Two Rounds at Suncadia

We are still enjoying unseasonably beautiful weather so one of my regular golf buddies -Ron Hillis- and I decided to get in some golf at the lovely Suncada resort just east of the mountains.  The weather was once again spectacular with the fall sun and shadows highlighting the wonderful wooded Prospector course.  We both struggled through a morning round having difficulty adjusting to the challenging and very fast greens.  The region has had virtually no measurable precipitation since June so the greens are absolutely rock hard. I ended up with a 99, my worst round at Prospector with a withering 42 putts.  That stat was caused in part by poor iron play that left me with initial putts of 24, 54, 65, 73, 53, 47 and 62 feet.

After lunch of a foot-long hot dog and root beer I managed a much more satisfying 87 on the afternoon round -my best round at Prospector- with a couple of birdies and 33 putts.

The challenging par 4 fifth hole. The tee box is over the water to the right of the tall evergreen tree.

Here are a few more photos of Suncadia.

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