According to the Bali Hai GC website, the ParMates are famous "for enhancing a round of golf by being fun and sexy, yet still providing all of the same services as a traditional forecaddie
, including assisting with club selection, replacing divots, keeping score and reading the greens.
In addition, guests choose from among three activities -- Relax & Re-Kindle, a spa day consisting of a coupleOs red pomegranate seasonal body gelato 50-minute treatment, a romantic bath for two, a spa cuisine lunch and a Crystal Cove fitness walk; Play Date, consisting of a round of golf for two on Pelican HillOs Tom Fazio-designed Ocean North or Ocean South course, complete with forecaddie
and golf cart; or Table for Two, consisting of dinner with wine pairings at Andrea, a mini red velvet cake for two, handmade truffles and bottle of red wine in the bungalow or on the private terrace.
Rate: Ranges from $60-$155 (including golf car, range and base forecaddie
fee), depending on day of week and time of day.
Included are accommodations, daily buffet breakfast, first round of golf including green fees, cart and forecaddie
, second round with green fees and cart, warm-up bucket of balls prior to the round, unlimited admission to the exclusive Willow Stream Spa and fitness center, and shuttle service to and from the resortOs Ocean Club and Aventura Mall.
If a member of the group hit a ball towards the forecaddie
they'd yell "forecaddie
" - eventually shortened to fore.
The final cost will be higher because each group of players will be accompanied by a forecaddie
- a kind of on-course concierge - and the suggested tip is $10 per player or higher.
was someone who walked ahead of a golfing group to pinpoint the location of their shots.
The fee includes a forecaddie
, who will meet golfers in the parking lot then shepherd them around the course, taking care of chores like fixing fairway divots, raking sand traps and repairing ball marks on the greens.
And 7 trillion rounds ago, our forecaddies
brought forth on this continent a new playground, conceived by Robert Trent Jones, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal when it comes to spending as much time on the links as possible -- even when it seems totally inappropriate, like moments after making a solemn statement condemning the grisly murder of a 40-year-old American journalist beheaded by the Islamic State.
A few months ago, he worried where the volunteers would come from, close to 350 needed to serve as walking scorers, forecaddies
, marshals, parking lot attendants and to fill so many other roles.