3. Pebble Beach Golf Links -- No. 18: Par 5, 543 yards -- Pebble Beach, Calif.
There may be tougher finishing holes out there, but none as dramatic. Arcing to the left along Carmel Bay, Pebble's 18th is even a better hole today than it was years ago, because modern equipment has allowed the majority of bold hitters to challenge the green in two. While the beauty is overwhelming, the strategy is what elevated the hole, thanks to its simple risk/reward sensibility: How close to the water's edge do you dare play? There's simply no experience in golf that compares to walking up Pebble's 18th.