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Holes #6, #7 and #8 all meet similar standards of its predecessor, utilizing natural surroundings to enhance game itself, and yes, they are unique in their own way. Although #6 gives golfer a quick breather for its shorter distance and lack of elevation change, it is well deserved. Of these four canyon holes, it is only one without a vista view but compensates for its lack of visage as you are embraced by its walls of tranquility, built by immense boulder formations while wandering through its fairway. Hole #7 is a par 3, 151-yarder over a 75-foot canyon, which funnels even slightest wind through venturi. This hole must be played wisely; as it can play anywhere from two to five clubs longer because of moment of flight time a ball takes to travel across mystical gorge. Hole #8 elevates golfer while driving up to it, some 100 feet above fairway floor. What a great view and what a way to make an average golfer feel like a Golf God! As if #5 was there to prepare you for this hole, #8 is a par 5, 519-yard test with just a petite target for your cliff drive. As golfer hits their ball, it seems like eternity while watching drive take off and waiting for it to land, that is, if you can follow it to terminus
Although back nine revisits man-made structures of communities and beautifully landscaped homes, it maintains many of cliff shots, rustic canyons and twisting fairways as front nine. In particular, hole numbers 11 and 16 are stationed as high as some of holes on front nine. Hole #11 can be driven rather safely, but do not pull it or water-saving sand traps comes into play. Also, golfer discovers on hole #16, a par 3, 166-yarder, that calculation for wind and loft before clubbing-down is a prerequisite. In other words, combination of high tee off elevation with its proximity to higher head winds aloft makes for extended flight time. The longer ball is head-on in jet stream, more it loses its forward distance. Hence, so even if you hit a low shot for wind, this hole will play up to three clubs longer, as it did for me.
Jetsetters Magazine Golf MallMy guide Wayne was so informative, allowing me to play my game and experience accolades and abasing encounters one has with this course. He pointed out facts and trivia of course, including day Big Cat Williams and two other of his long drive buddies teed-off and all drove green (and over) from high above on Hole #18, a par 4, 392 (from black). Today, I was playing from blue tee off boxes although there is white and gold too.
The elegant clubhouse at Oasis is attached to Pro Shop with locker rooms, restaurant and formal dining facilities, ornamented in a Nevada desert decor. Dining Room guests are able to view golfers starting out their humbling experience on Hole #1, preparing for ultimate Desert target golf experience.
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By Mel Barosay, Jetsetters Magazine Correspondent. Read Jetsetters Magazine at www.jetsettersmagazine.com
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