Willingly traveling across country total on a golf course that the PGA Tour players voted to stop playing because it was too difficult sounds like fun to me. For years the Stadium Course at PGA West by Pete Dye was home to the Bob Hope Desert Classic Pro Am. Watching former Speaker of the House Tip O’Neil take three shots to get out of the green side bunker at seventeen, the third shot being a “hand wedge,” was great television theatre during the harsh winter months in the midwest. I guess the course took a little getting used to, as recently the course has been used for the PGA Tour qualifying school many times and the Palm Springs tour stop returned in 2016. Throw in neighboring courses from A-list designer/tour professionals such as Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus, and Greg Norman and you have found the perfect winter golf destination. Summer trips are for hard core players only, with daily temps over a hundred. It only adds to the challenge if you ask me.