My Favorite Course? Pebble Beach

Pebble Beach is more than a stunning pilgrimage for golf bucket listers and a-listers. My love for this course lies in what it demands me to bring to my game.

I often get asked what my favorite course is.

My answer is and always will be the iconic Pebble Beach.

Nestled between Monterey and Carmel, CA it’s one of the most recognizable golf courses in the world, a  trifecta of landscape, seascape, and total luxury. 

Aside from the pristine scenic views, three things have set this course apart for me professionally. The shot variety, constantly changing conditions, and the small putting surfaces make it my all-time favorite course in the world. 

Grueling and gorgeous, this course requires an edge only seasoned pros can bring to the table.

Since 1919 Pebble Beach has been a host to not only some of the golf’s most celebrated moments.

I’ve been grateful to experience a handful of successful tournaments at Pebble beach throughout my career. I tied for 16th back in 2000 when the open was here and I’ve posted seven top-10 finishes at the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-am.

It’s one of those few courses that spikes my adrenaline as soon as I see the pro shop. It is hallowed ground, you could say. One that I will always revere as a course that taught me the importance of tenacity. 

I’m always excited when I have the opportunity to compete at Pebble Beach. 

It’s a course that suits my game and one that I have a lot of confidence on.

I know this layout intimately and it works my game from all angles regardless of the familiarity I’ve developed over the years.  

Pebble Beach demands a combination of strategy, creativity, and precision that is unique to competitive golf landscapes. 

I think it’s the variety of shots you have to hit out here. It demands artistry.

With a lot of the courses on the PGA tour you’re forced to hit long irons into most holes. I’ve always enjoyed hitting every club in the bag — including wedges now and then.

You have to think your way around. You have to be creative. 

What better a course than one that reminds you how multifaceted this game can truly be.

Mike Weir
Mike Weir is a Canadian professional golfer who plays on the PGA Tour. In just over a decade, Weir has managed to become one of the greatest professional golfers ever to come out of Canada. He became only the second left-handed golfer to win any of the four majors In 2000, he became the first Canadian to play in the President’s Cup, where he led the international team with a 3-2-0 record.