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  • deadsolid...shankdeadsolid...shank  14805ClubWRX Posts: 14,805
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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 be 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.




    That is a lot of miles Bend, understand being sick of driving. Don't remember the exact schedule, but just for your info, Quarry Oaks is about one mile off I80.
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  • teejaywhyteejaywhy Official GolfWRX Curmudgeon  7216Members Posts: 7,216
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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 be sick of driving. I am going to skip Awarii Dunes...




    You are going to miss:

    Greens in a bowl surrounded by containment mounding,

    Several serpentine-like zig-zag bunkers

    A very long skinny green...



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  • BrianWalnutsBrianWalnuts  116Members Posts: 116
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    Great updates! keep em coming!
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  • BEND OF THE RIVER GCBEND OF THE RIVER GC  6562Charter 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 be 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.




    That is a lot of miles Bend, understand being sick of driving. Don't remember the exact schedule, but just for your info, Quarry Oaks is about one mile off I80.




    I was going to play Quarry Oaks, but NO morning tee times available.
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  • BEND OF THE RIVER GCBEND OF THE RIVER GC  6562Charter Members Posts: 6,562
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    teejaywhy wrote:

    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 be sick of driving. I am going to skip Awarii Dunes...




    You are going to miss:

    Greens in a bowl surrounded by containment mounding,

    Several serpentine-like zig-zag bunkers

    A very long skinny green...



    ha ha ha... image/drinks.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':drinks:' />




    I know but I want to come back to play Sand Hills and Prairie Club, so I'll add Awarii to that trip.
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  • StetsonStetson  2576Members Posts: 2,576
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    Iron Horse will suffice in the morning
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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
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  • BEND OF THE RIVER GCBEND OF THE RIVER GC  6562Charter Members Posts: 6,562
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    Here are the Wildhorse Pics.fb9bbd564e9ecfc2f095e70da5b00971.jpg

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    Stetson wrote:
    Iron Horse will suffice in the morning




    Iron Horse????
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  • deadsolid...shankdeadsolid...shank  14805ClubWRX Posts: 14,805
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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 be 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.




    That is a lot of miles Bend, understand being sick of driving. Don't remember the exact schedule, but just for your info, Quarry Oaks is about one mile off I80.




    I was going to play Quarry Oaks, but NO morning tee times available.




    That's too bad, but I bet a morning sleeping in will feel pretty good.
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  • StetsonStetson  2576Members Posts: 2,576
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    Iron Horse is a course off I80 as well in Ashland. Cool views around the lake
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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
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  • BEND OF THE RIVER GCBEND OF THE RIVER GC  6562Charter Members Posts: 6,562
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    Stetson wrote:
    Iron Horse is a course off I80 as well in Ashland. Cool views around the lake




    Is it a nice course???



    Willow Lakes is a Robert Trent Jones designed course.
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  • StetsonStetson  2576Members Posts: 2,576
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    I'd play Iron Horse if given a choice between the two
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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  6562Charter Members Posts: 6,562
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    Stetson wrote:
    I'd play Iron Horse if given a choice between the two




    Have you played Willow Lakes??? I enjoy military courses!!!
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  • BEND OF THE RIVER GCBEND OF THE RIVER GC  6562Charter Members Posts: 6,562
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    In Kansas City, for my last course, we'll play Swope Memorial GC.
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  • I_HATE_SNOWI_HATE_SNOW  3368Members Posts: 3,368
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    Thanks.
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  • StetsonStetson  2576Members Posts: 2,576
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    If you want to play willow lakes go for, don't let me talk you out of it 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
  • StetsonStetson  2576Members Posts: 2,576
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    Thought on Wild Horse? Was it firm, fast and windy? If not you didn't get the full experience 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
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  • I_HATE_SNOWI_HATE_SNOW  3368Members Posts: 3,368
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    Stetson wrote:


    Thought on Wild Horse? Was it firm, fast and windy? If not you didn't get the full experience lol




    Wednesday, storms developed to the north. Last 6 holes had a 20+ wind from the north, helped on 16 (9 iron in) and 18 (GW in), made them both easier as the ball would stop on the green. Both par 5's on the back played long.
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  • StetsonStetson  2576Members Posts: 2,576
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    As is typical of a Links course the wind is its only protector. When the wind dies down (virtually never) with those wide fairways and greens scores go down quickly.



    I have tried to get my wife to let me buy a membership to WH but being 240 miles away she keeps saying no. I figured we would only have to go 1 weekend per month or play about 10 rounds to make it worth the cost.
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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  6562Charter Members Posts: 6,562
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    Stetson wrote:
    Thought on Wild Horse? Was it firm, fast and windy? If not you didn't get the full experience lol




    I liked it quite a bit. I had 3 doubles on the front, mostly because "I rushed" playing through 3 groups. Settled down with a 41 on the back. Very little wind yesterday, if any at all. Played pretty firm, fairways could have been a bit firmer, but were not wet. The surrounds around the greens were really nice and the greens were dry and very, very FAST. I played the black/silver combo tees, right around 6300 yards.



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  • StetsonStetson  2576Members Posts: 2,576
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    Glad you liked it, that style isn't for everybody. It is my preference by far and I love chasing a 5-iron onto the green by landing 20 yards short and having to play pitch shots 50' right of the cup. But some do not like golf that way
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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  6562Charter Members Posts: 6,562
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    Dog sitter needs to drop off the dog a day early, may have to skip Kansas City tomorrow, which is OK because KC isn't all that far from Cincy and none of the courses I scouted out there were must plays. We can go there any time. Arthur Bryant's BBQ will miss me!!!!!



    Still Playing Willow Lakes GC today!
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  • BEND OF THE RIVER GCBEND OF THE RIVER GC  6562Charter Members Posts: 6,562
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    After we played Wildhorse we checked out the Pony Express Museum in Gothenburg as well.15e103e890816443f2b40b8f5b2b8b2e.jpg
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  • teejaywhyteejaywhy Official GolfWRX Curmudgeon  7216Members Posts: 7,216
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    Stetson wrote:


    Glad you liked it, that style isn't for everybody. It is my preference by far and I love chasing a 5-iron onto the green by landing 20 yards short and having to play pitch shots 50' right of the cup. But some do not like golf that way




    That style IS for everybody, they just don't know it yet!

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  • MiuralovechildMiuralovechild Miuralovechild  93Members Posts: 93
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    Moab is not that great for golf. Mountain biking or hiking is another story. You should have played in St George Ut/Mesquite Nv. Great golf and cheap in the summer. Sand hollow, Coral canyon, the ledges, wolf creek, conestoga, palmer oasis, and many many others. The Hideout is a fun hidden gem. I liked that course. I love piñon hills. You should have played Black Mesa in NM. It's like Redlands Mesa. Looks like you had a great time. Wildhorse is nice also. I stopped there on the way back from Sand hills which is in my top 5 in the USA.
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  • BEND OF THE RIVER GCBEND OF THE RIVER GC  6562Charter Members Posts: 6,562
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    St George was too far away this trip, it's on my radar!



    A local in Santa Fe said that Black Mesa was still in terrible shape, so I skipped it.
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  • BEND OF THE RIVER GCBEND OF THE RIVER GC  6562Charter Members Posts: 6,562
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    Well my wife talked me into going home a day early. I did not play today, but she promised me another 4-5 day golf trip in the future. The courses I missed out on were Willow Lakes amd Swope, which were only going to be played because they were on the route home. Deal.



    I driove slightly over 4200 miles, played 18 new golf courses, saw a few cool sights along the way and had a great time playing golf.
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  • StetsonStetson  2576Members Posts: 2,576
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    Very jealous. Sounds like a great trip

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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
  • I_HATE_SNOWI_HATE_SNOW  3368Members Posts: 3,368
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    Well my wife talked me into going home a day early. I did not play today, but she promised me another 4-5 day golf trip in the future. The courses I missed out on were Willow Lakes amd Swope, which were only going to be played because they were on the route home. Deal.



    I driove over 4100 miles, played 18 new golfcourses, saw a few sights along the way and had a great time.


    Well played! We are envious as we have only played about 70 different courses, we collect a logo ball from each. St. George is a great place, but not in the summer. We try to go late September, and it can still be too hot.
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  • BEND OF THE RIVER GCBEND OF THE RIVER GC  6562Charter Members Posts: 6,562
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    I'll rank the courses in order of how I liked them. Redlands Mesa is just awesome, in my top 3 of over 500 (501) courses played.



    1. Redlands Mesa (CO)

    2. Pinon Hills. (NM)

    3. Paako Ridge(NM)

    4. Links de Santa Fe (tie) (NM)

    4. Wild Horse (tie) (NE)

    6. Devil's Thumb (CO)

    7. Fossil Trace (CO)

    8. Hideout (UT)

    9. LaFortune Park (OK)

    10. Gateway National Links (IL)

    11. Fort Leonard Wood (MO)

    12. Battlement Mesa (CO)

    13. Moab GC (UT)

    14. Rifle Creek (CO)

    15. Commanche Trail (tie) (TX)

    15. NM Military Institute (tie) (NM)

    16. Cedaredge GC (CO)

    17. GC of Edmond (OK)



    Links de Sante Fe (Marty Sanchez) was way better than I expected. I really liked that course. LaFortune Park in Tulsa was pretty fun as well.
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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*
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