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GORGEOUS PAA-KO RIDGE

2010.04.19
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I had to hike to the top of a mountain on hole #17 to get this shot, but it was worth it.
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Paa-Ko Ridge is one of only 23 "5-Star" public courses in the US, according to Golf Digest. It was carved out of the desert and mountains of New Mexico!
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Larry puttiing on a 100-yard long green - and you don't want to miss the green!
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Another one of the long par-fives that required well-placed shots!
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I loved the rock-pile mountain behind the green and the etched lines worn into the far peaks.
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I caught Larry's ball in the air on the way toward this beautiful par 3!
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Sun and clouds gave the day some great photo-ops
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Heading back to the clubhouse on #17
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We stopped along Interstate 40 a hundred times to take photos of every rock outcropping in 2 states!
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Our plan was to play the 5-star golf course, Paa-Ko Ridge in Sandia Park, New Mexico, on Monday. But the weather was expected to get bad by Sunday night, so we decided to get our tee time for Sunday morning. The sun was bright, the air was clear (and thin!), and we had a great round of golf on an excellent course with magnificent views! We then drove 5 hours and are currently in Holbrook, Arizona, heading westward tomorrow...

(I downloaded and edited these shots in the car! Somehow that sounds rather sci-fi to me...Anyway, they look a little "darker" when I posted them than I thought they were. Must have been because it was nearly dark when I did them at 80 miles an hour!)
24 Comments
threepeas Wow, what a beautiful place to play golf! I think most golf courses are beautiful anyway, but this one is special!
threepeas · 2010-04-18: 23:27
giancaf fantastic set of fantastic places
giancaf · 2010-04-19: 01:37
Davorka Brenda wonderful, I can not single out any one photo, all are beautiful! I have no words, how magnificently!
Davorka · 2010-04-19: 02:08
Contesina absolutely wonderful! I like reflections in the lake!
Contesina · 2010-04-19: 03:54
????? Fantastic travel, beautiful shots! 7# amazing! :)
????? · 2010-04-19: 06:07
borogovoi OMG , so wonderful place....!
borogovoi · 2010-04-19: 06:19
????? Nice set, Brenda, love the first and the last ones. What is nice about travelling East to West, us to be able to see and observe the changes of nature, geography, landscapes, and weather. Each with its unique beauty. Thanks for documenting and sharing your trip :)
????? · 2010-04-19: 07:24
????? what a pretty place, great shots!!~ (you weren't driving were you????) nice grouping!~
????? · 2010-04-19: 08:42
SunFlower1990 Wonderful shots! You guys must be having a fun adventure.
SunFlower1990 · 2010-04-19: 09:25
cruisingcomet Brenda, Nice reflection in the water in # 7
cruisingcomet · 2010-04-19: 10:11
ReinhardEvers #1 wonderful view
ReinhardEvers · 2010-04-19: 11:29
????? Great shots. And so true. You can't drive a mile without wanting to stop to take a photo.
????? · 2010-04-19: 11:57
agandia Very beautiful place!!
agandia · 2010-04-19: 13:34
ArtBee Those layers of colours in #1 are beautiful looks like a painting. Love the reflections in #7.
ArtBee · 2010-04-19: 15:51
dontblink Wow, beautiful! I think I would lose a lot of golf balls here:)
dontblink · 2010-04-19: 21:04
????? great seeing these Brenda!! Thanks so much for being so generous and sharing your adventures with us here. The colors are gorgeous, y'all look like you are having big fun :):)
????? · 2010-04-19: 21:26
lookagain Looks like an amazing place....gorgeous sky to go with the beautiful landscape! Love the cloud reflections in #7....wow!
lookagain · 2010-04-20: 09:19
pandka Gorgeous!
pandka · 2010-04-20: 10:04
BwannaDon Looks very intimidating... I assume this is not for the novice golfer! haha Nicely done!
BwannaDon · 2010-04-20: 13:06
lynnsgallery2 WOW!!!!!!!!!! Truly amazing sights to see...#1, 6, and 7 really stand out to me...STUNNING :))
lynnsgallery2 · 2010-04-20: 21:53
????? Wonderful and enchanting set!!!!
????? · 2010-04-20: 22:36
NellyBly Beautiful course and shots! My hubby would love it there..great shot of #17 :-)
NellyBly · 2010-04-22: 12:45
kellybee322 Look like brochure shots! :) Well done!
kellybee322 · 2010-04-25: 22:44
kapta Nice blue!
kapta · 2010-05-11: 06:25
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