Archive for category: Birdie

Little River Inn Golf Course – Little River, CA

04 Jul
July 4, 2018

Hole#8 – Par 4, 335 yards with ocean in background

Hurry, don’t be late
I can hardly
 wait
I said to myself now that we’re
old
We’ll go drinking at the bar, golfing while searching for par
And reminiscing

Since four old (and I mean “old”) friends were golfing and staying at the Little River Inn, I thought it was appropriate to step back in time and reminisce with the Little River BandRead more →

Gleneagles Golf Course at McLaren Park – San Francisco, CA

20 Jun
June 20, 2018

Hole #5 – Par 4, 292 yards. Shorty with tree trouble both sides, including the fallen “Woody” tree to the right!

One of the reviews about Gleneagles stated, “getting there, you need to venture through a sketchy neighborhood”. We didn’t think that much about it until we saw the crime scene tape wrapped around the area just behind the first tee box. We asked the pro what had happened at this spot. His answer was frightening! Read more →

Water’s Edge Golf Course – Grosse Ile, MI

28 Mar
March 28, 2018

Hole #3 – Par 4, 271 yards. Watch out for those two big trees to the left!

Water’s Edge Golf Course – sounds like a winner, even though the water is the Detroit River. After a drive through downtown Detroit; a walk along the waterfront; and a stop at Hitsville, USA, we made our way to Grosse Ile (pronounced Growz Eel) to give this course the Always Time for 9 test.  Read more →

Red Hawk Golf & Learning Center – Davenport, IA

07 Feb
February 7, 2018

Hole #4 – Par 4, 253 yards. Beware – Water front & back!

I didn’t know what to expect. I had never played a First Tee golf course. Is it only for kids? If it is open to everyone, does it offer diverse lengths of holes? Is it challenging for the better golfer? After speaking with Brant, the head professional, and playing the course, this is what I learned about Red Hawk Golf & Learning Center and The First Tee – Quad Cities.  Read more →

Talbot Trail Golf Club – Wheatley, ON, Canada

01 Jan
January 1, 2018

Hole #9 – Par 3, 134 yards. “The Ant Hill”

We wanted to play golf on August 21, 2017 but thought the Solar Eclipse would interfere with our day. We decided to drive across the border into Canada so we wouldn’t be bothered by this event. Suddenly, when we reached the third hole, the earth around us darkened as the sun began to be eclipsed by the moon (those words sound vaguely familiar). So this event was not only occurring in the United States? Read more →

Copper Creek Golf Course – Farmington Hills, MI

15 Nov
November 15, 2017

Hole#8 – Par 3, 150 yards. Trouble left, right, and long.

Classic cars had been on the agenda for our first day in Michigan. We spent 12 hours eating, drinking, cruising (before drinking), and watching the procession of cars cruise Woodward Avenue during the annual Woodward Dream Cruise in the suburban Detroit area. One of the towns on the route is Birmingham and it just happens to have two 9-hole golf course. Couldn’t ask for a better pairing, right? Read more →

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