Thanks to reader John for this Stu Pospisil story on Ballyneal.
Love this little local touch...
A caddy at Ballyneal is a golfer's best friend. One reason is the caddy discreetly carries a GPS device in the pocket of his bib, giving precise yardages to the flagstick every time. The caddy will take you on the short walks from the green to the next tee. Better follow closely, or beware of the yucca and the occasional cactus or lizard.
Each hole on the 6,995-yard, par-71 course, routed through an area of chop hills by course architect Tom Doak, has at least three teeing grounds. Downwind holes, head to the Tiger tips. Wind gusting in the face, consider moving up one or two tees.
"How we play is that the winner of the last hole picks where to hit from," Ballyneal owner and developer Rupert O'Neal said.
The tees at Ballyneal are truly works of art. Great to hear they take full advantage of their versatility.