Pebble Beach, CA
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Reviewed by: hammer74, Los Angeles
It was a damp foggy morning with a slight drizzle in July. 54 degrees.
Driving range and practice facility is off the premise. Only a large putting green onsite for your preparation to play here.
No GPS in carts. Yardage books available for purchase. For 1st timer, definitely suggest to get a caddie. Cart paths only as usual. As they always joke, if you want to walk Pebble beach, get a golf cart!
As we got to the first tee, we were given the lay of the land, pin placement, pace of play, etc. and off we go. Greens in good condition despite being having minor maintenance done a week prior to our play. Except for being a little bit slower than i can remember, it was hardly noticeable. Also, listen to your caddie. Don’t trust your eyes on the putting surface as what looks like an uphill putt could very well run past the holes and then some.
Fairways lush and very green all through out the course and definitely much better condition compared to Spanish Bay.
Bunkers are well stocked and depending on which one you enter, it might be an ordeal to get out. Some of the bunkers even have steps just to get in and out.
Pace of play was affected by group in front as we were waiting on every hole. Finished in a little over 4:30 which is what is acceptable for PB. No beverage cart seen and there was a snack bar on the 10th hole.
As you complete your round walking the 18th hole, you can picture in your mind the different settings you have seen on history books and the golf channel. And with your family waiting at the 18th green… it was quite an experience. Fun and memorable day at PB and definitely will be planning for a return trip.