At $65 per bag, plus tip, hiring a caddie at Pebble Beach Golf Course costs more than the average American green fee, yet the resulting advice on navigating this breathtaking but demanding golf course and sharing its colorful history and lore is utterly invaluable.
What most people don’t know about these coverall-clad champions of the golf-challenged is that many of them are highly skilled players in their own right. Whether they’re twenty-something mini-tour players or twenty-year veterans from Scotland, they all know and love golf and will use their experience to make you feel comfortable and get the most from your Pebble Beach Golf Vacation.
In addition to pointing out aiming lines, hidden hazards, subtle green breaks, and deceptive wind currents on the Pebble Beach golf course, they’re veritable encyclopedias when it comes to the layout’s famous sites, like where Tom Watson miraculously chipped-in on the seventeenth hole to defeat Jack Nicklaus in the 1982 U.S. Open.
The Pebble Beach Golf Course does give you the option of carrying your own bag or renting a golf cart, but the caddy’s compensation is likely the best money you could spend on your Pebble Beach golf vacation.
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