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Monday, August 13, 2007

 

Coldwater


6758 Yds, Par 72, Slope 121, by Forrest Richardson
They Say: "Welcome to Coldwater Springs Golf Club in Phoenix, Arizona, here we have shaped large features that go well beyond your run-of-the-mill mound or hill. The result is a combination of spectacular elevated tees, deep swales and cascading fairways. Only in North Scottsdale, or some of the Valley's foothill courses, can you find such rolling terrain and dramatic, undulating golf holes. What's more, the setting is framed by mountain views, native grasses, meandering washes, and two placid lakes."

We played Coldwater months-and-months ago . . . one of those courses so un-memorable that we wound up playing it twice . . . except for this hole, with a huge sand trap bordered unusually with railroad ties . . . don't particularly care for it, but there it is . . . the fairway's interesting, too. . . the right side is ordinary, but the left side is a giant swale with irregular edges, fluted, like a giant pie crust, which can make for an challenging approach to the green -- did for me, anyway . . .
Note that Forrest Richardson also did Phantom Horse, which was formerly The Pointe at South Mountain.

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