The Backstory Behind Peter Hay Golf Course

Peter Hay and Samuel F. B. Morse were interested in the concept of a 9-hole course where golfers could work on their short game or squeeze a short round into a busy day. There was a parcel of available hillside between the Pebble Beach Golf Links and the Pebble Beach Equestrian Center with barely enough space—less than 10 acres.


An Auspicious Beginning

The course opened in October 1957 and immediately proved popular, especially with young players and special events and fundraisers. Over the years, Peter Hay Golf Course has been used for everything from warming up to introducing children to the game, as well as hosting the professional and celebrity shoot-outs preceding the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am. For over four decades, the Peter Hay Golf Tournament for boys and girls is also played on this course.


The “Momentum” Continues

Standing at the top of Peter Hay Golf Course is the 30,000-pound bronze sculpture, “Momentum,” by artist Richard MacDonald. The sculpture was created in 2000 in celebration of the 100th playing of the U.S. Open golf championship at Pebble Beach, which was won by Tiger Woods. The image represents the anatomy of the golf swing and the dawn of the new millennium as it encircles centuries of excellence past, present and future.

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Three architects combined their considerable and diverse talents to design this compact course.

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Peter Hay Golf Course

1700 17-Mile Drive, Pebble Beach, CA 93953

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