Links at Spanish Bay. This course, which hugs a choice stretch of shoreline, was designed by Robert Trent Jones Jr., Tom Watson, and Sandy Tatum in the rugged manner of traditional Scottish links, with sand dunes and coastal marshes interspersed among the greens. A bagpiper signals the course's closing each day. Nonguests of the Pebble Beach Resorts can reserve tee times up to two months in advance. 17-Mile Dr., north end, Pebble Beach, CA, 93953. 800/654–9300. www.pebblebeach.com. $270. 18 holes, 6821 yards, par 72.
Pebble Beach Golf Links. Each February, show-business celebrities and golf pros team up at this course, the main site of the glamorous AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am tournament. On most days the rest of the year, tee times are available to guests of the Pebble Beach Resorts who book a minimum two-night stay. Nonguests can reserve a tee time only one day in advance on a space-available basis; resort guests can reserve up to 18 months in advance. 17-Mile Dr., near The Lodge at Pebble Beach, Pebble Beach, CA, 93953. 800/654–9300. www.pebblebeach.com. $495. 18 holes, 6828 yards, par 72.
Peter Hay. The only 9-hole, par-3 course on the Monterey Peninsula open to the public, Peter Hay attracts golfers of all skill levels. It's an ideal place for warm-ups, practicing short games, and for those who don't have time to play 18 holes. 17-Mile Dr. and Portola Rd., Pebble Beach, CA, 93953. 831/622–8723. www.pebblebeach.com. $30. 9 holes, 725 yards, par 27.
Poppy Hills. An 18-hole course designed in 1986 by Robert Trent Jones Jr., Poppy Hills reopened in 2014 after a yearlong renovation that Jones supervised. Each hole has been restored to its natural elevation along the forest floor, and all 18 greens have been rebuilt with bent grass. Individuals may reserve up to a month in advance. Chef Johnny De Vivo grows and sources organic ingredients that inspire the menus at the course's restaurant. Poppy Hills, owned by a golfing nonprofit, represents good value for this area. 3200 Lopez Rd., at 17-Mile Dr., Pebble Beach, CA, 93953. 831/622–8239. poppyhillsgolf.com. $210. 18 holes, 7002 yards, par 73.5.
Spyglass Hill. With three holes rated among the toughest on the PGA tour, Spyglass Hill, designed by Robert Trent Jones Sr. and Jr., challenges golfers with its varied terrain but rewards them with glorious views. The first five holes border the Pacific, and the other 13 reach deep into the Del Monte Forest. Reservations are essential and may be made up to one month in advance (18 months for resort guests). Stevenson Dr. and Spyglass Hill Rd., Pebble Beach, CA, 93953. 800/654–9300. www.pebblebeach.com. $385. 18 holes, 6960 yards, par 72.