Photo of Pebble Beach Golf Links

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).

SSS or slope

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. (See separate entries for each of these courses).

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.






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
  • Photo of Pebble Beach Golf Links
  • Photo of Pebble Beach Golf Links
  • Photo of Pebble Beach Golf Links
  • Photo of Pebble Beach Golf Links
  • Photo of Pebble Beach Golf Links
  • Photo of Pebble Beach Golf Links
  • Photo of Pebble Beach Golf Links
  • Photo of Pebble Beach Golf Links
  • Photo of Pebble Beach Golf Links
  • Photo of Pebble Beach Golf Links
  • Photo of Pebble Beach Golf Links
  • Photo of Pebble Beach Golf Links
  • Photo of Pebble Beach Golf Links
  • Photo of Pebble Beach Golf Links


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 (for year commencing April 1, 2024): $675 (all days). Golf cart included if a Pebble Beach Resort guest.

Contact club for full details, discounts, packages, etc. [Last updated: 2024].

Other information

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

Practice facilities


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).


  • The Lodge at Pebble Beach5-star

    1700 17-Mile Drive, Pebble Beach, CA 93953

    +1 (831) 647 7500

    Visit website

    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

    Visit website

    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.

Find a course



124th US Open: the No.2 Course at Pinehurst once again plays host to this most illustrious championship (June 13-16). Wyndham Clark defends his title, having won at Los Angeles CC in 2023.

79th Women’s US Open: the second women’s major championship of the season gets underway at Lancaster CC in Pennsylvania. It’s the second time the championship has been held here.
(May 30-June 2).

Who's Who

Nelly Korda: won the Mizuho Americas Open (May 16-19) at Liberty National GC, continuing her extraordinary form in LPGA events. This was her sixth win in seven starts in 2024.

Xander Schauffele: recorded his first major championship win, and second record-equalling low score of 62 in a major. Only he, Branden Grace, Rickie Fowler and Shane Lowry have achieved this feat in a men’s major championship.

Marco Simone Golf & Country Club

Marco Simone Golf & Country Club: With a clubhouse that might befit a Roman Emperor, and a golf course to match, you can be sure of a memorable outing at Rome's most talked about golf facility.

Jim Fazio's original layout was much changed to create a modern Ryder Cup course ... now one of the Eternal City's (and Italy's) most revered.

Prince's Golf Club, Kent (UK)

Here at Prince’s Golf Club you'll find 27 excellent holes of links golf. Just over the fence and sharing similar terrain is Royal St George’s; but Prince’s is far from overshadowed by its venerable neighbour. The three nine-hole loops at Prince's, laid out over gently undulating terrain, are sure to bring a smile of satisfaction to all lovers of links golf.

Stay&Play at Prince's: excellent onsite Lodge accommodation available

Popular videos

You can subscribe to the Where2Golf channel on YT if you like to see more video content. You'll find a "Subscribe" button on any of our YouTube videos. Or if you want a quick and direct access subscribe here. Once done, any new published videos will show up in your Subscriptions feed.

Hamburger GC - Falkenstein, Germany

WINSTONgolf - Links course

Littlestone Golf Club (Kent, UK)