I had the pleasure a few weeks ago to play the Omni Tucson National Sonoran Course. A Tom Lehman designed course that debuted in 2005. Thanks to friends Mark Neal and his son Ken. Who, by the way, were the primary reason for winning this foursome when we played the ADOT-SECC Employee Make A Wish Tournament in June 2007. This course has 69 bunkers, two lakes, spectacular views, and immaculate Mini Verde Bermuda greens.
The weather man said 10% chance of rain. We found all of that 10%. But, it wasn’t bad for a winter drizzle. I could use some more playing weather like that if it means I’m hitting birdie on the 16th again. The greens were fast, and the fairways were in great shape.
The $60 million renovation to the club house and resort is a bit of a distraction when I pulled up to the resort. The golf shop is in a temporary modular building. By the time their done it is projected to be superb. The golf course itself is untouched and offers outstanding playing condition. Read the rest of this entry »