2017 AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am – The Fun Begins
The AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am PGA Tour is possibly one of the most interesting, exciting and fun tournaments of the year. Participants include some of the finest golf professionals in the world of golf and famous celebrities.
Over 180, 000 spectators attend the tournament to watch 156 professionals and 156 amateur palyers battle it out for the title and a sizeable prize fund of $7.2 million for the pros and 1.26million for first place.
The four-day tournament is hosted at three of the Monterey Peninsula’s first-class golf clubs: Pebble Beach Golf Links, Spyglass Hill Golf Course and Monterey Peninsula Country Club Shore.
The Host Courses
Pebble Beach Golf Links
Pebble Beach Golf Links is premium golf course that offers unique challenges and stunning ocean views. For over 95 years, the course has thrilled golfers as well as spectators. It has also hosted prestigious tournaments over the years including the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am and 5 U.S. Open Championships.
The course is renowned for its many defining moments in golf history like the epic duel between Arnold Palmer and Jack Nicklaus at the 1972 U.S. Open.
Spyglass Hill Golf Course
Spyglass Hill Golf Course is one of the most revered and esteemed golf courses in the world. It opened in 1966 and each hole on the course is named after a character or significant place in the novel “Treasure Island.”
Spyglass Hill Golf Course is considered one of the most challenging courses in the world. The PGA Tour lists the 6th (Israel Hands), 8th (Signal Hill) and 16th (Black Dog) holes as the most challenging.
Monterey Peninsula Country Club Shore
The Monterey Peninsula Country Club sits on more than 400 acres of coastal landscape, forest and dunes. It has two top-rated courses: Shore Course and Dunes Course. It is well known for hosting The Crosby Pro-Am and the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am.