Spyglass Hill Golf Course

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Pebble Beach, California | Spyglass Hill Golf Course

Architect: Robert Trent Jones
Year: 1966

Spyglass Hill and Stevenson Drive
Pebble Beach, California 93953
(800) 654-9300

Course Access: Public

driving range available
motorized golf carts and caddies available
affiliated resort accommodations


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The opening five holes are considered by many to be the finest seaside holes on the Monterey Peninsula.  At the 6th hole the course turns inland and begins to look more like an East Coast parkland course than something found on coast of the Pacific Ocean.  Don’t be fooled by the inland holes as they are some of the most difficult holes in the area which contributes to Spyglass Hill’s reputation of being the toughest course in Pebble Beach.

Local Knowledge: Take note of the home behind the 5th green.  This is the house used in Clint Eastwood’s Play Misty For Me.

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Bill Satterfield

Spyglass Hill Golf Course

What to Expect: Spyglass Hill shares the unique situation of being neighbors with some of the finest tracks in the world (Cypress Point, MPCC, Pebble Beach) yet delivers an experience unique to the surrounding golf courses. While most coastal courses, Cypress Point being no exception, wait until the end of the round to play the ocean side holes, Spyglass takes the golfer on a 600 yard plunge from the clubhouse down to the 1st green and onto the sand dunes of the Monterey coast. The first five holes are world class in every way and deliver the kind of exhiliration that playing along the ocean delivers so well. The final 13 holes travel through the dense Del Monte Forest and feature challenging doglegs, sloping fairways, ponds guarding greens, and undulated putting surfaces that offer intrigue round after round. While there may be "sexier" courses on the Pebble Beach coastline, there… More >

The Itinerant Golfer

Spyglass Hill Golf Course

This was my first of five rounds this week on the Monterey Peninsula. Spyglass Hill is ranked #52 on the list, but a lot of folks told me I’d like it better than Pebble Beach. Spyglass Hill is a nod to Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic novel Treasure Island. Apparently Mr. Stevenson spent a lot of time in this area and was inspired by the landscape when he wrote the book. The holes at Spyglass Hill are all named after characters in Treasure Island. Spyglass Hill is one of the Pebble Beach resort courses so players at this course suffer the same indignities at the cash register that they do at Pebble Beach Golf Links. I took my medicine with the cashier and went to the range to warm up. I had called the Pebble Beach caddiemaster the week before and requested a good caddie and they set me up with… More >