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The Links At Spanish Bay

Pebble Beach, CA Public

3.8

Panelists

158 Reviews

Overview

The Links at Spanish Bay was the first true links course built in America in many decades, but it took years for conveyor belts to deposit sand atop exposed bed rock to return this mined-out sand quarry back to a linkland site. The trio of designers, playfully dubbed "The Holy Trinity," thoughtfully shaped an 18 that looks natural, plays strategically and is sensitive to the coastal wetland environment.

About

Holes 18
Length 6821
Slope 140
Price $270
Facility Type Public
Designer Sandy Tatum/Robert Trent Jones, Jr., ASGCA/Tom Watson

Awards

100 Greatest
100 Greatest the Second 100
100 Greatest Public
Best Courses in Every State

100 Greatest: Ranked 95th, 1991-'92. Ranked 99th, 1997-'98.

Second 100 Greatest: Ranked from 2013 through 2018. Highest ranking: No. 186, 2013-'14.

100 Greatest Public: Ranked since inaugural edition in 2003-'04. Highest ranking: No. 44, 2017-'18. 2021-'22 ranking: No. 53.

Best in State: Ranked 27th, 2011-2012, 2013-2014, 2017-2018. Ranked 29th, 2021-'22. Ranked 30th in 2015-2016, 2019-2020.

Panelists

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

3.8

100 GREATEST/BEST IN STATE SCORES

Character
7.27
Challenge
7.2
Distinctiveness
7.25
Layout Variety
7.14
Fun
7.09
Aesthetics
7.58
Conditioning
7.12

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