Mojave Dunes- Golfing The Arizona Indian Reservation

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The Hole #9, a par 4, 438-yard test is appropriately named "The Brute". It isrepparttar number one rated or handicap onrepparttar 139369 course. With its length and protective bunkers, a draw (right to left) shot is preferred, but not mandatory. A very difficult approach torepparttar 139370 green is uponrepparttar 139371 golfer with a steep collection area torepparttar 139372 right ofrepparttar 139373 putting surface ifrepparttar 139374 shot is missed there. A sand trap and "dunish" mound of sand lies directly behindrepparttar 139375 green ifrepparttar 139376 shot is long. Water (out-of bounds) and tall grass growing fromrepparttar 139377 moister ground confrontsrepparttar 139378 golfer if they are too far torepparttar 139379 left.

Although nothing was created unfairly,repparttar 139380 golfer will find some fairways a bit unduly trecherous, such as Hole #11 (named "Entrapment"), with a non-conspicuously placed sand bunker in its middle where a longer drive may be able to reach it. Whether or notrepparttar 139381 drive makesrepparttar 139382 trap, it leaves a tricky climbing approach to arrive onrepparttar 139383 green in regulation.

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Hole #13 ("the Pit") is a short par 5, 477 yarder. It winds likerepparttar 139384 letter "S" with a large waterless strip of desert confrontingrepparttar 139385 golfer to hit over and reachrepparttar 139386 green. Asrepparttar 139387 fairway slithers aroundrepparttar 139388 well-manicured desert landscape,repparttar 139389 fairway becomes very narrow. Therefore, if you failed to hit a long drive fromrepparttar 139390 tee, you probably will be required to lay up your second shot. Perfect positioning inrepparttar 139391 tapered fairway is required to avoidrepparttar 139392 unsure hazard. Althoughrepparttar 139393 natural desert sand floor looks, feels and reacts like a shot from a characteristic sand trap, it allowsrepparttar 139394 golfer to groundrepparttar 139395 club while addressing their ball.

Holes #17 ("Crap Shot"), and #18 ("Double Cross"), bringrepparttar 139396 golfer in with two ofrepparttar 139397 prettiest holes ofrepparttar 139398 day. Both tee-off shots will necessitaterepparttar 139399 carry over small lakes. Hole #17, a par 3, 145 seven iron to a peninsula green is protected by a sand trap if you bail out torepparttar 139400 right. Hole #18, a par 4, 388-yard trial requires a perfectly-placed drive torepparttar 139401 fairway which runs parallel torepparttar 139402 river-like lagoon torepparttar 139403 right, and thoughtfully-positioned sand traps torepparttar 139404 left, some 200+ yards out. From here, and to advance your ball to makerepparttar 139405 green in regulation,repparttar 139406 golfer is faced with another shot overrepparttar 139407 stream to an angulating green that is well protected by bunkers onrepparttar 139408 right and behind it (in case you used an extra club length to ensure dryness).

Duffer DVDsWith a four-star rating by Golf Digest, and votedrepparttar 139409 "Best Course" inrepparttar 139410 tri-state area (Arizona, California, Nevada), Mojave Golf Resort providesrepparttar 139411 finishing touches to a total entertainment venue that

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Golfing Lake Powell Is No Bluff

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Remarkably,repparttar front nine is set lower geographically thanrepparttar 139368 back nine. Unfortunately, so was my score. I can't say if it wasrepparttar 139369 long sweeping fairways with their waste bunkers and bright sandstone escarpments, orrepparttar 139370 various bi- and tri-level greens. I found that our golf course superintendent, Mr. Wil Mortensen , does indeed know his business. Fromrepparttar 139371 maintained fairways, torepparttar 139372 manicured first cut aroundrepparttar 139373 greens and roughs, right down to cuttingrepparttar 139374 hole and its placement, I was delighted withrepparttar 139375 care and condition ofrepparttar 139376 course. A word torepparttar 139377 wise, asrepparttar 139378 weather warms up,repparttar 139379 grass length is extended to protectrepparttar 139380 growth. Averaging inrepparttar 139381 mid 90's throughoutrepparttar 139382 summer, which is actually quite nice in a dry climate, you may find yourself playing an extra club to reach some of those second shots. Oh yeah, did I forget to mention that this course plays with numerous elevated and dropped greens for approach shots? Well, if I didn't, then make surerepparttar 139383 clubbing rules are understand when standing above or belowrepparttar 139384 target. It will help. Other than that,repparttar 139385 course is a snap.

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