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May 2015 Newsletter
The Recently Renovated Southern Dunes
Southern Dunes


The Recently Renovated Southern Dunes

Golf in Maricopa Arizona

Southern Dunes is located in Maricopa AZ about 1/2 hour south of the Phoenix Airport. Nothing much surrounds it. It was founded as a men's only private club in 2002 and designed by Schmidt-Curly, with the help of Fred Couples It was purchased by the Ak-Chin Indian Community in July 2010 and is now managed by Troon Golf, and now open to the public.

Southern Dunes is 320 acres of rugged scrub desert and a sea of bunkers fairways and greens. The fairways can sometimes be a challenge to find. But the carts have outstanding GPS so its easy to identify the landing areas and the carries. They are more generous than they appear from the tee box.

Unlike most Phoenix area golf courses, there is not a cactus anywhere in sight. and one of the few courses in AZ that has a real cut of rough surrounding the fairways. Until a year ago they had 480,000 square feet of bunkers. They closed for renovation and in fall of 2014 when they reopened they had removed 83,000 square feet of those bunkers. (now there is approx 400,000 square feet). Make no mistake, these are designed to be penal bunkers, not directional. Most are deep and have challenging lips. The 105 bunkers they have, are large, to the point that I was surprised to learn that there were only 105 when I asked in the pro shop at the end of my round. If these bunkers are not punishing enough there is water on the course but only on #10 and #18.

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North Carolina: Sequoyah National Golf Club
Sequoyah National

North Carolina: Sequoyah National Golf Club

Test your golf game. Test your luck.

Sequoyah National Golf Club is back and better than ever. With improved course conditions thanks to a partnership with Sequoia Golf and ClubCorp, Sequoyah National is back on the map as a must-visit mountain getaway.

Located in the picturesque Smoky Mountains, Sequoyah National provides a quiet escape featuring breath-taking mountain views. When you're ready to turn up the volume, Harrah's Cherokee Casino is located just a few miles away and features great gaming, live entertainment, a hotel and dining.

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Traditional Golf Packages




This very popular PGA 5 Package is a must play this summer! Enjoy four nights' accommodations in modern golf course villas and five rounds of golf at premier golf courses in North Myrtle Beach. Each person will also receive a $150.00 GIFT CARD redeemable for food and beverage, merchandise and or replays.

ONLY $416.00 PER PERSON - VALID 6/1/15 - 9/9/15
* 4 nights' lodging in select golf course villas (quad occupancy)
* 5 rounds of golf at featured courses listed below
* Inclusive of all taxes and fees, green and cart fees
GET YOUR FREE QUOTE NOW! For any questions or inquiries, please call 855-448-5683.

Featured Courses:
Brunswick Plantation
The 27 holes of championship layout golf on Azalea, Dogwood, and Magnolia courses provide challenging and enjoyable experiences for all golfers.

Carolina National
Carolina National Golf Club is the only 27-hole Fred Couples signature golf facility on the Grand Strand. It has been recognized by Golf Digest as one of the finest courses on the eastern seaboard and is rated 4 1/2 STARS.

Crow Creek
Since opening in February 2000, Crow Creek has become one of the most popular destinations for golfers visiting the Grand Strand. Created by architect Rick Robbins, a former Jack Nicklaus design associate, Crow Creek is ranked among the "Top 50 Golf Courses in North Carolina" by North Carolina Magazine.

Sandpiper Bay
From the moment you pull into Sandpiper Bay you know you are in for a special day of golf and memories to share. Rated 4 STARS by Golf Digest "Places to Play" based on course condition, pace of play, and overall experience.

Rivers Edge
This Arnold Palmer signature design has become one of the most highly acclaimed courses in the Carolinas. Ranked among "America's 100 Greatest Public Courses" in 2005 (#83) and 2007 (#62) by Golf Digest, Rivers Edge is situated along breathtaking bluffs overlooking the Shallotte River.

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