Course Strategy

Inside the yardage book: Pebble Beach GL

February 04, 2022

Stephen Szurlej

This week, 156 professionals and 156 amateurs have descended upon one of the jewels of American golf for the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am.

Each team will play one of their first three rounds at Pebble Beach Golf Links, while the other two will be played at Spyglass Hill Golf Course and Monterey Peninsula Country Club. After 54 holes, the top 60 individual pros and ties will advance to the final round at Pebble, as will the top 25 pro-am teams.

Set between Carmel Bay and world-famous 17-mile drive, Pebble is widely considered the "greatest meeting of land and sea" in American golf. Nine holes—the fourth through 10th and the 17th and 18th—sit right above the Pacific Ocean.

Pebble Beach hosted the U.S. Amateur Championship in 2018, won by Viktor Hovland and the 2019 U.S. Open, when Gary Woodland claimed his first major victory. The U.S. Women’s Open is on the books for 2023, while the U.S. Open is slated to return in 2027. By then, Pebble will have hosted seven U.S. Opens, five U.S. Amateurs, two U.S. Women’s Amateurs and the 1977 PGA Championship.

Designed by Jack Neville & Douglas Grant (1919), Pebble Beach checks in at No. 8 on Golf Digest's America’s 100 Greatest Courses for 2021-22.

With the help of yardage books from Strackaline, a company that scans and provides detailed books of thousands of courses, we can get an in-depth look at each hole players will try to conquer this week at Pebble.

Here’s a map of each hole: