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  • StetsonStetson  2557Posted: Members Posts: 2,557
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    It is a course you won't get back home. In my opinion at 80 mph the time goes quick
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  • BEND OF THE RIVER GCBEND OF THE RIVER GC  6562Posted: Charter Members Posts: 6,562
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    I added Rifle Creek GC today, just to pad my numbers, it's really nothing special. I saw a few better looking courses along I-70 that I should have played instead. It's an OK, small town, country course. My wife and I played the front 9 to break up today's car ride a little bit. I am playing Fossil Trace in the morning. I am still undecided about Awarii Dunes. I would have to back track an hour to play it, so I'll probably just play Willow Lakes which used to be an Air Force base golf course






    Where would you have to backtrack from to get to Awari Dunes, Bend?




    Wild Horse and Awarii are on the same road (I-80)




    I know. I would be playing Awarii on Friday. We are staying in Omaha Friday evening....

    Stetson wrote:
    It is a course you won't get back home. In my opinion at 80 mph the time goes quick




    Probably right!
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  • deadsolid...shankdeadsolid...shank  14792Posted: ClubWRX Posts: 14,792
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    I added Rifle Creek GC today, just to pad my numbers, it's really nothing special. I saw a few better looking courses along I-70 that I should have played instead. It's an OK, small town, country course. My wife and I played the front 9 to break up today's car ride a little bit. I am playing Fossil Trace in the morning. I am still undecided about Awarii Dunes. I would have to back track an hour to play it, so I'll probably just play Willow Lakes which used to be an Air Force base golf course






    Where would you have to backtrack from to get to Awari Dunes, Bend?




    Grand Island, Nebraska. So, it's about a 1 hour drive back to Awarii Dunes, and then back to Omaha. Is Awarii worth adding 125 miles of driving????




    Gotcha Bend. You must be staying in GI after playing Wildhorse? I can't say about Awari since I haven't played it. But I've heard the greens are quite an experience. And Stetson is right, it goes quickly on I80 (used to drive back and forth between Kearney and GI to play single softball games). But I also understand that that 125 more is on top of a lot of miles traveled already.
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  • StetsonStetson  2557Posted: Members Posts: 2,557
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    Help me out...



    Wild Horse on Thursday and Omaha Friday Night?
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    Driver: Ping G400 (Tour AD IZ)
    3w: Ping G400 SFT (Tour AD DI)
    3H: Ping G400 (Tour AD DI)
    3i: Cobra King Utility 21* (Accra)
    4-P: PXG 0311T (KBS $-Taper)
    Wedges: 51* Edel TRP, 55* Edel DVR, 60* Vokey Links K
    Putter: PXG Mini Gunboat H
  • Argonne69Argonne69  22721Posted: Members Posts: 22,721
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    I added Rifle Creek GC today, just to pad my numbers, it's really nothing special. I saw a few better looking courses along I-70 that I should have played instead. It's an OK, small town, country course. My wife and I played the front 9 to break up today's car ride a little bit. I am playing Fossil Trace in the morning. I am still undecided about Awarii Dunes. I would have to back track an hour to play it, so I'll probably just play Willow Lakes which used to be an Air Force base golf course




    Where would you have to backtrack from to get to Awari Dunes, Bend?




    Grand Island, Nebraska. So, it's about a 1 hour drive back to Awarii Dunes, and then back to Omaha. Is Awarii worth adding 125 miles of driving????




    Tough call. I was heading west, and had to backtrack from Wild Horse (morning) to Awarri (afternoon). I'd say it was probably worth it, even though Awarii wasn't my favorite course on the trip.
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  • deadsolid...shankdeadsolid...shank  14792Posted: ClubWRX Posts: 14,792
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    Argonne69 wrote:




    I added Rifle Creek GC today, just to pad my numbers, it's really nothing special. I saw a few better looking courses along I-70 that I should have played instead. It's an OK, small town, country course. My wife and I played the front 9 to break up today's car ride a little bit. I am playing Fossil Trace in the morning. I am still undecided about Awarii Dunes. I would have to back track an hour to play it, so I'll probably just play Willow Lakes which used to be an Air Force base golf course




    Where would you have to backtrack from to get to Awari Dunes, Bend?




    Grand Island, Nebraska. So, it's about a 1 hour drive back to Awarii Dunes, and then back to Omaha. Is Awarii worth adding 125 miles of driving????




    Tough call. I was heading west, and had to backtrack from Wild Horse (morning) to Awarri (afternoon). I'd say it was probably worth it, even though Awarii wasn't my favorite course on the trip.




    And Gothenburg (WildHorse) a little bit longer drive than from Grand Island.
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  • BEND OF THE RIVER GCBEND OF THE RIVER GC  6562Posted: Charter Members Posts: 6,562
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    Stetson wrote:
    Help me out...



    Wild Horse on Thursday and Omaha Friday Night?




    Yup, and possibly Awarii Friday morning.
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    TM RBZ 3 wood stock Ozik shaft
    TM R11 4 wood Fujikura Rombax 6X07
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    Ping G irons 4-UW
    Nike VR 56*
    Nike VR 60*
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  • deadsolid...shankdeadsolid...shank  14792Posted: ClubWRX Posts: 14,792
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    Stetson wrote:
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    Wild Horse on Thursday and Omaha Friday Night?




    Yup, and possibly Awarii Friday morning.




    I'm guessing you already have accommodations in Grand Island Bend? But if you stayed Thursday night in Kearney that would eliminate the backtracking.
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  • ThunderfistThunderfist  108Posted: Members Posts: 108
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    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?




    I think it's because of town pride. Got to give it to them, they are proud but I can't stand one thing about that place. There are some options within a hour and a half. Locals have to get used to travel since everything is marked up in all stores.
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  • BEND OF THE RIVER GCBEND OF THE RIVER GC  6562Posted: Charter Members Posts: 6,562
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    Stetson wrote:
    Help me out...



    Wild Horse on Thursday and Omaha Friday Night?




    Yup, and possibly Awarii Friday morning.




    I'm guessing you already have accommodations in Grand Island Bend? But if you stayed Thursday night in Kearney that would eliminate the backtracking.




    Unfortunately, I cannot change my reservation at all, it's already paid for and cannot get a refund!
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    TM RBZ with Oban Revenge shaft
    Ping G irons 4-UW
    Nike VR 56*
    Nike VR 60*
    Black Lab oil can 350g custom grind by Geo
    Ping 4 Under carry bag
  • deadsolid...shankdeadsolid...shank  14792Posted: ClubWRX Posts: 14,792
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    Stetson wrote:
    Help me out...



    Wild Horse on Thursday and Omaha Friday Night?




    Yup, and possibly Awarii Friday morning.




    I'm guessing you already have accommodations in Grand Island Bend? But if you stayed Thursday night in Kearney that would eliminate the backtracking.




    Unfortunately, I cannot change my reservation at all, it's already paid for and cannot get a refund!




    Understand that. I wouldn't waste a paid for hotel either.
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  • BEND OF THE RIVER GCBEND OF THE RIVER GC  6562Posted: Charter Members Posts: 6,562
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    Any other courses near Omaha better than Awarii worth playing?
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    TM RBZ 3 wood stock Ozik shaft
    TM R11 4 wood Fujikura Rombax 6X07
    TM RBZ with Oban Revenge shaft
    Ping G irons 4-UW
    Nike VR 56*
    Nike VR 60*
    Black Lab oil can 350g custom grind by Geo
    Ping 4 Under carry bag
  • Argonne69Argonne69  22721Posted: Members Posts: 22,721
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    Any other courses near Omaha better than Awarii worth playing?




    Woodland Hills GC in Eagle, NE wasn't bad. 'Typical parkland course.
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  • StetsonStetson  2557Posted: Members Posts: 2,557
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    Any other courses near Omaha better than Awarii worth playing?




    If you are wanting a more tree lined experience after all the time in the wide open than go play Quarry Oaks. Woodland Hills is fine and lie in their marketing about being 5*, in reality they aren't a top 15 course in this lightly populated state. Quarry is directly on your path along I-80, will present a challenge and has some things you will remember (might see a pack of deer, turkeys, bald eagle, etc)



    I'm a Links guy so I love being west of GI, but looking through your album I haven't seen a tree in quite a while lol.
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    Driver: Ping G400 (Tour AD IZ)
    3w: Ping G400 SFT (Tour AD DI)
    3H: Ping G400 (Tour AD DI)
    3i: Cobra King Utility 21* (Accra)
    4-P: PXG 0311T (KBS $-Taper)
    Wedges: 51* Edel TRP, 55* Edel DVR, 60* Vokey Links K
    Putter: PXG Mini Gunboat H
  • BEND OF THE RIVER GCBEND OF THE RIVER GC  6562Posted: Charter Members Posts: 6,562
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    Trees don't belong on golf courses!
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    Ping 4 Under carry bag
  • StetsonStetson  2557Posted: Members Posts: 2,557
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    Going to Awarii will add 2 hours to your drive time. If you add 3 hours to your drive time you can play Tatanka instead. Tatanka > Awarii. Obviously adding 3 hours isn't ideal but it is an unexpected option.



    If you want to play a muni that is better than the vast majority Id suggest Highlands in Lincoln.
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    Driver: Ping G400 (Tour AD IZ)
    3w: Ping G400 SFT (Tour AD DI)
    3H: Ping G400 (Tour AD DI)
    3i: Cobra King Utility 21* (Accra)
    4-P: PXG 0311T (KBS $-Taper)
    Wedges: 51* Edel TRP, 55* Edel DVR, 60* Vokey Links K
    Putter: PXG Mini Gunboat H
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  • deadsolid...shankdeadsolid...shank  14792Posted: ClubWRX Posts: 14,792
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    Any other courses near Omaha better than Awarii worth playing?




    Quarry Oaks between Lincoln and Omaha. My favorite course in the state.
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  • deadsolid...shankdeadsolid...shank  14792Posted: ClubWRX Posts: 14,792
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    Or you could probably play Riverside right in Grand Island. Private, but I don't think it would present too much of a problem getting on.



    Pretty basic, old school parkland style course. But almost (I should say at least it was when I was around there) always in very good condition. But it won't be a memorable course. I know Quarry Oaks is, and probably Awari.
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    Titleist 910 8.5
    Titleist 910 15*
    Titleist 910H 17*
    2-6 Mizuno MP-60, 7-PW MP-67
    SC GoLo
    Vokey SM5 52,58,62
  • deadsolid...shankdeadsolid...shank  14792Posted: ClubWRX Posts: 14,792
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    Bend, here's another option. I haven't played this course either but have heard really good things about it.



    Centura Hills in Cairo, Ne, which is just a few miles from Grand Island. Maybe Stetson knows something about the course.



    It might be worth at least taking a look at it. And by the way, enjoy Fossil Trace!
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    Titleist 910 15*
    Titleist 910H 17*
    2-6 Mizuno MP-60, 7-PW MP-67
    SC GoLo
    Vokey SM5 52,58,62
  • BEND OF THE RIVER GCBEND OF THE RIVER GC  6562Posted: Charter Members Posts: 6,562
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    Right now it is a toss up between Awari and Quarry Oaks for my Friday round.



    I liked Fossil Trace more than I thought I would. A few goofy holes and it would definitely be easier the second time around. Most expensive round so far, $80. Was cloudy for the whole round. When Intold the starter that I was from Cincinnati, he gave me this cool pouch. 6f7f6f451425d3de299d2b6002fe2246.jpg



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    TM M1 Kurokage shaft
    TM RBZ 3 wood stock Ozik shaft
    TM R11 4 wood Fujikura Rombax 6X07
    TM RBZ with Oban Revenge shaft
    Ping G irons 4-UW
    Nike VR 56*
    Nike VR 60*
    Black Lab oil can 350g custom grind by Geo
    Ping 4 Under carry bag
  • BEND OF THE RIVER GCBEND OF THE RIVER GC  6562Posted: Charter Members Posts: 6,562
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    I decided to play Awarii Dunes Friday morning. Might as well.
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    TM R11 4 wood Fujikura Rombax 6X07
    TM RBZ with Oban Revenge shaft
    Ping G irons 4-UW
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    Nike VR 60*
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  • I_HATE_SNOWI_HATE_SNOW  3357Posted: Members Posts: 3,357
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    Bend, Wildhorse is in great shape, greens are a little softer than usual, which helps. Wife and I got around in 3 hours, had to wait on a 4 some the first 3 holes, then we flew. After hole 18, take the first branch to the right and it will take you to your car, which will be surrounded by pickups. Enjoy!
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  • Wedge WizardWedge Wizard  14Posted: Members Posts: 14
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    Right now it is a toss up between Awari and Quarry Oaks for my Friday round.



    I liked Fossil Trace more than I thought I would. A few goofy holes and it would definitely be easier the second time around. Most expensive round so far, $80. Was cloudy for the whole round. When Intold the starter that I was from Cincinnati, he gave me this cool pouch. 6f7f6f451425d3de299d2b6002fe2246.jpg



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    Love that course
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  • I_HATE_SNOWI_HATE_SNOW  3357Posted: Members Posts: 3,357
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    Bend, gas is under $2 in Ogallala Nebraska.
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  • drn92drn92  1806Posted: Members Posts: 1,806
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    Glad you enjoyed Fossil Trace!



    drn92
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  • BEND OF THE RIVER GCBEND OF THE RIVER GC  6562Posted: Charter Members Posts: 6,562
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    dirtyboy wrote:
    Bend, gas is under $2 in Ogallala Nebraska.




    Nice, NM, UT and CO have all been well over $2.25. Moab was about $2.79! Oklahoma was the lowest on the trip at $1.74.
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    TM RBZ 3 wood stock Ozik shaft
    TM R11 4 wood Fujikura Rombax 6X07
    TM RBZ with Oban Revenge shaft
    Ping G irons 4-UW
    Nike VR 56*
    Nike VR 60*
    Black Lab oil can 350g custom grind by Geo
    Ping 4 Under carry bag
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  • BEND OF THE RIVER GCBEND OF THE RIVER GC  6562Posted: Charter Members Posts: 6,562
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    drn92 wrote:
    Glad you enjoyed Fossil Trace!



    drn92




    I did, worst weather of my trip so far. Cloudy the whole time so my pictures suffered. Defintely a fun golf course. Considering that I only had time for 1 round in Denver, it was a good choice.
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    TM RBZ 3 wood stock Ozik shaft
    TM R11 4 wood Fujikura Rombax 6X07
    TM RBZ with Oban Revenge shaft
    Ping G irons 4-UW
    Nike VR 56*
    Nike VR 60*
    Black Lab oil can 350g custom grind by Geo
    Ping 4 Under carry bag
  • teejaywhyteejaywhy Official GolfWRX Curmudgeon  7214Posted: Members Posts: 7,214
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    I decided to play Awarii Dunes Friday morning. Might as well.




    Might as well continue the Jim Engh Golf Trail, haha.
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  • StetsonStetson  2557Posted: Members Posts: 2,557
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    Good luck today. Hope you like WH. I've played some big time courses and I prefer WH to all except 1
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    Driver: Ping G400 (Tour AD IZ)
    3w: Ping G400 SFT (Tour AD DI)
    3H: Ping G400 (Tour AD DI)
    3i: Cobra King Utility 21* (Accra)
    4-P: PXG 0311T (KBS $-Taper)
    Wedges: 51* Edel TRP, 55* Edel DVR, 60* Vokey Links K
    Putter: PXG Mini Gunboat H
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  • BEND OF THE RIVER GCBEND OF THE RIVER GC  6562Posted: Charter Members Posts: 6,562
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    teejaywhy wrote:


    I decided to play Awarii Dunes Friday morning. Might as well.




    Might as well continue the Jim Engh Golf Trail, haha.




    I am so very close to being sick of driving. I am going to skip Awarii Dunes, just dont want to backtrack. I have driven pretty close to 3200 miles since 6/28.



    I think I will just play Willow Lakes which is an Air Force Base golf course south of Omaha.
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    TM R11 4 wood Fujikura Rombax 6X07
    TM RBZ with Oban Revenge shaft
    Ping G irons 4-UW
    Nike VR 56*
    Nike VR 60*
    Black Lab oil can 350g custom grind by Geo
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