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Spyglass Hill Golf Course

Pebble Beach, CA Public

4.4

Panelists

210 Reviews

Overview

Given the task of designing a course just up the 17 Mile Drive from Pebble Beach and Cypress Point, Robert Trent Jones responded with a combination of Pine Valley and Augusta National. The five opening holes, in Pine Valley-like sand dunes, are an all-too-brief encounter with the Pacific seacoast. The remaining holes are a stern hike through hills covered with majestic Monterey pines (which, sad to say, may someday disappear to pitch canker, but are being replaced in some areas with cypress trees). Add several water hazards that hearken back to the 16th at Augusta (a hole which Trent Jones designed, by the way) and you have what some panelists consider to be Trent’s finest work. Others say it’s the best course never to have hosted a major event. After all, even Pine Valley and Cypress Point have hosted Walker Cups.

About

Holes 18
Length 6960
Slope 144
Price $460
Facility Type Public
Designer Robert Trent Jones, Sr., ASGCA

Awards

100 Greatest
100 Greatest Public
Best Courses in Every State

100 Greatest: Ranked since 1969. Highest ranking: No. 26, 1993-'94. 2021-'22 ranking: No. 51. 

100 Greatest Public: Ranked since inaugural edition in 2003-'04. Highest ranking: No. 5, 2003-'04. 2021-'22 ranking: No. 10.

Best in State: Ranked seventh, 2011-'22.

Panelists

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

4.4

100 GREATEST/BEST IN STATE SCORES

Character
7.64
Challenge
8.03
Distinctiveness
7.73
Layout Variety
7.68
Fun
7.39
Aesthetics
7.89
Conditioning
7.54

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