Nice Golf Courses photos

A few nice golf courses images I found:

Devil’s Golf Course
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Image by mikebaird
Devil’s Golf Course en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Devil%27s_Golf_Course is a large salt pan on the floor of Death Valley, located in the Mojave Desert within Death Valley National Park. It was named after a line in the 1934 National Park Service guide book to Death Valley National Monument, which stated that "Only the devil could play golf" on its surface, due to a rough texture from the large halite salt crystal formations… Lake Manly once covered the valley to a depth of 30 feet (9.1 m). The salt in the Devil’s Golf Course consists of the minerals that were dissolved in the lake’s water and left behind in the Badwater Basin as the lake evaporated. With an elevation several feet above the valley floor at Badwater, the Devil’s Golf Course remains dry, allowing weathering processes to sculpt the salt there into complicated forms. Through exploratory holes drilled by the Pacific Coast Borax Company, prior to Death Valley becoming a national monument in 1934, it was discovered that the salt and gravel beds of the Devil’s Golf Course extend to a depth of more than 1,000 feet (300 m). Later studies suggest that in places the depth ranges up to 9,000 feet (2,700 m).
Taken during a San Luis Obispo, CA SLO Camera Club www.slocameraclub.org/ outing Feb. 22-25, 2013 to Death Valley National Park en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Places_of_interest_in_the_Death_Val… , a national park in the U.S. states of California and Nevada located east of the Sierra Nevada, occupying an interface zone between the arid Great Basin and Mojave deserts in the United States.

Photo © 2013 “Mike” Michael L. Baird, mike {at] mikebaird d o t com, flickr.bairdphotos.com. Canon 5D Mark III, with Canon EF 24-105mm f/4 L IS USM Lens w/ circular polarizer, small tripod, 2 second shutter delay, RAW. See EXIF for photo-specific exposure settings used. GPS EXIF geotag comes from a realtime on-camera Canon GP-E2 GPS Receiver

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GOLF COURSE – “THE GREENBRIER” – WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, WEST VIRGINIA, USA
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Image by silverhawk42532
This golf course was built from the ground up on an abandoned airstrip that was used in the distant past for passengers traveling to the world famous "Greenbrier" Hotel in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia, USA

Golf course sculpturing
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Image by Rosa Say
To the left is the tee island of the 10th hole of the Mauna Lani North golf course.

10 of 14… A collection of sunrise shots I took the Saturday morning of the Rohto Ironman 70.3 (the half we call the Honu) at the Fairmont Orchid (my other photo set of the event itself).

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