Archive for month: April, 2014

City Park Nine Golf Course – Fort Collins, CO

29 Apr
April 29, 2014
City Park 9 - #4

Hole #4 – Please respect the gallery to the right!

There is an old song by Louis Prima, “Yes, we have no bananas, we have no bananas today”. You need to be using this song as your swing thought for the day. The reason? If you bring your slice to Hole #1, you will be playing from the baseball fields; Hole #3, from the maintenance yard; Hole #4, from the cemetery; Holes #5 & #6, from the street or someone’s front yard. Bottom line – don’t bring your banana slice to City Park Nine. Read more →

Cocoa Beach Country Club – Cocoa Beach, FL

20 Apr
April 20, 2014
Cocoa Beach CC #6

Dolphin Course #6 – Par 4, 382 yards

Warning: Alligators and snakes on course! For a boy from up north, not a sign I wanted to see as I approached the starter shack. When I asked about any danger and what I might encounter on the course, I got that stupid Yankee tourist look. The starter who barely took the time to speak with me, grinned and said, “the gators are probably finished sunning themselves so just stay out of the rough and bunkers. Their website states, “The Course welcomes locals and visitors alike”. I did not get that impression today. Read more →

Blue Cypress Golf Club – Jacksonville, FL

15 Apr
April 15, 2014
Blue Cypress Golf Club #3

Hole #3 – Par 4, 380 yards – Tree trouble both sides.

As I stood at the first tee on a busy Saturday, I was approached by a Blue Cypress regular. He was very informative, sharing some important subtleties about my journey today. “There are oak trees everywhere, so hit ’em straight; watch out for the creek here at #1; there are no bunkers, one of the few Florida courses without them; and you can just as easily shoot a 56 as a 36.”  Read more →

Cobre Valle Country Club – Globe, AZ

09 Apr
April 9, 2014
Cobre Valle Country Club

Funny little man with golf club (or hoe) on entrance sign – prelude of things to come?

I left Pine Meadows Country Club in Overgaard, AZ in my rearview mirror in search of Cobre Valle (not Valley) Country Club. The road (Highway 60) between these two towns is both fun and scary. The “fun” (unless you are pulling a 40ft motor home) are the hills, curves and scenery through the Salt River Canyon. The “scary” are the  Read more →

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