Monterey Peninsula Country Club, Shores Course


MPCC, Shores Golf Course - Pebble Beach, California

Monterey Peninsula Country Club, Shores Course
Type: Private Equity
# of Holes: 18
Yards: 6,958
Par: 71
Rating: 74.3
Slope: 133
Grass Type: Greens: Poa annua
Tees & Fairways: Bent, Fine Fesque
Designer: Bob E. Baldock, Jack Neville (1959), Mike Strantz (2003)
Public Rates: N/A

Monterey Peninsula Country Club originally opened in July 1926, with the Dunes Course, a vision of Pebble Beach founder, Samuel F. B. Morse. The club properties account for roughly four hundred acres of land in the central region of the Monterey Peninsula. The Shores Course was designed by Bob E. Baldock and Jack Nevillein 1959 after the members purchased the club from Del Monte Properties.

In 2003, more than 40 years later, the members decided to hire Mike Strantz to redesign a layout on par with the stunning land it was first sowed. "I wanted to shape the course to sweep with the natural terrain—the rocks, the trees and grasses, the ocean," Strantz said. "I dreamed that the course would appear to dance among the cypress trees on this coastline forever." Strantz designed 12 new holes and remodeled the other six to add more than 500 yards to the par-72 layout. Strantz was diagnosed with tongue cancer at the start of this final project of his life, but it is obvious that he poured everything he had left into it. He died in 2005.

This artistic design is located along 17 Mile Dr. in Pebble Beach with endless views of the rugged coastline. The proximity to the open ocean means wind is a major factor and makes for a marvelous test. The par-3 11th is the signature hole featuring an elevated tee that sits on a natural granite rock outcropping overlooking the green and costal vistas beyond. Since the course is private and gets very little traffic, it is in pristine condition.

The Shores Course was part of the Crosby golf tournament hosted by Bing Crosby, currently the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am, from 1965, 1966 and 1977. In 2010, the Shores Course was resurrected by the Monterey Peninsula Foundation, replacing Poppy Hills Golf Course in the rotation.

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Monterey Peninsula Country Club, Shores Course
3000 Club Rd
Pebble Beach, CA 93953-2542
(831) 373-1556
3 miles from the center of Monterey.

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