Travel tip - Great golf courses by Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport

Released on = March 3, 2007, 1:33 pm

Press Release Author = GolfPublisher Syndications.

Industry = Media

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 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
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represent the views of the management.
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