Golf Course Information
Spyglass Hill Golf Course takes its name from Robert Louis Stevenson's classic novel, Treasure Island, published in 1863. Local legend maintains that Stevenson once wandered the Spyglass area gathering ideas for his novels. A unique aspect of this course is that the holes are named after characters in Treasure Island. Hole names such as "Black Dog" and "Billy Bones" are hints for the unwary. As players attempt to master this difficult course, they may hear the laughter of pirates in the distance.
Spyglass Hill was designed by Robert Trent Jones, Sr., as a part of the master plan for the Pebble Beach ocean front. S.F.B. Morse, founder of Pebble Beach Company, and chairman of the board of Del Monte Properties, envisioned a string of golf courses around Del Monte Forest's shoreline. Morse commissioned Jones to design a course between Cypress point and Pebble Beach.
After six years of planning, Spyglass Hill opened on March 11, 1966. The design 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 the golfer 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.
Spyglass Hill 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.
Spyglass Hill is an annual co-host to the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am, formerly known as the Crosby. Spyglass Hill co-hosted the 1999 United States Amateur during medal play rounds, and hosts many other world-class professional and amateur events each year as well.
Located one mile west of The Lodge at Pebble Beach, Spyglass Hill Golf Course also offers putting greens and practice range.
Blue Rating: 75.5/Slope 147; Yardage - 6,953
Gold Rating: 73.2/Slope 144; Yardage - 6,534
White Rating: 71.4/Slope 137; Yardage - 6,123
Red Rating: 72.9/Slope 133; Yardage - 5,379
Golf Course Info
- Course: 18 Holes
- Course Type: Resort
- Architect: Robert Trent Jones, Sr.
- Opened: 1966
- Head Pro: Bill Sendell
Golf Course Stats
- Back Tees: 6862 Yards
- Back Slope: 148
- Back Rating: 75.3
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Golf Course Amenities
Pro On Site:
Homes On Course:
Poa Annua Grass
200, 150, 100 Yard Markers
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