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anybody have any golf trips planned for this winter ?

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I'm heading to Vegas/Mesquite to play some awesome desert courses soon.    Can't wait to get out of PA - got more snow last night & the wind chill is about -10 this morning & windy

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heading to Vegas myself in a few weeks.

Casacada, Bears Best, Rio Secco, Wolf Creek and TPC are the rotation (not sure of the order)...along with pokers at Bellagio!!

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my wife has a conference next month in san diego.  I'm dying to tag along since the resort has several golf courses around it.  not sure if my newborn baby is going to cooperate with those plans...

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Yes first ever true golf trip for me. Myrtle beach weekend of the 21st of february. Playing and staying at the legends. I I have another thread here: http://thesandtrap.com/t/72090/myrtle-beach-late-february#post_942055 Basically looking for any tips suggestions etc on MB, how legends is, course conditions, rent a car or pay for transportation. First time down there so very excited

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heading to Vegas myself in a few weeks.

Casacada, Bears Best, Rio Secco, Wolf Creek and TPC are the rotation (not sure of the order)...along with pokers at Bellagio!!

Nice ... I've got Wolf Creek, Conestoga, Pauite Sun & Coyote Springs lined up.    Bring a good camera for Wolf Creek ... amazing views

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Nice ... I've got Wolf Creek, Conestoga, Pauite Sun & Coyote Springs lined up.    Bring a good camera for Wolf Creek ... amazing views

That is what i hear about wolf...it is a long damn ride from the strip so it better be good!!

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Annual trip to Tampa area in mid-March. Ostensibly, to putter around Dad's place and do the handy-man type fixits that he can't do anymore. Trim hedges, power wash the house, etc... But there's plenty of golf around and I'll play 3 or 4 times during the week. Will try Westchase and Cheval this time around. Plus my usual round or two at Lansbrook.

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