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Pebble Beach Golf Links

Pebble beach golf links

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pebble beach links golf course

Pebble Beach Golf Links is a breathtaking 18-hole course that was first established in 1919 and later opened to the public in 2001. It sits on the coast of Pebble Beach, California overlooking the stunning Carmel Bay. Golf isn’t the only thrill one experiences at this tremendous location it is also simply overflowing with gorgeous wildlife. Everything from seals to deer to California ground squirrels will have you distracted making it almost impossible to concentrate on the task at hand.

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history of the course

If that’s not enough this course is also a personal favorite for some of the biggest names in Pro-golf history. Gems like Jack Nicklaus, Tom Kite, Tiger Woods and Graeme McDowell are just a few that have played this links course. Pebble Beach hosted the first US Open in 1974 and went on to host four more and is even scheduled to host yet another, making it the 6th, in 2019. If that doesn’t entice you read on to see exactly what to look for should you choose to try this ultimate links golf course.

The course was designed by Jack Neville and Douglas Grant, who tried to have as many holes along the rocky coast as they could muster. This was accomplished using a figure 8 along the tricky edge of the Monterey Peninsula which protrudes out into the Pacific Ocean.   

golf holes at pebble beach golf course

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Now there is a deadly trio to look out for on this course and in many a golfer’s opinion, they may be just as challenging as they are beautiful. Two time PGA tour victor John Senden calls them “(…) some of the prettiest holes in the world” while 2014 AT&T Pro Am Champion Jimmy Walker says “some of the most scenic holes we play all year (…) and definitely some of the most brutal”.

With the ocean, cliffs and rolling hills or slopes even the pros have their work cut out for them on the 8th, 9th and 10th holes. The 8th hole is on a fairly thin strip of green almost hidden by a slope. You have to send it over bluffs and ocean making it necessary to practically guess at the precise location of it, and once the ball is in the air, hope and pray that a coastal gust doesn’t come along to carry it elsewhere.

 The 9th hole is very long and downhill and again, on a thin strip of green well framed by ocean on the right hand side, so you want to try and chip it and give it as little lift as possible. The 10th hole is very similar to the 9th with the ocean on the right, the incredible length and the width of the strip. Some of the biggest challenges when it comes to any of the coast hugging holes are the noise level coming from the crashing waves, seals, seagulls and of course the gusts of wind that are as unpredictable as they are strong. 
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golf tips for pebble beach

" By beauty and level of difficulty, this course is one deserving of great patience, respect and admiration. It will make you break a sweat in more ways than one and take your breath away at the same time."  

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