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Pebble Beach Golf Links

There are few golf thrills like teeing-up for the first time on Pebble Beach Golf Links. You sense the presence of golf's biggest legends. You anticipate each and every storied hole while recounting some of the greatest moments in golf history.

Since 1919, the exquisite beauty and unique challenge of Pebble Beach Golf Links have thrilled golfers and spectators alike. Designed by Jack Neville and Douglas Grant, the course hugs the rugged coastline, providing wide-open vistas, cliffside fairways and sloping greens.

Pebble Beach Golf Links has been the site of golf's most prestigious tournaments, including the annual AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am, and five U.S. Open Championships including the 2010 U.S. Open. We are excited and honored to welcome back the U.S. Open to Pebble Beach for the sixth time in 2019!

Every golfer deserves to play "Pebble" at least once in his or her life. There’s no time like the present!

Nicklaus Club – Monterey  

The only Jack Nicklaus Signature golf course on the famed Monterey Peninsula, Pasadera Country Club is an extraordinary piece of golf architecture from the game’s consummate designer of the modern era.

A captivating journey through ancient oaks, dramatic hills and scenic valleys, Pasadera is a blend of intrinsic Nicklaus shot value and strategy within its secluded, natural surroundings.  Native grasses and free-flowing bunkers accent the par 71, which subtly adapts to distinctive elevation changes for a thoroughly entertaining golfing experience time and again.

Carmel Valley Ranch Golf Course

At the heart of Carmel Valley Ranch's 500 acres, winding through the core of the resort from the valley floor though the foothills and up to significant elevation, is the Carmel Valley Ranch Golf Course. As the only Pete Dye design in Northern California, the 18-hole, par-70 course has earned a reputation for its stunning views, friendly wildlife, tactical challenges and playability. Experience championship-level play at a course rated among the "Best US Golf Resorts" by Travel and Leisure's "World's Best" readers' survey.

In a region known for spectacular golf experiences, Carmel Valley's unique microclimate bathes the course in more than 300 days of sunshine each year, and the location just a few miles from the coast means that temperatures are comfortable, offering ideal playing conditions year-round. Pete Dye designed the course to take advantage of dramatic elevation changes and verdant natural beauty, with the course's two signature holes, 11 and 13, both offering breathtaking drops into the valley. Other holes wind through vineyards, lavender fields, ponds and old-growth oak groves draped in Spanish moss - an ideal habitat for the deer and wild turkey that roam The Ranch.

The course recently underwent a multi-million dollar enhancement, and now features a layout restored to Pete Dye's original design, T1 Bentgrass, enlarged greens and improved tee boxes, and a soaring, renovated Clubhouse.

Preserve Golf Club

The Preserve Golf Club is a private pure golfing experience.

The Clubhouse and Golf Course were unobtrusively laid into the Preserve’s natural landscape to highlight every possible view and vista. The Clubhouse is a cluster of Spanish buildings that sit on a low knoll with broad views over the 1st tee and 18th green. The buildings and interiors are exemplary of Monterey’s architectural history evoking the sense and feel of 1830’s architecture. The design goal of the Course was to emulate a walk during which you would experience as much of the Preserve’s nature as possible. The Course wanders by towering oaks, through rolling savannahs, around wetlands and across seasonal streams with a backdrop of the Santa Lucia Range. It never trumpets its presence; it whispers through the landscape.
    
The experiences of the Clubhouse and the Course coupled with a passionate membership of just 300 equity Members are the foundation of this legacy Club. Click below to learn more about the Preserve golf course and amenities.

Tom Fazio Golf
"This is as good as it gets; you really don't need me; the course is already here" - Tom Fazio.
Golf Clubhouse

The Clubhouse sits on a knoll overlooking the 1st tee and 18th green.

Awards and Recognition
Golf Digest ranked The Preserve Golf Course number 8th in California in 2011. 

Quail Lodge Golf Club 

Located on the sunny side of the Monterey Bay Peninsula in beautiful Carmel, California, Quail Lodge & Golf Club has been known for its playability, pristine golf course conditions, beautifully manicured greens and pet-friendly atmosphere, since opening in 1964.

Designed by Robert Muir Graves, the 18-hole championship golf course is situated on the scenic Carmel River in the Carmel Valley, making the 6,500 yard, par 71 perfect for the walking golfer. With an active and loyal Membership, Quail Lodge & Golf Club offers a full schedule of member events and social activities along with impressive Member Benefits.

At Quail Lodge & Golf Club, discover world-class and award-winning golf instruction at Quail Lodge Golf Academy, or enroll in a variety of Golf Lessons. Gather vital swing information and statistics for a custom club fitting using the TaylorMade 3D MAT-T Lab. Or allow the professional staff to put together a memorable Golf Tournament for groups of 16 players or more.

Whether you are a local Carmel Valley resident, or visiting the Monterey Bay Peninsula area, Quail Lodge & Golf Club provides an enjoyable golfing experience perfect for all ages and skill sets.

Tehama Golf Club

Welcome to Tehama Golf Club-where the golf is legendary, the service is impeccable, and the memories last a lifetime. The private, invitation-only, 18-hole, Jay Morrish designed golf course is an impressive 6,506 yards from the champion tees. The Clubhouse offers world-class cuisine, banquet facilities, and a full-service members-only Pro Shop. Accessible from two gated entries, Tehama Golf Club is nestled between Carmel Valley and the Monterey Peninsula. Tehama Golf Club and the Social-Fitness Center are just a few miles from historic Carmel-by-the-Sea, home to world-class restaurants, quaint boutiques and numerous fantastic art galleries. Tehama, a Native American word which means "abundance of nature," presents the perfect combination of awe-inspiring beauty, rugged elegance, and of course, exceptional golf. Membership at Tehama Golf Club is private and by invitation only. 

Poppy Hills Golf Course

Poppy Hills is the first golf course to be owned and operated by a regional golf association in the country. Built in 1986 by Robert Trent Jones Jr., Poppy Hills hosted the PGA Tour’s AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am from 1991 through 2009.

Poppy Hills has also hosted the 1991 NCAA Men’s Division I Golf Championship, and has been the tournament home for NCGA championships. It is the headquarters of the NCGA.

Poppy Hills closed for renovation March 11, 2013, and will reopen April 4, 2014. RTJ II has reinvented Poppy Hills, building a firm, fast and fun golf course that fits seamlessly into the stunning Del Monte Forest. Now a par 71, Poppy Hills features state-of-the-art drainage and irrigation, sand-capped turf, one fairway-height cut of grass throughout the course, 18 redesigned bentgrass greens, and a layout that has returned to its natural elevation along the forest floor. 
Poppy Hills also reduced the amount of irrigated turf from 80 acres to 60, primarily with the introduction of natural sandy areas – extensions of the forest made up of pine straw and native grasses that wrap throughout the golf course, adding both strategic and aesthetic value.

Spanish Bay Golf Links

Spanish Bay recalls the original Scottish concept for the game of golf, established over five hundred years ago. This was the intention of the design team, Robert Trent Jones Jr., Tom Watson and Sandy Tatum, in their creation of a true links golf course. Links is an old Scottish word for sandy wasteland, usually near the sea, with bristly grasses and ever prevailing wind. The Links at Spanish Bay are so authentic that even the Monterey coastline mirrors the rugged, natural beauty of Scotland.

Here, the golf course provides you with the choice of using your regular shot or a low, running shot to play the firm turf while keeping the ball under the steady ocean breezes.

The Links at Spanish Bay was also built with a deep respect for environmental preservation. To further continue this mission, we have designated "environmentally sensitive" areas. Drops are allowed outside of these areas, so we ask for your understanding and cooperation to help us preserve the native plants, birds and animals that make this course so special.

Every evening, our bagpiper closes the course in Scottish tradition.

Spyglass Hill Golf Course  

Spyglass Hill Golf Course takes its theme from Robert Louis Stevenson's classic novel, Treasure Island, published in 1883. Local legend maintains that Stevenson once wandered the Spyglass area gathering ideas for his novels. With this in mind, Robert Trent Jones Sr. set about creating a treasure of his own.

Opened in 1966, Spyglass Hill Golf Course features two distinctly different kinds of terrain that influence the way the holes look and play. The first five holes roll through sandy seaside dunes challenging you to carefully pick the safest path. The following 13 holes are cut through majestic pines with elevated greens and strategically placed bunkers and lakes to grab the errant shot. Hole names such as "Black Dog" and "Billy Bones" are hints for the unwary.

Spyglass Hill Golf Course is rated one of the toughest courses in the world from the Championship tees, boasting a course rating of 75.5 and a slope rating of 147. The PGA TOUR consistently lists Spyglass Hill's holes 6, 8 and 16 among the toughest on the TOUR, and during the 1999 United States Amateur, the stroke average of the field during medal play was in excess of 79.

Bayonet Golf Course
Black Horse Golf Course

Bayonet and Black Horse re-opened in December, 2008 after a $13 million renovation by Bates Golf Design Group (Gene Bates). Both courses underwent dramatic view-shed alterations and hole re-routings to reveal new, breathtaking ocean vistas and improved playing options (including new bentgrass greens). They were included in Golf Digest's "Best New Courses" issue for 2009 in the ultra-competitive "Remodel" category.

Bayonet, with its narrow playing corridors and steep, penal bunkering, has long been considered the most difficult test of golf on the Monterey Peninsula. The par-72, 7,104-yard course has retained its famous bite after the recent renovation by award-winning architect Gene Bates, but playability and strategic options have been greatly improved. The uphill, dogleg right, 476-yard, par-4 ninth hole exemplifies the course's significant challenge.

Black Horse, a 7,024-yard, par-72 layout, features sweeping vistas of the Pacific and is highlighted by fescue-framed fairways, bunkers with distinctive, serrated edges and slickly-contoured greens. The par-3 15th, created during the renovation, faces the bay and is sure to emerge as one of the great holes on the Peninsula.

 

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