Robert Trent Jones created a unique layout at Spyglass that starts out along the Pacific Ocean, and then beginning with the sixth hole heads away from the shore into some deep, peaceful woods. Compared with other legendary clubs in the area like Pebble Beach, the facilities are considerably less lavish: offerings in the pro shop are fairly skimpy, locker rooms are not available and there is no sit-down restaurant. What Spyglass offers is a real test of golf in spectacular surroundings. The par 5 1st sets the stage, playing down the slope and with a breathtaking panorama; and you can survey Monterey Bay from the raised tee at the par 3 3rd, though watch out for the bunkered and back-slanting green. The inland part of the layout is more difficult, since it is less open. The club is themed after Robert Louis Stevenson's beloved Treasure Island.
Robert Trent Jones Sr.