Commonly known as “The Glass”, Spyglass Hill Golf Club was named after the classic novel “Treasure Island” by Robert Louis Stevenson because local legends has it that the author gathered ideas for the book from the area. The surrounding seas and tropical plants are just as exactly as they were described in the book so fans of the book will surely enjoy the place. With its classic vibe, this will take guests on a golfers’ haven of sorts. The treasure hunt for the best golf course golf vacation destination ends here.
Robert Trent Jones Sr. created a treasure of its own by designing Spyglass Hill Golf Club. Debuted in 1966, the club features 6,953 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 72. The first five holes meander through the sandy dunes, challenging the players to pick wisely the safest path. The holes of The Glass were later named after the places and characters from Treasure Island. The first hole is called Treasure Island that doglegs almost ninety degrees to the left. Named Blind Pew, the par-4, 370-yard fourth hole is Jones’ favorite. Having a golf vacation here is like meeting the characters of “Treasure Island”, so fans of the novel will surely enjoy their stay here and be challenged by its tough holes.
Boasting a course rating of 75.5 and a slope rating of 147, Spyglass Hill Golf Club is rated as one of the toughest courses in the world. Golf Digest has ranked this golf vacation destination fifth on its list of “America’s 100 Greatest Public Courses”. These recognitions show that The Glass is not only a mirror of the “Treasure Island” novel, but the course is the treasure itself.