Looking Back
Vintage Photographs of Pebble Beach

Pebble Beach—the very mention exudes thoughts of golf at its finest. The storied seaside links course is a celebrated sanctuary. It is a sporting holy ground of countless legends, the birthplace of lasting traditions and fabled championships, and the crime scene of numerous laughable celebrity antics. From the infamous snowy ‘Crosby Weather’ of late January to the mystic summer fogs that have befuddled even the most seasoned tour professionals, the sheer challenge and atavistic beauty of Pebble Beach has been the gold standard in American golf. Jack Nicklaus once remarked that if he had only one course to play for the rest of his life, he would choose Pebble Beach. No wonder it has been called America’s Course.

Pebble Beach is the perfect marriage of elements with an unparalleled natural beauty. As the fog creeps through the Del Monte Forest, waves crash along the rocky shoreline, wind blows over the dunes and the mountains loom, the course takes on feeling perhaps more powerful than any other golf course. It is easy to say Pebble Beach is a pure and simple harmony between land and sea. However, Pebble Beach is more than that. It is about history, and much of Pebble Beach’s rich history lay buried in lost files, dusty archives and faded memories. That is, until now.

Through the Trees, 1935
In the distance Mary Morse is seen
through the trees hitting out of the
bunker on the 13th hole of Pebble
Beach Golf Links. Mary, the daughter
of Pebble Beach Founder, S.F.B.
Morse, was known as one of
California's top golfers in the 1930s.
Silhouette, 1928
Jack Neville and Glenna Collett stand
on the 9th tee of Pebble Beach Golf Links. Amateur golfer Jack Neville was the co-designer of Pebble Beach Golf Links along with Douglas Grant. Glenna Collett was a six time U.S. Amateur
Golf Champion.
Caddies, 1917 Many of the Del Monte Golf Course
caddies went on to become some of the finest golfers
in the country. This photo was taken with the box
camera of Henry Puget (3rd from the left back row)
who would later serve as head professional at
Cypress Point from 1931 to 1971.

Honeymooners, 1950
Conrad "Nicky" Hilton and Elizabeth Taylor spent their honeymoon
in 1950 at The Lodge at Pebble Beach.


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