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Course History

Spyglass Hill Golf Course

A Fabled History

HistorySamuel F. B. Morse had a passion for local history and was intrigued by the legend that Robert Louis Stevenson roamed the hills and sandy dunes of Pebble Beach for inspiration while writing his classic, Treasure Island. Once Spyglass Hill Golf Course was named, the theme served as a perfect muse for the challenging course.

Spyglass Hill Golf Course officially opened March 11, 1966. The course was less than a year old when it became part of the Crosby rotation and Spyglass Hill Golf Course became loved for its challenge and scenic beauty. It has ranked among the Top 100 courses in America and the world for more than 40 years.

Championships at Spyglass Hill Golf Course

In addition to co-hosting the Crosby (now the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am), Spyglass Hill Golf Course was immediately pegged for NCGA championships and medal play in the California Amateur.

Winner Years
Crosby National Pro-Am Multiple winners 1967-1976, 1978-1985
Trans-Mississippi Championship Allen Miller 1971
Spalding Invitational Multiple winners 1979-1980, 1990
AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am(1) Multiple winners 1986-still
Ben Hogan Invitational(2) Loren Roberts 1991 (1992)
Pebble Beach Invitational(2) Multiple winners 1992-1996
TaylorMade Pebble Beach Invitational(2) Multiple winners 1997-still
U.S. Amateur Championship (Medal play)
David Gossett 1999
California State Amateur Championship Multiple winners multiple years

1 Continuation of the renamed Crosby National Pro-Am
2 Continuation of the renamed Spalding Invitational