Pebble Beach Pro-Am

The tournament now known as the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am is a 72-hole professional golf championship on the PGA Tour which is staged by the Monterey Peninsula Foundation, a non-profit organization that operates this annual golfing event and distributes the proceeds to charity.

The starting field comprises 156 professionals and the same number of amateurs. On the first three days, 2-man teams play a better ball format on each of the three hosting courses with the professionals also playing their regular individual stroke play game. Professionals and pro-am teams that make the 54-hole cut play the final day at Pebble Beach Golf Links.

Pebble Beach Pro-Am Championship Trophy

It all began back in 1937 when Bing Crosby came up with the idea of staging a pro-am competition to give members of his Lakeside Golf Club in Los Angeles and various celebrity friends the opportunity to play with professional golfers who were wintering on the West Coast.

Since Bing had a home near San Diego, Rancho Santa Fe was chosen as the place to hold the championship and so the club became the venue for the first of six “Crosby Clambake” pro-ams until World War II brought about a four year suspension of the event.

Sam Snead claimed the $500 first prize for winning the inaugural competition which was reduced to 18 holes because of bad weather and he would eventually go on to win four pro-am tournaments across three different decades.

The final championship at Rancho Santa Fe was held in 1942 with Lloyd Mangrum and Leland Gibson listed as co-winners of the 36-hole event but in actual fact they finished behind amateur John Dawson, a scratch amateur at Lakeside who shot 66 and 67 for a total of 133, three shots better than the two professiona...

Pebble Beach Pro-Am host courses

Cypress Point

1st California - Best in Area 1st USA Ranking 1st North America Ranking 1st World Ranking

Cypress Point Club is set at the foothills of the Santa Lucia Mountains on the very tip of the Monterey Peninsula and the cliff top terrain is varied and thrilling.

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Monterey Peninsula (Dunes)

10th California - Best in Area 89th USA Ranking

The Dunes course at Monterey Peninsula Country Club is a 1926 Seth Raynor layout that Robert Hunter completed with advice from Alister MacKenzie. It was remodeled by Rees Jones in 1999 and renovated by Fazio Design in 2016.

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Poppy Hills

73rd California - Best in Area

Opened in 1986 and designed by Robert Trent Jones Jr., Poppy Hills is the youngest course at Pebble Beach, which co-hosted the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am from 1991 to 2009.

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Rancho Santa Fe

48th California - Best in Area

Laid out on a long, narrow tract of land, the 18 holes at Rancho Santa Fe Golf Club were set out by Max Behr in 1929. The routing has remained the same for over eighty years.

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Spyglass Hill

14th California - Best in Area

Spyglass Hill is possibly the hardest golf course on the Monterey Peninsula. The hilly land tumbles down towards the sea, leaving fairways lined with cypress and pines, laced with areas of brilliant white sand.

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Pebble Beach Pro-Am Leaderboard

Rank Name Courses Played
1 BAM Courses Played 7
= Kurt Krause Courses Played 7
= Joshua Asher Courses Played 7
4 David Burroughs Courses Played 6
= David MJ Lenahan Courses Played 6
= Michael W Sweeney Courses Played 6
= Bill Vostniak Courses Played 6
= Grant Davies Courses Played 6
= Rich B Courses Played 6
= Fergal O'Leary Courses Played 6