Pebble Beach Golf Links

1700 17-Mile Drive,

Pebble Beach, California 93953

  • Office

    +1 (800) 654 9300
  • Pro shop

    +1 (831) 622 8723
  • Fax

    +1 (831) 622 8795
  • Golf pro

    Laird Small (Director of Pebble Beach Golf Academy)
  • Academy

    Pebble Beach Golf Academy.

About the course

  • The Course:

    18 holes. Seaside/clifftop links. Undulating terrain - a few slopes to climb.

  • Surroundings:

    Oceanside and residential..

  • Designer:

    Original design by Jack Neville & Douglas Grant (1919), with later improvements by Herbert Fowler (1920), H. Chandler Egan (1928), Jack Nicklaus (1998) and Arnold Palmer & Thad Layton (2007-16).

Back
tees
Club
tees
Front
tees
Yards
6828
6116
5249
Par
72
72
72
SSS or slope
74.7
71.2
71.9

At the same location:

Pebble Beach Resorts own and operate four 18-hole championship golf courses: Pebble Beach Golf Links, The Links at Spanish Bay, Spyglass Hill and Del Monte GC (see separate Where2Golf entries).

In addition, and across the street from Pebble Beach Golf Links, is "The Hay", a wonderful nine-hole par-3 course inspired by former Pebble Beach Head Professional Peter Hay, and redesigned in 2021 by Tiger Woods.

Location

Latitude:

36.568701

Longitude:

-121.950286

How to get there:

2 miles NW of Carmel-By-The-Sea

From Hwy 1 (Cabrillo Highway) just north of Carmel-by-the-Sea, take exit 399A and follow directions for 17-Mile Drive / Pebble Beach. Go through the gatehouse and follow 17-Mile Drive in the direction of Pebble Beach. After approx 2.7 miles, golf is on your left. The southern end of 17-Mile Drive can also be accessed driving through the centre of Carmel-by-the-Sea (Ocean Avenue then Carmel Way).

Pebble Beach Golf Links

5-PLUS: In the world’s elite - has few peers; one of our top-rated 5s!

Est. 1919

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.

The Pacific Ocean views are spectacular from start to finish, the layout and presentation of the course superb, and the not overly large greens as testing as any you will ever putt on. The bunkering is also fearsome, something quickly realised if you enter the deep and cavernous cross-bunker at the par-5 2nd. The layout of these famous golf links is generally quite open, allowing the stunning ocean and beach views to be enjoyed throughout.

Among the treasure trove of golf holes, are some of the best known in the world. The short par-3 7th, played out to a rocky promontory with its green surrounded by bunkers, is as short, majestic and scary as they come. The par-4 8th has a nerve-jangling carry to make across a deep oceanic chasm, before you find the safety of the green; the beach below awaits anything hit short or right. Ask golfers to name the world's best closing par-5 and the 18th at "Pebble" regularly tops the list; go too far left on this hole and your next shot might be played from the rocky foreshore.

Playing Pebble Beach is undoubtedly one of golf's greatest experiences, even though a small mortgage might be needed to pay the hefty green fee. But once you've paid it, don't look back. Just look forward to a thrilling and incredibly scenic round of golf. And by the way, the beaches and Pacific Ocean are deemed to be penalty areas.

Stay&Play at Pebble Beach: luxury onsite accommodation available, see Where2Stay section below.

List of courses: Monterey / Carmel

Visitors

Who can play and when?

Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends.

Must book in advance. Guests staying at the Lodge at Pebble Beach and the Inn at Spanish Bay can book up to 18 months in advance; 12 months if staying at Casa Palmero. Non-resort guests can book only 1 day in advance.

Green fees

Visitor fee, 18-holes: $625 (all days). Golf cart included if a Pebble Beach Resort guest.

Contact club for full details, discounts, packages, etc. [Last updated: 2023].

Other information

Walking permitted. Golf carts available to rent. Caddies always available. Pull carts not permitted.

Practice facilities

Excellent

Did you know?

Golf at Pebble Beach was established around the 1920s by Samuel Finley Brown Morse (1855-1969). The "Duke of Del Monte" as he was called, is also credited with developing at least seven other Monterey Peninsula golf courses, including Cypress Point, Spyglass Hill, and the Monterey Peninsula Country Club. Morse's distant cousin, Samuel Finley Breese Morse (1791-1872), also gained great notoriety ... as the co-developer of the electric telegraph system, and inventor of the Morse Code.

The Pebble Beach golf courses (Pebble Beach, Spyglass Hill, Spanish Bay and Del Monte) and resort accommodations (Lodge at Pebble Beach, Inn at Spanish Bay, and Casa Palmero) are owned and controlled by the Pebble Beach Company. Recent owners of PMC included a syndicate comprising Arnold Palmer, Clint Eastwood, Peter Ueberroth and Richard Ferris. In 2018 the syndicate sold their majority share to a new group of investors that includes Tiger Woods' TGR Group.

Pebble Beach Golf Links has hosted numerous top level golf tournaments, among them several US Open Championships and US Amateur Championships. For more details see Major Golf Tournaments at Pebble Beach Golf Links.

Published ranking

California's 2nd best course (Golf Digest, 2023/24).
USA's 12th best course and No.1 public access course (Golf Digest, 2023).
World's 14th best course (GOLF Magazine, 2023/24) and 11th best public access course (Golf World, 2023).

Where2Stay

  • The Lodge at Pebble Beach5-star

    1700 17-Mile Drive, Pebble Beach, CA 93953

    +1 (831) 647 7500

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    The Lodge at Pebble Beach, right alongside the 18th green of the Pebble Beach Golf Links, allows guests to relax in an environment of attentive hospitality, stately architecture and a glorious oceanside setting. You can indulge in excellent dining, spacious guest rooms, excellent shops and enjoy four championship golf courses, tennis, equestrian and hiking trails, and much more.

    • Golf at this hotel:

      Pebble Beach Golf Links

    • Golf within 5 miles:

      Cypress Point Club (private); Poppy Hills; Spyglass Hill; Monterey Peninsula CC (private); The Links at Spanish Bay.

    • Golf within 20 miles:

      Del Monte; The Preserve (private); Carmel Valley Ranch; Quail Lodge; Pacific Grove; Bayonet; Black Horse.

  • Casa Palmero5-star

    1518 Cypress Drive, Pebble Beach, CA 93953

    +1 (831) 647 7500

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    This elegant Mediterranean-style enclave comprises 24 spacious rooms and suites. Located along the first and second fairways of the Pebble Beach Golf Links, Casa Palmero beckons you to step back in time, to a private estate offering the ultimate in modern comforts. At the authentically restored main house, guests enjoy a luxurious living room, library, billiard room and heated outdoor pool. Casa Palmero offers the ultimate in personal attention and privacy to individual guests and executive groups alike.

    • Golf at this hotel:

      Pebble Beach

    • Golf within 5 miles:

      Cypress Point Club (private); Poppy Hills; Spyglass Hill; Monterey Peninsula CC (private); The Links at Spanish Bay.

    • Golf within 20 miles:

      Del Monte; The Preserve (private); Carmel Valley Ranch; Quail Lodge; Pacific Grove; Bayonet; Black Horse.

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Tournaments

Ryder Cup: Rome plays host to the first ever Ryder Cup to be staged in Italy, with the USA defending golf’s greatest team trophy at Marco Simone Golf & Country Club (Sept 29-Oct 1).

Solheim Cup: also in September, also in southern Europe, the 18th Solheim Cup will be contested at Finca Cortesin on the Costa del Sol, with Europe defending after their surprise win in Toledo, Inverness Club (Ohio) in 2021 (Sept 22-24). 

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