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Insider's Guide to the AT&T

This guide to the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am is like having a tournament tour guide in your back pocket. It's filled with insider tips on how to see the stars, score the best views, and more. Plus, it's got every one of the basic but often-overlooked details that you need to know to ensure you have an enjoyable time.

Tickets

Daily tickets for the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am Tuesday & Wednesday practice rounds are $40 advance and $50 at the gate. Thursday-Friday and Sunday tournament rounds are $60 per day advance or $70 at the gate. Saturday tickets are $80.

Weekly badges are also available for $150 which includes access to all practice and tournament rounds throughout the week. Children 15 and under are admitted free alongside an adult ticket holder. Order your tickets online at the official website.

Free Admission for Military- All Active, Reserve and Retired Military, Veterans, and National Guard may register for up to two (2) General Admission Single Day Tickets. The tickets can be used singularly or together, i.e. four on Thursday, or one on Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, or two on Saturday and two on Sunday, etc.

Stars In the Morning: The Breakfast Scene

The fun of the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am begins at breakfast. There's plenty of great places to eat in Pebble Beach and the surrounding towns. The Tap Room at the Lodge at Pebble Beach, in particular, is a popular spot for the traditional before- and after-play Bloody Mary, says local golf pro Brad Cursio.

If you're looking for another place to spot stars during the AT&T tournament, Cursio says, two other go-to breakfast locations are Katy's Place and The Cottage Restaurant in Carmel-by-the-Sea. While many celebs prefer to order room service and avoid the crowds, several rub elbows with the public at these spots.

Stars At Night: The Post-Play Party

Just because the play at the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am is over for the day doesn't mean it's time to go home. While some players may rest up for the morning, many take advantage of the local social scene. As mentioned before, the first go-to spot for extracurricular AT&T tournament imbibing is The Tap Room, but that's not where the party ends!

After-Dinner Drinks

Some of the most popular spots for after-round drinks, says Cursio, are Carmel-by-the-Sea's Il Fornaio (right after the round) and Brophy's Tavern. In Monterey, Cannery Row's Sardine Factory has a history of being a celebrity magnet; past celebrity sightings included Clint Eastwood (whose film "Play Misty For Me" was filmed in part at the restaurant), Kevin James, Tom Brady, Vijay Singh and Ray Romano, among others. If you're lucky at one of these spots, you'll get a chance to congratulate someone on how they played at that day's AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am - or buy them a consolation drink.

Celebrity Souvenirs: Autographs and Photos

The AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am does not allow autographs during the tournament rounds. It's easiest to get autographs on Monday. Cameras are banned from the AT&T's tournament rounds, so the practice rounds are the only days you can take photos at the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am. Mobile phones are allowed, but must remain on silent at all times. Calls may be placed or received away from play. No live streaming is permitted at any time. Photography and audio is on mobile phones is permitted at any time during the tournament.

Where to Watch: Best Viewing Spots

Brad Cursio, local golf pro

The grandstands at the 18th hole are always popular spots from which to watch the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am, and with good reason. But it's not the only place to catch the action.

If you stand on the rough that borders holes 6 and 8, Cursio says, you can watch the players come up the 6th hole, round the 7th and hit their second shot on the 8th. Jack Nicklaus famously called the second shot on the 8th "the finest second shot in golf," so if you get this spot you're bound to see some beautiful play.

Two other recommended spots for viewing the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am are the tee box on the 13th hole, and the grandstand by the 17th green, which allows spectators to both watch players coming up the 17th hole and see them tee off on the 18th.

What to Bring - and What Not To Bring

You won't be able to implement the insider tips if you inadvertently bring contraband to the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am, and you won't have fun if your clothes can't stand up to the weather. Know before you go, and you'll be well on your way to a great AT&T tournament.

Clothing

Temperatures can vary widely during the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am. The record high for that time period is 80 degrees Fahrenheit, while the record low is 26. Winds off Monterey Bay can make the temperature feel even colder than the mercury suggests. Local golf pro Brad Cursio recommends wearing layers to the AT&T tournament, and a rain or wind shirt that is warm, but light enough to take off and carry. Don't don your metal spiked shoes; metal spiked golf shoes are not allowed at the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am.

Cameras, Cellphones and Other Tech Toys

If you want a great snapshot of your favorite star, make sure to attend the practice rounds. Cameras are not allowed during tournament rounds. As for any other tech toys, including (but not limited to) televisions, radios and transmitting radios? Leave them all behind.

Mobile phones are allowed, but must remain on silent at all times. Calls may be placed or received away from play. No live streaming is permitted at any time. Photography and audio on mobile phones is permitted at any time during the tournament.

Food and Beverage

The AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am allows one opaque bag up to 6"x6"x6" deep per person. Or, one clear tote bag or plastic or vinyl carry item up to 12″x6″x12" per person. Make sure to measure before you bring it in!

Visitors may not bring alcohol to the AT&T tournament. Alcohol can be purchased on site.

Click here for a full list of prohibited items.

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