The Pacific Grove Golf Links is both picturesque and challenging and located just outside of the famous Pebble Beach at Point Pinos. A scenic tour of the dramatic coastline provides views of Lover's Point, Point Pinos, Crespi Pond and the natural dunes land at Asilomar. You will be enchanted by the abundance of natural wonders such as the plentiful Pacific Blacktail Deer, seals, sea lions, sea otters, pelicans and gulls.
Originally designed by Chandler Egan in 1932, the first nine holes take you through the forested areas of Pacific Grove. Egan's nine takes you through an inland terrain and reflects much of the charm of an English rural course done in the old style. The back nine was designed by Jack Neville, the original designer of the Pebble Beach Links. It opened in 1960, and is laid out in true links design over dunes land that approaches the sea.
The course is as plain and natural as a village links in Ireland. The holes are unpretentious, reminiscent of an era when the "par fours" were sometimes less than 300 yards and the "par threes" could be contemplated by the common folk. There are not many bunkers, and the greens are small. Holes among the dunes are rugged and simple, but full of interest. Away from the fairways lie untamed, grassy dunes and sticky Sea Fig, commonly called ice plant, which supply all the difficulty one wants on a charming course. There is just enough peril to wet the appetite.
Overlooking the course is the Point Pinos Lighthouse. Built in 1855, it is the longest continuously operating lighthouse on the West Coast. It is a historical sentinel and picturesque landmark of the golf course.