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Pebble Beach Resort

Average Rating 4.67 of 5
# of Reviews 15
Green Fees N/A

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Additional Info:
    Facility Type
    Daily Fee Facility
    Fax
    Robert Trent Jones Jr., Tom Watson, Sandy Satum
    Latitude
    36.611936
    Longitude
    -121.936771
    Resort
    (831) 622-8795
    Address
    2700 17 Mile Drive
    City/County
    Pebble Beach
    State/Territory/Province
    CA
    Zip/Postal Code
    93953
    Phone
    (831) 624-3811
       


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    Review Date
    April 4, 2009

    Overall Rating
     5 of 5

    Value Rating
     5 of 5

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    Reviewed by: jamesll9, Shoots in the 80s

    Summary:
    The round of a lifetime. I remember every shot on every hole from my round that was 5 years ago. My round was a gift, which made it really cool!

    Customer Service:
    stuffy staff

    Similar Courses Played:
    none are similar


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    Review Date
    July 29, 2008

    Overall Rating
     5 of 5

    Value Rating
     5 of 5

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    Reviewed by: dancaban, Shoots in the 80s

    Summary:
    My father-in-law and I played Pebble Beach on July 2, 2008. The weather was partly sunny with very little wind. Overall, it was a terrific experience.

    1) The cost: I believe that you get what you pay for. Sometimes you get ripped off; if you are a vigilant consumer, you get your value. With Pebble Beach, you're paying for more than a round of golf. You get incredible vistas, a chance to walk the same fairways as the great golfers of the past, and the opportunity to place yourself in the same photos that you'd seen over and over again on television and in magazines. I got my money's worth.
    2) The notion that Pebble is an average course in a terrific location bears repeating here. People who say that are just bitter people who prefer to overlook the obvious. A 2-bedroom house in Malibu is still better than a 5-BR mansion in Lodi.
    3) The course was in great shape. The fairways were smooth, the rough was average, and the greens were rolling true, 9.5 according to our caddie. There's some work being done for the 2010 US Open, so some tee boxes were getting bulldozed, but nothing more distracting than the maintenance workers at your local muni.
    4) The ocean views on holes #4-10 and #17-18 are breathtaking. (It's funny how much more beautiful nature looks with a golf course next to it. I had a similar experience with the pine trees in Tahoe.) I took dozens of pictures in between golf shots.
    5) People talk about the small greens, but the courses I play in San Bernardino have small greens too! The way I see it, smaller greens mean fewer 3-putts!
    6) We hired a caddie, a sharp and knowledgeable caddie named Jimmy. He had a Scottish accent (24 years removed from Scotland), and he figured out our distances by the third hole.

    We played Spanish Bay the next day. Spanish Bay, I must admit, was a prettier course and in much better shape than Pebble. However, I still prefer Pebble Beach.

    Customer Service:
    Everything went smoothly. The starter was friendly, the shuttle drivers to and from the range were accomodating. However, the best part of the experience really was Jimmy, our caddie. Without him, we would have shot miserable scores because we didn't know what to aim for and how fast the putts were rolling. If you play Pebble for the first time, pay the money for a caddie. If you get someone like Jimmy, you won't be sorry.

    Similar Courses Played:
    Are you kidding? Spanish Bay, I guess.


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    Review Date
    February 2, 2008

    Overall Rating
     5 of 5

    Value Rating
     4 of 5

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    1.00 of 5, 1.00 votes

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    Reviewed by: rcc7, Shoots in the 80s

    Summary:
    Obviously, it's a spectacular course. While there are some mediocre holes, the great holes (7 in particular) are fabulous, and when you're standing on the 18th tee, you can just feel the history. It's outrageously expensive, but do it at least once in your lifetime, and do it right -- get a caddie and have drinks in the bar afterward.

    Customer Service:
    It's first rate -- the whole facility is first class, and the service is top of the line.

    Similar Courses Played:
    When you go to Pebble, there are 3 other "don't miss" courses in the area. The best one is Pasatiempo, located about 45 minutes north...it's the home course of Alister MacKenzie (Augusta, Cypress, Lahinch, Melbourne) and Juli Inkster, it's one of the best, most classic courses I've ever played. Some like it better than Pebble, it's certainly a more challenging course. At $200 a round, it's a better value than Pebble or the next course, Spyglass. Spyglass, which is part of the Pebble resort, is another one you have to play -- harder than Pebble, with lots of variety, it's a terrific course. And if you have time, Spanish Bay is right there...it's not quite in the league with Pasatiempo and Spyglass, but it's an outstanding course, it may have the best ocean views of any of the courses.


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    Review Date
    January 10, 2008

    Overall Rating
     4 of 5

    Value Rating
     4 of 5

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    Reviewed by: chef7591, Shoots in the 80s

    Summary:
    Well. It's Pebble, what can you say. The whole facility is top notch, the course was in great shape. Take a caddy. Otherwise, you cheat yourself chasing back and forth to the cart. My caddy, who carried the day before at spyglass, was knowledgeable and courteous. If only I could putt! Fairways are fairly wide, but the greens are treacherous and the chip shots and bunkers can be challenging. Enjoy the history as you play along 8,9, and 10.......the two US opens decided at 17. Walk up 18, breathtaking. Putts break to the ocean and along the grain, so...TAKE A CADDIE! No matter what, enjoy it.......the price I listed includes a caddy and a tip

    Customer Service:
    top notch

    Similar Courses Played:
    Spyglass. Torrey Pines, also oceanside and beautiful.


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    Review Date
    April 7, 2004

    Overall Rating
     5 of 5

    Value Rating
     4 of 5

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    Reviewed by: rbt, Shoots in the 90s

    Summary:
    Agree w/ others here, try and play it at least once! My only complaint was the maintenance of the bunkers; sand was firm and very thin layer of it at that, on top of hardpan. I couldn't play a regular explosion shot. Can't really explain why bunkers weren't better (no, it hadn't been raining at all).
    And you really get to practice your bunker shots too (as well as chipping), because the greens are the smallest of any course I've played!
    Also highly recommend getting caddies; if not, you have to take a cart and it's cart-path-only (ugh). The caddies will usually remind you to take more club than you think, and really know the wind and the bounces. They are literally pro-quality, because most of them have looped the good 'uns. After about 5 holes, the caddie got enough of an idea of my game that he stopped giving me yardages and just handed me the 'right' club and said "hit this"!

    Customer Service:
    Expectations are sky-high considering the cost, and they meet it for the most part. They really try to meet a 4:35 pace of play, which is very optimistic, but manage to do so without making you fell too rushed.


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