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Monterey Peninsula Country Club: Shore

Pebble Beach, CA Private

Overview

Mike Strantz was battling cancer while transforming the bland, low-budget Shore Course into a scenic and strategic marvel that rivals next-door neighbor Cypress Point. Strantz reversed direction of the fifth through 15th holes to provide a Pacific Ocean backdrop to most of them. He weaved fairways among trees so players could “dance among the cypress,” and added native grasses for a coastal prairie look. The stunning landscape would be Strantz’s last work of art. He died six months after completing the redesign. Former PGA Tour player Forrest Fezler, who was Strantz’s associate on the project, later served as a consulting architect in order to retain the Strantz vision, until he died in 2018.

About

Holes 18
Length 6942
Slope 133
Facility Type Private
Year Opened 2004
Designer Mike Strantz

Awards

100 Greatest
Best Courses in Every State

Ranking history:

100 Greatest: Ranked since 2007.
2023-'24 ranking: 62nd.
Highest ranking: No. 53, 2021-'22.

Best in State: Ranked eighth, 2013-'22. Ranked 10th, 2011-'12. Ranked inside the top 10, 2007-'10.
2023-'24 ranking: 7th.
Previous ranking: 8th.

Panelists

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

4.7

100 GREATEST/BEST IN STATE SCORES

Shot Options
7.5945
Character
7.8288
Challenge
7.3754
Layout Variety
7.6435
Fun
7.7421
Aesthetics
8.1434
Conditioning
7.8478

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