Pebble Beach, California
Par/length: 72/6,737 yards
TEL: 001 831 624 3811
GREEN FEE: £325
DESIGNER: Jack Neville/Douglas Grant (1919)
DESCRIPTION: TV pictures from this year’s US Open will lavish attention on Pebble’s iconic closing holes, but the real magic is to be found on the front nine. The most spectacular holes are five to eight, which are on the promontory between Stillwater Cove and the Pacific. For most visitors, though, it’s about the final two holes, scene of so many major moments (Watson’s chip-in, Nicklaus’ 1-iron flag-clatter). Is it worth the stupendous green fee? Yes, just once.