This Desert Life: Golf course hazards in Scottsdale include coyotes....?!?!

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We ducked out of work early last Friday and snuck in 18 at Continental Golf Course in Scottsdale.  It's just a few miles south of us, and even in the winter, has VERY affordable tee times!


On hole 3, I noticed the ever-present Canadian Geese (even more so than normal, since we are hosting those that fly south for the winter!) were in quite a stir over on hole 2.  I scanned the area, and then realized why - a coyote was hearding them up!  The photos to the left are from hole 4/5 - all were taken with my camera phone, so my apologies to Russel Ray and Eric Cooper (photography geniuses!) for the poor quality!

For those that don't know, Continental is less than a mile from Old Town (downtown) Scottsdale - you can see Indian School Road, Hayden Road, condos, etc in the background of some of the photos.  Coyotes have become more common in the Indian Bend Wash, which cuts through the course.  There is obviously no shortage of geese to eat here!

In the end, the coyote didn't catch any geese - however, in an 

coyote on continental golf course scottsdale azexample of true Darwinism, an elderly lady came out of the Sunscape Villas condos to feed the coyote with a bowl of dog food.  She was neither spry enough nor large enough to fend him off if he had attacked, so hopefully, he stays well-fed!

The last photo shows my tee shot (the bright yellow ball) on hole 13, a 188-long hole.  I made my first par-3 birdie with it - woo woo!!  (I play for fun - I'm not very skilled!).

I'd like to point out that it was sunny and 75 when we golfed - which is essentially the forecast for this entire week!  Why doesn't everyone have a home - or continental golf course hole 13vacation home - here...?!?!


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Juli Vosmik
Dominion Fine Properties - Scottsdale, AZ
Scottsdale/Cave Creek, AZ real estate 480-710-0739

Sharon, it never ceases to amaze me the wonderful things we get to see while out golfing.  Congrats on your first Birdie!!!!   I still remember mine well - my knees were shaking so much.  Here's to quite a few more and your first hole in one - may it be on a golf course which is not crowded, LOL. 

Jan 07, 2012 06:12 AM #1
Kathy Clulow
RE/MAX All-Stars Realty Inc. Brokerage - Uxbridge, ON
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Sharon - that lady had a lot of nerve to be able to feed the coyote.

Jan 07, 2012 01:45 PM #2
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