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1    3/29/2011   4/7/2011
Review By: The Valkyrie Kid
Played: 1117  Reviewed: 1067  Exp: 39.3 Years
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Pros: The course plays around and very near and uses some of reconfigured grounds of the Gene Torres Ball Golf Course. At times, you may have to wait for the golfers to play through. Although mostly open, there are some scattered trees to throw around, enough elevation to make things interesting and there was one water hazard when I played in late March. Between the ever present wind blowing off the Sangra de Cristo Mountains and the distance, this course will challenge anyone who dares to play it. I was fortunate to be guided around by John Tapia, one of the club leaders here in Las Vegas.
Three holes in particular stood out for me as favorites. # 3 where you're throwing downhill 300-400' depending on the placement to a basket tucked away in the trees. # 14 is probably the toughest hole on the course. You have to throw a pin point accurate slightly hyser drive through a gap in the trees to avoid a bogey here. And the final hole, # 18 is a short, but blind downhill toss made treacherous by the gusting crosswinds and OB road on the left side.
Cons: According to course guru, John, the wind here blow consistently from March until September, and it blows hard, gusting upwards to 20-25 MPH. The natural teepads are probably not the best. Again, according to John, the grass can get very long during the summer, making hunting for discs a everyday occurence. I found a couple of the wide open holes fairly boring.
Other Thoughts: Battling this constant wind would make you a better player, for sure. I think this course could really benefit from borrowing a page from the Brent Baca Memorial Course in Alburquerque and laying in some made obstacles around the baskets like they have there. The two I'm specifically visualizing for here are the burying of the poles (upright) around a basket that sits out in the open thereby giving the basket the feel of being set in a grove of trees. The second is maybe borrowing, begging or stealing one or two of the large, rusting metal frame industrial structures that Brent Baca has laying around in abundance. They could surely spare one or two of their structures and when placed around/or atop of, one of these open baskets here, would really jazz up one of these more mundane open praire desert holes. Just my two cents worth but then I wouldn't have to be the one out digging holes in the blazing hot desert sun. I'll leave that to John and his crew!

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