Doral Blue Monster - Doral, FL
In 1962, Alfred Kaskel founded the Golf Resort at Doral and it's Blue Monster Course has hosted a PGA tour event ever since it's inception. From 1962-2006 it was the Doral Open and since 2007, it's the WGC Cadillac Championship. it features 90 holes of golf with 18 of those belonging to The Blue Monster. You can find the Blue Monster hiding in some of the bunkers. Today the course is owned by Donald Trump and in typical Trump fashion features a ridiculously massive fountain right by the first tee and putting green.
The Blue Monster at Doral was going to be the very first round of golf that i have ever played in the state of Florida. And it was going to be a windy one. We faced down the tough test of championship golf in 30-40 mph winds. After everyone took an 8 on the 1st hole, we knew it was going to be a long day.
The good news was that our 3some consisted of Breaking Eighty's Sean Ogle, myself, and local member Wes Ferrell. Our spirits would not easily be broken. Our new friend, Wes, has a contagious enthusiasm for just about any good golf shot. My 6 footer for bogie on #2 was greeted with radiant cheers. This was going to be an enjoyable struggle indeed. After grinding most of the day, the wind settled down in the evening and our group finished in style with some great par putts on the tough 18th.
Side note: Nobody threw any clubs in the lake.