Howdy all, new here and I've done a search and have seen no shortage on this subject, but figured I'd throw my .02 in...
Heading out to California in a couple of weeks. My wife and brother told me that, as an early 40th birthday present, I can play a round at either Pebble or Spyglass (or Spanish Bay too, I suppose).
I'm kind of torn as to which one to play - I've never played any of them and my Dad played Spyglass last Fall. He said it was difficult, more so than Pebble (so he heard, he's never played it).
So since this is a gift, money isn't the issue for me. That's taken care of.
A bit about me as a golfer...
Not sure of my official handicap, I shoot in the high 80's, low 80's on a good day. I'm long and straight off the tee and my approach shots are usually fairly good. My short game sucks. I can't chip or putt worth a damn.
I realize Pebble is the course with all the allure, so I'm really leaning towards it, though I have to call the day before to get a reservation. Then again I'll be a single, so I'm assuming that it'll be easier to get in by myself as opposed to being a two or foursome. I could get a time at Spyglass right now. Spahish Bay too, I presume.
Also, what's the best way to do it - walk or ride? I wanted to bring my camera and really soak up the experience (so to speak). Is that allowed so long as it doesn't hinder play? Are caddies worth it? I've never had one.
Thanks in advance for any and all help/advice.