Monday, October 12, 2009

A Boutique Golf Course

WNMLF league players Joan, Katie, and Vicki went on a road trip to Hunter’s Run Golf Course in Oxford, Colorado. In case you don’t know, that is in-between Ignacio and Durango on Highway 172.

If you take a trip to Hunter's Run, you'll have to watch carefully for golfers in order to find the course, because the sign has either been taken down or blown down.

The 9 holes are wrapped into high farm country with views of higher snow-covered peaks, the local volunteer fire station, and a neighboring sheep farm.

The owner spent 15 years building this course. It is clearly his passion project. We wound through trees, up and down hills, hit over (well almost got over) water hazards, and in general had a great time.

By the time we made the turn at the back of the property to tee off at hole #6, we decided it was time to play Scramble. Our scores made big improvements at this point, as did the pace of play.

Over enchiladas and burritos in Ignacio, the executive committee of WNMLF made an important decision—we like these unusual and out-of-the-way courses, so WNMLF will specialize in boutique golf courses.

If you have built a golf course in your backyard, please let us know about it. We’ll add you to our list.

1 comment:

  1. I love those boutique golf courses - is Hidden Valley one of them - let's go see!