Meandering among sweeping sand dunes along 17-Mile Drive, The Links at Spanish Bay unveils some of the most spectacular seaside views in Pebble Beach. The rolling fairways gently flow through and around the gorgeous dunescape, briefly weaving between towering Monterey Pines, before returning to the white sand of Spanish Bay Beach for a thrilling finish along the coast.
The spectacular setting offers panoramic ocean views of some of 17-Mile Drive’s most scenic stretches, showing off whitecaps bouncing on the power Pacific and a brilliant sunset. The Links at Spanish Bay is very much a sensory overload, with the smell of the beach carried in by a cooling ocean breeze, the sight of the spectacular jagged coastline, and the sound of the famed bagpiper leading you home at the end of a twilight round.
The Links at Spanish Bay requires precision and patience while negotiating sand dunes, pot bunkers, challenging greens and an ocean breeze. Robert Trent Jones, Jr., Tom Watson and Sandy Tatum teamed up to artfully craft a distinctly Scottish look, blending green and golden hues against a spectacular beachside backdrop to produce a memorable experience unlike any other in Pebble Beach. Ready to make some memories for yourself?
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Robert Trent Jones, Jr. teamed up with five-time British Open Champion Tom Watson and former USGA President Frank “Sandy” Tatum to create The Links at Spanish Bay — a links-style golf course that snakes through restored sand dunes. The project was one of the most extensive and ambitious programs ever designed to blend public access, recreation and environmental habitat restoration.
After watching his father build a links experience through the dunes of Spyglass Hill for its first five holes, Robert Trent Jones, Jr. wanted to do the same — but for 18. He had the unique opportunity to do so just a couple courses down 17-Mile Drive when an abandoned sand mine became available at what is now The Links at Spanish Bay.Course History
"Spanish Bay is so much like Scotland, you can almost hear the bagpipes."
- Tom Watson
Five-time British Open Champion
"Spanish Bay probably has the best views of any golf course I’ve ever seen."
- Scott McCarron
Winner of the 2016 TaylorMade Pebble Beach Invitational Presented by Dell EMC
"With the breeze, the firm turf and a bagpiper sounding his tune along the first fairway at dusk, this could pass for Scotland — except that the Scots never had it so cushy."
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