Samuel F.B. Morse, grandnephew of the telegraph inventor hired golf course architect and California State Amateur Jack Neville to design Pebble Beach in 1919. It became, and continues to be the epitome of a golf course resort. Fabulous setting, immaculately maintained golf course, classic lodge, and a rich overall environment. The course became the home of the annual "Crosby" PGA tournament, has held, US Amateurs, US Opens including the Watson/Nicklaus duel in 1982, and is ranked as the #1 course in the U.S.open to the public. The course measures 6828 from the tips, with a handicap of 74.3, and slope of 144. It's currently owned by a group which includes Arnold Palmer, Clint Eastwood, and Peter Uberoff. The course is routed through gently rolling terrain, has wide fairways, plenty of bunkers, and 6 fantastic holes along the bluffs of the Pacific. It's also one of the most expensive courses in the world at $495 per round, but worth it once!