Bend's Out West Golf Trip 10 states

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  • BEND OF THE RIVER GCBEND OF THE RIVER GC Charter Members Posts: 6,559
    farmer wrote:
    The picture you took in Hereford was a feedlot. That's where cattle go from pasture to packing house.




    That is what we figured since they were so packed in!!!! It was cool to see that out in the panhandle. I love driving off the beaten path.
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  • farmerfarmer Members Posts: 7,853 ✭✭
    Bend, come visit me on your next trip, I'll take you on a tour of a 90,000 head lot, and you can play a genuine, home built goat track.
  • BEND OF THE RIVER GCBEND OF THE RIVER GC Charter Members Posts: 6,559
    farmer wrote:
    Bend, come visit me on your next trip, I'll take you on a tour of a 90,000 head lot, and you can play a genuine, home built goat track.




    Is a large bone in ribeye included?? I may just take you up on this!!!!!
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  • BEND OF THE RIVER GCBEND OF THE RIVER GC Charter Members Posts: 6,559
    edited Jul 8, 2017 #65
    Got up very early today while my wife slept in and played Hideout Golf Club today. No real need for your driver here. There are 6-7 really tough holes (esp 12 and 13) and losing a ball is quite easy here. I played in 2 hrs (kinda rushed it) and shot a 95. Fairly happy with that considering I lost 5 balls. Elk were all over the course and the greens were pretty quick as well. This course would be significantly easier after playing it 4-5 times. You will still be punished though. It was $42 w cart, cheap. Worth playing here if passing through. I am expecting more from Moab later on today. 3eef4071755a453721960b3cb5f6a3b7.jpgd1ddd314f887c9edd7d8e3246f3fc8c6.jpg1f9ca3975ae3f733385002f675d07edd.jpgea93cf63191718b493e24aeea062e7b9.jpg0820b5cac06bcca667765e16d15980ae.jpgc2751fa3b505ff377d140a95ed2ce7e8.jpg4398d7ffab16ba95006503df69de1274.jpg

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  • BEND OF THE RIVER GCBEND OF THE RIVER GC Charter Members Posts: 6,559
    edited Jul 8, 2017 #66
    Climbed up to Wilson's Arch on the way to Moab this morning.

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    This afternoon we played Moab GC. It was 101 degrees for our entire round. I'll be honest, I was a bit disappointed with Moab GC. Without the cool looking rock formations, this course isn't even average. It's actually quite boring except 2-3 holes. Small greens, just too many uninteresting holes. It photographs better than it really is if you take the pictures in the right spots (from behind the greens). It also cost more than Hideout and the same as Paako Ridge. MAYBE worth playing if you are driving through Moab, but not a destination course at all. Sand traps were like hitting off concrete. Here are a few pics:

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  • BEND OF THE RIVER GCBEND OF THE RIVER GC Charter Members Posts: 6,559
    edited Jul 9, 2017 #67
    Here is what is left of my itinerary:



    Redlands Mesa (CO)

    Devils Thumb (CO)

    Battlement Mesa (maybe)(CO)

    Rifle Creek (CO)

    Fossil Trace (CO)

    Common Ground maybe (CO)

    Cheyenne CC(WY)

    Wild Horse(NE)

    Willow Lakes (NE)

    Swope Memorial (MO)
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  • BEND OF THE RIVER GCBEND OF THE RIVER GC Charter Members Posts: 6,559
    edited Jul 9, 2017 #68
    Today's round was at Redlands Mesa Golf Club, which out of close to 500 different courses played, it's in my top 3! Awesome golf course. $70 with cart on a Sunday morning and worth each and every penny!

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  • just plain billjust plain bill Unregistered Posts: 1,488 ✭✭
    Sorry you didnt like moab. But we all like what we like, lol...I really enjoyed it... redlands looks awesome... I like elevation changes, but I also prefer to see the course in front of me, if that makes sense...at moab I think I used my 16 deg driver the entire round... this is a great read, and we all look fwd to how the rounds go!
  • BEND OF THE RIVER GCBEND OF THE RIVER GC Charter Members Posts: 6,559
    edited Jul 9, 2017 #70
    So while the wife took a nap, I went out and played 9 more bonus holes at a local course, Cedaredge GC. Played the back 9, quirky holes, crazy views and quick greens. Here are a few pics.

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    On the way back, I stopped to check out a group of 8 Mule Deer bucks that were right next to the road. Pretty cool.

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  • SubsonicSubsonic Members Posts: 680 ✭✭
    Those are Mule Deer Bud.
  • deadsolid...shankdeadsolid...shank ClubWRX Posts: 14,671 ClubWRX
    Bend,



    Not going to make 4 Winds in Kimball, NE. I know you were thinking about it.
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  • I_HATE_SNOWI_HATE_SNOW Members Posts: 3,279 ✭✭
    We didn't care much for Moab either. Love Redlands and Devil's Thumb, Wildhorse in Gothenburg is also on my top 10 list.
  • BEND OF THE RIVER GCBEND OF THE RIVER GC Charter Members Posts: 6,559
    edited Jul 9, 2017 #74
    Subsonic wrote:
    Those are Mule Deer Bud.




    I fixed it!!! As you can see, I am not a hunter!!
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  • BEND OF THE RIVER GCBEND OF THE RIVER GC Charter Members Posts: 6,559
    edited Jul 9, 2017 #75
    Tomorrow I will play Devil's Thumb GC and then (don't tell the wife) Battlement Mesa as well. I switched up Denver, so I will be playing Rifle Creek on the way to Denver. I was hoping to play Fossil Trace, but they are not wanting to let a single make a tee time. They may not get my money. Sick of courses complaining about money when they turn singles away. Some locals told me to go to Montrose and play the Bridges GC, but I won't be going that far South.
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  • BEND OF THE RIVER GCBEND OF THE RIVER GC Charter Members Posts: 6,559
    Bend,



    Not going to make 4 Winds in Kimball, NE. I know you were thinking about it.




    I might play 9 there before Wild Horse in Nebraska.
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  • shortstop20shortstop20 Hit 'em straight! Members Posts: 1,139 ✭✭
    Great thread, thanks for posting.



    I'm looking forward to playing Wild Horse later this year.
  • Carl Spackler2Carl Spackler2 ZP Members Posts: 247 ✭✭
    Tomorrow I will play Devil's Thumb GC and then (don't tell the wife) Battlement Mesa as well. I switched up Denver, so I will be playing Rifle Creek on the way to Denver. I was hoping to play Fossil Trace, but they are not wanting to let a single make a tee time. They may not get my money. Sick of courses complaining about money when they turn singles away. Some locals told me to go to Montrose and play Bridgea, but I won't be going that far South.




    They wouldn't pair you with two or three other golfers?
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    Bend,



    Not going to make 4 Winds in Kimball, NE. I know you were thinking about it.




    I might play 9 there before Wild Horse in Nebraska.




    Front nine is definitely the better side.
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  • BEND OF THE RIVER GCBEND OF THE RIVER GC Charter Members Posts: 6,559
    Tomorrow I will play Devil's Thumb GC and then (don't tell the wife) Battlement Mesa as well. I switched up Denver, so I will be playing Rifle Creek on the way to Denver. I was hoping to play Fossil Trace, but they are not wanting to let a single make a tee time. They may not get my money. Sick of courses complaining about money when they turn singles away. Some locals told me to go to Montrose and play Bridgea, but I won't be going that far South.




    They wouldn't pair you with two or three other golfers?




    Nope!!!!!
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  • ThunderfistThunderfist Members Posts: 108 ✭✭
    Should have warned you about Moab but didn't want to give you bad thoughts going in. Locals think it special though.
  • 007iron007iron Members Posts: 112 ✭✭
    If you can make it work you should check out Lakota Canyon in New Castle after Rifle Creek. Same architect as Redlands and some pretty fun holes. The course conditioning leaves a little to be desired but I like to play it a few times each season.
  • BEND OF THE RIVER GCBEND OF THE RIVER GC Charter Members Posts: 6,559
    Should have warned you about Moab but didn't want to give you bad thoughts going in. Locals think it special though.




    It's OK, I was going through there anyway, so it was worth playing for that reason alone. Hideout was better.

    007iron wrote:
    If you can make it work you should check out Lakota Canyon in New Castle after Rifle Creek. Same architect as Redlands and some pretty fun holes. The course conditioning leaves a little to be desired but I like to play it a few times each season.




    If I do that, I will be skipping golf in Denver, unless I can get a 7am tee time while wife is at the hotel!
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  • I_HATE_SNOWI_HATE_SNOW Members Posts: 3,279 ✭✭
    Skipping Denver isn't a bad thing, too many people for me. Most photogenic course would be Arrowhead, golf is just OK. Fossil Trace is also designed by Jim Engh who did Redlands and Lakota. I like Lakota, 2 totally different 9's, first is mountain course, second more residential but houses are never in play. I'd skip Rifle to play Lakota, hope their club house is finally done.
  • 007iron007iron Members Posts: 112 ✭✭
    It's still not done - the building had been seemingly done for a while but nothing inside and I haven't seen work being done when I've been up there this season.
  • BEND OF THE RIVER GCBEND OF THE RIVER GC Charter Members Posts: 6,559
    edited Jul 10, 2017 #86
    I may just show up after 3pm tomorrow to play Fossil Trace, hopefully it won't be full. Murphy Creek or Common Ground are options as well.



    I'll probably play Rifle Creek as I dont think that is a place that I will get back to. Stayed at an awesome motel in Cedaredge, Colorado. Cedaredge Lodge. Highly recommend it. It's about 15 miles from Delta.

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    Getting ready to play Devil's Thumb. Stay tuned for pics later!
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  • BEND OF THE RIVER GCBEND OF THE RIVER GC Charter Members Posts: 6,559
    Should have warned you about Moab but didn't want to give you bad thoughts going in. Locals think it special though.




    Is that because there is nowhere else to play?
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  • BEND OF THE RIVER GCBEND OF THE RIVER GC Charter Members Posts: 6,559
    edited Jul 10, 2017 #88
    I just scratched Cheyenne, WY OFF my trip for lack of good courses. We'll play in, or around Denver instead. The more I thought about it, the more I came to realize that the quality of the courses are just not worth the extra driving required.
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    I just scratched Cheyenne, WY OFF my trip for lack of good courses. We'll play in, or around Denver instead. The more I thought about it, the more I came to realize that the quality of the courses are just not worth the extra driving required.




    Probably a good choice. Buddy just played there and said conditions are still iffy due to a pretty nasty hail storm they had earlier
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  • BEND OF THE RIVER GCBEND OF THE RIVER GC Charter Members Posts: 6,559
    On the 3rd hole of Devil's Thumb and I love it so far!b97461445b838dee48437d941d2c5fe9.jpg9e6aba1a75e7abd55123be7f0f986ef0.jpg
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  • I_HATE_SNOWI_HATE_SNOW Members Posts: 3,279 ✭✭
    Devil's thumb has a couple big risk/reward holes. You should be seeing some very tame antelope there.
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