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Tom Edrington

Tom Edrington spent the first 10 years of his misguided youth as a sports writer for the Tampa Tribune. His career brought him face to face with many of sports greatest stars -- Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus, Muhammad Ali, Don Shula, countless Hall of Fame NFL stars, more PGA Tour players than he can count. In 1980 he was honored by the Golf Writers Association of America for writing the best news story that year, his coverage of Jack Nicklaus' U.S. Open victory at Baltusrol. Today, 36 years later, golf is still a great part of his life, thanks to competitive playing days and the wonderful people he has met on this fabulous journey.

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    baxter cepeda

    To answer your question one place I have seen seclusion from most other holes is at Koolau Golf Club in Kaneohe, Oahu.
    Sadly the course shut down in September. Ironically it’s one of the last courses on earth which needs any extra water. They leased the land from a church and said they weren’t getting enough business even thou most other courses are up.
    It’s an absolutely beautiful place hugging the amazing Koolau range.
    I believe tiger played it decades ago and said it was the hardest he has played. Dean Wilson has the course record at 67. Slope of 171 which the usga doesn’t acknowledge.
    The website says we will see what God has in store for the property. I’m telling you that place was meant to be a golf course!
    Hopefully somebody can Gods work.

    A similar course nearby Royal
    Hawaiian does extremely well.

    Just down the street we give our classes at a little executive course which had been pretty run down. The new owner has made modest improvements to the course and property, including top tracer on the range, while maintaining good prices, and the place is bumping constantly.

    If Koolau was made a bit more playable and affordable it can easily be one of the best courses in Hawaii, if not the world. It has all the tools to be a real Shadow Creek, 15 minutes from Waikiki.

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      Tom Edrington

      If I was living out there, I’d have the perfect group for it, alas, we’re in Tampa; There has to be a big hitter out there who would do it…..I’m tasking you with the search, Baxter!

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        baxter cepeda

        If only I had Rolf on the speed dial.
        Because Rolf should be on it. He has the contacts on his speed dials.

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