In 2001, Pebble Beach Golf Links became the first public course named the Number 1 Golf Course in America by Golf Digest.
Pebble Beach Golf Links has hosted the U.S. Open five times since 1972, and is scheduled to host again in 2019.
Legend says that a drunk Japanese golfer once drove his cart over the cliff near the 8th fairway at Pebble Beach; although officials deny this, the area is still called “Kamikaze Cove.”
The 19th hole at Pebble Beach opened in 1933 and was named the Tap Room to celebrate the end of the Prohibition.
Profit from Star Wars was used by 20th Century Fox to purchase Pebble Beach Resort in 1979.
The Lodge at Pebble Beach and the Inn at Spanish Day both employ full-time silver polishers on staff.
The Pebble Beach Company charges a $10.00 per vehicle fee to drive the 17-Mile-Drive. Residents are issued small permits to avoid paying the fee.
The Lone Cypress along the 17-Mile-Drive was named one of the “10 Most Magnificent Trees in the World” by World Amazing Events in 2009.
An image of a “lady in lace” is often reported walking down the road on foggy nights near the 17-Mile-Drive Ghost Tree. One theory is that the ghost is Dona Maria who once owned much of Pebble Beach, while others argue that the figure wears a wedding dress and therefore must be a moping deserted bride.
Many movies have filmed scenes along the 17-Mile-Drive, including Mr. Imperium, Julie, National Velvet, The Caddie, One Eyed Jack, and Escape From Witch Mountain.
Many celebrities have owned homes at Pebble Beach, including Clint Eastwood, George Lopez, Charles Schwab, King Merrill Chase, Condoleezza Rice, and Al Bernardin (inventor of the Quarter Pounder).