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Tuesday, March 5, 2013

VEGAS! The desert is a good escape from a rainy winter, and there's no place like Las Vegas to put a smile on your face.  We enjoyed some fun golf, some so-so golf, and great entertainment.  Just north of town is the Angel Park layout.  It boasts 36 holes plus an executive 9 that is lit at night.  We played the valley course:  Much wider landing areas than most desert layouts and very lady friendly.  The firm fairways helped us short knockers get an extra 30 yards out of our drives.  How nice it was to hit short irons into those par 4's!  Beautiful mountain scenery and a hospitible staff made the outing complete.  Highly recommended.
     Later in the week, we went south of the city to the Troon-operated Revere Golf Club.  What we were told would be a short cab ride took 45 minutes and $$$.  The course featured great elevation changes and some quirky holes where access to the green was hidden---fortunately we brought enough golf balls to survive the test.  All would have been forgiven if it were not for the slow play.  Revere is a Sun City property and the retirees ahead of us were making a day of it, a long day.  The clubhouse did have a very comfortable lounge that was welcome after the long time on the course.  Not recommended.
     Even when the golf is not first class, Vegas has plenty to offer.  We stayed at the Paris and the resturants there are excellent, so we did not have to go far to enjoy a good meal.  And, we took in the Faith Hill-Tim McGraw show which was well worth the trip.  My wager on Dannica Patrick to win the Daytona 500 didn't pan out, but when it comes to golf and entertainment, Vegas is a good bet.
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