In a bizarre coincidence, I played all four of my top Bucket List courses in 2015.  This is Part 3 in the series “I’m Not Kicking the Bucket Bucket List.”

Pebble BeachSandra had a milestone birthday – her 30th.  Not!  But she’d kill me if I gave her real age.  So she, some great golfing friends and I went to her #1 (and my #3) Bucket List course, Pebble Beach.

Sandra and I roomed together.  Remember The Odd Couple?  She would spend 20 minutes doing her hair, I’d put on a baseball cap.  She would try on three different outfits, I’d remember to wear a belt.  She showered before AND after golf.  Are you kidding me?

Sandra was the best roommate, I was the worst.  On the first day of our 5-day trip, I pulled out my back.  And if enduring back pain wasn’t hard enough, imagine me having to watch super-femme Sandra haul my suitcase up a flight of stairs.   Painful.

But the course was beyond wonderful.  Before this trip, I had thought the huge price tag (all-in about $1,000) to play Pebble Beach was a rip off.  Silly, silly me – it was worth every penny.  In fact, I played it a second time when I found out they had a “bargain” replay rate of $270.

So, yes, it was worth the money, worth the back pain, and even worth the bruised ego.