Pebble Beach

Golf Top 100 Courses in the United States
Pebble Beach
1700 17 Mile DrPebble Beach, CA 93953
Jack Neville/Douglas Grant, 1919

The first great American public oceanside course, Pebble benefits from an ingenious routing that brings the player right to the ocean’s edge, then away into the woods, then back again. Even today, no more thrilling, spectacular stretch exists than holes 4 through 10. Does anything in golf compare with that final stroll up the par-5 18th as it curves left around Carmel Bay? Hard for a course this well known to exceed first time expectations — but it does, which is a true feat. (Photo: Evan Schiller)