Pebble Beach Pictures

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Touring the Famous Pebble Beach Golf Links

Martin Kaymer of Germany plays from a bunker while caddie Craig Connelly looks on during a practice round prior to the start of the 110th U.S. Open at Pebble Beach Golf Links on June 16, 2010
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This gallery includes photos of Pebble Beach Golf Links, the famed golf course that sits on California's Monterey Peninsula.

Pebble Beach is one of the most-famous - and considered one of the very best - golf courses in the world. No less an authority than Jack Nicklaus has said that if he had only one course left to play, he'd choose this one.

The course hosts the PGA Tour's Pebble Beach National Pro-Am on an annual basis, and has been the site of both amateur and professional majors, including the U.S. Open.

When you're finished checking out these Pebble Beach pictures, read the Pebble Beach Golf Links profile for more history, trivia and facts about the famous course.

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Hole No. 3

Three deer graze by the third fairway at Pebble Beach Golf Links
Deer grazing by the third fairway at Pebble Beach. Stephen Dunn/Getty Images

The third is a 374-yard par-4 from the back tees.

Golfer Judy Hedding (About.com Guide to Phoenix) says, "Playing the Pebble Beach Golf Links is a once-in-a-lifetime experience for many people. It's a pretty darned expensive round of golf, so if you decide to do it, I highly recommend going all the way and hiring a caddie. Caddies will handle two bags at a time. At the third hole, our caddie, Derek, let us know that no one ever loses a ball when he's on the course. Well, that was almost true! Hole No. 3 (is a) shorter par-4, you're fine as soon as you get by the trees at the tee box. You then approach a small, narrow, bunker-protected green."

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Hole No. 4

A general view of the 4th green at Pebble Beach Golf Links
A general view of the 4th green at Pebble Beach Golf Links. Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images

A short par-4 at 327 yards.

Golfer Judy Hedding (About.com Guide to Phoenix) says of the fourth hole at Pebble Beach: "The 4th hole is pretty straight, a tougher par-4. Trees at the tee boxes, lots of bunkers and a severely sloping green make this hole a challenge. All along the right side of the fairway there's an ugly (from a golf perspective) rough area leading down to the beach and the ocean. Look out and enjoy the beautiful scenery, but don't get your ball in there. (One lost ball for me.)"

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Hole No. 6

Pebble Beach No. 6
Pebble Beach Golf Links Gallery. Craig Jones / Getty Images

A 500-yard par-5 hole.

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Pebble's 7th Beauty

Pebble Beach No. 7 Sun
Pebble Beach Golf Links Gallery. Craig Jones / Getty Images

A beauty shot of the par-3 No. 7.

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Waves Crashing at No. 7

Golfers on the 7th green at Pebble Beach as waves crash behind.
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Waves crash into rocks behind the seventh green during a Pebble Beach National Pro-Am round. The seventh is only 106 yards, but the wind off the water combined with the downhill tee shot makes shot selection critical.

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Hole No. 9 from the Fairway

Dustin Johnson hits from Pebble Beach's 9th fairway during the 2010 US Open
Golfer Dustin Johnson plays his approach shot from the ninth fairway at Pebble Beach. Robert Laberge/Getty Images

The No. 9 hole at Pebble Beach is a 462-yard par-4.

Golfer Judy Hedding (About.com Guide to Phoenix) says of hole No. 9: "No. 9 is narrow and offers many ways to get into trouble. This par-4 is defined as the Handicap 4 hole, but it's probably the toughest on the course. Hilly lies and lots of rough, and the ocean, on the right. Beautiful!"

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Hole No. 10

Pebble Beach No. 10
Pebble Beach Golf Links Gallery. Stephen Dunn / Getty Images

All the greens at Pebble Beach are small by modern golf course design standards, and this view of the No. 10 greens gives that sense. No. 10 is a 430-yard par-4.

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Hole No. 11

Pebble Beach No. 11
Pebble Beach Golf Links Gallery. Craig Jones / Getty Images

A fairly straightforward par-4 of 373 yards, but with an uphill approach into the slick green.

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Hole No. 12

Pebble Beach No. 12
Pebble Beach Golf Links Gallery. Craig Jones / Getty Images

A 201-yard par-3 hole.

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Hole No. 13

Pebble Beach No. 13
Pebble Beach Golf Links Gallery. Craig Jones / Getty Images

No. 16 is a 393-yard par-4, but it players longer than that because it's uphill. This is considered one of the trickiest greens at Pebble Beach, a sloping and severe putting surface.

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Hole No. 14

The No. 14 green at Pebble Beach
A view from behind the 14th green. Craig Jones/Getty Images

A par-5 hole that measures 572 yards.

Golfer Judy Hedding says of hole No. 14: "A long par-5, dogleg right. Handicap 1. A very narrow fairway leads to a postage stamp green. That front bunker is pretty deep. This humbling hole will prepare you for the final few holes. Remember that when you get to 18 you'll probably have a gallery watching your every move. Don't get nervous! You paid for the privilege of enjoying this fantastic golf course and you deserve the applause!"

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Hole No. 16

Pebble Beach No. 16
Pebble Beach Golf Links Gallery. Craig Jones / Getty Images

This slight dogleg to the left is a par-4 hole measuring 401 yards.

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Hole No. 17

Pebble Beach No. 17
Pebble Beach Golf Links Gallery. Craig Jones / Getty Images

A 178-yard par-3.

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No. 18 Tee

Pebble Beach No. 18 Tee
Pebble Beach Golf Links Gallery. Craig Jones / Getty Images

The tee box on the 18th hole at Pebble Beach seems to sit all along, floating above the ocean. This cape hole finish runs along water and rocks its entire length, that length being 543 yards. This is one of the most famous closing holes in golf.

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No. 18 Green

Pebble Beach No. 18 Green
Pebble Beach Golf Links Gallery. Craig Jones / Getty Images

The 18th hole culminates in this green, which is best reached by a second shot that leaves the golfers in a position to approach the green from the left. All but the longest and most fearless golfers will want to come into this green with a short iron.