If it weren't for the ocean scenery along the coast of California I wouldn't rate it a 5 star. The course gets absolutely pummeled with so much play that it isn't in the best of shape. But the views are arguably some of the best anywhere. If you want a tee time book it 3 months is advance, your chances increase if you book lodging there.
Pebble Beach has some stunning holes and a few well ok holes but they are all in perfect condition despite the fact that they send out a ton of hackers on it everyday... 510 dollars just to show up or make it 2 nights at the hotel for almost 2000 dollars(incl 2 rounds, one at Spyglass Hill) is just super expensive and therefore makes it inaccessible for a majority of golfers which is a shame. But I still wanna go back... So many reviews on this course so I don't know what to add? The 97 yard downhill par 3 is actually pretty tough with a 3 club wind in your face! My friend hit a bucket of balls on the range just to practice that shot just to duff it when he's actually there.... Well a fabulous once in a lifetime course which I will probably return to one day!
What can one say about Pebble Beach Golf Links that hasn't already been said? It is the perfect golfing experience. If you are lucky enough to play in good weather, it is even more special. PB is historic in so many ways. Once you get the butterflies out after hitting that opening hybrid shot off one, the walk is very special. Please, if you play, make sure you get a caddy and walk. Otherwise, taking a cart is like ordering chicken at Peter Luger's Steakhouse -- its just not meant for that! I really think that holes 6, 7 and 8 are probably the most special three consecutive holes in all of golf, aside from Amen Corner. When I last played it in December 2018, I made Par on number 8, which was the highlight of my day because the hole is such a challenge. Even more to the point, they are narrowing the fairways considerably because of the 2019 US Open so be prepared to scramble. If there is one golf course to play in all of California, it has to be Pebble.
Played Pebble Beach twice, one of which with such great weather that even the caddie took out his camera and started taking pictures. The holes from 6 to 10 and 17-18 are fabulous and can only be spoilt by the typical slow play unfortunately experienced everywhere in the USA (but that’s a discussion for another day).