|Second fairway on Pete Dye course with the Santa Rosa Mountains behind|
Mission Hills has two 18-hole courses. I play the Pete Dye course - a par-70, resort course - because I like it. It's short as courses go, with many par-4 holes that I have a chance to par. Other courses in PS are longer and I have no hope of a good score at 65+ years old.
The golf staff at Westin Mission Hills are friendly and helpful, and can squeeze me in as a single early in the day almost whenever I want. Golf pros are available for lessons here, should you feel so inclined, and the driving range is open every day for practice. The beverage cart comes round frequently, essential to replenish the water I need to combat the heat after 11am. I like being finished by 12:00pm and home for lunch by 12:15pm. Then I can laze around the pool...!
|Green moguls around heavily bunkered greens early in the morning|
In short, the Pete Dye course gives me both hope and a challenge.
Images: (c) Photos by Pharos (Julie H. Ferguson) 2012. All rights reserved