The Links at Spanish Bay
Pebble Beach — California, USA
International Championship course
Playable on simulator at Golf en Ville, the premier commercial indoor center of Paris
Architect: Robert Trent Jones Jr., Tom Watson and Sandy Tatum — Designed: 1985
Severity index: 1 — Easy
18 holes, Par 72 — Length: 6821 yards
About The Links at Spanish Bay
The Links at Spanish Bay is a Scottish style masterpiece with stunning views of the Pacific Ocean. Often overshadowed by the prestige of Pebble Beach and Spyglass Hill, The Links at Spanish Bay® features unforgettable views, incredible play, and a world-class experience. Designed to preserve and protect the native plants, birds, and animals, is every bit as beautiful and challenging as its more famous counterparts.
Spanish Bay recalls the original Scottish concept of the game golf, established over five hundred years ago. This was the intention of the design team, Robert Trent Jones Jr., Tom Watson and Sandy Tatum, in their creation of a true links golf course. Links is an old Scottish word for sandy wasteland, usually near the sea, with bristly grasses and ever prevailing wind. The Links at Spanish Bay are so authentic that even the Monterey coastline mirrors the rugged, natural beauty of Scotland.
Here, the golf course provides you with the choice of using your regular shot or a low, running shot to play the firm turf while keeping the ball under the steady ocean breezes.
The Links at Spanish Bay was also built with a deep respect for environmental preservation. To further continue this mission, we have designated "environmentally sensitive" areas. Drops are allowed outside of these areas, so we ask for your understanding and cooperation to help us preserve the native plants, birds and animals that make this course so special.
Meandering among sweeping sand dunes along 17-Mile Drive, The Links at Spanish Bay unveils some of the most spectacular seaside views in Pebble Beach. The rolling fairways flow through and around the gorgeous dunescape, briefly weaving between towering Monterey Pines, before returning to the white sand of Spanish Bay Beach for a thrilling finish along the wind-swept coast.
A twilight round is punctuated by the tunes of the famed Spanish Bay bagpiper, who puts the course to bed every evening.
Spanish Bay is unanimously ranked among the best public courses in the state and the country, and annually hosts the pros during the TaylorMade Pebble Beach Invitational Presented by Dell Technologies.
The course was opened on November 5, 1987. Tom Watson, who played the inaugural round, shot a 67. Watson’s score is still the course record.
Every evening a bagpiper closes the course in Scottish tradition.
The Links at Spanish Bay is one of the most ecologically sensitive courses in the world; players are asked to drop outside of specific areas to help preserve the native plants, birds, and animals that make the course so special.
Play The Links at Spanish Bay in Paris on simulator
Alone or with friends, whether you are a golfer or not, you can spend a good time and play The Links at Spanish Bay (or one of other 99 international courses available) in the Paris area, on simulator, in very realistic conditions.
In one click, you can choose to play a selection of holes or the whole course; you can adjust about twenty parameters and display modes and customize the gaming experience and difficulty: the tee-box that is right for you, wind strength, pin position, green speed, fairway hardness, etc ...) or simply you can keep the settings that are available to you. You can also try one of the 35 scoring systems available, for more fun.
You can also choose to take a golf lesson on this course, and enjoy the precision of trajectory measures and the beautiful surroundings.
Please note that the severity index specified above is meant in ideal conditions i.e. no wind, pin position easy,...
If you add some wind, it's a different ball game, some courses can become very difficult.
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Updated on 12-12-19