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Golf Course Review Spanish Bay Golf Links Pebble Beach California

Spanish Bay Golf Links

Golf Course Review Spanish Bay Golf Links Pebble Beach California

Reviewed by: socalherd, Torrance, CA

Played Spanish Bay today with a great friend from West Virginia. A little bit wind-burned at the end of the day, but we enjoyed this challenging layout.

The Review

Golf Playing Conditions 8.58 GREAT
Golf Playing Conditions 8.58 GREAT

The course was in excellent condition with the exception being the sand in several of the bunkers that we visited was quite thin. For the price, this really isn’t okay – but we’ll overlook it since our games are more flawed than the golf course.

We played from the white tees, so the course wasn’t extraordinarily long, but remained plenty challenging.

The rough was pretty deep and the ball really sat down. You can not be on the wrong side of the greens on this golf course or your score card is going to look like an SAT score. Putting greens were in really good shape (as they should be) and VERY difficult. There are 3-putts looming on every hole if you are in the wrong spot.

We were paired up with another golfer that had paid for a caddie. This was the first time I have ever played a round where anyone had a professional caddie, and I must say I think it was a complete waste of the gentleman’s money.

Final Thoughts

The caddie did not really provide the assistance I would expect – other than carrying the golf bag and giving a few pointers. He was terrible at reading the greens, was often not accurate with distances, and generally didn’t seem interested in being there. On top of that, he was not exactly an eloquent conversationalist. My buddy and I had planned on tipping him at the end of the round if he had proven to be a value add in any way. Needless to say, that money got spent in the pro shop instead.