Course: The Links at Spanish BayLocation: Pebble BeachCourse Designer: Robert Trent Jones Jnr, Tom Watson & Sandy TatumEstablished: 1987Par: 72 – four par 3´s, ten par 4´s, four par 5´sSignature Hole: 5Spanish Bay recalls the original Scottish concept for the game of golf, established over five hundred years ago. This was the intention of the design team 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 there are designated “environmentally sensitive” areas. Drops are allowed outside of these areas therefore requesting your understanding and co-operation to help preserve the native plants, birds and animals that make this course so special.Every evening, a bagpiper closes the course in Scottish tradition.