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(GUEST POST) 2010: A Golf Odyssey December 31, 2010

Filed under: Christmas,Guest Post,Happy,Las Vegas,Mom — Kelocity @ 4:57 pm
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Since the day Kelocity launched, Kelley has been asking me to provide a guest post.
This is my first.

There is nothing I love more than my wife.  Unfortunately, my work schedule last weekend kept us apart for the holiday.
With her braving the winter weather blast in Boston I took the opportunity to rendezvous with my other loves, travel and golf… not necessarily in that order.

But this wasn’t just a trip… it was an odyssey.
54 holes in 72 hours on some of the best courses in the West!

My mom didn’t want me to be alone for the holiday, so she tagged along.

Yellow & Black Golf Bag + Yellow & Black Travel Bag = 100% Intentional
Yellow & Black Golf Bag + Yellow & Black Travel Bag + Yellow & Black VW Beatle = 100% Luck… it was a rental car.
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My first round was at Primm Valley Golf Club, just on the border of California and Nevada.
They have two courses, Desert and Lakes.  I played the Lakes course.

Warming up…
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This was our view while we grabbed a bite to eat at the club house.  Stunning!
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1st Tee.

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Fantastic conditions on a fantastic course.

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We stayed the first night in Las Vegas.

Day 2 (Christmas Day) was at Badlands Golf Course in Summerlin, just a few miles North West of the Las Vegas Strip.

Not only was the course amazing, so were the homes that looked down on it…
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Stay focused Irving.  You are here to golf, not daydream.
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Check out the view from the tee box.
It’s a long carry over the desert to hit the fairway, good thing I am focused.
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After that shot, your travel down the path to find this…
The octagon building is a workout room.  Just past the workout room is a helicopter.
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Wait, what?  A HELICOPTER?!?!
I thought about this for a while.  This guy has a helicopter parked in his backyard.
Truth is, if I had a home in Vegas on an amazing golf course… with a helicopter, I too would park it in the backyard.
I mean where else would you park it?  In the front yard?  That would be such an eyesore.

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Oh no!  The temperature started to drop into the 60s, time to pull out the sweatshirt.
(I think this was they day that Kel called me to tell me she had to shovel snow twice.)
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After the round we got in the car and drove to Mesquite, Nevada.

It’s about an hour North of Vegas just before you hit Arizona and Utah.

We stayed that night in Mesquite and woke up for an early round.
This was actually the course that I was most excited for.

Wolf Creek Golf Course in Mesquite is listed as one of the top 50 courses in the country.
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It has been described as “the Disneyland of golf courses.”
And “the Pebble Beach of desert golf.”
I agree with both.

Just have a look at this place…
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Time to warm up…
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1st hole…

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And here we go…
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Here is the view from the back tee’s on the 2nd hole.

The fairway is over the ridge to the left side of this picture.
Look just right of center in this picture.  My mom is standing at the white tees, where I played from.

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A closer look…

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Here is the view from the white tees.

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I’m going for it…
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The conditions were perfect…

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Here are two of the best Par 3 holes that I have ever played…

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I have never seen views like this on a golf course…

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This is about as close to other golfers that I got that day.
See them on the ridge?  That is a tee box!
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What a way to end the year!
Have a very Happy New Year everyone.  See you in 2011!
Cheers,
-Irving

 

One Response to “(GUEST POST) 2010: A Golf Odyssey”

  1. Janie Says:

    Wow – the views are so spectacular I don’t think I’d do a good job of golfing – oh wait I don’t do a good job of golfing. . . so I’d just enjoy the views and leave the second-hand clubs at home!


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