Playing at Sedona Golf Resort (Arizona)

Our US golfing odyssey continues. We’re staying in Sedona now for a few days before moving on to Las Vegas.

Today we played at The Sedona Golf Resort which is part of the same complex at the Hilton Sedona Resort hotel in which we are staying.  It’s been nice to be able to practice every day as they have good facilities here.

The course? Well, it’s fabulous. Situated at 3,600 ft and rising to 4,200ft altitude made club selections somewhat interesting, MrsG in particular found the par 3s difficult as they are VERY short (e.g. 95 yards & 111 yards on two of them) and she kept over-clubbing!

Off the blue tees the course is par 71 and measures 6,646 (Rating/Slope 70.6/128) but with the altitude doesn’t play anything like that long. I shot a 7 over which I was pretty happy with although the two double bogeys were not good, but were offset by two birdies.

David & MrsG on the 10th tee at Sedona Golf Resort, AZ, USA.
David & MrsG on the 10th tee at Sedona Golf Resort, AZ, USA.

Here’s a photo from the course taken on the 10th tee. The 10th is a 210 yard par three. A good tee shot with my 23 degree 4R and a 20ft putt later I was walking off with my second birdie of the day.

In the background you can see the “red rock” which is prevalent in this part of Arizona and provided such a stunning backdrop to the golf course.  Almost all the residential homes around the course were single storey so they did nothing to spoil the view.

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