Play The US Amateur Challenge At Pebble Beach
If you’re one of millions watching the Pebble Beach Pro-Am while dreaming of the chance to play in the tournament, Pebble Beach resorts has just the thing for you: The US Amateur Challenge At Pebble Beach.
The Challenge, to be held August 16 – 18, will run in parallel with the USGA’s US Amateur (August 16 – 19). Participants will play the same courses around the same time as the amateurs, and about 120 two-person teams can participate in total.
I can tell you from personal experience that there’s nothing like playing a golf course set up by the USGA for competition. I was lucky enough to get to play Erin Hills the day after the US Open. I’ve also played on the media day for the US Amateur at Oakland Hills and the US Senior Open at Indianwood.
The US Amateur Challenge At Pebble Beach teams will play one round at Spyglass Hill and one at The Links at Spanish Bay in a best ball net format. Following the second day of competition, the low 60 teams will advance to the final round on Aug. 18 at Pebble Beach Golf Links, the No. 1 public golf course in the country. The remaining players will play their final round at Spyglass Hill Golf Course, host of the stroke-play portion of this year’s U.S. Amateur. After the final putt drops, an awards reception will be held to recognize the winners.
The price is $6,500 per player. That’s far out of reach for this golf blogger, but given the unique nature of the opportunity, I don’t doubt that the Pebble Beach company will have plenty of takers. It also doesn’t hurt that $1,000 of the entry fee is tax deductible and benefits the Pebble Beach Company Foundation.
For The US Amateur Challenge At Pebble Beach entry fee, players receive three nights at The Inn at Spanish Bay, three rounds of golf, and other special amenities. Among those is a ticket to the new Fairway One Meeting Room, located along the first fairway of Pebble Beach Golf Links, for exclusive viewing of the US Amateur.