On the Course at the ACE Group Classic

by JL Lewis on February 22, 2011

Crane used to dig out "The Quarry" on Hole #6 Tee Box

The Quarry in Naples Florida was the site for the Ace Group Classic Champions Tour event this week. The golf course has par five holes that are reachable in two shots and the driving areas are wide, so low scores are fairly easy to attain. A score over par is not going to be competitive and the wind is the biggest obstacle. The course has to defend itself from low scoring.

I played very mediocre and felt like I could have shot 8 to 10 shots better with sharper execution. I have some work to do on my game and the past two weeks in competition have revealed several areas that need improvement to shoot better scores.

Wildlife at the Quarry

The wildlife in the Naples area is amazing.  While walking the pristine white sandy beach we saw a dolphin casually swimming along the coastline within 50 yards from the shore. On the golf course, there were Red Tail Hawk, Osprey, and even a Bald Eagle fishing and catching prey. There was other wildlife as well; alligators, raccoon, and an abundance of water fowl including wood stork, pelicans, ibis, egrets, and great blue heron.

Naples, Florida

Naples is the nicest place I have been in Florida. There are beautiful white sandy beaches and perfect weather.  Downtown Naples is a great area for dining, shopping, and nightlife. It is apparent that there is a lot of wealth in this area, and a feel of Carmel-by-the-Sea and the Hamptons. This is a great place to live with plenty to do.

The Quarry

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