautiful Stillwater Cove is the middle one of the three), Pebble Beach is quite simply the best course in the world, in the opinion of many golfers.

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Should you want to tee off else where

The Links at Spanish Bay (a Pebble Beach Resorts property): Laid out by Robert Trent Jones Jr, who worked on the project with Tom Watson and Sandy Tatum. Adjoining the course to the south is the Dunes course of Monterey Peninsula Country Club, redesigned by Jones's younger brother Rees. South of that is Spyglass Hill, a course designed by their father Robert Trent Jones Sr.

Spyglass Hill Golf Course: The opening holes on this fabulous Robert Trent Jones Sr layout may have you thinking that a round of pure links golf lies ahead. Four of the opening five holes are played in an open oceanside setting, where impressive sand dunes and stunning ocean views are the norm. The par-4 2nd (Billy Bones) and par-3 3rd (Black Spot) almost sidle up to the front-nine of the revered Cypress Point Club.

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