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Pumpkin Ridge Golf Club

Ghost Creek Course at Pumpkin Ridge in North Plains, OR

pumpkin ridge ghost creek
Me and Jon

 

The Stats

Tee Time: September 22, 2013, 12:20, 61 F, rain

Designer: Robert E. Cupp (1992)

Playing Partners: Jon Johansen

Tees: Blue, Par 71 (72.1 rating/139 slope/6,386 yards)

Course Handicap: 11 (9.0 index)

Stats: 93 (50-43); 34 putts; 6/13 fairways; 4/18 greens; 6 penalty strokes

The Course

Ahh rain. My luck of dry days in the northwest this year finally ran out as autumn began. I guess it’s my fault for tempting mother nature with a round 3 weeks into the NFL season. I’ve gotten frustrated living in the desert; 100 degrees day in and day out gets old after four or so months. You have to golf at the crack of dawn and still drink like a camel just to avoid heat stroke. Even working in the garage or taking the dog on a quick walk gets you sweating enough to need a cold shower. But 18 holes and 4 hours in a steady, 60-degree downpour? Continue reading Pumpkin Ridge Golf Club