23 Mar 2021

Though missing The Masters at Augusta National next month as he recovers from an horrific car crash, Tiger Woods has reason for excitement this April thanks to the long-awaited opening of his new “pitch and putt” par three course at Pebble Beach in California.

Named “The Hay” and built upon the site of the former Peter Hay Golf Course, the 9-hole design will be free to junior golfers aged 12 years and under and feature holes ranging from 47 to 106 yards. The longest hole, the 2nd, is said to be an exact replica of the famed 7th at the full Pebble Beach course.

Said Tiger Woods of the project when announced in 2019, “Pebble Beach is such an iconic golf destination, we want guests to feel the entirety of that spirit when they play the course. We also know not everyone who comes to Pebble Beach will have a chance to play the U.S. Open course, so we wanted to create the opportunity for all visitors to experience one of its most famous holes.”

The rebuilt facility also houses a 20,000-square foot putting course, which like the par three course was designed by Woods’s company known as TGR Design. Use of the putting course is free, whilst green fees on the par three course are USD $65 per 9-hole loop.

Golfers will be welcome at The Hay from April 16, the newest venue at Pebble Beach sure to be popular with both resort guests as well as resident and occasional golfers.

 

The following extract was taken from the Pebble Beach website announcing the opening of the golf course:

The Hay has been a fixture at Pebble Beach since 1957, when famed Head Professional Peter Hay revolutionized the concept of a short course. Hay’s vision was to create a fun place where juniors, families, and friends, regardless of their ability, could gather around the game of golf.

In 2021, Tiger Woods amplified Hay’s vision in a way few could have imagined with his brilliant redesign of the property. The result is a course overflowing with fun, including an exact replica of the famed No. 7 at Pebble Beach Golf Links, as well as holes designed to be played with any club in the bag, and an additional 20,000 square-foot putting course that sprawls 100 yards, yielding endless routings.

 

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Photo: Pebble Beach Company

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