Saturday, May 20, 2006
6817 Yds, Par 72, Slope 118, by Dan Pohl
They Say: "The Bougainvillea Golf Club course is a beautiful 18-hole, par 72 Championship golf course with some of the most spectacular views anywhere in the valley. The South and Estrella mountains provide a stunning backdrop to this very enjoyable venue. One of the unique features of the golf course is the combination of six par 3’s, six par 4’s and six par 5’s as the course meanders through the residential development of Bougainvillea. The golf course is a player friendly one featuring generous fairways and undulating greens. Don’t let the wide fairways lull you to sleep, as one of our fifty-seven newly renovated bunkers will wake you up in a hurry. With four sets of tees, the golf course is ideal for golfers of all skill levels."
In the short list of courses created by Dan Pohl, you will see "Pohl Cat Mt. View East Course" . . . that drollity has become Bougainvillea. I'm unsure that anymore ought to be said, tho' I intend to say a very brief more, but I will remain mindful that Doubt is the enemy of the Blogger, just as surely as it is the Nemesis of the Golfer.
It's too flat and too wide open to be given much consideration. Comparison to Apache Creek would not be flattering, given that so much more has been done there with a similar terrain. The difference between a 4 and a 3, Mr. Science thinks.
It will be "Bogey-ville" forever in my mind. . . I don't ever remember making so many 3-putt bogeys . . . the Bermuda Dwarf-Tif greens were soooooooo slow, I never could adjust to them -- by the middle of the back 9, tho', it didn't matter anymore, my finer feelings had been cauterized beyond all repair.
I finished with 46-43=89, with a one birdie and one par. Mr Science had a 41-42=83.
Great breakfast sandwich -- it was so delicately done that I wished I had opted for the more substantial Breakfast Burrito, just to see if it was as good.