Pebble Beach is the most storied golf venue in the world, and this book captures its stunning beauty through lavish photographs and accompanied by in-depth background on the legendary history of this golf paradise. It includes fascinating behind-the-scenes stories on many of the top championships as well as a record of winners and near winners of more than 400 of the tournaments played since golf came to the area in 1897. From Willie Smith (1899 U.S. Open Champion) to Tiger Woods, nearly every great champion of the sport’s last century has competed at the courses of Pebble Beach Resorts, and their compelling stories are chronicled throughout.
From the Back Cover
Pebble Beach is the most storied golf venue in the world. Nearly every legendary golfer of the past 100 years has played there. Great champions have been crownedand have lostthere; hollywood movies have been filmed there; U.S. presidents and royalty from around the world have visited and played on its legendary fairways. And yet from the beginning, it has been a golf paradise open for everyone to enjoy. Award-winning writer/historian Neal Hotelling brings to life countless tales of past championships as well as the underlying history of the truly spectacular meeting of land and sea.
About the Author
Neal Hotelling has authored many articles on golf and history and also serves as executive editor of Pebble Beach: The Magazine. He is the recipient of the International Network of Golf’s Golf Book of the Year Award for Pebble Beach Golf Links: The Official History. He has additionally authored Titleist’s Viewers Guide to the 2000 U.S. Open and coauthored Pebble Beach Heritage Collection. Joann Dost studied photography under the legendary Ansel Adams, and for nearly 30 years she has photographed Pebble Beach Resorts and its courses. She has received many awards for her photography, and her work can be seen in national and international magazines.