Before long it’s dark and I’m becoming too accustomed to the comforts of the room. I ready myself for the cool temperatures and begin an outdoor exploration of the property. The entire grounds are canvased in plant life. Various flowers are blooming, trees umbrella over almost all the walkways. I cross a wooden bridge and get my first view of the golf course, a wide fairway and several bunkers spread out into the dark abyss. In the morning I awake refreshed and rejuvenated. I explore more of the golf course by car. I’m by no means a golfer but I take strong favor to aesthetically pleasing places. This golf course is beautiful. I know little of bunkers, water features or other golf course elements but the rise and fall and general design of the course seems well thought out. In the lobby I’m informed that the course was designed by Robert Muir Graves and is a par-71 walkable course with 10 lakes and the Carmel Valley River as water obstacles.
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Published on Jun 1, 2015