18 at Dove Mountain

By |  September 9, 2014 0 Comments

I had a great time in Tucson recently, especially when I got in 18 holes at the GC of Dove Mountain, a Jack Nicklaus design and the former host of the WGC Accenture Match Play Championship.  

I was there for the annual Responsible Industry for a Sound Environment (RISE) meeting. More on the meeting itself here later, and in the next issue. Right now, I want to talk about golf!

The course was a stunner. Lots of great views. I met up with superintendent Noah Gessler prior to my round, and we talked about the course, some of the challenges he deals with in that part of the country, his water budget, etc. Great guy, Noah, was happy he took the time… and you’ll definitely see and hear from him in an upcoming issue of the magazine.

The course played differently than I thought it would. I thought I’d be hitting from one small patch of grass to the next small patch of grass. But this is a resort golf course… there were some forgiving landing areas.

Here are a couple photos from the course. More on the RISE meeting itself soon.

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About the Author: Seth Jones

Seth Jones, a 25-year veteran of the golf industry media, is Editor-in-Chief of Golfdom magazine and Athletic Turf. A graduate of the University of Kansas School of Journalism and Mass Communications, Jones began working for Golf Course Management in 1999 as an intern. In his professional career he has won numerous awards, including a Turf and Ornamental Communicators Association (TOCA) first place general feature writing award for his profile of World Golf Hall of Famer Greg Norman and a TOCA first place photography award for his work covering the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. In his career, Jones has accumulated an impressive list of interviews, including such names as George H.W. Bush, Samuel L. Jackson, Lance Armstrong and Charles Barkley. Jones has also done in-depth interviews with such golfing luminaries as Norman, Gary Player, Nick Price and Lorena Ochoa, to name only a few. Jones is a member of both the Golf Writers Association of America and the Turf and Ornamental Communicators Association. Jones can be reached at sjones@northcoastmedia.net.

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