Fun Facts

  • In 2001, Pebble Beach Golf Links became the first public course named the Number 1 Golf Course in America by Golf Digest.

  • Pebble Beach Golf Links has hosted the U.S. Open five times since 1972, and is scheduled to host again in 2019.

  • Legend says that a drunk Japanese golfer once drove his cart over the cliff near the 8th fairway at Pebble Beach; although officials deny this, the area is still called “Kamikaze Cove.”

  • The 19th hole at Pebble Beach opened in 1933 and was named the Tap Room to celebrate the end of the Prohibition.

  • Profit from Star Wars was used by 20th Century Fox to purchase Pebble Beach Resort in 1979.

  • The Lodge at Pebble Beach and the Inn at Spanish Day both employ full-time silver polishers on staff.

  • The Pebble Beach Company charges a $10.00 per vehicle fee to drive the 17-Mile-Drive. Residents are issued small permits to avoid paying the fee.

  • The Lone Cypress along the 17-Mile-Drive was named one of the “10 Most Magnificent Trees in the World” by World Amazing Events in 2009.

  • An image of a “lady in lace” is often reported walking down the road on foggy nights near the 17-Mile-Drive Ghost Tree. One theory is that the ghost is Dona Maria who once owned much of Pebble Beach, while others argue that the figure wears a wedding dress and therefore must be a moping deserted bride.

  • Many movies have filmed scenes along the 17-Mile-Drive, including Mr. Imperium, Julie, National Velvet, The Caddie, One Eyed Jack, and Escape From Witch Mountain.
  • Many celebrities have owned homes at Pebble Beach, including Clint Eastwood, George Lopez, Charles Schwab, King Merrill Chase, Condoleezza Rice, and Al Bernardin (inventor of the Quarter Pounder).