Mystical Golf In Sedona, Arizona

Written by Mel Barosay

Mystical Golf In Sedona, Arizona

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Just 90 miles north of Phoenix, or five-hours southeast of Las Vegas, Sedona, Arizona is a great way to escaperepparttar pressures ofrepparttar 139362 city, or just compliment your vacation itinerary onrepparttar 139363 way torepparttar 139364 Grand Canyon! This is a place where beauty is valued aesthetics, nature, and earth

With a semiarid landscape of rolling hills, leading to dramatic mountains, plateaus and peaks with abundant vegetation and color,repparttar 139365 red rock soil and 24/7/365 godly picturesque vistas, Sedona premiers as a world class destination with a medicament touch. Especially at sunset, many novice and professional photographers stop alongrepparttar 139366 road to getrepparttar 139367 ultimate "Arizona Highways" shot.

Flagstaff andrepparttar 139368 Grand Canyon ramble off torepparttar 139369 north of Sedona, with golf meccas Phoenix/ScottsdClick For Golf Packageale, torepparttar 139370 south. Sedona offers an abundance of Native American arts and crafts and a complex of galleries featuring nationally acclaimed Western artists. There are many fine restaurants and other activities, including golf, fishing, health clubs, and a variety of shopping opportunities.

Hiking, off-road tours, hot air ballooning, trail rides, train rides, scenic plane rides, mountain biking and rainbow trout farm fishing are more ofrepparttar 139371 special family attractions in this sandstone butte garden country.

Don't be too hastened in your travel plans; at least 3-4 days are necessary to thoroughly see and enjoy all Sedona has to offer.


But you have plenty of free range aroundrepparttar 139372 Radisson Poco Diablo Resort in Sedona, one ofrepparttar 139373 Old West's best values for a family vacation, a weekend getaway or a group function. No other Sedona resort comes close to what Poco Diablo (Little Devil) has to offer.

The Radisson Poco Diablo is close or contiguous to Chapel ofrepparttar 139374 Holy Cross, Shrine ofrepparttar 139375 Red Rocks, Tlaquepaque Arts/Craft Village, Oak Creek Canyon, in addition to shopping for arts, crafts and western wear.

Set on 22 acres of superlative super-abundant landscape, The Radisson is part ofrepparttar 139376 natural red rock, willow trees, streams, falls, and fountains. There is ample room forrepparttar 139377 entire family. The hillsides are great places to hike.

Villas suites come with living rooms, fireplaces, whirlpool tubs, mini bars, coffee makers, small refrigerators, television w/video games and in-room movies, patio decks (open glass doors to a 9-hole, pitch and putt golf course). Other features include tennis, racquetball, game room, basketball, exercise room, playground, and eight meeting rooms available on-site. The interior decor ofrepparttar 139378 villas is simple, stylish, and with a Southwest flavor accented throughout. They have vaulted ceilings. Evenrepparttar 139379 headboard is made of post wood.

The Grandest Slam The Masters Golf Tournament in Augusta, Georgia

Written by Jim Hollister

The Grandest Slam The Masters Golf Tournament in Augusta, Georgia

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"That's Tiger's ball!" a man shouts asrepparttar little white orb shoots past me and skids to a halt some fifty feet offrepparttar 139361 fairway, perched atop needles that have settled underrepparttar 139362 high pines ofrepparttar 139363 ninth hole. (Opening photo: The scoreboard belowrepparttar 139364 club house, right ofrepparttar 139365 first fairway.)

As usual, he has out-drivenrepparttar 139366 players in his threesome, but this timerepparttar 139367 shot is somewhat off course. We move quickly, gathering aroundrepparttar 139368 ball leaving Tiger just enough room for his back swing and a clear angle throughrepparttar 139369 woods torepparttar 139370 ninth green. He crouches to inspectrepparttar 139371 trajectory his ball must travel underrepparttar 139372 low-hanging branches and uprepparttar 139373 slope towardrepparttar 139374 yellow flag that marksrepparttar 139375 hole.

He confers briefly with his caddy and without hesitation pulls an iron from his golf bag, lines uprepparttar 139376 shot and, WHOOSH! He takes what has become one ofrepparttar 139377 most recognizable and enviable swings inrepparttar 139378 game. The ball stays low for some 40 feet slipping underrepparttar 139379 trees before coming intorepparttar 139380 clear and climbingrepparttar 139381 hill in a perfect loft to reachrepparttar 139382 green and land inside 25 feet fromrepparttar 139383 pin. The patrons, as spectators are known at this event, erupt in cheers sprinkled with expressions of "Get inrepparttar 139384 hole!" and "You'rerepparttar 139385 man!"

Halfway throughrepparttar 139386 second day ofrepparttar 139387 2004 contest, we've just seen one more display of precision shot making by Tiger Woods,repparttar 139388 game's best-known young player and its Number One icon worldwide.

We're here atrepparttar 139389 Augusta National Country Club in Augusta, Georgia, home of The Masters - golf's greatest competition. And we're here as part of this grand gathering due in large part to a young man who, nearly three-quarters of a century ago, had a magnificent idea for a golf course and a national tournament. Following his retirement from championship golf in 1930 at age twenty eight, Bobby Jones, winner of 13 major championships inrepparttar 139390 seven years prior andrepparttar 139391 game's first Grand Slam Champion (then completed by winningrepparttar 139392 U.S Amateur and U.S. Open andrepparttar 139393 British Amateur and British Open inrepparttar 139394 same year) was poised to pursue his idea of building a new kind of golf course.

He got together with Clifford Roberts, a friend of Jones sincerepparttar 139395 mid- 1920s, and in 1931repparttar 139396 two looked to Augusta with its Georgia Pines, soft hills, and temperate climate asrepparttar 139397 place to realize their dream. They purchasedrepparttar 139398 365-acre property called Fruitland Nurseries and retained Dr. Alister Mackenzie as architect for what would become Augusta National.

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