Pace of Play Tips

Pace of Play Tips

One thing that will get golfers riled up in a hurry is slow pace of play. If you’re new to golf, “pace of play” is literally the pace at which your group plays golf. Golf courses set tee times based on an average pace of play. Slow pace of play occurs when a group is taking more than the average…

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Tips for Visiting a New Golf Course

Tips for Visiting a New Golf Course

Visiting a new golf course is always a fun adventure! The scenic views and challenge of playing a new-to-you course will be both exhilirating and perhaps a bit daunting as well. If you’re nervous, we’ve got tips for visiting a new golf course. First, be sure to check out the course’s website. For instance, on our website we provide a…

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Redlands Mesa and Ocotillo in the News

Redlands Mesa and Ocotillo in the News

Redlands Mesa Golf Course and Ocotillo Restaurant in the news: We’ve been in the news quite a bit this past year, with this article from the “early days of covid” where Maxwell discusses the changes we made then to ensure the safety of our patrons: “Weckerly helps his parents run the business. He said they instituted a lot of sanitation…

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Be a Better Putter

Be a Better Putter

Let’s assume you aren’t the top golfer in your group. There’s nothing wrong with that! Every chance to hit the course is a chance to get better. However, if you can learn to be a better putter you can definitely move up a notch or two on the “who’s probably going to win the round” list.  We all know putting…

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What’s in your golf bag?

What’s in your golf bag?

If you read many golf magazines, you are probably familiar with the “what’s in your golf bag” section. In this section the magazine usually goes through all the items in one golf pro’s bag. It can be intriguing to see what clubs, snacks, and tees are there. Often the oddball items are what we’re all looking for! What kind of…

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Playing Winter Golf

Playing Winter Golf

While in some parts of the country, winter golf is unheard of, out here in Western Colorado you often see people playing winter golf. There are a few unique aspects to playing golf when it’s near-freezing though. First, you want to get a rubber tee. At some point the ground will be too hard to get a tee in the…

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Hit Your Fairway Woods Like a  Pro

Hit Your Fairway Woods Like a Pro

If you’ve struggled to hit your fairway woods consistently, you’re not alone. My partner frequently reminds me that “hitting a 3-wood off the deck is the hardest shot in golf!” Maybe that’s not true for everyone, but it certainly is for me. For women and seniors, hitting fairway woods is crucial to being able to make birdies and sometimes it’s…

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Tee Box Anxiety Tips

Tee Box Anxiety Tips

If you think you’re the only one who gets sweaty palms and butterflies when stepping onto the #1 tee box, you’re wrong.  Lots of people have first-tee anxieties (or, ALL tee box anxieties).  At most courses the first tee is visible to lots of people walking around…those waiting for their turn to tee off, people on putting greens, etc. No…

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