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Spyglass Hill Golf Course

Stevenson Drive,

Pebble Beach, California 93953

  • Office

    +1 (800) 654 9300
  • Pro shop

    +1 (831) 625 8563
  • Fax

    +1 (831) 644 7960
  • Golf pro

    Jin Park (Head Professional)
  • Academy

    Pebble Beach Golf Academy.

About the course

  • The Course:

    18 holes. Wooded parkland & open links. Undulating terrain - several slopes to climb.

  • Surroundings:

    Woodland and oceanside

  • Designer:

    Robert Trent Jones Sr. The first six holes inspired by Pine Valley, the rest by Augusta National was how RTJ once described Spyglass Hill. Modifications by Tom Fazio (1996).

Back
tees
Club
tees
Front
tees
Yards
6953
6123
5379
Par
72
72
73
SSS or slope
75.5
71.4
72.9

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 (located in Monterey). Please refer to the separate Where2Golf.com entries for each of these courses. In addition, and across the street from Pebble Beach Golf Links, is the wonderful 9-hole Peter Hay par-3 course.

Location

Latitude:

36.582418

Longitude:

-121.957979

How to get there:

3 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, continue straight across into Alvarado Lane (do not turn left to Pebble Beach Lodge and Links). After 200 yards continue straight across into Stevenson Drive. After o.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).

Spyglass Hill Golf Course

5-star: Fabulous – courses don’t get much better than this.

Est. 1966

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.

After this linksy opening, and not unlike the changing fortunes of the characters in Treasure Island (from where Spyglass Hill takes its name), things change dramatically as the holes turn inland. The par-4 6th (Israel Hands) brings you uphill, away from the sea and into the Del Monte forest. Tall monterey pines provide picturesque and natural back-drops to close out the front-nine and throughout the back-nine.

Although the fairways are generally good-width, there is sufficient elevation change and plenty of excellent bunkering to fully probe all facets of your game. Water dangerously threatens only once on the front-nine. However, holes like the par-3 12th (Skeleton Island), par-5 14th (Long John Silver) and par-3 15th (Jim Hawkins), will severely test your approach play with water protecting each of their greens.

With immaculate conditioning throughout and many wonderfully memorable holes (both oceanside and in the forest), "The Glass" (as some locals call it) is right up there with the best of California's many world-class courses.

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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 1 month in advance.

Green fees

Visitor fee, 18-holes: $395 (all days). Golf cart included if a Pebble Beach Resort guest.

Credit cards accepted. Contact club for full details, discounts, packages, etc. [Last updated: 2018].

Other information

Walking permitted. Golf carts available to rent. Caddies available (if pre-booked).

Practice facilities

Excellent

Did you know?

Spyglass Hill takes its name from one of the key locations featured in Robert Louis Stevenson's best selling yarn, Treasure island (published in 1863). Local legend maintains that Stevenson once wandered this area gathering ideas for his novels. The holes at Spyglass Hill reflect the Treasure Island theme; names like Black Dog, Billy Bones, Long John Silver, Blind Pew and Signal Hill giving a hint of what's to follow.

Spyglass Hill has hosted many top level golf tournaments, among them the early rounds of tournaments like the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am and US Amateur Championship.

Published ranking

World: formerly ranked world's 90th best course (GOLF magazine, 2009; not in subsequent editions of this ranking).
USA: 45th best course, and 10th best public course in the USA (Golf Digest, 2019/20).
State: 7th best course in California (Golf Digest, 2019/20).

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

  • The Inn at Spanish Bay5-star

    2700 17-Mile Drive, Pebble Beach, CA 93953

    +1 (831) 647 7500

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    Located between Del Monte Forest and the Pacific shore, among groves of tall Monterey pines, The Inn at Spanish Bay offers 269 luxury guest rooms and suites for golf enthusiasts and relaxation seekers alike. Many rooms have ocean and golf course views.

    • Golf at this hotel:

      The Links at Spanish Bay

    • Golf within 5 miles:

      Pebble Beach Golf Links; Cypress Point Club (private); Poppy Hills; Spyglass Hill; Monterey Peninsula CC (private); Pacific Grove.

    • Golf within 20 miles:

      Del Monte Golf Course; Bayonet; Black Horse; The Preserve (private); Quail Lodge; Carmel Valley Ranch

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