Tag Archive for: hiking

Old Back Nine – Bend, OR

09 Sep
September 9, 2018

Old Back Nine, Bend, OR. Now I understand!

Sometimes you need a woman to set things straight. Wait, let me rephrase that. All the time, you need a good woman to explain the obvious to you. At the first tee, I noticed the marker stating it was Hole #10. “Hello, Hello, anybody home? Hey, think McFly, think”. Karen had to explain to me… Read more →

The Springs at Borrego RV Resort and Golf Course – Borrego Springs, CA

24 Aug
August 24, 2017

Hole #1…or in my case, Hole #9

First things first, you need: 1) A road-hugging convertible sports car. 2) A full tank of gas. 3) An empty bladder. 4) Dramamine. Let’s see how prepared I was… Read more →

Whistler Golf Club – Whistler, British Columbia, Canada

14 Feb
February 14, 2014
Whistler Golf Club

One Beautiful Golf Course

The adventure started on Highway 99 from Vancouver to Whistler. The distance is about 90 miles and all reports stated it would take about two hours. Three and a half hours later my tired rental PT Cruiser pulled into town. Road construction for the 2010 Olympics was the culprit but it did allow us to take in the beautiful views. Since it has now been about four years since I played the front nine, it’s time to travel this route again and complete my round at this Arnold Palmer designed beauty. Read more →

Mount Massive Golf Course – Leadville, CO

19 Sep
September 19, 2013

So what do the numbers 9,680, 11.6, and 63 have to do with Mount Massive Golf Course and Leadville, CO?

Mt. Massive GC

Highest Golf Course in North America

Mount Massive sits at an altitude of 9,680 feet which makes it the highest course in North America.  We picked a beautiful late September day to play this 9-hole track which is located just a short distance from the historic downtown of Leadville. However to travel that short distance you will need a compass, a mountain man guide and a bloodhound to try to find this secluded course!   Read more →

Lake Estes Golf Course – Estes Park, CO

07 Aug
August 7, 2013

Lake Estes GC - Hole #6

Estes Park – Home of the Stanley Hotel, which is known for two things. The movie The Shining and another event that has gone down in Stanley Hotel lore.  Read more →

Glenwood Springs Golf Course – Glenwood Springs, CO

07 Apr
April 7, 2013
Glenwood Springs Golf Course #6

The event was scheduled for August 9, 1953 – it did not take place. This was part of the information Greg, the head pro at Glenwood, wanted to share with me after my round. As I left the clubhouse, he imparted these five words of wisdom – Read more →

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