Spyglass Hill Golf Course
|Owned by||Pebble Beach Company|
|Operated by||Pebble Beach Company|
|Tournaments hosted||AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am, 1967–present|
|Website||Pebble Beach Resorts|
|Spyglass Hill Golf Course|
|Designed by||Robert Trent Jones, Sr.|
The Spyglass Hill Golf Course, is a links golf course located on the Monterey Peninsula in California, United States. The course is part of the Pebble Beach Company, which also owns the Pebble Beach Golf Links, The Links at Spanish Bay, and the Del Monte Golf Course.
Spyglass Hill was designed by Robert Trent Jones, Sr., and opened on March 11, 1966, after six years of planning, design, and construction. The course has been in the rotation for the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am, a February tournament on the West Coast Swing of the PGA Tour, since 1967. It plays at 6,953 yards to a par of 72 from the championship (blue) tees, with a course rating of 75.5 and a slope rating of 147. The first five holes all have views of the Pacific Ocean, and the other thirteen wind through the Del Monte Forest. The course record of 62 is jointly held by Phil Mickelson and Luke Donald.
Originally called Pebble Beach Pines Golf Club, the course was renamed to Spyglass Hill by Samuel F. B. Morse, the founder of Pebble Beach Company, after the place in Treasure Island, since his friend Robert Louis Stevenson had taken inspiration for his novel from the local area. All the holes at Spyglass Hill were later also named after characters and places from Treasure Island. The first hole is called Treasure Island, and is a downhill 595 yard par 5, which doglegs almost 90 degrees to the left. One of the more renowned holes is the fourth, a 370 yard par 4 named Blind Pew, which Robert Trent Jones has called his favorite par 4. The green is the most photographed on the course, and is surrounded by ice plant. Other hole names include The Black Spot (3rd), Captain Flint (10th), and Long John Silver (14th).
Golf Digest has ranked Spyglass Hill as high as 5th on its list of "America's 100 Greatest Public Courses". It has also featured in the popular Tiger Woods PGA Tour series of video games, along with "sister" course Pebble Beach.
|Blue||75.5 / 147||595||349||172||370||197||446||529||399||431||3488||407||528||178||460||560||130||476||325||408||3472||6960|
|Gold||73.2 / 144||564||321||150||358||169||413||513||375||414||3277||377||491||160||435||525||120||454||312||387||3261||6538|
|White||71.4 / 137||529||293||125||345||134||379||480||354||394||3033||366||463||145||398||514||98||440||301||365||3090||6123|
|Red||72.9 / 133||487||242||90||299||89||327||464||305||349||2652||316||419||96||324||481||84||411||266||332||2729||5381|
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