Spyglass Hill Golf Course
Spyglass Hill Golf Course
4.5
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Stretching 6,859 yards at par 72, this Robert Trent Jones, Sr. layout is a demanding and rigorous course requiring acute skill and length from the back tees.
Duration: More than 3 hours
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Edith J
Cloverport, KY17 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
July 2022 • Couples
As a low handicap female player I don’t recommend playing here. Other groups yelled vulgar things on the course. The caddies in our group did nothing about the situation. The caddies were always in my way or would forget I was playing in the group. As a female player I have been use to unfair or unethical treatment in the golf industry. I just hate I had such a bad experience at one of the courses I had on my bucket list. I can deal with cuss words. The words used were extremely inappropriate in front of a lady. I’m embarrassed for this golf course.
Written 30 June 2022
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JLWK2015
Ponte Vedra Beach, FL433 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2021 • Couples
Very tough golf course. In good shape, fairways were good , greens were aerated, so were bumpy. Staff was OK, not really friendly and not really attentive. We played with / gentlemen who could not hit it past the ladies tees. Yet they were allowed to play the blue back tee. A 5 1/2 hour round
Written 31 May 2021
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jsanders208
Marion, IL81 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
Spyglass was definitely our favorite course, then Pebble and Spanish Bay. Spyglass was challenging but fair. It was a great warm up before we played Pebble.
Having a caddie was well worth the cost and made the round so enjoyable. Would have been difficult to know where to aim and hit your shots without the caddie.
We also recommend you stay at the Inn at Spanish Bay
Written 27 February 2020
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Stone T
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Friends
I was recently playing Spy with some friends. It was my first time playing Spy, and it was amazing. My caddy experience left a lot to be desired though. Scott Matacco was my caddy. Very knowledgeable about the course, but was heavily distracted. After engaging him in conversation, it turns out he was following and actually betting on games on his phone. He even offered to place a bet for me which I declined and thought was odd and if I hadn't been with friends that day I would have fired him on the spot.

If the gambling wasn't enough, he started drinking with one of my playing partners. I play a lot of golf at courses all over the country. A lot of my business is relationship building with clients on the golf course. If this were to happen with one of those clients, it would be highly inappropriate and I would have fired him immediately.

I let this go that day because I was with friends and didn't want to ruin a great day.
Written 11 January 2024
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Jason H
Edmonton, Canada116 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021
After not living up to my own performance standards at Pebble Beach the day before, I had high expectations for Spyglass. Although I had a rocky start, I turned it around after nine holes and had a strong finish. The course was unique, stunning and in exceptional condition. We had caddies which provided some invaluable insights. It's hard to say or write this out loud, but the golf experience at Spyglass was better than Pebble Beach for me. You really have to do them both and experience the best of each.
Written 24 October 2021
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steverinok
33 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
June 2021 • Friends
For $400, I was not impressed. The course was in good condition— not great. The amenities were comparable to a nice public course. The club house was very pedestrian, there were no towels in the golf carts. Three holes were noteworthy. One hole had a temporary green as work was being done on the regular green. For the money, I would have played any of the other courses at Pebble Beach. Played Pebble Beach Golf Links the next day and had a completely different experience (although, no towels there, either).
Written 30 June 2021
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KentuckyCodger
Lihue, HI110 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022 • Couples
Top notch golf experience…actually my favorite of the Pebble Beach courses. Lovely views, in great shape. Pro Shop staff very nice and highly recommend caddie Brian.
Written 9 May 2022
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Teemu Sallinen
Helsinki, Finland17 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023
What an amazing course and facility, everything is built for golfers to have amazing experience. The staff was super friendly, the course was in super condition, everything just worked perfectly.
I want to play there again, hopefully many times.
Written 22 March 2023
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Socalsix
Agoura Hills, CA99 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2012 • Friends
Let me start by stating that I have played Spyglass Hill at least once a year since the early 80's (when green fees were $45). If it is not my favorite course, it is certainly in my top five in the world. I have always walked, taken a caddie and enjoyed myself whether I played well or not.

That said, during my most recent visit I was really annoyed by a non-sensical policy as it pertains to their caddie program. I brought a guest who due to some leg issues required a cart. When I requested a fore-caddie ($40 per bag ), I was told that forecaddies needed a minimum of three players and I would have to go with a full caddie at ($80 per bag). As we were going to be in a cart and didn't need the full caddie, I offered to pay the forecaddie price for a threesome ($120) rather than the full caddie ($160). The full caddie would naturally be working as a forecaddie as we were in the cart with the bags. They informed me that I couldn't do that due to some contract BS and that we had to hire the full caddie. In any case it was only a $40 difference and I wanted to get going. Now, here's the kicker. They end up putting my guest and I out with a single (now we're a threesome!), I had paid the full caddie price for two of $160 (+$100 tip as it wasn't his fault) for my guest and I. Of course, the caddie ended up working as a forecaddie for ALL THREE OF US! That's right, read putts, found balls, gave advise, etc. Really? First off, as twosomes are no doubt one of their most popular bookings, they should offer a forecaddie program for two. If not, they should at least allow a guest to pay for three, but use the forecaddie for two if they choose to do so. Finally, if they were going to put a single out with us to start with, why in the world would they force me to take a full caddie in this case!! I was really frustrated with this and every time our caddie helped the single (nice guy) read his putts and find his ball it irked me even more. It negatively effected my day and has effected the way feel about the course in general. I have already decided to change my annual guys spring trip to play Pebble, Spyglass, Spanish, etc. and go back to Bandon Dunes. Although Spyglass is a world class golf course, its' management and certainly its' caddy program leave a lot to be desired.
Written 12 October 2012
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Maryellentong
Oakland, CA120 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020
We had a beautiful round here yesterday. Course was challenging, but in a fun way. Views were spectacular. Our only drag was the caddy the other two people in our foursome used, Jerry. Jerry ignored us and focused on his clients, as he should. In doing so. He ignored when we were hitting, walking right in front of me on several occasions. If we were still approaching green and his clients were on he would walk up there and give them advice paying no attention to our need to get our ball on the green. Very frustrating taking away from an otherwise perfect day.
Written 17 August 2020
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