Spring Shooting is Well Underway!
Deep into May, it continued to appear that Spring would never fully blossom into golf course shooting opportunities. From Georgia to Indiana, courses simply weren't greening up, and I was pulling what little hair I have left, crazy anxious to get back to work! But finally the weather turned and on May 15, I jumped in with both feet.
The first course I shot was Goose Pond Colony, in Scottsboro, Alabama. What a great little place! Goose Pond is on the Tennessee River, and much of the course takes advantage of that location. The lodging options are also excellent, with an array of cottages right on the water and a lodge for larger groups or singles. If you're looking for a new place for a great golf getaway, check on Goose Pond Colony. Highly recommended.
When I returned to Atlanta, I had the pleasure of shooting Bear's Best Atlanta, a high-end public course north of the metro Atlanta area that features replicas of 18 of Jack Nicklaus's favorite holes. This is a real beauty, and if you're a public golfer wanting a private club feel and a great course, Bear's Best Atlanta is a must-play.
Back in Indianapolis, I got started with Spring shooting at Highland Golf and Country Club, a 100 year old course that's one of Indy's most respected clubs. The course is not a brain twister, as many modern courses are. It's all right in front of you. But it's wonderfully maintained and so well laid out, I think I could play there every day and never get tired of it.
My second Indy course was Old Oakland, a private club in a community on the northeast side of the city. This course features 27 holes, and has multiple personalities, so on any given day you can play what feels like a different course than your previous visit. I had miserable shooting conditions both mornings I tried to shoot, but I did manage to get a few interesting dawn shots and my afternoon shoot was a good one.
Next up... The legendary Peachtree Golf Club, Horseshoe Bend and The Legends at Chateau Elan, all in the metro Atlanta area. How much fun can one old guy with a camera have!
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