Monterey Peninsula Country Club

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Monterey Peninsula Country Club
Pebblebeach par3.jpeg
Dunes 14th hole in 2003
Club information
California
California
California
California
Coordinates36°36′05″N 121°56′54″W / 36.6014°N 121.9484°W / 36.6014; -121.9484Coordinates: 36°36′05″N 121°56′54″W / 36.6014°N 121.9484°W / 36.6014; -121.9484
LocationPebble Beach, California
Elevation100 feet (30 m)
Established1926; 95 years ago (1926)
TypePrivate
Total holes36
Websitewww.mpccpb.org
Dunes Course
Designed bySeth Raynor (1924)
Rees Jones (1998)
Fazio Design Group (2016)
Par72
Length7,090 yards (6,483 m)
Course rating74.0
Slope rating136 [1]
Course record63 – Tony Holguin (1954)[2][3]
Shore Course
Designed byBob E. Baldock and
Jack Neville (1960)
Mike Strantz (2003)
Par72
Length6,873 yards (6,285 m)
Course rating73.7
Slope rating134 [4]
Course record60 – Sung Kang (2016)[3][5]

The Monterey Peninsula Country Club is a 36-hole golf club on the West Coast of the United States, located on the Monterey Peninsula in Pebble Beach, California.

History[edit]

On February 1, 1919, Samuel F. B. Morse formed the Del Monte Properties and purchased extensive real estate holdings on the Monterey Peninsula. On January 19, 1925, a Charter for the Monterey Peninsula Country Club was granted by the state of California. A month later, an organizational meeting was called and Samuel F. B. Morse was elected president of the newly formed club. On February 19, 1925, there were 68 charter members of the Monterey Peninsula Country Club. Formal opening of the new country club was on July 2, 1926, with over 300 at the grand opening. [6][7]

The club properties account for roughly four hundred acres (1.6 km2) of land in the central region of the Monterey Peninsula. The Shore Course was designed by Bob E. Baldock and Jack Neville in 1959 after the members purchased the club from Del Monte Properties.[8]

Seth Raynor designed the Dunes course in 1926, but died before construction was complete. Local Robert Hunter was called in to finish out the construction of the course.[9] Bruce Harris redesigned the Shore course in 1962, and it was later redesigned in 2003 by Mike Strantz.[10]

In 2010, the Shore course returned to the rotation of the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am, a PGA Tour event founded by entertainer Bing Crosby and played on three courses. The Dunes course hosted the event from 1947 to 1964 and the Shore course hosted in 1965, 1966, and 1977.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Course Rating and Slope Database™ - Monterey Peninsula CC – Dunes". USGA. Retrieved January 16, 2021.
  2. ^ "Holgui's 63 sets mark in Crosby golf". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Associated Press. January 16, 1954. p. 8.
  3. ^ a b "Monterey Peninsula CC". Northern California Golf Association. Retrieved January 16, 2021.
  4. ^ "Course Rating and Slope Database™ - Monterey Peninsula CC – Shore". USGA. Retrieved January 16, 2021.
  5. ^ "Sung-hoon Kang flirts with 59; Phil Mickelson 1 back after 65". ESPN. Associated Press. February 12, 2016. Retrieved January 16, 2021.
  6. ^ Durein, Ted (1975). Monterey Peninsula Country Club, The First Fity Years 1925-1975. California: Monterey Peninsula County Club. p. 14. OCLC 50546609.
  7. ^ "New Country club Opens Tonight, Over 300 To Attend Grand Opening Of County Club". Peninsula Daily Herald. Monterey, California. 1926-07-02.
  8. ^ "Monterey Peninsula Country Club". MontereyPeninsulaGolf.com.
  9. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2009-01-21. Retrieved 2009-02-16.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  10. ^ Kroichick, Ron (September 2, 2010). "New course to test Pebble Beach field"[permanent dead link]. San Francisco Chronicle. Retrieved July 24, 2012

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