Cedardell Golf Club – Plano, IL

06 Mar
March 6, 2019

Hole #9 – Par 5, 521 yards. Long finishing hole with plenty of tree trouble down both sides.

Local weather report at the start of my round: 36 degrees, cloudy, and cold. I really drove 1,000 miles from Colorado to play Cedardell Golf Club today? I’m the first (and only) golfer on the course to start the day. Am I crazy? This course better be worth it. Flash forward 1hr and 30 minutes to the end of my round. Weather report: 39 degrees, cold, cloudy, and now it’s windy. Still the only golfer on the course but as I finish, a brave foursome of members is heading out. Here is what happened during the three degrees of warmup during my round. Read more →

College Heights Country Club – Crete, NE

19 Feb
February 19, 2019

Hole #1 – Par 4, 310 yards. Nice opening hole with not a soul around.

Washington entertained me to Lincoln. I left the snow and cold of Colorado and arrived at the wind and cold of Nebraska. College Heights Country Club (CHCC) is located on the campus of Doane University. I was welcomed at this semi-private course with opened arms. Correction – no welcome at all! Read more →

Forest Hills Country Club – Reedsport, OR

06 Feb
February 6, 2019
Forest Hills Country Club, Reedsport, OR. Notice the sign that states, “Pro Shop – Lower Level”

Drops of water were falling from the sky – play or not to play? Karen says, “play”. No motor vehicles (including carts) were parked between the white lines in the parking lot – course open or not? Karen says, ” we will have the course to ourselves, let’s play”. Sign on the door of the building in the parking lot – closed for business.Karen says, “hmm”. Did all the negative vibes deter us from playing today? Read more →

Bandon Dunes Golf Resort (Bandon Preserve) – Bandon, OR

18 Nov
November 18, 2018

Entrance to Bandon Preserve and Bandon Trails

What were you thinking? How could you? Do you have a screw loose? You call yourself a golfer? You did what? Most insane thing I have ever heard! Go ahead, call me CRAZY! Following is my tale of adventure that led to these remarks. Read more →

Applegate River Golf Club – Grants Pass, OR

28 Oct
October 28, 2018

Applegate River Golf Club, Grants Pass, OR

You can’t get there from here! That’s how we felt as we tried to travel from Gold Beach, Oregon to Crater Lake National Park. The most dependable route to get there was to drive down Highway 101 into California, then back up to Oregon via Highway 199 into Grants Pass, then on to Crater Lake. You can also take a wagon train through the wilderness of Siskiyou National Forest, which is the more direct and adventurous route. Being the wild and crazy couple we are, we decided to take  Read more →

Cedar Bend Golf Club – Gold Beach, OR

03 Oct
October 3, 2018

Hole #8 – view of the bridge from #8 tee box.

Driving on Cedar Valley Road all we saw were hills and mountains jam-packed with trees. Where could they have possibly built a golf course on this landscape? As we drove farther and farther up the hill and around the bend, here is what we found Read more →

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