Golf Magazine, Golf Odyssey Come Away Impressed With Courses Near Phoenix, Tucson
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Jan. 23, 2006 . Three John Fought golf course designs in Arizona have been singled out in new reviews profiling the game of golf in the Grand Canyon State.
Passov goes on to write, "The designers chiseled an option-laden layout in the foothills of the White Tank Mountains. The Raven is a healthy trek from downtown, but the Phoenix skyline vistas from the 494-yard 18th (hole) remind you that civilization isn’t that far away."
A year ago, the Raven received similar praise from Gary Van Sickle, senior writer for Sports Illustrated and regular contributor to SI.com, when he named the par-72, 7,258-yard layout his new No. 1 public course in the Phoenix area.
"With its glistening, pristine turf – a joy to hit from – and stunning desert setting (we saw a coyote spring across a fairway), The Gallery Golf Club provides a highly aesthetic experience. The two eighteens at The Gallery Golf Club, located 20 miles north of Tucson, are must-plays for traveling golfers."
The article goes on to point out that, although the club is private, the public is welcome on the South Course on odd-numbered days, and on the North Course on even-numbered days. Of the North Course, the editors at Golf Odyssey wrote, "The hole everyone talks about is the 9th. A whopping 725 yards from the tips, it is one of the longest par fives in golf."
Additional information about John Fought Design can be obtained by contacting his office at (480) 991-9858 or by logging onto www.foughtdesign.com.
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