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Harbour Town Golf Links



Monterey Peninsula Country Club: Dunes

Pebble Beach, CA Private

Overview

The Dunes Course, long in the shadow of its big brother Shore Course (ranked 62nd), was originally routed by Seth Raynor, who died before construction. It was completed by Robert Hunter, a partner to Alister MacKenzie (who did not participate in the work), and Raynor's ideas for the greens were altered before they were even built. In the 1990s, Rees Jones remodeled the course and reshaped holes to mimic the Raynor look, to mixed reviews. In 2016, Tom Fazio was brought in to make the Dunes as appealing to members as the gorgeous Shore Course, though it was former associates Tim Jackson and David Kahn who conceived of and carried out the details of the plan to give the Dunes a MacKenzie look. Sandscapes now frame most holes, fairways now zigzag around jagged bunkers and nearly all the greens are oriented diagonal to lines of play. The Dunes Course now lives up to its name.

About

Holes 18
Length 7090
Slope 139
Facility Type Private
Year Opened 1926
Designer Seth Raynor/(R) Tom Fazio, Tim Jackson and David Kahn

Awards

100 Greatest
Best Courses in Every State

Ranking history:

100 Greatest: Ranked since 2019.
2023-'24 ranking: 79th (highest, and 2019-'20).
Previous ranking: 80th.

Second 100 Greatest: Ranked 189th, 2013-'14. Ranked 194th, 2015-'16.

Best in State: Ranked 10th, 2019-'22. Ranked 29th, 2013-'16. Ranked 30th, 2011-'12.
2023-'24 ranking: 11th.
Previous ranking: 10th.

Panelists

Ratings from our panel of 1,900 course-ranking panelists

4.6

100 GREATEST/BEST IN STATE SCORES

Shot Options
7.6005
Character
7.7645
Challenge
7.4665
Layout Variety
7.6787
Fun
7.6877
Aesthetics
8.0724
Conditioning
7.7104

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