Archive for Wednesday, August 29, 2001

Nine-hole golf course along river a challenge

August 29, 2001

It's 8 a.m. on a beautiful summer day, 80 degrees, a slight south breeze.

I balanced my ball on the tee, brought the driver back and released. The club rang like a bell. The ball launched like a rocket, up and away, straight to the green. Then disaster struck, the ball started to hook farther and farther to the south. Kerplunk! It splashed down in the Kansas River, I guess some lucky fish will find that one.

Burning Tree Golf Course, which is north of De Soto, presents a great challenge to a novice, and as soon as a golf ball hits the water, anyone would understand why this would be the perfect place to improve a game.

This nine-hole course features situations that will provide a challenge to all but the most highly skilled golfers.

The course distances are 2,901 yards from the blues, 2,451 from the whites, 2,329 from the red tee boxes and a very respectable nine-hole par rating of 35.

Burning Tree features league night Thursday at 6 p.m. and reasonable greens fees and cart rentals throughout the week.

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