The Hay: A Year in Review
April 16, 2022 marked one year since the opening of The Hay.
The original Peter Hay Golf Course had been a fixture at Pebble Beach since 1957, when famed Head Professional Peter Hay revolutionized the concept of a short course.
In 2021, Tiger Woods and the TGR Design amplified Hay’s vision to create a fun place where juniors, families, and friends, regardless of their ability, could gather around the game of golf. The result is a course overflowing with fun, including an exact replica of the famed No. 7 at Pebble Beach Golf Links, holes designed to be played with any club in the bag, and a 20,000 square-foot putting course that sprawls 100 yards, yielding endless routings.
Here are some interesting facts about The Hay from this past year:
- In the first year of play there were 228 aces, with the 5th hole seeing the most.
- First ever hole-in-one on The Hay was on the 9th hole
- The inspiration for the logo came from a 1938 photo of a trained sea lion during a promotional shoot at Del Monte, where Peter Hay was the head pro from 1919 to 1942.
- The Hay is the home of the first Mexican inspired restaurant at Pebble Beach. From a round of golf to a round of margaritas, Hay’s Place restaurant was the final reveal to the Tiger Woods-designed short course experience. Learn more about Hay’s Place here.
- Lanny Watkins and Tom Kite, who both have holes named after them, have played The Hay
- The current course record is 21 (-6) held by Pebble Beach Caddie Charlie Parker.