Archive for category: Double Bogey (or worse)
“Great 9-hole golf, brought the kids out for a great day of golf”. This review was posted one month before I visited this course (please imagine my air-quotes). After finally finding the course, my conclusion about the golfer who posted this was… Read more →
On a beautiful sunny autumn day, we were the only golfers on the course. Let me clarify this, we were the only people at the course. The “clubhouse” board stated, if there is no attendant (there was none), just put your $9 in the envelope and deposit it in the slot on the counter. We finally encountered someone at the third hole. He was the General Manager, Head Pro, Head Groundskeeper – you get the picture. The only other living thing we saw was a turtle slowly making his way across the fairway at #8. Read more →
We traveled over 2,000 miles to play Golfweek’s #15 ranked 9-hole hole golf course from it’s 2011 ranking. Our anticipation grew as we drove through a well-appointed neighborhood that looked like it would support an outstanding course. Panic set in Read more →
I must be dreaming – I’m playing St. Andrews. Memories of Old Tom Morris, Bobby Jones, Jack, Arnie and Tiger. Seeing the Swilcan Bridge, the St. Andrews Hotel and the Firth of Forth. Read more →
Course etiquette from the scorecard states, “Climbing of fence is prohibited”. I’m not sure why I would be climbing the fence if I’m already on the course. I don’t even recollect seeing a fence, but I do remember thinking on the first tee that I better hit a straight drive or my ball will be colliding with the on-coming cars to my left. That is where a high fence should be. That same street may come into play on hole #3. If you tend to wildly draw the ball, I would time your shots accordingly. Read more →
A Funny Thing Happened on the way to the Golf Course – we found a cemetery. My copilot entered the address into the GPS and it took us to a lovely spot of land that was occupied by Centro Asturiano Memorial Park Cemetery and a beer distributor building. Michael then entered the golf course name and the same result ensued. Time for a beer, a few prayers, and our next step.
During my research, I discovered that the course was built in 1976. As Michael and I toured the cemetery (why not since we are already here), the grave headstones looked brand new but many of the dates of death preceded 1976. As Arte Johnson would say, verrry interesting but…
I went back to the internet to dig a little deeper and finally found out this course was closed around 2003. Now I am totally confused but intrigued about how this site went from a golf course to a cemetery (or did it)? If anyone knows the story of Persimmon Hill Golf Course, please comment or send me an email.
Quadruple Bogey: The course no longer exists (neither do all those people buried in the cemetery).
5490 E. Chelsea St., Tampa, FL 33610 (see if you can find it)