If the Phoenix Open at TPC Scottsdale presented the rowdiest golf can get with its energetic party atmosphere; the AT&T National at Pebble Beach is the flipside of those emotions. The juxtaposition of the tournaments makes the differences more marked.
The imagery Pebble Beach offers, with its oceanside cliffs, instills in the viewer a taste of the serene. Rumbling, rhythmic surf crashing on the rocky shore below provides a relaxing soundtrack during the golf round.
A golf course that utilizes every inch of the cliffside landscape, the holes are laid out along the ocean to incorporate the dramatic oceanic delineator of fairways and hazard.
A peninsular trio of holes 6, 7, & 8 reach out into the ocean, as if welcoming the ocean spray and breeze as a natural component of any golf round. The 18th tee embraces the rocky coastline as one of the more stunning distractions in golf.
TPC Scottsdale's intoxicating effect of a stadium par three leads players into enthusiastic rash actions, Pebble Beach's ocean spray fills the lungs with crisp air and the spirit with tranquil ambition.