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2014 Joe’s Cigars & Golf Journey

Audubon Park Executive Golf Course New Orleans,LA.


The Audubon Park Executive Golf Course is a par-62 course located in historic uptown New Orleans. The course is spread across 81 tree lined acres on St. Charles Avenue and is the country’s only course accessible by streetcar.

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Recently awarded 4.5 of 5 stars on Golf Digest’s “Best Places to Play” rankings, the Denis Griffiths design features contoured fairways, manicured greens, four lagoons and exquisite landscaping on a 4,220-yard layout set among hundred-year-old oak trees.

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Golf has been played at Audubon since 1898. World-famous Audubon Zoo is right across the street. Golf Digest calls the newly renovated course “the most scenic and interesting spot for New Orleans golfers.”

Tijeras Arroyo Golf Course Kirtland AFB, New Mexico.


Tijeras Arroyo Golf Course is located on Pennsylvania Avenue on the east side of Kirtland AFB.

Located in the shadows of the Manzano Mountains, it has natural picturesque beauty. The course opened in 1971 and has hosted the Air Force Materiel Command Golf Championships. It is a championship 18 hole course. The course serves as an outstanding military recreational facility as exemplified by Best in AFMC in 2001.

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 The course boasts a fine reputation for excellence in customer service, pro quality products and a thorough and knowledgeable staff. There is a full service grill that is open for breakfast and lunch and has banquet facilities to  complement your golf tournament, squadron lunch outing or evening get together.

The course is 6,971 yards from the championship tees with a course rating of 71.9/slope 127 and a challenging 5,889 yards from the forward tees with the course rating of 73.5/slope 129.

The course has four sets of USGA rated tees and orange tees for juniors or those just getting started in golf. Greens are bent grass and beautiful to putt.

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There is a grass driving range (not found at every course), chipping and two putting greens.

The clubhouse has indoor seating for 150 and the patio can hold the overflow. The pro shop carries several lines of clubs, balls, shoes and clothing all reasonably priced. If it isn’t there it can be special ordered.

There is rental equipment available as well as electric carts and lockers in the men’s and ladies locker rooms.

Tijeras Arroyo Golf Course

Kirtland Afb, NM 87117
United States
Phone(s): (505) 846-1169
Fax: (505) 853-0746

Angel Park G.C. Las Vegas, NV “Best Golf Course In Las Vegas”

Angel Park Golf Club was voted “Best Golf Course in Las Vegas” by the Las Vegas Review Journal’s “Best of Las Vegas Readers Poll 14 of the 15 years. Angel Park G. C. is widely regarded as the most complete golf experience in Las Vegas.  Angel Park Golf Club is just minutes from the Las Vegas Strip, offering views of the Las Vegas Strip and majestic Red Rock Canyon. Featuring 36 holes of championship Las Vegas golf also there’s a unique Cloud Nine Short Course and 9-hole grass Putting Course (both lighted for night play)  Angel Park Golf Club is a must play golf course for all to enjoy.

100 S. Rampart Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89145 (702) 254-4653

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Pace of Play 18 Holes: 4.5 hrs

Condition of Course: Great

Beverage & Food Cart: Once on front & twice on Back

Club Rental: Yes

Value: $45 – $75

Staff Friendliness: Good

Difficulty: Moderate

Condition Overall: Great For The Average Joe

Recommended: Yes

Bear’s Best Golf Course Las Vegas, NV “Jack Nicklaus Phenomenal Course”

A Jack Nicklaus golf course like no other, Bear’s Best Las Vegas is an upscale, daily fee public Las Vegas golf course offering a world-class private club experience in a public facility focused on corporate entertaining, golf outings, and other private events. To create this masterpiece of a Jack Nicklaus golf course, Jack Nicklaus himself hand selected 18 holes from his more than 200 phenomenal course designs worldwide, encompassing all of his favorites into one extraordinary round of golf.

11111 W. Flamingo Rd. Las Vegas, NV 89135 (702) 804-8500

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Pace of Play 18 Holes: 4 hrs. 45 minutes

Condition of Course: Great

Beverage & Food Cart: Once on front & twice on Back

Club Rental: Yes

Value: $50 – $75

Staff Friendliness: Good

Difficulty: Challenging

Condition Overall: Perfect For The Average Joe

Recommended: Yes


The Navy Golf Course Seal Beach,CA “Full Speed Ahead”

Welcome to Navy Golf Course

Seal Beach


Since 1966, the Navy Golf Course has been serving Military Families and Veterans by directing 100% of the profits generated to these two groups. When you play The Navy Golf Course you are directly supporting Quality of Life Programs for our active-duty military personnel and their families.

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Our facility features the Championship 18-hole  “Destroyer” Course measuring out at 6,780 yards, also an executive 9-hole “Cruiser Course” that features four par-4’s and five par-3’s. Go around the Cruiser Course twice (from two sets of tees) to enjoy a leisurely round of golf with family and friends. Other unique points of this facility is that it is situated right next to the Los Alamitos Air Station where you can see military jets and planes take off and land right next to the course.

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Part of the unique history of this golf course centers on Lt. Colonel Earl Woods and his son Eldrick “Tiger” Woods”. In the early 80’s and into the 90’s, Tiger and Earl were familiar figures at The Navy Golf Course. Earl and Tiger played Navy several times a week and Tiger was a regular fixture at the driving range, hitting thousands of balls to hone his game.  Some of the current staff, including Navy head professional Joe Grohman, have fond memories of playing rounds with Tiger and watching him grow into the phenomenal player that he is today. Tiger’s exploits are now legendary – and it all started right here.

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Joe Grohman is still the head professional at Navy and many up and coming young stars still seek out Joe who was one of Tiger’s early mentors. As for Tiger, you can still see his tree on the 18th hole now called “Tiger’s Tree” where he hit his drives over 300 yards from the blue tees. Come play the Destroyer Course and see if you can get your drive out to Tiger’s mark.

The Navy Golf Course is situated on 220 beautiful tree-lined acres in Orange County, California. The course has been continuously updated over the year’s including a newly constructed clubhouse that features the “Eagles Nest” restaurant and bar, also a full outside wedding chapel. This new facility is ideal for large gatherings and special events.

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The Navy Golf Course is an ideal venue for golf tournaments, weddings and special events. We are a favorite location for numerous local traveling golf groups and an ideal site for golf tournaments of all sizes.   You will be impressed with our “Yes we can attitude”.


We also encourage you to visit this website often to check our event schedules and special offerings. Thank you for your interest and if you have any questions regarding the Navy Golf Course, please contact one of our friendly Pro Shop Staff members at (714) 889.1576.

Play the Navy Golf Course and support military families!

5660 Orangewood Ave, Cypress, CA 90630
Pace of Play 18 Holes: 4 hrs. 30 minutes
Condition of Course: Good
Value: $8.00 – $47.00
Staff Friendliness: Good
Difficulty: Challenging
Condition Overall: A Great Course To Play
Recommended: Yes
Torrey Pines Golf Course La Jolla, CA “CAO Hurricane / Knockout Cigars”


Welcome to the nation’s foremost municipal golf course. Situated atop cliffs towering above the Pacific Ocean in San Diego, California, golfers marvel at the views of the coastline, deep ravines, and classic championship golf holes.

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Located in La Jolla (pronounced “la hoya”), California, Torrey Pines Golf Course sits on the coastal cliffs overlooking the Pacific Ocean and is recognized as the premier municipal golf course owned and operated by a city. It is named after the Torrey Pine, a rare tree that grows in the wild only along this local stretch of the coastline in San Diego County and on Santa Rosa Island.

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It offers two picturesque and, due to its yearly hosting of the PGA Tour’s Farmers Insurance Open event, widely recognizable championship 18-hole golf courses. It is surely the most accessible public facility for the die-hard enthusiast wishing to play at a world-renown facility that nearly all golfers know by name.

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Torrey Pines was the site of perhaps the most memorable modern day U.S. Open Championship, when in 2008, under the typically brutal conditions of this major tournament, injured and hobbling Tiger Woods defeated Rocco Mediate during their sudden death playoff after 90 grueling holes of exciting golf.

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Torrey Pines also offers one of the largest on-course golf shops in the United States, expert instruction, tournaments, and advanced golf schools.

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The City of San Diego owns and operates the golf courses at Torrey Pines and they provide information regarding booking tee times and green fees at their website. Please follow the links below to learn more about golfing at Torrey Pines:

Residents of San Diego can book tee times up to 7 days in advance by calling the city’s automated tee time reservation system at:
(619)570-1234. (Callers must have a valid City of San Diego Resident ID card and 6 digit PIN number to use this system to make a reservation.)

Non-residents and residents of San Diego may also book a tee time 8 to 90 days in advance by calling the San Diego Park & Recreation advance tee time reservation service number at:

This service is available Monday thru Friday, 9 AM to 3 PM, Pacific Standard Time. Advance tee time booking fees apply.

Rental Information
The Golf Shop at Torrey Pines provides rental items for use on the day of play. We have over 100 sets in stock including left-handed sets. Clubs may not be reserved in advance.

Rental Fees
Golf clubs 18-holes: $60 9-holes (twilight): $35
Golf cars (carries 2 golfers) 18-holes: $40 9-holes (twilight): $25
Push carts $10
Golf shoes $10
Range balls $6 to $12 depending on bucket size

Practice Range
The range is open to the public from 7 am to approximately 90 minutes before sunset daily, except on Mondays when it it closes for extended maintenance starting at 2:00 pm.

Pace of Play 18 Holes: 4 hrs. 30 minutes
Condition of Course: Good
Value: $125.00
Staff Friendliness: Good
Difficulty: Challenging
Condition Overall: A Great Course To Play
Recommended: Yes
Jack Nicklaus Newest Signature Golf Course “Quivira Golf Club”


The Bear has done it again!  A spectacular Jack Nicklaus Signature golf course has just been completed in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico.  The signature golf course has been under construction for over 7 years and at a cost of $39 million dollars.

I was able to get a quick tour of the Quivira golf course, which will boast a Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse (currently doubling as the clubhouse in the interim).  It is a great oceanfront property, with cliff-side holes that feature views of Diamante Dunes designed by Tiger Woods.

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We are looking forward to playing his newest course and look forward to many magnificent and memorable golf experiences.

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