Pebble Beach Golf Links, home of the 2019 US Open
The Pebble Beach Golf Links, site of the 2019 US Open, is one of the most recognizable golf courses anywhere. The course, which opened for play in February of 1919, hugs the rugged California coastline with wide open views of glorious Carmel Bay and Stillwater Cove while flanking the Monterey Peninsula’s meandering 17-Mile Drive. Pebble Beach Golf Links is rated unanimously as the number one public golf course in the country and sits atop most golfers bucket lists.
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The original Jack Neville/Douglas Grant Figure-8 design was extensively revised in 1928 by H. Chandler Egan. Famed golf architect Alistair Mackenzie lent his hand to revisions, and Jack Nicklaus designed the new 5th hole in 1998. Pebble Beach Golf Links features some of the most recognizable holes in all of golf, including the breathtakingly short 100-yard-par-3 7th and the 200-yard devilish par-3 17th. The magnificent closing 18th hole skirts, and brings into play, the sometime roaring Pacific Ocean on its’ left. For the US Open hole number 2, normally a 500+ yard par 5 is played as a par 4, making the tournament play to a par of 71.
This year marks the sixth time since 1972 that Pebble Beach Golf Links has hosted the US Open, the most of any course in the last 50 years. The first professional tournament was the Monterey Peninsula Open in 1926. won by World Golf Hall of Famer “Lighthorse Harry Cooper. Since 1947 the course been the site of a pro-am, sometimes referred in the years the tournament was hosted by legendary crooner Bing Crosby as the “Clam Bake”. The tournament is now held annually in February and is sponsored by AT&T.
The Hotel del Mar, now the Pebble Beach Resort, built by railroad baron Charles Crocker, first opened for business in 1880. Over the years as ownerships changed hands, resorts were added to the complex and now include The Inn at Spanish Bay and Casa Palermo. The three resorts provide 292 rooms. The Pebble Beach Co. has owned the resort since the late 1990‘s.
Acquiring tee times to play Pebble Beach Golf Links is best done either by a two night stay at the Pebble Beach Lodge or The Inn at Spanish Bay or purchasing a stay package via travel agents that specialize in the area. Tee times are made along with the reservation. Non-resort guests can always take a tee-time flyer by calling a day in advance.
Green Fees are $550 per person with either a $45 per person cart fee (waived with resort stay) or $95 per bag caddie fee. Room rates range from $940 to $6,940.