Howl On a Cliffhanger in the Canadian Rockies A Golf Feature for Women

Written by Lise Lacasse

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Majestic mountains appeared onrepparttar horizon -repparttar 139417 snow-capped Rockies,repparttar 139418 symbols of Canada that they are, dominaterepparttar 139419 countryside creating a perfect picture postcard.

On your way, make sure you stop in Banff for a bite to eat; it's truly a town worth seeing. Sure, it's full of tourists and tourist shops that sell overpriced, tacky items, but it's a quaint village in its own right, so take my advice, make a stop.

After lunch, we continuedrepparttar 139420 drive to British Columbia. Remember, we are driving from one province to another. (For those of you unfamiliar with traveling in Canada, there are NO border stops between provinces.) The trip from Banff, Alberta to Radium, British Columbia, is approximately one hour. That is if you don't stop. But you will stop, and have your camera ready becauserepparttar 139421 views are breathtaking. Valley upon valley unfolds before your eyes. Asrepparttar 139422 mountains reach forrepparttar 139423 sky, I spotted whererepparttar 139424 tree line ended and was replaced by stark protruding rock faces. I can't help but ask my girlfriend to stoprepparttar 139425 car, so I can take pictures. I feel compelled to photograph everything, as I didn't want this memory to fade.

When we arrived in Radium, I noticedrepparttar 139426 hot springs were open. Note to self about Radium. Natural hot springs are favorite tourist spot, so if you're into this type of scene enjoy, if not, wave torepparttar 139427 "springers" and keep driving. Another note to self. Beware of mountain sheep onrepparttar 139428 side ofrepparttar 139429 road and don't stop to close to take photographs, as they get frightened and begin to "joust" right in front of your car.

Twenty-five minutes later,repparttar 139430 car stops. I am at Panorama Resort! Greeted by friendly staff, I was handed a map and promisedrepparttar 139431 weather would cooperate. I was somewhat dubious aboutrepparttar 139432 weather comment and I became fixated onrepparttar 139433 weather channel.

We arrive at our condominium and as we pull up, I squeal, "this is too good to be true!" Picture this: four chateau-style condominiums, perched high on a hill. Behind them loom snow-capped mountains as far asrepparttar 139434 eye can see. Traces ofrepparttar 139435 snow remain on a few ofrepparttar 139436 ski runs, making me consider that I might have to return for a ski trip. The car stops and I get out. Silence. I inhale deeply and my lungs welcomerepparttar 139437 fresh air. I feel like I've been beamed from a busy, stark city into an enchanting countryside that offers nothing but splendor and peace of mind. Blue sky, tall pines and silence arerepparttar 139438 elementsrepparttar 139439 make-uprepparttar 139440 landscape.

It's one of those moments one experiences when s/he realizes there is much more too life than daily rituals - it is a moment where values are questioned. I hadn't even golfed yet and I was ready to move here!

Our suite is onrepparttar 139441 fourth floor. It is a corner suite that overlooksrepparttar 139442 pool area as well as provides us with a panoramic view ofrepparttar 139443 mountains (I'm guessing that's howrepparttar 139444 resort acquired its name.) It's been a long day, it is time to get some supplies, soak inrepparttar 139445 hot tub, and eat.

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Bear Best For Golf in Las Vegas

Written by Mel Barosay

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One ofrepparttar most fascinating stories ofrepparttar 139416 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 allrepparttar 139417 details right down torepparttar 139418 Saguaro cactus. Hole No. 9, which is a replica of Desert Mountain No.6 atrepparttar 139419 Geronimo Course is a 453-yard par 4. This lengthy sloping downhill test doglegs torepparttar 139420 left. Your tee shot has to be hit onrepparttar 139421 fairway and avoidrepparttar 139422 bunker onrepparttar 139423 left. Your second shot has to fly an arroyo, cut in front ofrepparttar 139424 green and wrap around it to par.

A trademark of Bear's Best isrepparttar 139425 starting and finishing par fours (1 & 18) with water runningrepparttar 139426 length ofrepparttar 139427 entire fairways. These PGA West (Palm Springs) replicas honor his two designs and brings water into play from bothrepparttar 139428 left (on #1) andrepparttar 139429 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 alongrepparttar 139430 right side ofrepparttar 139431 fairway. The elevated and sloping green sits right next torepparttar 139432 water and is also well bunkered. To stay out of trouble, precise shots are required throughoutrepparttar 139433 length of this great finishing hole.

For more than 30 years, Nicklaus courses have covered nearly every continent, creatingrepparttar 139434 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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