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Pebble Beach developer and owner Samuel F.B. Morse had a passion for local history. He was especially 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. Starting at “Treasure Island”, the spectacular 1st hole of Spyglass Hill, each of the course’s 18 holes was named after a significant place or character in the novel.
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 is now considered one of the toughest courses on Earth from its Championship tees, and the PGA TOUR consistently lists Spyglass Hill holes 6 (“Israel Hands”), 8 (“Signal Hill”) and 16 (“Black Dog”) among the toughest on the TOUR.
It has also ranked among the Top 100 courses in America and the world for over 40 years—an incredible honor for an unforgettable course.