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Friday
Feb082013

Flashback: Restoring Pebble Beach's 9th

Gary McCord suggested on today's AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am broadcast that the Pebble Beach Company is considering restoring the 9th hole's original super-wide fairway and perhaps even an alternate tee right off the 8th green.

As you can imagine from the three previous posts I've done on this (here, here, here), I believe it would be a welcome and long overdue improvement to the course.

Here is the most recent post from the 2010 U.S. Open that includes ground view shots of the current abandoned alternate option that would open up the best angle of approach to several hole locations.



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Reader Comments (6)

Definitely worth trying it! The last time I played Pebble my playing partner hit one way right on #9 and i thought he was a gonner, but his caddie said, "no problem", that's the old fairway over there.
02.8.2013 | Unregistered Commenterfred jones
Would love to see Pebble go back to a "rougher" not as kept look it had during the Nicklaus/Snead SWWOG episode from 1963. I know it would never happen.
02.8.2013 | Unregistered CommenterOWGR Fan
Saw an overhead shot yesterday and thought the same thing. Why was it ever taken out? I'm all for this. http://wp.me/32cTD
02.8.2013 | Unregistered Commenter@shutfacegolf
OWGR, lots of courses have gone back to that look. I don't think it is out of the question for Pebble to do so. I'd love to see it too.
02.8.2013 | Unregistered Commenter@shutfacegolf
I sure hope they do that with #9.....and I'm with you OWGR!

Let's not forget that the reconstituted #12 at the Old Man's Stomping Ground will be unveiled in the spring ;0)
02.8.2013 | Unregistered CommenterDTF
Have they received approval from Chris Berman yet? Judging from Friday's GC broadcast, he must be the host pro or something.
02.9.2013 | Unregistered CommenterWillie

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