Royal Links' hot Parmates caddies take Las Vegas golf to new heights
In keeping with the style and sex appeal of Las Vegas, golfers who play Royal Links Golf Club can book one of the gorgeous young women who act as hostesses throughout the golf experience.
These aren't your daddy's caddies - or really even caddies, for that matter. Royal Links already makes available its white-clad walking caddies and forecaddies in the tradition of golf across the pond. Parmates are part of a course ambassador program, as Royal Links likes to call it. These extremely attractive and outgoing women are there to take your round to the next level.
So far, the reviews from players who have booked Parmates have been glowing, said Matt Tripp, general manager at Royal Links Golf Club.
"They're ecstatic to have somebody they can enjoy their time with," Tripp said. "And make them look good, no matter how bad their game is."
Plus, if you hit a bad shot with one of these lovelies around for encouragement, it's probably easier to shake it off. (At least it should be.)
The whole experience starts 20 minutes before tee time. Once introduced, the Parmate becomes your personal assistant. She can help you with all your course arrangements, like orientation around the facility, or introduce you to course personnel.
She can also call in your food and drink orders, write down your scores or even help you pick out the perfect souvenir in the golf shop for you or your significant other. She can also repair divots, fix ball marks, clean clubs and give you a hand with yardage. She may even help you find your lost balls.
Although the Parmates don't really play golf themselves, many of them played in their youth, and all have been trained in all the duties described above, so they know their way around the golf course. They can be hired per individual or foursome - "whatever the customer wants," Tripp said. The cost is $225 per Par Mate.
The only requirement is that Parmates be booked at least 72 hours in advance. To do that, simply go the Walters Golf Web site and book your round of golf online. Then download the Parmates request form and either fill it in online or fax it to (702) 450-8144. You can also call (888) 427-6678 for more information on the program, Las Vegas golf and Walters Golf properties in general.
Royal Links brings the Open to Las Vegas
Even without Parmates, Royal Links provides one of the most unique golf experiences in Las Vegas. The facility, with its castle-like clubhouse and Stymie's Pub, is designed a create a feel for the history of British Open golf. There are holes inspired by Prestwick, the course that hosted the first Open Championship in 1860, holes that pay homage to Turnberry, where Tom Watson rallied late to beat Jack Nicklaus at the 1977 British Open Championship, one inspired by the par-3 "Postage Stamp," of Royal Troon and even a hole reminiscent of the famous Road Hole on the Old Course at St. Andrews.
In addition to the Royal Links Golf Club, Walters Golf owns and operates the South-Pacific themed Bali Hai Golf Club, located on the Strip as well as Desert Pines Golf Club, which offers golfers a taste of the Carolina Sandhills in downtown Las Vegas. Desert Pines also offers the only two-tiered, climate controlled practice center in Las Vegas.
November 19, 2009