Rebecca and I took a recent trip to Florida and I had one day to play golf in the Miami area.  Who knew Miami golf was so expensive?   OK, maybe you knew, but I didn’t.  The course closest to our hotel (which I saw from the street but looked unimpressive) was $300.  Then there was the “famous” course but that was $400.  I asked the concierge if the price included Hamilton tickets.

So I played a course about an hour outside of the city that charged $45.   Silly me.

I got to the first tee but the grass was so overgrown I couldn’t figure out the direction of the hole.  And I don’t mean I was wondering if it was straight or a dogleg – I mean, which way did the Tee Box face?

But I spotted the group in front of me and hit a decent drive in the fairway; this is my “fairway” lie:

Here’s a photo of another fairway:


Then, there were the fairway bunkers.  I thought “fairway bunker” meant the bunker was in the fairway, not that the fairway was in the bunker.

Remember the movie A River Runs Through It?  On this course, a highway runs through it.


Then they had some stupid “Golf Soccer” game they let players play on the course.  Here’s one of the holes for it.  No problem, right?  WRONG.  I accidentally aimed for one of these stupid holes and made a great shot to it.  Imagine my angst when I got to my ball and realized the real target was 60 yards away.


The next time I’m in Miami, I’m going to the beach.