Stafford Lake -- Wow. And Mr. Ruzicka, I noticed your name on some signage around there... nice work, Sir, and thanks to all who recommended this gem. I was happy to finish +2 (6 over Pro Par) with 2 birdies... wish I could play there a couple times a month.
We stopped at the Red Curtain as well -- very cool, several memorable holes. And the TREES...!!
Unfortunately, Skwid recently suffered a minor neck injury, so he's not able to golf right now, but he did stop by to chat me up and make sure I found someone to show me around. Nice guy, hope to see him again some day. Thanks for the hookup, 'Budsman.
Finding my caravan miraculously ahead of schedule Thursday morning, I managed to squeeze in a visit to Tom Pearce park in southern Oregon. Front 9 = meh, moderately technical; back 9 = awesome terrain. Really neat features -- mostly natural, one man-made (think floodplain: snarly rocks bursting from otherwise plush fairways, and a 150-ft long, 12-ft high cement remnant of what I assume was once a bridge, covered in aesthetic graffiti).
Great trip, great golf.