Pebble Beach Facts

Pebble Beach Facts
Pebble Beach is located in Monterey County on California's Monterey Peninsula. It is an unincorporated community along the coast of the Pacific Ocean, and home to several famous golf courses. It is a resort destination with several assets in the community being owned by Pebble Beach Company. Pebble Beach originally referred to a beach strand and rocky cove that was part of a land grant given to Fabian Barreto in 1836. Chinese immigrants settled it in the 1850s and in 1880 it was sold to one of the Big Four railroad barons at the time. Over the next century Del Monte Properties Company developed the area and in 1977 became incorporated as the Pebble Beach Corporation. In 1999 it was sold to Lone Cypress, headed by Clint Eastwood.
Interesting Pebble Beach Facts:
Pebble Beach is north of Carmel-by-the-Sea, south of Pacific Grove, west of the City of Monterey and east of the Pacific Ocean.
Pebble Beach's Cypress Point is the most western land point in Southern California.
Pebble Beach Company was bought by an investment group headed by Clint Eastwood, Arnold Palmer, and Peter Ueberroth in 1999.
Pebble Beach is home to several famous golf courses including Pebble Beach Golf Links, Monterey Peninsula Country Club, and Cypress Point Club.
There are eight 18-hole private and public golf courses located in Pebble Beach.
The public golf courses include Poppy Hills, Pebble Beach Golf Links, Spyglass Hill, Peter Hay Golf Course and The Links at Spanish Bay.
The private golf courses of Pebble Beach include Cypress Point Club, Monterey Peninsula Country Club (with two courses).
The population of Pebble Beach is roughly 4,531 wealthy retirees or well-educated professionals in the community.
Pebble Beach hosts the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance Auto Show every year. It has been an annual classic car event since 1950.
Pebble Beach has granitic rock outcroppings, helping to create its beauty.
There are no sidewalks in Pebble Beach and only a few businesses that are not owned by Pebble Beach Company.
Foggy weather is common in Pebble Beach due to its location adjoining the ocean.
Pebble Beach caters to the wealthy and offers luxury accommodations and expensive high class restaurants.
There was once an iconic tree at Pebble Beach's Pescadero Point but a storm blew it down in 1964. The tree was known as Witch Tree and appeared in movies such as Mr. Imperium, and Julie.
Along 17-Mile Drive in Pebble Beach there is another iconic tree known as the Lone Cypress. It sits out on a rock outcrop.
Each February the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am is held at three courses in Pebble Beach. It used to be known as the Crosby Clambake.
The best weather in Pebble Beach occurs in the spring and the fall as it is foggy in the summer.
Popular activities with visitors to Pebble Beach include golf, scenic drives, oceanfront path walks, spa treatments, trail rides, and staying at luxury resorts.
Every April in Pebble Beach there is the Pebble Beach Food and Wine Festival with celebrity chefs.

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