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A Reimagined Short Course Experience at Pebble Beach

The Hay has been a fixture at Pebble Beach since 1957, when famed Head Professional Peter Hay revolutionized the concept of a short course. Hay’s vision was to create a fun place where juniors, families, and friends, regardless of their ability, could gather around the game of golf.

In 2021, Tiger Woods amplified Hay’s vision in a way few could have imagined with his brilliant redesign of the property. The result is a course overflowing with fun, including an exact replica of the famed No. 7 at Pebble Beach Golf Links, as well as holes designed to be played with any club in the bag, and an additional 20,000 square-foot putting course that sprawls 100 yards, yielding endless routings.

It’s Pebble Beach, the Tiger Woods way. Play The Hay!

  • Nine-hole short course
  • $75 for general public and resort guests
  • Juniors 12 and under play free
  • $5 for Youth on Course members
  • Re-rounds available at 50% discount
  • Putting course open to the public at no cost


"We know not everyone who comes to Pebble Beach will have a chance to play the U.S. Open course, so we wanted to create the opportunity for all visitors to experience one of its most famous holes."

Tiger Woods

Par 3
57 yds
The Hay derives its name from former Pebble Beach head pro Peter Hay, an avid junior golf advocate who designed one of the first par-3 courses in America on this very site in 1957. The first green features a biarritz-style gully bisecting it, a famous feature first found in France.
Par 3
106 yds
At 106 yards, the seventh hole at Pebble Beach Golf Links is among the shortest in championship golf. Yet, its setting atop the jagged cliffs of Arrowhead Point make it one of the most confounding and picturesque par threes in the world. This hole is an exact replica, and our tribute to the brilliance Jack Neville and Douglas Grant exhibited in identifying and building this gem in 1919.
Par 3
82 yds
Tom Watson famously chipped-in for birdie on the 17th hole of the 1982 U.S. Open to edge Jack Nicklaus. You won’t find a tipped-over hourglass green here, but this green complex does have its own tricky slopes to navigate.
Par 3
47 yds
How do you make a hole interesting when it is only 47 yards – a distance honoring the year Bing Crosby brought his famous Clambake to Pebble Beach? Woods created a mini-dell hole – a blind par-3 first made famous by Alister MacKenzie at Lahinch Golf Club in Ireland. Except Woods then took this signature setup one step further, using two humps and a tree to hide this sunken green.
Par 3
49 yds
This hole honors the rich women’s golf heritage at Pebble Beach, which continues with a U.S. Women’s Open in 2023. In 1948, Grace Lenczyk won the second U.S. Women’s Amateur played at Pebble Beach. This green is framed by a chute of beautiful oaks and flanked by some useful helping slopes.
Par 3
77 yds
Perhaps a horseshoe green is fitting for a hole honoring the first sudden-death winner in Major Championship history. Lanny Wadkins pulled off the feat in 1977, the only time the PGA Championship came to Pebble Beach.
Par 3
61 yds
Jack Nicklaus has said that if he had one round left to play, he would choose to play it at Pebble Beach. Those feelings began in 1961, when Nicklaus won the U.S. Amateur here. A decade later, Nicklaus won the 1972 U.S. Open at Pebble Beach with perhaps his greatest shot, short-hopping a one-iron off the flagstick at No. 17 for a championship-clinching birdie. If you squint like the Golden Bear did following that shot, this green follows a similar shape to No. 17.
Par 3
92 yds
Playing directly at Stillwater Cove, you might catch a gust of breeze that reminds you of Pebble Beach’s windiest days. Few afternoons have ever been as demanding as the final round of the 1992 U.S. Open, which Tom Kite remarkably won by closing with an even-par 72 while battling sustained 30-mph winds.
Par 3
100 yds
At the 100th U.S. Open Championship in 2000, Tiger Woods was utterly dominant, winning by a record 15 strokes at Pebble Beach. On the right day on the ninth hole, you’ll find your ball funnel to the bottom of a “thumbprint” feature. This must have been what all pins looked like to Tiger during his magical 2000 season.
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Putting Course

Putting is Golf’s lowest common denominator. Anyone, irrespective of age or ability, can putt a ball into a hole. In reimagining The Hay, Tiger Woods saw the importance of setting aside some of this precious land for a putting course. For beginners, it can be, quite literally, an on-ramp to the game. By providing access at no cost to anyone and everyone, our collective hope is that generations of newcomers will experience the game’s embrace on Tiger’s creation.

About Peter Hay

The Hay carries forward the legacy of its original creator, Peter Hay, long-time Head Professional at both Pebble Beach and Del Monte golf courses. Among Hay’s many attributes was a passion for introducing newcomers, particularly juniors, to the game. In 1957, he developed one of the country’s first short courses at Pebble Beach.

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Cynthia the Sea Lion

The logo for The Hay was inspired by the story of Peter Hay serving as Chief Marshal for Bobby Jones during the 1929 U.S. Amateur at Pebble Beach, the first national golf championship contested west of the Mississippi River.

During the opening round, the crowd following Jones began running between shots to catch a glimpse of the superstar. Hay restored order to the gallery with his unmistakable presence and assertive commands that were said to have “shaken the sea lions.” His efforts were appreciated by Jones, who later referred to Hay as the world’s greatest golf marshal.

The visual inspiration for the logo came from a 1938 photo of a trained sea lion during a promotional shoot at Del Monte, where Hay was the head pro from 1919 to 1942.

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