Monterey Peninsula Country Club

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Coordinates: 36°36′05″N 121°56′54″W / 36.601431°N 121.948457°W / 36.601431; -121.948457

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The Monterey Peninsula Country Club is a golf club located in Pebble Beach, California.

History[edit]

A Charter for the Monterey Peninsula Country Club was granted by the state of California on January 19, 1925. A month later, an organizational meeting was called. Samuel F. B. Morse was elected president of the newly formed club.[1] Formal opening of the club was on July 2, 1926, with the Dunes Course, a vision of Pebble Beach founder, Samuel F. B. Morse. The club properties account for roughly four hundred acres of land in the central region of the Monterey Peninsula. The Shore Course was designed by Robert E. Baldock and Jack Neville in 1959 after the members purchased the club from Del Monte Properties.[2]

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.[3] Bruce Harris redesigned the Shore course in 1962, and it was later redesigned in 2003 by Mike Strantz.[4]

In 2010, the Shore course was one of three courses that hosted the PGA Tour's AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am. The Dunes course hosted the event from 1947 to 1964 and the Shore course hosted in 1965, 1966 and 1977.

Golf Digest magazine rated it as the 13th "Best in-state" course for 1997-98.[citation needed]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Monterey Peninsula Country Club, The First Fifty Years 1925-1975
  2. ^ "Monterey Peninsula Country Club". MontereyPeninsulaGolf.com. 
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2009-01-21. Retrieved 2009-02-16. 
  4. ^ 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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