Well, I finally played Pebble Beach yesterday after a couple of times of trying to get on. During those trips I was dissapointed when the women in the the pro shop said, " You're welcome to hang around and if someone doesnt show up, you can take their slot..." When people are paying $400+ for a round, they're showing up...
I got to course 3 hours earlier to just hang around and soak it all in which I highly recommend. I went to the range, putted and text'd my friends to go on pebblebeach.com so I could wave into the webcam..
My plan all along was to play the tees that the 3some or 2some I would get paired up with decided to play. I was hoping not to play the white tees, but also wasn't sure if I wanted to play the tips, especially since I really wanted to enjoy the round and not have hybrids into every green. Anyway, the group they paired me up with were playing the tips and my caddie told me I could play whichever set of tees I wanted. I decided what the hell, let's do it and played the tips with a course and slope of 73.8/142!
All three of the guys in my group either hit their tee shots OB, or were blocked out my a small group of trees on the right. I've played the Old Course at St. Andrews and that was a nerve racking drive, but my knees were knocking! Anyway, I hit one of the best drives I've hit all year down the middle with a small draw. A bunch of people started clapping and yelling out, "Great Drive!" I'll never forget that drive.
I ended up shooting an 81 with a 38-43. Some of the holes on the back killed me, like 10 and 11. The 8th hole is a beast! I ended up having birdies on the 2nd, 4th and 7th. I made a sand save for par on 18. I did have some horrible shots when my tempo got really quick on a few shots, but all and all was really happy with my game.
I almost had a hole-in-one on #7. I knocked it to a foot.
This was by far the greatest course I've ever played in my life and was worth every single penny! Below is a video of my shot on #7 and #18