Host of four previous US Opens and one USPGA Championship, the Pebble Beach Golf Links has amazed golfing players and spectators alike. Built in 1919, its rugged coastlines and cliff-top fairways have brought endless drama throughout the years, with signature holes such as the 8th and 18th bringing water firmly into play. In 2008 no less than five holes were ammended and toughened with additional bunkers brought in for the 2010 US Open.

Par, SSS, total yardage: Par 71, SSS 74, 7,040 yards

Telephone: 800 654 9300

Designers: Jack Neville and Douglas Grant

Address: Pebble Beach Golf Links, 17-Mile Drive, Pebble Beach, CA 93953

Website: pebblebeach.com