Review of Coyote Moon Golf Club

March 9, 2008 7:02:08 PM PDT
This is a big, luscious, lusty golf course designed by Brad Bell. It has sculpted fairways, wonderful shot angles, excellent opportunities for risks and rewards, and enough challenge to bring you back time and again.

Every hole at coyote moon is a stunner, but two back-to-back tests stand out in my memory. The 519 yard, par five, 12th, has maybe the most beautiful bunkers anywhere---a stunning contrast of mountain sand against menacing, granite boulders.

The 13th is a 227 yard par three with a 200 foot vertical drop to an oblong green fronted by a creek. I played a six iron (normally a 165 yard shot), and found the middle of the green. From swing to green, the ball must have flown, and then fallen, for fifteen seconds. That's drama.