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End of the Season at Suncadia
With the foggy gloom persisting in the Seattle area I decided to head over the mountains to get in a final round at the Suncadia Resort before the courses close for the season next week. What a glorious fall day it turned out to be. Following a thirty-minute fog delay I teed off with one of my regular golf partners, Julian Benjamin and by the seventh hole we were in bright morning sunshine. The golf was just average (90) but the Prospector course is so wonderfully serene it’s like a meditation session. The pond adjacent to the fifth and sixth holes looked like this:
But the approach to the 9th green offered this view:
Over the Mountains and Out of the Rain
Even on the occasional dry day it’s not much fun to play golf in the Seattle area. Courses and greens are just too sloppy. I decided to take the 55 minute drive east over Snoqualmie Pass to Suncadia Resort and its lovely Prospector course. What a pleasant difference: 15 degree warmer and wonderfully dry. They actually had the sprinklers running. Even my golf was better. Four consecutive pars on hole 2 through 5 led to a very solid 41 on the front nine and I held on to shoot a respectable 89. I love the course. It has large fairways and greens but the variable slopes and bunkers make for a challenging track.