Pebble Beach Golf Links
Pebble Beach, CA 93953
Since 1919, Pebble Beach Golf Links has defined champions and championship moments. This world-famous course welcomes players of all skill levels. Its breathtaking oceanside locale is surrounded by the lush Del Monte Forest. Considered one of the world’s most challenging courses, Pebble Beach Golf Links is renowned for its storied past, championship tournaments and unforgettable beauty.
Hole 01 | Par 4 | 377 Yards (Blue) | Hdcp: 8 | Dog Right
Take aim at the right edge of the first bunker beyond the fairway with a 3-wood or long iron and try not to cut the dogleg. It doesn’t pay. The approach shot play somewhat longer than the actual yardage and the green is tightly bunkered left and right.
Hole 02 | Par 5 | 511 Yards (Blue) | Hdcp: 10 | Straight
Find the fairway long off the tee and you can reach the green in two. Another option is to lay up short of the deep bunker or barranca hidden 75 yards from the green.
Hole 03 | Par 4 | 390 Yards (Blue) | Hdcp: 12 | Dog Left
A slight draw around the corner of this dogleg leaves you in perfect position for a short pitch to the green. If you play it safe to the far right of the barranca, be prepared to contend with the bunkers flanking the right side of the green.
Hole 04 | Par 4 | 326 Yards (Blue) | Hdcp: 16 | Straight
A long iron or 3-wood to carry the long bunker in the center of the fairway is your best bet. This short hole is tightly guarded with a cluster of menacing bunkers and the green slopes decidedly back to front.
Hole 05 | Par 3 | 192 Yards (Blue) | Hdcp: 14 | Straight
The ocean breeze will affect club selection. The safest play is to the left-center of this green.
Hole 06 | Par 5 | 506 Yards (Blue) | Hdcp: 2 | Dog Right
The optimum placement for the tee shot is left center of the fairway. Your second shot must carry the steep slope but beware of the bunkers on the left.
Hole 07 | Par 3 | 106 Yards (Blue) | Hdcp: 18 | Straight
Club selection is predicated on wind factors. Knock down a short iron and keep the ball from ballooning in the wind. Play it safe to the middle of the green.
Hole 08 | Par 4 | 427 Yards (Blue) | Hdcp: 6 | Dog Right
Tee it up over the aiming rock and note wind conditions. A well-placed drive of 240 yards will leave you with a mid iron shot across a deep oceanic chasm. The green is sloped severely from back to front.
Hole 09 | Par 4 | 481 Yards (Blue) | Hdcp: 4 | Dog Right
Take aim at the left center of the fairway. Hit it long and beware of the left. Side hill lies are the norm for long iron second shots. Beware of ocean right. There is a deep-bunkered gully left and short that will punish a timid approach.
Hole 10 | Par 4 | 446 Yards (Blue) | Hdcp: 7 | Dog Right
A strong tee shot to the left center of this sloping fairway will leave you with a medium iron shot. Bunkers left and long will capture errand shots. The green slopes from left to right.
Hole 11 | Par 4 | 373 Yards (Blue) | Hdcp: 5 | Straight
A well-struck tee shot will take you left of center, avoiding the bunkers left and right on your approach. Take enough cub on this uphill approach. This green is fast from back to front.
Hole 12 | Par 3 | 201 Yards (Blue) | Hdcp: 17 | Straight
The staggered bunkers in front give a false perspective on this long par-3. Club selection is key in approaching this wide but shallow green. Check the wind by looking back at the flag on 11. The wind above the trees, undetectable by eying the 12th green, may alter your shot.
Hole 13 | Par 4 | 403 Yards (Blue) | Hdcp: 9 | Straight
Line up over the right edge of the fairway bunker and hit your best tee shot. The uphill approach shot calls for an extra club. Shots to the right side of the green will slide left.
Hole 14 | Par 5 | 572 Yards (Blue) | Hdcp: 1 | Dog Right
A well-placed bunker on the right will capture shots aimed at cutting the dog leg. Hit as much club as possible on second shot.
Hole 15 | Par 4 | 396 Yards (Blue) | Hdcp: 13 | Straight
A well-placed drive in the center of the fairway will leave you with a medium to short iron into the green. Remember, putts break towards the ocean.
Hole 16 | Par 4 | 401 Yards (Blue) | Hdcp: 11 | Dog Right
Take aim directly over the island bunker with a 3-wood or long iron. A driver may leave you with a difficult downhill or side hill lie. Do not attempt to cut the dogleg. Right side is fraught with danger. Hit the approach to the right side of the green as all shots will slide left.
Hole 17 | Par 3 | 177 Yards (Blue) | Hdcp: 15 | Straight
Check pin placement and wind conditions. These two factors will determine choice of club.
Hole 18 | Par 5 | 543 Yards (Blue) | Hdcp: 3 | Dog Left
The best tee shot is to the left of the trees. The second shot is ideally placed on the left side of the fairway to avoid the tree overhanging the green. Your short iron into the green must carry the frontal bunker. Putts will tend to break towards ocean.