Five Shots: Oak Creek Golfing


I don’t take golfing seriously. Once upon a time I drove 200 yards, walked the course, and regularly shot 45 for 9 holes. Since I’m not that athlete anymore, I tend to do the following: drive the cart, work on my short game, listen to Leo Kottke,¬†sip some beers, and marvel how green is the manicured grass. For me, it’s a relaxing way to wrap up a weekend afternoon.

Red Rocks next to the fairway
The Back 9
A Par 3
Large Putting Greens
On to the next one
On to the next one
A breeze ruffles the reflection

 Fifty Yards Out
Fifty Yards Out

Oak Creek¬†Country Club, outside of Sedona, is an 18 hole golf course open to the public. It’s a Trent Jones Sr./Jr. design and rated 7th in the state. The best news is that it’s affordable. Would you believe me if I told you it’s only $25 after 3:00 p.m.? How’s your golf game?

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