Press Release Summary = Phoenix, Scottsdale, Tempe, Sky Harbor, golf courses, Pete Dy
Press Release Body = By S. Adam Cardais, Staff Writer, Golf Publisher Syndications
It\'s 9:30 in the morning and you\'re sitting by a gate at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, waiting for your next flight. You look at your watch - only seven hours more.
This is the moment when you should wake up. You\'re sitting in arguably the hottest upscale golfing destination in the country. Phoenix has some of the nation\'s top tracks, and Scottsdale and Tempe are just minutes away.
Don\'t waste your time staring at the clock at the check-in gate. Dust of your swing at one of these great golf courses near the Phoenix\'s airport.
Karsten Golf Course: Only about eight minutes from Sky Harbor, this is the perfect track to play on a layover. Run by Arizona State University, Phil Mickelson\'s alma mater, Karsten is known as one of the most difficult college courses. The bunkering is all the proof required to validate this claim.
The trap at Karsten\'s No. 8 \"isn\'t a bunker as much as it\'s a rite of passage,\" Chris Baldwin wrote in a Golf.Arizona.com review. \"Running along a huge chunk on the left side of the 380-yard par 4, sunken into the earth like a Martian crater, it looks more architectural dig than obstacle.\"
Pete Dye is credited with the Karsten design, so the crater doubling as bunker isn\'t a surprise - though it\'s worth noting that according to many observers, Dye\'s son Perry did much of the work.
TPC of Scottsdale, Stadium course: Located about 20 minutes south of the airport, this course was designed by famed architects Tom Weiskopf and Jay Morrish. The track, measuring 7,089 yards, is home to the Phoenix Open. It has a deep rough and more than 70 bunkers.
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Mar. 1, 2007 Any opinions expressed above are those of the writer and do not necessarily represent the views of the management. Author/Company GolfPublisher Syndications.