After my meeting which ended at 11 am, and bidding my colleagues safe travels home, I went to the golf practice area to limber up for my 12:50 pm tee off time. The golf course at The Phoenician is a wonderful golf experience. It recently reopened after converting the 27 holes into 18 holes and it is in superb condition. The course is well suited for an intermediate challenge while being quite invigorating. I say invigorating because the ambience puts you is a very relaxed mode and I played one of my best rounds all season. Yes I did get some great relief from the golf Gods when I shanked my final approach shot on 18, which skipped along the pond 3 times before crashing into the bank in front of the green, causing my golf ball to ricochet to 10 feet from the hole. After I was yelping with joy I went on to miss my par putt which I took in stride given how lucky I was!
Of course, if heights are not your thing, strolling The Phoenician walking pathways and admiring all the various types of cactus is a very nice way to step out and appreciate the uniqueness of being in a dessert like environment.