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Last Updated Aug 3, 2009 7:39 PM EDT

  • Must Play: Pebble Beach Golf Links

    Must Play: Pebble Beach Golf Links

    Must Play: Pebble Beach Golf Links

    http://www.pebblebeach.com
    Location: Pebble Beach, 2 hours south of San Francisco
    Cost: $495, which includes cart fee for resort guests

    Purists look to Pebble as a pilgrimage, a spiritual journey to one of the game's most stirring coastal settings. The experience is pricey, but it pays off in a stretch of postcard holes overlooking the Pacific that etch themselves forever into your mind. The par-five 18th, a dramatic dogleg cut hard along the bluffs, may be golf's greatest finale. It provides a fitting finish to a course that deserves its place on everybody's bucket list.

    Photo courtesy of Flickr user Chris Cohenour, CC 2.0