Ducks in the Desert: Golf Courses Galore

SURPRISE, Ariz. — The Phoenix area is known as the “Valley of the Sun,” but a more appropriate nickname might be “Valley of the Golf Courses.” People from all over the country come here seeking the sunshine and a way to soak it up. “It’s a golf destination is what it is,” said Rowland Cole, … Continue reading »

Neighbors Oppose Proposed UO Golf Course

CRESWELL, Ore. — Some Creswell-area neighbors are fighting plans to build a University of Oregon golf course on rural farmland. They appealed the county’s approval of a land use change. On Thursday, both sides met with a mediator who will make a decision roughly 10 days after Christmas. At issue, neighbors say a golf course … Continue reading »

Rarity of Women Caddies

By Erik Elken BANDON, Ore. — As rare as caddies are at most golf courses, Bandon Dunes is the only place that offers them in Oregon. Even more obscure is when you find a female doing the job. There are just 12 women caddying at Bandon. Putting that in perspective, there are up to 350 … Continue reading »

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