Well I’m surprised to be the first to post a review for Pebble Beach… surely tens of thousands have played here judging by the number of people who were out on the course when I last played here in fall 2004. This is a religious experience without a doubt but surely beyond the means of ordinary folk. I think the fee is close to $2,000 per tee time and that’s a hefty fee in anyone’s book. No doubt this is a stunning course and the Oceanside holes, like Turnberry are terrific but the inland holes are not in mind great and the rangers seemingly come at you from all angles encouraging you to speed up play, even when there is nowhere to go and you are hard up against the group in front. It’s too much of a commercial merry-go-round for me. I’d rather play my golf in more relaxed surroundings. It’s a must play once course just to tick the box but it’s not a patch on the truly outstanding Cypress Point.
Date: August 30, 2006