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Legacy Golf Course Las Vegas CLOSED


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#1 Smash Factors

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Posted 09 July 2017 - 05:10 PM

The Legacy Golf Club in Las Vegas (Henderson) on Green Valley Parkway and Wigwam has been sold. The final price was probably the lowest in recent Las Vegas history: $1.5 Million. Currently, the course is closed and so is the practice facility which was the best one in the city.

As it sits, the course needs around $800,000 in cart path repair. I've been told the new owner will probably ask for an increase to HOA fees. Until that happens, there is no plan to reopen the course.

The future of another Vegas course is also unclear. Rhodes Ranch Golf Course is now up for sale. The asking price is right around $5 million.

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Posted 09 July 2017 - 05:14 PM

Well that's sad.  Played the course several times and enjoyed it.  The "suits" tee box was interesting but hey, it's Vegas.

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Posted 09 July 2017 - 05:19 PM

Not a bad track at all. Was always a bit pricey though IMO. The tee boxes was a nice touch. I've never see club, diamond, heart and spade shaped tee boxes before.
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Posted 09 July 2017 - 05:22 PM

Was surprised by the news of Legacy hitting here late Monday. Love playing the course but it did need some work on the paths. Frankly, they closed the wrong course as Wildhorse should be the one closed.

Don't think it will stay closed too long as there is an agreement in place that it will stay a golf course similar to what the folks at Silverstone are going through right now.

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Posted 12 July 2017 - 01:48 PM

The new Top Golf, while not at all the same thing, probably didn't help.  Most people that are in Vegas are not there for golf, and a couple hour Top Golf session may scratch the itch well enough.


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Posted 15 July 2017 - 06:45 AM

I played Legacy a week before they closed.  It wasn't in the best of shape, but not as bad as say Tuscany right before they switched.  The guy we were paired up with was a course local and said he had never seen it so bad in years.  As someone else mentioned, the land contract has wording in it guaranteeing the land will only be used as a golf course for 50 years from 1988.  It's not my favorite course, but I'd rather not lose another course here.

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Posted 15 July 2017 - 04:47 PM

View PostDysfunkshun, on 15 July 2017 - 06:45 AM, said:

I played Legacy a week before they closed.  It wasn't in the best of shape, but not as bad as say Tuscany right before they switched.  The guy we were paired up with was a course local and said he had never seen it so bad in years.  As someone else mentioned, the land contract has wording in it guaranteeing the land will only be used as a golf course for 50 years from 1988.  It's not my favorite course, but I'd rather not lose another course here.

That happens when a course is getting ready to close. They stop maintaining it properly and squeeze out as many rounds as possible before they drop the hammer.
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Posted 15 July 2017 - 06:20 PM

View PostSmash Factors, on 09 July 2017 - 05:10 PM, said:

The Legacy Golf Club in Las Vegas (Henderson) on Green Valley Parkway and Wigwam has been sold. The final price was probably the lowest in recent Las Vegas history: $1.5 Million. Currently, the course is closed and so is the practice facility which was the best one in the city.

As it sits, the course needs around $800,000 in cart path repair. I've been told the new owner will probably ask for an increase to HOA fees. Until that happens, there is no plan to reopen the course.

The future of another Vegas course is also unclear. Rhodes Ranch Golf Course is now up for sale. The asking price is right around $5 million.

Best practice facility in the city?? Maybe if you've only played legacy.

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Posted 15 July 2017 - 08:12 PM

View Postkg92lefty, on 15 July 2017 - 06:20 PM, said:

View PostSmash Factors, on 09 July 2017 - 05:10 PM, said:

The Legacy Golf Club in Las Vegas (Henderson) on Green Valley Parkway and Wigwam has been sold. The final price was probably the lowest in recent Las Vegas history: $1.5 Million. Currently, the course is closed and so is the practice facility which was the best one in the city.

As it sits, the course needs around $800,000 in cart path repair. I've been told the new owner will probably ask for an increase to HOA fees. Until that happens, there is no plan to reopen the course.

The future of another Vegas course is also unclear. Rhodes Ranch Golf Course is now up for sale. The asking price is right around $5 million.

Best practice facility in the city?? Maybe if you've only played legacy.

Which one is better?
Whatever driver happens to be working at the time
Some random 3 wood
My same, old irons
A few wedges...
Scotty Cameron Fastback

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Posted 16 July 2017 - 09:45 AM

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Posted 16 July 2017 - 10:22 AM

View PostSmash Factors, on 15 July 2017 - 08:12 PM, said:

View Postkg92lefty, on 15 July 2017 - 06:20 PM, said:

View PostSmash Factors, on 09 July 2017 - 05:10 PM, said:

The Legacy Golf Club in Las Vegas (Henderson) on Green Valley Parkway and Wigwam has been sold. The final price was probably the lowest in recent Las Vegas history: $1.5 Million. Currently, the course is closed and so is the practice facility which was the best one in the city.

As it sits, the course needs around $800,000 in cart path repair. I've been told the new owner will probably ask for an increase to HOA fees. Until that happens, there is no plan to reopen the course.

The future of another Vegas course is also unclear. Rhodes Ranch Golf Course is now up for sale. The asking price is right around $5 million.

Best practice facility in the city?? Maybe if you've only played legacy.

Which one is better?

TPC, Paiute, Boulder Creek are the three I like the most.  Within 20 minutes of anyone.  They all have balls with dimples, a bunker with sand, more than four targets and much better greens.

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Posted 16 July 2017 - 11:04 AM

View Postkg92lefty, on 16 July 2017 - 10:22 AM, said:

View PostSmash Factors, on 15 July 2017 - 08:12 PM, said:

View Postkg92lefty, on 15 July 2017 - 06:20 PM, said:

View PostSmash Factors, on 09 July 2017 - 05:10 PM, said:

The Legacy Golf Club in Las Vegas (Henderson) on Green Valley Parkway and Wigwam has been sold. The final price was probably the lowest in recent Las Vegas history: $1.5 Million. Currently, the course is closed and so is the practice facility which was the best one in the city.

As it sits, the course needs around $800,000 in cart path repair. I've been told the new owner will probably ask for an increase to HOA fees. Until that happens, there is no plan to reopen the course.

The future of another Vegas course is also unclear. Rhodes Ranch Golf Course is now up for sale. The asking price is right around $5 million.

Best practice facility in the city?? Maybe if you've only played legacy.

Which one is better?



TPC, Paiute, Boulder Creek are the three I like the most.  Within 20 minutes of anyone.  They all have balls with dimples, a bunker with sand, more than four targets and much better greens.

Within 20 minutes my a**, lol. It takes me 38 minutes to get to Paiute when I'm stomping the pedal at 80-90mph. Boulder Creek takes about 30 and TPC, takes about the same. It took me 11 minutes to get to Legacy on average.

It may have not been the best in the city but it was definitely one of the better public practice facilities. My home course. I'm planning to start practicing at Revere now, which is a decent practice area but I'm not a fan of their range.

Anyway, sucks it closed because it was close to home. When Silverstone and Badlands closed it wasn't a big deal because I rarely played those courses but I'm bummed now it happened to Legacy! Hopefully they reope it back up in the future.
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Posted 16 July 2017 - 01:32 PM

View Postrobrey85, on 16 July 2017 - 11:04 AM, said:

View Postkg92lefty, on 16 July 2017 - 10:22 AM, said:

View PostSmash Factors, on 15 July 2017 - 08:12 PM, said:

View Postkg92lefty, on 15 July 2017 - 06:20 PM, said:

View PostSmash Factors, on 09 July 2017 - 05:10 PM, said:

The Legacy Golf Club in Las Vegas (Henderson) on Green Valley Parkway and Wigwam has been sold. The final price was probably the lowest in recent Las Vegas history: $1.5 Million. Currently, the course is closed and so is the practice facility which was the best one in the city.

As it sits, the course needs around $800,000 in cart path repair. I've been told the new owner will probably ask for an increase to HOA fees. Until that happens, there is no plan to reopen the course.

The future of another Vegas course is also unclear. Rhodes Ranch Golf Course is now up for sale. The asking price is right around $5 million.

Best practice facility in the city?? Maybe if you've only played legacy.

Which one is better?



TPC, Paiute, Boulder Creek are the three I like the most.  Within 20 minutes of anyone.  They all have balls with dimples, a bunker with sand, more than four targets and much better greens.

Within 20 minutes my a**, lol. It takes me 38 minutes to get to Paiute when I'm stomping the pedal at 80-90mph. Boulder Creek takes about 30 and TPC, takes about the same. It took me 11 minutes to get to Legacy on average.

It may have not been the best in the city but it was definitely one of the better public practice facilities. My home course. I'm planning to start practicing at Revere now, which is a decent practice area but I'm not a fan of their range.

Anyway, sucks it closed because it was close to home. When Silverstone and Badlands closed it wasn't a big deal because I rarely played those courses but I'm bummed now it happened to Legacy! Hopefully they reope it back up in the future.

Right?

Not to mention that Boulder Creek isn't even IN Las Vegas. LOL
I love Paiute, but it's a journey. You don't just jump in your car and head over to Paiute. It's all the way out at the Indian Reservation.
I agree that the range at Revere isn't very good. Bears Best has a good practice area but it's also a long drive. TPC is real nice, but it's a drive for me also.

Aside from the privates, I've played every course in this city with the exception of Southshore. I don't remember seeing a better practice area anywhere. Hopefully Legacy will reopen.

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Posted 16 July 2017 - 08:49 PM

Agree with Rob and Smash. While I am close to Paiute so I use their facilities, Legacy had a nice range with a good short game range. Definitely the best feature of the course.

Rob, I'm off on weekends now. Shoot me a text if you need a 4th at Chimera.

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Posted 16 July 2017 - 10:00 PM

Pretty sad ... it's a reasonably nice area ... hard to believe it struggled so badly.


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Posted 16 July 2017 - 10:14 PM

View PostGolfinnova, on 16 July 2017 - 08:49 PM, said:

Agree with Rob and Smash. While I am close to Paiute so I use their facilities, Legacy had a nice range with a good short game range. Definitely the best feature of the course.

Rob, I'm off on weekends now. Shoot me a text if you need a 4th at Chimera.

Awesome dude, Chimera is in really crappy shape right now with some changes they're doing but I'm down to play next weekend. I'll shoot you a text.
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Posted 16 July 2017 - 11:19 PM

View Postrobrey85, on 16 July 2017 - 10:14 PM, said:

View PostGolfinnova, on 16 July 2017 - 08:49 PM, said:

Agree with Rob and Smash. While I am close to Paiute so I use their facilities, Legacy had a nice range with a good short game range. Definitely the best feature of the course.

Rob, I'm off on weekends now. Shoot me a text if you need a 4th at Chimera.

Awesome dude, Chimera is in really crappy shape right now with some changes they're doing but I'm down to play next weekend. I'll shoot you a text.

Word has it that Royal Links has the best greens in town right now.
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Posted 17 July 2017 - 10:52 PM

Played Royal the other day and it's definitely worthy of playing. Greens were very solid, held well and rolled smooth. A little on the slow side, but it could have been an early morning thing. The course itself was lush and the rough was thick and of course an occasional burnout spot which is to be expected this time of year. Really a solid value for locals under the new ownership.

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Posted 17 July 2017 - 11:04 PM

View Postkg92lefty, on 16 July 2017 - 10:22 AM, said:

View PostSmash Factors, on 15 July 2017 - 08:12 PM, said:

View Postkg92lefty, on 15 July 2017 - 06:20 PM, said:

View PostSmash Factors, on 09 July 2017 - 05:10 PM, said:

The Legacy Golf Club in Las Vegas (Henderson) on Green Valley Parkway and Wigwam has been sold. The final price was probably the lowest in recent Las Vegas history: $1.5 Million. Currently, the course is closed and so is the practice facility which was the best one in the city.

As it sits, the course needs around $800,000 in cart path repair. I've been told the new owner will probably ask for an increase to HOA fees. Until that happens, there is no plan to reopen the course.

The future of another Vegas course is also unclear. Rhodes Ranch Golf Course is now up for sale. The asking price is right around $5 million.

Best practice facility in the city?? Maybe if you've only played legacy.

Which one is better?

TPC, Paiute, Boulder Creek are the three I like the most.  Within 20 minutes of anyone.  They all have balls with dimples, a bunker with sand, more than four targets and much better greens.

I love this too. I'd say they're within twenty minutes of anyone if you have a helicopter.  I live in Summerlin, won't pay TPC's prices, and cannot think of a scenario other than a special event where I'd drive the 40 minutes (if lucky) to go to Boulder Creek. I'll probably never play there no matter how nice it is.

Paiute is great for locals, no question. But even at about 25-30 minutes it is kind of pushing it for a Saturday.

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Posted 18 July 2017 - 04:03 AM

View Postgolf.suLLy, on 17 July 2017 - 10:52 PM, said:

Played Royal the other day and it's definitely worthy of playing. Greens were very solid, held well and rolled smooth. A little on the slow side, but it could have been an early morning thing. The course itself was lush and the rough was thick and of course an occasional burnout spot which is to be expected this time of year. Really a solid value for locals under the new ownership.

Unless they changed something in the last couple of months, I don't how Royal Links could be considered a "value" for locals. I played there in early May, and was not overly thrilled. I paid $90 for the "local" rate at twilight, had to drive through the ghetto to get there, and the conditions were no better than any of the budget courses around town. There were literally only 5 cars in the lot when I played there.

I can list a dozen courses that are NOT in bullet alley, with better conditions, at half the price or less, including WAY better courses like Reflection Bay, Coyote Springs, and Paiute. Hell, I only paid $75 to play Wolf Creek!

It's a neat layout, and I would play it again, but not for anything close to $90. That's what I pay for rounds when I'M the one on vacation somewhere. What's the point of living in Vegas if you can't score those sweet local deals?


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Posted 18 July 2017 - 12:01 PM

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View Postgolf.suLLy, on 17 July 2017 - 10:52 PM, said:

Played Royal the other day and it's definitely worthy of playing. Greens were very solid, held well and rolled smooth. A little on the slow side, but it could have been an early morning thing. The course itself was lush and the rough was thick and of course an occasional burnout spot which is to be expected this time of year. Really a solid value for locals under the new ownership.

Unless they changed something in the last couple of months, I don't how Royal Links could be considered a "value" for locals. I played there in early May, and was not overly thrilled. I paid $90 for the "local" rate at twilight, had to drive through the ghetto to get there, and the conditions were no better than any of the budget courses around town. There were literally only 5 cars in the lot when I played there.

I can list a dozen courses that are NOT in bullet alley, with better conditions, at half the price or less, including WAY better courses like Reflection Bay, Coyote Springs, and Paiute. Hell, I only paid $75 to play Wolf Creek!

It's a neat layout, and I would play it again, but not for anything close to $90. That's what I pay for rounds when I'M the one on vacation somewhere. What's the point of living in Vegas if you can't score those sweet local deals?

Dude, sorry I didn't give up what I paid but it was the same I paid to play Reflection Bay the same day and slightly more than when I played Coyote days before. It wasn't even close to $90 and I wouldn't spend $90 of your dollars to play most tracks in LV.

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Posted 19 July 2017 - 01:53 AM

View Postgolf.suLLy, on 18 July 2017 - 12:01 PM, said:

View PostNoCaution, on 18 July 2017 - 04:03 AM, said:

View Postgolf.suLLy, on 17 July 2017 - 10:52 PM, said:

Played Royal the other day and it's definitely worthy of playing. Greens were very solid, held well and rolled smooth. A little on the slow side, but it could have been an early morning thing. The course itself was lush and the rough was thick and of course an occasional burnout spot which is to be expected this time of year. Really a solid value for locals under the new ownership.

Unless they changed something in the last couple of months, I don't how Royal Links could be considered a "value" for locals. I played there in early May, and was not overly thrilled. I paid $90 for the "local" rate at twilight, had to drive through the ghetto to get there, and the conditions were no better than any of the budget courses around town. There were literally only 5 cars in the lot when I played there.

I can list a dozen courses that are NOT in bullet alley, with better conditions, at half the price or less, including WAY better courses like Reflection Bay, Coyote Springs, and Paiute. Hell, I only paid $75 to play Wolf Creek!

It's a neat layout, and I would play it again, but not for anything close to $90. That's what I pay for rounds when I'M the one on vacation somewhere. What's the point of living in Vegas if you can't score those sweet local deals?

Dude, sorry I didn't give up what I paid but it was the same I paid to play Reflection Bay the same day and slightly more than when I played Coyote days before. It wasn't even close to $90 and I wouldn't spend $90 of your dollars to play most tracks in LV.

It's true that a lot of the courses in Vegas aren't good. We prefer Paiute or any course that has good greens which is hard to find.

It's often worth the drive to Pahrump to play Mountain Falls. Rates are usually below $50 and conditions have always been good the few times I've played.
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Posted 19 July 2017 - 12:42 PM

View PostNoCaution, on 18 July 2017 - 04:03 AM, said:

View Postgolf.suLLy, on 17 July 2017 - 10:52 PM, said:

Played Royal the other day and it's definitely worthy of playing. Greens were very solid, held well and rolled smooth. A little on the slow side, but it could have been an early morning thing. The course itself was lush and the rough was thick and of course an occasional burnout spot which is to be expected this time of year. Really a solid value for locals under the new ownership.

Unless they changed something in the last couple of months, I don't how Royal Links could be considered a "value" for locals. I played there in early May, and was not overly thrilled. I paid $90 for the "local" rate at twilight, had to drive through the ghetto to get there, and the conditions were no better than any of the budget courses around town. There were literally only 5 cars in the lot when I played there.

I can list a dozen courses that are NOT in bullet alley, with better conditions, at half the price or less, including WAY better courses like Reflection Bay, Coyote Springs, and Paiute. Hell, I only paid $75 to play Wolf Creek!

It's a neat layout, and I would play it again, but not for anything close to $90. That's what I pay for rounds when I'M the one on vacation somewhere. What's the point of living in Vegas if you can't score those sweet local deals?

Didn't he just say it's under new ownership? or did I misinterpret that? Anyway, I'm on their website and it's showing a local rate of $59, which is a solid price if it's in lush conditions.

Anyone want to hop in for an early morning round with me and MTM? Shoot me a PM if you're interested.
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Posted 19 July 2017 - 12:44 PM

View PostSmash Factors, on 19 July 2017 - 01:53 AM, said:

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View Postgolf.suLLy, on 17 July 2017 - 10:52 PM, said:

Played Royal the other day and it's definitely worthy of playing. Greens were very solid, held well and rolled smooth. A little on the slow side, but it could have been an early morning thing. The course itself was lush and the rough was thick and of course an occasional burnout spot which is to be expected this time of year. Really a solid value for locals under the new ownership.

Unless they changed something in the last couple of months, I don't how Royal Links could be considered a "value" for locals. I played there in early May, and was not overly thrilled. I paid $90 for the "local" rate at twilight, had to drive through the ghetto to get there, and the conditions were no better than any of the budget courses around town. There were literally only 5 cars in the lot when I played there.

I can list a dozen courses that are NOT in bullet alley, with better conditions, at half the price or less, including WAY better courses like Reflection Bay, Coyote Springs, and Paiute. Hell, I only paid $75 to play Wolf Creek!

It's a neat layout, and I would play it again, but not for anything close to $90. That's what I pay for rounds when I'M the one on vacation somewhere. What's the point of living in Vegas if you can't score those sweet local deals?

Dude, sorry I didn't give up what I paid but it was the same I paid to play Reflection Bay the same day and slightly more than when I played Coyote days before. It wasn't even close to $90 and I wouldn't spend $90 of your dollars to play most tracks in LV.

It's true that a lot of the courses in Vegas aren't good. We prefer Paiute or any course that has good greens which is hard to find.

It's often worth the drive to Pahrump to play Mountain Falls. Rates are usually below $50 and conditions have always been good the few times I've played.

A lot of that has to do with water restrictions not to mention the cost of maintenance vs the revenue they bring in and what not. I think Mountain Falls and Paiute are always in lush conditions because they're not held to the same water restrictions, at least I don't think so.
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Posted 19 July 2017 - 02:47 PM

I don't mean to derail the thread but when you consider the economics of Clark County and the water restrictions I don't see how the community can sustain more than 75% of the courses in existence today.

On the other hand the county IS growing again, and new residential development is up slightly.


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Posted 19 July 2017 - 02:51 PM

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I don't mean to derail the thread but when you consider the economics of Clark County and the water restrictions I don't see how the community can sustain more than 75% of the courses in existence today.

On the other hand the county IS growing again, and new residential development is up slightly.

The other issue is that these courses charge so much for out of towners to play. I remember seeing Legacy charging like 120+ for out of towners. A lot of places I have been, charge you maybe like 10 bucks more or something to play if you aren't a resident. It's pretty ridiculous.
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Posted 19 July 2017 - 02:54 PM

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A lot of that has to do with water restrictions not to mention the cost of maintenance vs the revenue they bring in and what not. I think Mountain Falls and Paiute are always in lush conditions because they're not held to the same water restrictions, at least I don't think so.

Paiute is not but Mountain Falls is under similar restrictions. Mountain Falls benefits from Rye all year, so they claim.

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Posted 19 July 2017 - 05:26 PM

Looks like its time to move to Scottsdale, the way courses are closing here.
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Posted 20 July 2017 - 06:55 AM

I played Royal Links a few weeks ago, it was in excellent shape as well.  Also, paid closer to $50, but when I called yesterday they were asking $77.  Tried to play Chimera yesterday and a couple things to note:  I was told they're transitioning grass, which is why it's looking bad right now.  I only saw a couple holes, but it was in ugly shape.  Next, they got hit real hard by the storm yesterday, half of hole 1 was a river.  If the ugly conditions are ok, I'd still give it a couple days to dry up some.

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Posted 20 July 2017 - 03:41 PM

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Looks like its time to move to Scottsdale, the way courses are closing here.

13 years in Scottsdale. If we think looming water restrictions here are having an effect, just look at what is going to happen down there in 3-5 years. We ain't seen nothing, yet.


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