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Pebble Beach, the number 1 ranked public golf course in the United States and host of numerous US Opens and the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro Am, will be welcoming all qualifying amateur golfers to compete at the California State Amateur Championship. From June 18th to the 23rd, amateur golfers from all over the state will travel to Monterey County to determine who will bring home the championship title. To qualify for this event golfers must have an established current index of 4.4 and be a member in good standing of the Southern California Golf Association, the Northern California Golf Association, or the Public Links Golf Association of Southern California.

You can find more information regarding this event by visiting the Pebble Beach website at

Did you know?

Del Monte Golf Course, owned by Pebble Beach Company, is the oldest golf course west of the Mississippi.

Monterey County is home to 471 golf holes.

Mark O'Meara has won a record five AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am titles (1985, 1989, 1990, 1992, 1997).


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Monterey County—A Golfer's Mecca

Monterey GolfIf it's a day on the greens you are after, you've come to the right place. Consistently named among the world's number one golf destinations in surveys by Golf Digest Magazine, Monterey County is home to some pretty spectacular fairways, including the legendary Pebble Beach Golf Links. Whether you're planning a golfing vacation or just a leisurely afternoon on the greens, Monterey County has over 20 public golf courses to choose from. Tee up on your next visit and see why Monterey County is known as the Golf Capital of the World. Visit the Monterey County Golf Association for more information on individual courses.

The Stars Come Out to Play

The AT&T National Pro-Am Golf Tournament returns to Pebble Beach in 2007 with confirmed dates of February 5-11. Played on Poppy Hills, Spyglass Hill, and the superb Pebble Beach Golf Links, this annual tournament features top professionals and celebrities playing side by side to raise money for charity.

Players for 2007 are yet to be announced. In 2006, fans lined up to watch pros including Tom Lehman, Vijay Singh, Mike Weir and tournament champion Aaron Oberholser. Businessman Donald Trump, actors Andy Garcia and Samuel L. Jackson, musicians Justin Timberlake and Michael Bolton, and sports stars Harris Barton and Emmitt Smith were among celebrities on the links.

Spectators in 2006 also enjoyed convenient shuttles that ferryed spectators out to Pebble Beach to watch tournament play, including one from the Del Monte Center for handicapped parking access, and a frequent, regular service from downtown Monterey and Cannery Row.

Top tourneys, year-round tee times

With mild weather and spectacular settings, affordable outings and year-round tee times, Monterey County is a favorite of both recreational players and golf legends. In addition to the annual AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am, professionals and golf fans enjoy tournaments that include:

95th California State Amateur Golf Championship
June 19-24, 2006
California's top 120 amateurs compete on 36 holes on the famous courses of Pebble Beach.

The First Tee Open
August 30-September 3, 2006
The First Tee Open is a new tournament on the Champions Tour (formerly Senior PGA) that brings together golf legends and junior gofers on the Monterey Peninsula's top courses.

Callaway Golf Pebble Beach Invitational
November 14-19, 2006
The Callaway Golf Pebble Beach Invitational is golf’s only head-to-head competition among PGA, LPGA, Champions Tour and Nationwide Tour players for the same purse.

U.S. Open Championship
June 17-20, 2010
Pebble Beach Golf Links, site of Tiger Woods' historic win at the 2000 U.S. Open Championship, will once again host the championship in 2010.

Golf Services

The Golf Connection
A one-stop service for tee-times, transportation and golf services
P.O. Box 7313, Spreckels
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A premier golf website featuring golf deals and money-saving tee times from over 5000 U.S. golf courses
P.O. Box 2138, Rocklin
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Golf Shops

The Golf Mart
Offering a full selection of clubs, clothing and accessories
2040 Fremont, Seaside
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Just For Fun: Five Reasons to Be a Golf Fan

1. The PGA raises more money for charity in one year than the NFL does in two.

2.You can watch the best golfers in the world up close, at any tournament (including the majors), all day, for as little as $25-30.

3.You can bring a picnic lunch to the tournament golf course, watch the best players, and not spend a fortune on food and drink.

4. Tournaments are a peaceful escape — you can hear birds chirping on the golf course during play.

5. Tiger Woods hits a golf ball more than twice as far as Barry Bonds hits a baseball.

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