Friday, September 15, 2017

PRIVATE GOLF COURSE

     This is the third post on the property that we went birding on last Saturday.

     What's really cool about this property is that they have their own nine hole golf course! It's not a long course but has all the bells and whistles of a regular course. It's a whimsical course with hole markers , decorations and benches. The family has their own tournament and they can golf a round anytime they feel like it. No worries about tee times. Just drive to the farm with your clubs. When their Aunty still lived in the house , they had a club house. Aunty always served up something special. I remember enjoying one of her brunches.

    Since this is a farming family they use farming as a theme for things on the course.

    I'll bet no course has a cultivator shovel for a yardage marker.

  
     The moose is the tee off place.

    And if you get tired there's always a comfortable bench.
     I don't think this cart was meant as a golf cart.
     Old machinery decorates most holes.


   
    A fairway starts beside the field.

     There are a few guys like this are watching you.





24 comments:

  1. It's very beautiful there. One can have fun birding or golfing or maybe both on one day if you have a lot of energy.

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    1. It's a very enjoyable place and was more so when Dorothy lived there.

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  2. IKt is a funny course with lots of humor.

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    1. Yes, I enjoy just walking around.

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  3. a fun course to have. As a kid we had one going through our neighborhood.

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    1. It looks like it's lots of fun and you'd never have to wait for a tee time.

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  4. certainly more interesting things than your typical golf course

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    1. It's a very laid back relaxing place.

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  5. How interesting, and what a neat golf course. Thanks for the great pictures and commentary about this place, Red. :-)

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    1. For a private course , it's pretty well done.

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  6. Cool decor there- especially that old cart!

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    1. I've never been able to tell what kind of cart it is.

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    1. Minus 17??? Now tell me what this means!

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  8. It does seem unusual to have a golf course and a farm. My dad would be plowing land and planting corn. Your machinery makes me thing of our southern Iowa farm.

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    1. This was a large family so nieces nephews, aunts, uncles...there were many people who would play.

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  9. What a great idea! I bet they have fun there.

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    1. I think they had many get togethers.

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    1. I can imagine that the tournaments were fun with weird prizes!

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  11. Do they let outsiders play on this golf course. I don't golf but it looks like it would be fun.

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  12. That would be fun to always have your own private golf course available.
    It might even make me learn how to golf.

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  13. I would probably take a liking to golf if all golf courses had as much character and charm as this one!

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