Pebble Beach is unique, and not just because of the breathtaking views the historic golf course enjoys, nestled along California's Monterey Peninsula.
What makes the resort unique, co-owner Peter Ueberroth tells CNBC, is its status as the top-ranked golf course where "anyone can play."
The course is home to five U.S. Open Championships and other professional golf events, such as this weekend's AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am. Pebble Beach is also a public course.
"Any amateur golfer, anybody from the public can go walk in the same footsteps that people won the U.S Open here," said Ueberroth, who is also the former head of Major League Baseball (MLB). "For an amateur player … to participate in a real sport, it just doesn't happen" in any other sport, he says.
He compared golf to baseball. After leading the 1984 Summer Olympic Games in Los Angeles, Ueberroth served five years as the MLB's commissioner from 1984 to 1989. Even in those years as the top executive of MLB, Ueberroth says he never got on the field.
"I was baseball commissioner and I never could play one inning," he said. "I wouldn't have been very good, but I still couldn't play one inning."