Must Play: Pebble Beach Golf Links
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.
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