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One of most fascinating stories of course lies in two of its holes numbers 7 & 11 - Old Works & Old World #2 respectively with their glistening black-slag bunkers of imported black sand from Montana.
Four holes from Geronimo and Chiricahua designs at Jack's Desert Mountain in Scottsdale, Arizona contains all details right down to Saguaro cactus. Hole No. 9, which is a replica of Desert Mountain No.6 at Geronimo Course is a 453-yard par 4. This lengthy sloping downhill test doglegs to left. Your tee shot has to be hit on fairway and avoid bunker on left. Your second shot has to fly an arroyo, cut in front of green and wrap around it to par.
A trademark of Bear's Best is starting and finishing par fours (1 & 18) with water running length of entire fairways. These PGA West (Palm Springs) replicas honor his two designs and brings water into play from both left (on #1) and right (on #18). Hole No.18 (PGA West No.18, Palm Springs, California - Resort C
A 450-yard par 4. This strong finishing hole has sand and water along right side of fairway. The elevated and sloping green sits right next to water and is also well bunkered. To stay out of trouble, precise shots are required throughout length of this great finishing hole.
For more than 30 years, Nicklaus courses have covered nearly every continent, creating name and reputation of excellence among great golf course architects. In 2001, Jack was recognized with three national awards related to his golf course design work, and in
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