Pebble Beach

Pebble Beach
Evan Schiller
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Pebble Beach

  • Course Type

  • GOLF Top 100 World Rank (2023-24)

  • Year

  • Architects

    Jack Neville / Douglas Grant
  • Par

  • Yardage


Course Overview

The first great American public oceanside course, Pebble benefits from an ingenious routing that brings the player to the ocean’s edge, then onto much higher ground, before returning to the cliffs for the climactic final two holes. Even today, with gobs of world class courses having been built in the past 100 years, no more thrilling, spectacular stretch exists than holes 4 through 10. Additionally, does any walk compare with that final stroll up the iconic 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. (Photo: Evan Schiller)

3 things to know

  • Hole everyone talks about

    No. 7, par-3, 106 yards: Perhaps the most iconic par-3 in golf, the small green at Pebble Beach’s 7th hole sits on a rocky outcropping into Monterey Bay, with waves crashing all around and the tee set high above the putting surface.
  • Best non-golf amenity

    As one of the premier golf resorts in the world, Pebble Beach offers top-notch accommodations, including The Lodge at Pebble Beach.
  • Insider tip

    Sporting Poa Annua greens, Pebble Beach is best played early in the morning when the greens are rolling true and tee times are more open than other times of day.