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Texas 2008

Our trip to Texas to see my 96 year old aunt this year started out just after several periods of heavy rain in the Kentuckiana area. Our trip lasted 13 days and we had no rain!

Our first golf was on the Oaks Course at the Dancing Rabbit in Philadelphia, Mississippi. This was a replay for us as is my recommendation that you try it. www.dancingrabbitgolf.com

They had heavy rains shortly before our visit, so carts were on the path, but the course is always in great condition. We couldn’t get out until 3 pm on a busy Monday, and only got in 17 holes before dark. It costs $85, but that didn’t seem to deter anyone.

The Clubhouse at Southern Trace CC

The next day we drove to Shreveport, Louisiana, for a repeat on the Art Hills designed Southern Trace Country Club. Gumpster helped get us on this very nice course, and we got to play here at our pace (3 ½ hours). It was a beautiful day (86 degree high) and the highlight was that the wife birdied both par 3s on the front side!

100 miles west of Fort Worth, Texas, is a course called The Cliffs at Possum Kingdom Lake. www.TheCliffsResort.com

The course is on a Texas “mountain” with some holes overlooking Possum Kingdom Lake. It’s a beautiful lake and well designed course. I gave it 3 excellent, 14 good, and 1 OK hole for design. I think I would really have enjoyed the course if not for the 40 mph winds that blew all day. Moe struggled in with a 92 and decided that there are certain winds that are just too strong for golf.

On our way home we stopped for a stay and play at The Tanglewood Resort on Lake Texoma. The lake is about 100 miles north of Dallas on the Texas/Oklahoma border. We’ve now played a course on both sides of the lake. This resort was built to be grand but may not be doing as well as expected. The course had a lot of chickweed rough, and fairways of various grasses. The course was designed by Ralph Plummer in 1970 and I gave it 18 good holes for design. Good design and poor condition is not much fun.

For the next two days the wind blew us all the way across Oklahoma and Missouri. We canceled two rounds of golf and saved some gas money because the wind was behind us! We stopped on the way back into town to play Old Capital in Corydon, Indiana. It was too early in the year, after too much rain to be there. There were also too many Hoosiers playing way too slow for Moe.

On this trip we did visit two Botanical Gardens and two Art Museums to try to make Moe a little more diversified. Since I haven’t provided much golf info let me help you impress a literate friend or two. If they’re talking art say; “I like the landscapes and use of color of J. M. W. Turner”. If they get into the art of the American west just drop Charlie Russell’s name. For statues in bronze of Cowboys and Indians, that would be Remington. I forgot his first name.