I thoroughly enjoyed my round at Spanish Bay when I visited Pebble Beach. Being right on the ocean, the views are tremendous. This also brings the added challenge of some strong winds into play. The course was interesting, with a good selection of varied holes. Strategy is important with some great shorter holes with forced carries, like on 15 and 17. While well bunkered, like it's sister courses, I found the greens far more comfortable than Pebble and Spyglass in terms of speed. For the first time in 3 days I could be fairly aggressive in my putting. The highlight for me was the par 3 8th ocean hole, with a carry over a bog to a green surrounded by bunkers. Overall, a very nice course which is rightly overshadowed by some of it's esteemed neighbours. However, you certainly won't be disappointed if you have time for a round here.
Date: March 02, 2020