Golfing America

Arizona Golf Course

In the life of a travel writer and photographer travel obviously becomes is an every day occurrence. It gets to the point that it’s really hard to differentiate between what is a vacation and what is work. However, when I hit the links for a game of golf, I always seem to know that I am free from my work responsibilities. If you have ever seen the film “Inception” you’ll know what I’m talking about when I say that golf is my spinning top. On my roadtrip across the south of America, I think I have perhaps spent a little bit too much time “on vacation”.

I have basically played everywhere I can afford. I played some Carolina golf, some Florida golf, and a whole lot of Phoenix golf. What I liked most about playing in Phoenix was that there are just so many different places to play, and the prices are so cheap in comparison to what I would pay back home. How could I not go hit the links at noon when I only have to pay between 20 and 30 US dollars for a round of golf including cart rental?

Golf course in Arizona

During my two weeks staying at my parent’s house in Phoenix I must have played about 8 rounds of golf. There are some great courses in the valley and whether you are staying in Goodyear, Glendale, or Scottsdale there are always great courses nearby. Personally, I liked the Scottsdale golf courses the best, they were always well kept and offered a bit of a challenge.

If you want another unique golf experience in Phoenix you can always head up to the North part of the valley as well. There is an air force base nearby and it is simply amazing to watch fighter jets scream over head while playing a nice 18 holes.

As I have now made my way across America and find myself sitting on the island of Espanola, I realize that my days of golf are likely over for a while. My next destination is West Africa and I can’t imagine there being all to much golf being played there. I have to say that I’m going to miss my days spent on the freshly cut grasses of America hacking away at a little white ball. But to be fair, I’ll probably get a whole lot more work done this way.

Author: Brendan van Son

Author: I am a travel writer and photographer from Alberta, Canada. Over my years as a travel photographer, I have visited 6 of the 7 continents and more countries than I have any desire to count. If you want to improve your skills, be sure to check out my travel photography channel on Youtube . Also, check out my profile on . to learn a little bit more about me and my work.

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