Carol's Epic Road Trip: Day 9: Blackstone Country Club

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When I was looking through my Draft Posts I realized Day 9 of my trip did not get posted, so here it is:

Day 9 of my epic road trip:
I am a member of a Facebook group called Women Who Golf. When I put out the original post announcing my intentions to golf my way around the U.S. Cheri Pope  was quick to invite me to be her guest at Blackstone Country Club in Aurora, Colorado. 

She said I must experience "The Gauntlet".

Yesterday, was the day! Oh My! What a fun (and challenging) course. Let me tell you, this is a course you NEED to have someone who knows the course well to give you pointers on where to place your ball on each shot. The execution of each shot is a whole 'nother story, of course, but we won't go into that now. LOL  Cheri and her friend, Riz, were so much fun to play with and it was a perfect weather day.

After golf, Cheri had her husband Mike come over and meet us in the clubhouse for a drink. Our tee time was 9:42. We were done by 2ish and we didn't leave the clubhouse until about 7:00. We had so much fun visiting.

Small world:
If you read my post from Day 8, you know that when Cheri invited me to play at Blackstone CC with her, we didn't even know we had real estate and Active Rain in common.

Thanks, Cheri for another amazing day!
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Comments (14)

Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Good morning, Carol... what wonderful experiences you are having and what wonderful memories you are making that will last your lifetime.

Sep 19, 2021 05:35 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello Carol - has this become a back draft situation?    

Sep 19, 2021 05:45 AM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Thank you very much for sharing your travels and your golfing adventures.

Sep 19, 2021 05:57 AM
Brian England
Vacasa - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

I have heard of Blackstone Country Club, do they play a pro event there?  I am guessing the gauntlet means that it is an incredibly difficult stretch of holes.

Sep 19, 2021 05:59 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning Carol. Your golf across the states has many avid golfers jealous. Keep us posted. Enjoy your days on the course.

Sep 19, 2021 06:00 AM
Bill Salvatore - YVP Blog
Arizona Elite Properties - Chandler, AZ
Realtor - Valley of the Sun /

Carol, i just love following your travels. Make it a restful Sunday, as the new starts tomorrow.  Thanks again for the post.  Bill Salvatore

Sep 19, 2021 06:47 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


What a great name for what I assume is a difficult golf course.  Glad to hear you are having a blast.  Happy Sunday.  A

Sep 19, 2021 06:58 AM
Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

I'm smiling at the comment left by Michael Jacobs and his "Back draft" reference.

Sep 19, 2021 01:41 PM
Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, CRB, Phoenix Broker
HomeSmart Real Estate BR030809000 - Phoenix, AZ

The that!  Bring it on!!

Sep 19, 2021 03:08 PM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Carol for a moment there I thought I was having a "Back To The Future" moment .... LOL

Good thing you found out the blog had not posted.

Sep 19, 2021 04:41 PM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Carol- you are going to have one heck of a vacation scrapbook!!!  I love how much fun you're having. 

Sep 19, 2021 05:18 PM
James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

Morning Carol.

I'm wasn't good at placing shots, when I was playing.  Now I love reaidng about it, but I don't watch the PGA or LPGA anymore.  Good for you, have fun and hit em straight, or whatever you need to do

Sep 20, 2021 12:07 AM
Ed Silva
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

Sounds like you are having a great time.  With the Gauntlet, position golf had to be the key and not just grip it and rip it

Sep 22, 2021 06:28 PM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Carol Williams - I love it when we find out little gems that we have in common.  Happy Saturday!

Oct 02, 2021 04:36 PM