Annual Golf Outing & Tournament
Friday, May 3th through Monday, May 6th 2019
Come out and enjoy 4-days of fun, sun, camaraderie & golf in the beautiful Spring weather of Scottsdale, Arizona with the fine gentlemen of the Par One Golf Club and Their Friends; or Frienemies.
Cost: $685.00 (Includes: $80 Tournament Fee, Golf, & Accommodations)
Refundable Trip Deposit of $100.00 due upon registration ( refundable until April 2nd, 2019. After this date your deposit is non-refundable). You must pay at least 50% of your trip by April 2nd, 2019 and remainder can be paid at arrival. We encourage making your 50% deposit ASAP and full payment by April 2nd, 2019. Making your deposit early helps us to secure the number of tee times we will require each day for each course.
You will be invoiced separately through Paypal for your tournament fee once you have made your initial payment on your trip. You will receive an email invoice for the $80 tournament fee and you will be able to pay by credit or debit card online. All tournament fees must be paid by April 2nd, 2019 or you will not be able to participate in the tournament. If you have not traveled with us before or your email has changed; please make sure Darron has your current email on file by texting or calling him as soon as possible (213-925-4592).
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Price Includes 3 nights accommodations, 4 rounds of golf with cart each day and 4-day tournament. Golf and accommodations price is subject to change based on an even number of golfers per room. Price based on double occupancy and we need to maintain two golfers per room for this price to be valid. A single player in a room will pay more.
Transportation is not included in the price. For those of you who would like to drive; carpooling arrangements can be made by inquiring with Darron. Otherwise, Book your flights early as prices tend to start going up after February. Typically Southwest Airlines tend to have the cheapest pricing although the Skiplagged app is also very cheap.
- Date: May 3, 2019, to May 6, 2019
- Friday thru Monday
- 4-day Tournament
- Awards lunch
- 4 Great Golf Courses, a different course each day
- Some days are unlimited golf
- Contests, and prizes
- Poker Tournament—Call Darron for details
Contact Person: Darron Elrington
Contact Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
3 Nights Stay in a 2Bed/2Bath full featured Condo
* Two players per room, 4 Twin size beds
Decorated in warm, comforting tones, these spacious rooms invite each guest to relax and prepare for their next royal adventure. Each Condo features a spacious living room, dining room, fully equipped Gourmet Kitchens, and Washer and Dryer. At Meridian Resorts, you will enjoy resort style pools, whirlpool spas, saunas, and state-of-the-art fitness centers.
Golf Course Itinerary
Day 1 – Friday, May 3rd – Ocotillo Golf Club
Day 2 – Saturday, May 4th – We Ko Pa – Cholla Course
Day 3 – Sunday, May 5th – Quintero Golf and Country Club
Day 4 – Monday, May 6th – Las Sendas Golf Club
Friday, May 3, 2019
Afternoon Round, 2 pm
Ocotillo Golf Club
Water water everywhere and not a single cactus to see. At first glance, you may think you have fallen victim to a desert mirage while playing at the Ocotillo Golf Club. Although the word ocotillo means cactus branch, you won’t see a cactus or a mountain peak at this golf course located in Chandler, Arizona. Ocotillo is not for golfers seeking a pure desert golf experience. Ocotillo is a vacation from the desert, with its luscious rolling fairways and abundance of crystal blue water.
The drive up to the clubhouse is a foreshadowing of the round that awaits you. The signature hole is showcased on the right side as you enter the clubhouse. Sparkling water runs along the entire left side of the emerald fairway as it is fed by gigantic green-side cascading waterfalls.
Managed by Troon Golf, Ocotillo Golf Resort adheres to the highest standards of course conditions, customer service, and amenities, creating a country club experience at what has become known as one of the nation’s finest daily-fee facilities. The landscape throughout the 27 Hole Ted Robinson design is full of soothing rich greens and deep blues. Using many of his well-known trademarks in the creation of this masterpiece, Ocotillo is a panorama of cascading waterfalls, palm trees, gently rolling fairways and brightly colored flowerbeds that have been blended into a remarkable golfer’s paradise. This truly superb 27 hole championship facility, is now located only minutes from most of the Valley’s prominent resorts and hotels via the newly opened 101 Price Freeway. Ocotillo Golf Resort’s golf shop has been voted as one of the “Top 100 Golf Shop in the country”. For after golf dining, guests can enjoy the casual club bar or the more luxurious atmosphere of Bernard’s Restaurant. Private parties can choose between the newly added indoor-outdoor Crown Terrace Ballroom for hundreds of guests or the more intimate Director’s room for up to 35.
Ocotillo Golf Club’s 27 hole layout (3 separate nines) winds through 95 acres, including 7 miles of shoreline, lakes and cascading water features. Fully mature trees, lush landscaping and colorful flowerbeds contribute significantly to the comfort, beauty, and challenge of this elegant Arizona Oasis. Unique among all others in the Valley, Ocotillo is a lushly landscaped retreat with superbly maintained grounds and broad rolling fairways that provide golfers with a refreshing change of pace from the desert style golf where target fairways are almost always surrounded by unforgiving rocks and cacti.
At Ocotillo the biggest challenge is keeping your ball out of the lakes (water comes into play on 24 of its 27 holes). There are island fairways, island greens and even a hole offering both. The big hitters can be aggressive as long as they are straight. You do not have to lay-up, but must be vigilant of water on the sides of the fairways and greens. When you keep the ball dry you are still faced with the challenge of staying out of the 170 strategically placed sand bunkers. The next challenge is negotiating the subtly contoured greens. Smart course management along with solid contact and pinpoint accuracy will minimize the challenges and allow for an enjoyable day of golf.
Recognized by many as the “Crown Jewel of Arizona Golf” this four-star course was designed in 1986 by Ted Robinson who is a master at maximizing the impact of water as a decorative and strategic design feature. Robinson feels that Ocotillo is the brightest star in his worldwide portfolio that includes Koo Olin Golf Club on Oahu, Hawaii, Mariott Desert Springs Golf Resort in Palm Desert, CA and the Phoenician Golf course in Phoenix. Golfers have similar opinions to Robinson on the outcome of his course design, with Golf Digest’s Reader’s Poll voting Ocotillo as one of the must play courses.
Signature Holes: Collectively, the golf holes flow as naturally as a page-turning novel, yet each one of the nine possesses its own true standout. On the blue course, that distinction goes to the 404-yard 8th hole. The tee shot on this par 4 requires a 200-yard carry over water. A pond flanks the entire right side and intersects the landing area 100 yards from the green. Two sprawling bunkers consume the left side. A good drive will leave you a mid-iron approach over water to an elevated three-tiered green that is a mere 29 yards deep. The putting surface has an expansive sand trap in front and a steep-faced bunker carved from the rearward mounding.
The Gold course’s 8th hole is its signature, a 172-yard par 3. Deceptively difficult, the elevated tee provides an upfront and honest account of the obstacles before you. The shot is a mid to long iron over water which also hugs the right side. Three cavernous bunkers triangulate the landing area front, left, and right. The green is set before a backdrop of a dozen assorted trees. The bell-shaped putting surface, 31 paces deep, slopes severely making for slippery downhill putts.
The signature hole of the entire golf course goes to the par 4, 332 yards, 4th hole on the white course. It requires a tee shot over a lagoon to a generous peninsula of a fairway. A bridge to the landing area is decked in annuals adding to the aesthetic nourishment. Two large fairway bunkers act as sentinels to both the left and right sides of the velvety target. The three-tiered green is set on the far side of the lagoon at the base of a large mound. Two medium sized traps sit on the left. A rock waterfall featuring a floral pattern of Augusta national proportions flows from the left of the green into the lagoon and no fewer than 30 towering palm trees frame the hole.
Score Card – Ocotillo Golf Club
3751 S Clubhouse Dr
Chandler, AZ 85248
Saturday, May 4, 2019
Morning Tee Time, 7:30 am
We Ko Pa Golf Club – Cholla Course
Opened in December 2001, We-Ko-Pa Golf Club, Cholla is the Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation’s stunning new golf course covering almost 500 acres of natural desert landscape. Featuring an authentic tribute to the local Yavapai tribe, We-Ko-Pa pays homage to the original dwellers of the land. Located on Native American land in Fountain Hills, the name We-Ko-Pa, means Four Peaks Mountain, which is inspired by the surrounding mountains appropriately called the Four Peaks that rise to an elevation of over 7,000 feet, and is located just thirty miles east of the course. The desert terrain is contrasted by the Verde River, which flows north to south through the reservation. Designed by noted golf course architect Scott Miller, it plays a challenging 7,225 yards from the back tees, but with well spaced multiple tee boxes the course caters to players of all calibers.
Scott Miller, a protégé of Jack Nicklaus, has struck gold with We-Ko-Pa, which is one of the truest tests of golf. The design and conditions of this course are as good as you will ever find and your score will reflect how well you play. In addition, there are no, and never will be any, houses, roads, or commercial developments on the golf course. This helps We-Ko-Pa to yield some of the most dramatic and natural views of the surrounding mountain ranges including the Four Peaks, McDowell Mountains, Red Mountains, and the Superstition Mountains. Another distinguishing factor of We-Ko-Pa is the ample amount of natural mesquite, paloverde, saguaros, shrubbery, and desert vegetation that sprawl through its arroyos and canyons, creating a lush desert feel.
You will need every club in your bag because there is nothing missing on this golf course. Featuring an ideal blend of doglegs and straightaway holes, a mix of slender and ample fairways, two lakes, numerous elevation changes, large greens, and strategically placed bunkers, We-Ko-Pa will test you at every turn. With all of this, it is amazing that We-Ko-Pa is also one of the area’s most player-friendly tracts while still offering variety, views, desert-style golf and strategy. Miller was an artist by situating greens into natural draws or arroyos and box canyons, then framing them with sculpted bunkers, waste areas, centuries-old saguaros, and rock outcroppings. He also masterfully used elevation changes to make the layout more fun and picturesque. The playability of the course is what golfers really love. Play aggressive: there is a reachable par 4 (15th hole), wide fairways and landing areas, generous patches of grass around the green, only 75 sand traps, and greens at 1, 2, 8, and 13 are not guarded by a single bunker. There isn’t a single out of bounds stake on the entire course. Hit well and you will go home very happy.
You complete your date with a fabulous finishing par 4. The 18th is 432 yards and presents a downhill risk-reward shot to a split fairway that is fronted by an arroyo forced carry and two huge traps. If you lay-up safely right off the tee, the approach shot will be long and must carry sand, water, and usually wind. If you are aggressive and go left you must rip it far and straight off the tee or you will be in trouble. The desert is on the left and water is on the right.
We-Ko-Pa is filled with signature holes and no two holes look alike. However, the signature hole, is the par 5, dogleg 8th hole. This 602-yard hole not only slithers down a hill like a snake, but it also yields some of the best views in the state. This hole takes 3 great shots and then you still have to deal with the long narrow undulating green. In front of the green, the landing area seems tiny with an arroyo waste area left and a pint-sized piece of fairway sloping down to the putting surface. If you lay-up back from this section of the fairway you are on a severe down-slope. A birdie on this hole is almost as rare as a hole in one.
After a round of golf at We-Ko-Pa everyone always comes home with a smile and if you bring your camera you will also come home with spectacular pictures.
Score Card – We-Ko-Pa Golf Club, Cholla
19th Hole: Relax on the We-Ko-Pa patio enjoying your favorite cocktail and one awe-inspiring view. Could life get any better? Sure it could, feast on a scrumptious salad or delicious sandwich from the We-Ko-Pa Grill. The We-Ko-Pa Grill is the perfect location for breakfast, lunch or a cold beverage at sundown. Experience food with a view before or after each round.
Clubhouse: The spectacular 21,000 square foot full-service clubhouse was designed by the award-winning architect Douglas Fredrikson. Inspired by the Yavapai culture, the We-Ko-Pa clubhouse features a “desert vernacular” styling with unique detail contributions that draw inspiration from the natural environment. Sloped entry walls and a wood beam canopy create a canyon-like feel entryway, followed by a water and fire feature that is designed to symbolize the importance of woven baskets within the Yavapai culture. The clubhouse is replete with stylized detailing and yields spectacular views of the McDowell Mountains, Red Mountain, Four Peaks, and the Superstitions. The state-of-the-art golf shop offers the latest fashion merchandise.
Selected by Sports Illustrated as one of the Top 10 new public golf courses in the world – December 10, 2001.
Chosen as the national winner of Golf Inc. magazine’s 2002 Development of the Year in the stand-alone course category.
Received the Gold Nugget Grand Award for Best Public/Private Recreational Facility – Pacific Coast Builders Conference and Builders
Magazine, 2002 Premier Building Show.
- Designer: Scott Miller
- Golf Pro: Brian Jones
Grass type: Fairways: Rye grass. Greens: Pola Trivialis.
Recommended handicap: Every level golfer can enjoy their experience at We Ko Pa. From the back tees, it is challenging but the multiple tee boxes are well spaced to cater to all caliber golfers. Generous landing areas and very few carries allow players of all levels to really enjoy the golf experience at We-Ko-Pa.
1 -10 Course Rating by Meridian’s Golf Specialists: 9 ½
Comments by Meridian Guests:
- “The best course I have ever played.” “Every hole looks different and every hole plays different and every hole requires a different strategy.” “The fairest test of golf I have ever experienced. If you hit the perfect shot you are rewarded if you just miss you are slightly penalized, if you hit an errant shot you are severely penalized.”
- “So peaceful.” “The conditions were simply amazing from the tee boxes to the fairways to the traps to the rough to the immaculate greens.” “Scott Miller really outdid himself with this layout.”
The Drive: A beautiful 25 to 30 minute drive through beautiful Fountain Hills. The course is on an Indian Reservation owned by the Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation.
We-Ko-Pa Golf Club
18200 E. Toh Vee Cir.
Sunday, May 5, 2018
Morning Tee time, 7:30 am
Quintero Golf and Country Club
Quintero Golf Club in Peoria is one of Arizona’s premier layouts and golf facilities. This Troon managed property features a spectacular Rees Jones layout that offers breathtaking desert mountain scenery along a rolling terrain with formidable elevation changes from tee to green. The course was in immaculate conditioning coming out of over-seeding during my early fall visit. There are 5 sets of tees (more on some holes) designed to provide opportunities for golfers of all skill levels to enjoy a round here. The tips measure 7208 yards and play to a challenging slope of 147. Alternate sets measure 6845 yards/143 slope, 6397 yards with a 136 slope, 5786 yards with a slope of 126 for men and 148 for ladies, and 5043 yards with a 126 slope for ladies hitting from the forward tees. Sprinkler heads are measured to the center of the green and 100, 150 and 200-yard markers are also posted on all par fours and fives along the cart paths.
Golfers will encounter several tremendously elevated tee areas – with tee boxes often terraced into the hillsides like a cascading waterfall. Those afraid of elevation changes will find a challenge here! From the tips, gold and silver tees, players will encounter numerous carries over desert canyons and arroyos. The copper and jade tees are significantly more playable. The fairways are usually ample, and most often there is a good amount of room green-side to recover from slightly errant approach shots.
Whether you are a novice or experienced player, the manicured conditioning and superb desert mountain landscape make it worth the drive from Phoenix to play a round here. This course has garnered numerous awards over recent years, including:
- #2 Top 25 Courses in Arizona, 2016 (Golf Advisor)
- # 3 top private courses out of top 10 in 2005 Desert Golf Magazine (this course is now open for public play!)
- #5 Top 25 Courses for Layout in the US, 2016 (Golf Advisor)
- #8 Top 25 Course Conditions in the US, 2016 (Golf Advisor)
- #8 Best of Golf Advisor, 2016
- # 10 on Golfweek’s list of top 100 Best residential Courses (2006)
- # 37 in the country (Golfweek) for 2012 Top Residential Golf Courses
- # 48 in 2006 of the top 100 Best Modern Courses (Golfweek)
Score Card – Quintero
West Carefree Highway 16752 W. State Route 74
Peoria, Arizona 85383
Monday, May 6, 2019
Morning Tee time, 8 am
Las Sendas Golf Club
Robert Trent Jones Jr. has designed a desert testing site for your “A” game. Hidden in the shadows on the White Tank Mountains, Las Sendas Golf Club in Mesa has one of the highest slope ratings for a public course in the country and highest slope rating in Arizona. This secluded desert course possesses a calm beauty that can be deceiving. The prescription for success: Drive it both straight and long from the tee. Repeat with a long iron to reach the green. Elevated tee boxes, overlooking lush expanses of rolling turf, dotted with sand bunkers and surrounding bent grass greens lie virtually unnoticed amid the granite topography. The fairways move considerably through the natural lay of the land and by the constructed contours and swales that often mark Robert Trent Jones Jr. designs. Keeping the ball in play presents less of a problem than correctly negotiating his bunkering and intended strategies.
The front nine starts with a long par 4 that banana-bends around an impressive lake encompassing the entire right side of the fairway. Any slicing tee shots will be swallowed up by the cavernous pit hiding to the right of the rough. The approach must be feathered between bunkers to a sliver of green. A par on this whole is well deserved.
The back nine ends with a double dog leg par five with 536 yards of double lake-threatening, cacti infringing, bunker hampering feistiness leading up to a tightly placed, lightning fast green, placed between a right–side sand bunker and looming water (and a little bunker for emphasis) on the left side. It’s a long walk home.
Las Sendas Golf Club
7555 E Eagle Crest Drive
Mesa, AZ 85207
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