AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-am rotation: Which courses are played
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AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-am rotation: Which courses are played


The AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am is played on a three-course rotation, with the field of 156 pros and 156 amateurs pairing up in foursomes over the first three days with a turn on each of the courses.

Each pro-am team will play one round at Pebble Beach Golf Links, Spyglass Hill Golf Course and the Shore Course at Monterey Peninsula Country Club.

Here's the order in which those courses are played, depending on the course the pro-am teams starts with in Round 1:

  • Spyglass Hill, Monterey Peninsula Country Club (Shore Course), Pebble Beach
  • Monterey Peninsula Country Club (Shore Course), Pebble Beach, Spyglass Hill
  • Pebble Beach, Spyglass Hill, Monterey Peninsula Country Club (Shore Course)

Pebble Beach Golf Links has been tournament host since 1947, with Augusta National only hosting the Masters longer on the PGA Tour. At 6,816 yards, it's the shortest course on the PGA Tour, with TPC River Highlands coming in second. However, Pebble Beach also has the smallest greens on the PGA Tour, coming in at just over 3,500 square feet on average.

Spyglass Hill is 6,953 yards and, like Pebble Beach, plays as a par-72 course. It opened in 1966 and became part of the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am rotation in 1967, then replacing Monterey Peninsula's Shore Course. While the course yardage seems short, so many shots are uphill, making the scorecard yardage deceptive. The course record at Spyglass Hill is 10-under 62, shot by Phil Mickelson in 2005 and Luke Donald in 2006.

Monterey Peninsula's Shore Course is a par-71 at 6,867 yards, and it's the only private course in the current rotation. Mike Strantz, of Tobacco Road fame, redesigned the course in 2004. The course features four par 5s (one par 5 for the members, No. 1, is converted to a par 4). This is the course to make hay. The course butts up right against Spyglass Hill.

The Crosby Clambake, the tournament that gave birth to this one, became the first on the PGA Tour to be played on multiple courses, done because Bing Crosby, who was a member at Cypress Point, insisted that playing just one course on the Monterey Peninsula wasn't enough for the pros or the amateurs.

There have been other courses that have been part of the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am rotation in the past, though the current lineup has been set since 2010. Former courses in the rotation include the Dunes Course at Monterey Peninsula Country Club, Poppy Hills and Cypress Point.


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