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Spectacular Seaside Golf

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 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 wind-swept coast.

A twilight round is punctuated by the tunes of the famed Spanish Bay bagpiper, who put the course to bed every evening.

Spanish Bay is unanimously ranked among the best public courses in the state and the country, and annually hosts the pros during the TaylorMade Pebble Beach Invitational Presented by Dell Technologies.

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Par 5
500 yds
To the Sea
A strong drive to the left center of the fairway makes this par-5 reachable in two. A firm green is guarded left by two large bunkers and right by marsh and dune. A smart lay-up in front will avoid the depression on the right of the green.
Par 4
307 yds
Straight and Narrow
This short but narrow par-4 requires an accurate drive or well-placed tee shot left or short of the fairway bunker. The approach can be chipped into the hill or carried onto this multi-tiered green. Stay below the hole.
Par 4
407 yds
Pitch and Run
An accurate 200-yard drive over the left side of the farthest bunker leaves the ball in a grassy swale, inviting a short pitch-and-run to the large green.
Par 3
190 yds
Shepherd's Haven
A demanding multi-tiered green rewards the strong shot and punishes the weak. Better to be short of this green than long.
Par 4
451 yds
Blind Choice
This hole is what Spanish Bay is known for: Risk and Reward. Three pot bunkers in the right center of the fairway will gather any shots hit in their area. Stay left to play safe or right over the dune to a narrow landing area. Second shots to the right side of the fairway will kick left towards the green.
Par 4
400 yds
A well-named hole with nine bunkers protecting the short route to an elevated tiered green. A tee shot away from the bunkers of 200+ yards will leave a short-to-mid iron to the green. From the fairway, aim at the left center of the green.
Par 4
418 yds
Left Begone
This fairway funnels to a narrow landing. Risk the shorter approach to the green or lay up and have 180+ yards into this kidney-shaped green.
Par 3
158 yds
Marsh Corner
Club selection is the key to success in finding this winged narrow green near the windy seashore.
Par 4
394 yds
White Dune
The entire right side of this difficult hole is out of bounds. However, a shot to the right side of the fairway opens this green up. Take an extra club on the approach and read your putt carefully.
Par 5
520 yds
Half & Half
The tee shot on this double dogleg par-5 is demanding but rewards a courageous shot over the left edge of the protruding dune. Three pot bunkers divide this fairway in the landing area of the second shot. The left route is the riskiest but most rewarding, leaving a short chip to a uniquely tiered green.
Par 4
365 yds
Top Hat
A fader’s dream. A tee shot to the right side of the fairway missing the corner trees will leave a short shot into a most difficult green. If the hole is on the upper deck of the “top hat” styled green, hit a high soft shot onto the deck or a running aggressive shot into the hill. Don’t leave it on the front edge of this green.
Par 4
432 yds
A long very narrow par-4 that demands length and accuracy. The fairway funnels to its narrowest point at 220 yards. A deep gully filled with briars crosses the fairway some 30 yards from the green. A short lay up may keep the score down on this hole.
Par 3
126 yds
Wee Precipice
This very short par-3 requires an accurate pitch to this ribbon of a green. The sea breezes here can be the key to a successful shot. Be aware of the left greenside bunker.
Par 5
576 yds
Wind & Willow
Breathtakingly beautiful from the tee, this long par-5 is spacious but unforgiving in the wind, with out-of-bounds left, marsh and willow to the right. This green slopes towards the sea. Hit to the front edge.
Par 4
390 yds
Missing Link
The island landing area demands the tee shot to be placed just left of the bunkers, leaving a short to mid iron over the gorse and dune to a severely undulating green with marsh and reeds to the right. Care should be taken from the tee not to over club.
Par 3
200 yds
Dune Hollow
This tee is sheltered from the offshore breezes that tend to push the ball into the right greenside bunkers. The hole favors a low running shot to the left center of the green.
Par 4
413 yds
Whale Watch
The tee shot here sets up the hole. Carry the drive over the dunescape and to this narrow landing area. The green is silhouetted against the sky, making the distance difficult to judge, and is severely sloped from rear to front.
Par 5
574 yds
Long Home
Favor the right side from the tee and on the second shot. Avoid the temptation to go for the green, as the wind and gorse will usually get your ball.
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  • From an Abandoned Sand Mine to This

    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.

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  • What They're Saying

    "Spanish Bay is so much like Scotland, you can almost hear the bagpipes."

    - Tom Watson
    Five-time British Open Champion

  • What They're Saying

    "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

  • What They're Saying

    "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."


‘The Best Views of Any Golf Course’ are at Spanish Bay
‘The Best Views of Any Golf Course’ are at Spanish Bay
The front nine zigzags to and from the ocean, while the final six holes produce some of the most scenic golf around, inspiring Golf Digest to name The Links at Spanish Bay one of the 50 best public courses in the country. Read More »
Guest Post: How We Built The Links at Spanish Bay
Guest Post: How We Built The Links at Spanish Bay
Architect Robert Trent Jones Jr. shares the story behind how The Links at Spanish Bay came to be, and how he worked with Sandy Tatum and Tom Watson to create a truly unique design. Read More »
Five Sensational Shots to Look Forward to on The Links at Spanish Bay
Five Sensational Shots to Look Forward to on The Links at Spanish Bay
The Links at Spanish Bay is relentlessly strategic, presenting risk-reward choices on nearly every hole. Here are five sensational shots to get excited about the next time you play Spanish Bay: Read More »


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Course Notices

  • Pull carts are permitted but are not available for rent.
  • Please call the Pro Shop for same-day tee times.


The Links at Spanish Bay
2700 17 Mile Drive
Pebble Beach, CA 93953