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Fore! Back on the Links!
At Sugar Bay Golf in Warsaw, Kentucky
by Robb Hoff
September 20, 2012
After a hiatus of couple months, hitting the golf course seems like Spring again, even though it's just the opposite now with Fall about ready to strip the hardwoods of their leaves and ready the path to winter in the Ohio River Valley.
Golf has always played second fiddle to fishing for me, but there's few recreational activities more gratifying than walking a round and competing with a similarly matched golfer -- especially when the weather is San Diego perfect.
I've played many rounds over the years with my uncle Michael Kruse, but often these rounds have come in flurries with many years in between due to distance and other interests.
Fortunately the past couple years have smiled upon our golf fortunes, and we have been able to play quite a bit at a diamond-in-the-rough of a course -- Sugar Bay Golf in Warsaw, Kentucky.
It's an 18-hole, Par 71 course reminiscent of Cincinnati public golf courses like Neumann and California with its rolling rises and hardwood boundaries. The landscape offers the best of the region and the course is forgiving enough for the most part to accommodate less than scratch hitters like Kruse and me.
Plus, at $15 to walk 18 holes, it's an absolute bargain that defrays some of the expense of an errant ball or two that ends up merging forever with the picturesque landscape.