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Welcome, I am new to this forum as well. I am originally from AZ, grew up in Scottsdale and had a chance to play many of the wonderful courses out there. Have you played ASU Karsten course? It looks as though that course may not be around after June from what I've heard. I would definitely like to get back out there to play it one last time. Where do you normally play out there?


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