Pebble Beach Golf Links

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                  17 Mile Drive
                  Pebble Beach, California 93953
                  Monterey County
                  United States
                  Phone: (831) 624-3811
                  Fax: (831) 622-8795
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                  Founded: 1919
                  Status:  Public
                  Architect: Douglas Grant And Jack Neville
                  Holes:  18
                  Season:  Year Round
                  Rounds per Year:  55000
                  Food/bev:    Y
                  Policy: Maximum 30 day advance tee time reservation
                                  policy unless staying at the lodge or the Inn at
                                  Spanish Bay.
                  Cards: Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover

                  OnCourse Review by Lorne Rubenstein.

                  The powers-that-be are charging a small fortune to play this stunning
                  course by Carmel Bay, and the not so powerful are paying the freight. To
                  play Pebble, it seems, is a once a year or once in a lifetime treat for golfers,
                  and who can blame them? It really is a paradise, as Ray March knew when
                  writing his book A Paradise Called Pebble Beach.

                  How can a golfer resist playing a course where so much has happened? I
                  remember Jack Nicklaus slamming a one-iron against the flag on the 17th
                  hole the last day of the 1972 U.S. Open on his way to winning, and then, in
                  1982, Tom Watson''s dramatic chip-in on the same hole to beat Nicklaus.
                  Ten years later Tom Kite played a course as firm as the roads into the
                  storied layout, and in high winds. No matter, he holed out from 25 yards on
                  the seventh hole in a gale and went on to win that U.S. Open, his first
                  major victory.

                  Each year when it''s time for the Crosby--excuse me, the AT&T National
                  Pro-Am, I''m ready to sit by the television hour after hour and watch the
                  tour players and the celebs play the paradise. Let the winds blow and let it
                  be cold; or let it be calm and the weather sunny and warm. It doesn''t
                  matter to me, because this is Pebble, one of golf''s beautiful places. If
                  there''s a better or more lovely finishing hole than the par-five 18th that
                  winds around the bay, I''d like to know about it. Pebble is something else
                  all right. Thank you Messrs. Grant and Neville. And thank you again.
                  Directions: From San Francisco Bay Area: South Rt 101; West Rt 156
                  (at Monterey Peninsula); South Rt 1; Exit Pebble Beach (follow
                  signs).From Southern California:North Rt 5; West Rt 46; North Rt 101
                  (for 100 miles to Salinas); West Rt 68; North Rt 1; Exit at Pebble Beach
                  (follow signs)

                  Course Characteristics
                  Tees  Par   Yards   Slope
                  Championship  72  6791 142
                  Middle  72   6357   138
                  Forward  72   5197   130

                  Yardage and fees are approximate. For exact fees and yardage, please call
                  the course.