Spyglass Hill Golf Course, is a golf course located on the Monterey Peninsula in California. The course is part of the Pebble Beach Company, who also owns the Pebble Beach Golf Links, The Links at Spanish Bay, and the Del Monte Golf Course.
Spyglass Hill was designed by Robert Trent Jones, Sr., and opened in 1966. The first five holes have views of the Pacific Ocean, and the other thirteen wind through the Del Monte Forest.
Spyglass Hill was originally called Pebble Beach Pines Golf Club, the course was renamed to Spyglass Hill by Samuel F. B. Morse, the founder of Pebble Beach Company, after the location in Treasure Island which the author said the book was based of this area. All the holes at Spyglass Hill Golf Course were later also named after characters and places from Treasure Island.
Golf Digest has ranked Spyglass Hill as high as 5th on its list of “America’s 100 Greatest Public Courses” and has remained on that list for more than 40 years. Spyglass Hill Golf Course is the co-host of the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am which used to be called the Crosby National Pro-Am. It hosted this championship within the years of 1967 to 1976 and 1978 to 1985. This golf course also hosted the Ben Hogan Invitational in 1991 and 92′, the Pebble Beach Invitational from 1992 to 96′, the Callaway Golf Pebble Beach Invitational from 1997 to present day, the U.S. Amateur Championship in 1999 and the California State Amateur Championship for many years.