Seeing this course at the start of September is like catching Sophia Loren just getting out of bed in the morning without makeup: you might have been beautiful once but you're definitely not at your best. The round of golf had to be played at this time due to an expiration date on the certificate "won" at a private school fundraiser. It wasn't long after we arrived that we realized we had been "punked" an this voucher would have been more appropriate at a white elephant gag gift party than a silent auction trying to raise money for a Catholic school. The genius who donated this coupon was probably giggling when he sent it off likely thinking, "Wait until they find out every course amenity will be closed when they play." Yep, no beer cart, no caddies, no restaurant, no GPS, no ice in the water machines...geez Sophia, let's talk about your scenes in "La Dolce Vita" so we don't have to see the big ugly brown patches on your fairways and drink the hot H2O from your high school like drinking fountains. If this exclusive club hates the Catholic church so much, why not just rerun stories of the priest abuse scandals in their monthly newsletter rather than send such a prank to an otherwise prestigious Gala? Guarded by gaudy monster mansions that look like the locale where Robin Leach did an internship, the course is nothing special in terms of design. Someone accidentally left one of the waterfalls on for the 11th hole which made it photo worthy but otherwise this was hardly a way to try an recruit any new members. For the money to become one, a golfer is better off flying around the country attending every PGA event while staying at luxurious hotels. Or better yet, just donating the cash directly to the school it wants to help in the first place.
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