2023 OUTING AND TOURNAMENT


Annual Golf Outing & Tournament

Scottsdale, Arizona

Friday, April 28th through Monday, May 1st, 2023

Par One Golf Club


Come out and enjoy 4-days of fun, sun, camaraderie & golf in the beautiful Spring weather of Scottsdale, Arizona with the fine gentlemen of the Par One Golf Club and Their Friends or Frienemies.
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Details:

Cost: $643.00 (Not Including: $120 Tournament Fee)

Deposit is required on or before Tuesday, March 28th, 2023. After this date, we will not accept any more golfers for this trip. Please get your payments in as soon as possible to assist the organizer in the planning of a great trip.

Tournament Fee Payments ($120):

This fee is due upon arrival in Scottsdale on April 28th, 2023, or can be paid in advance to Darron Elrington via one of the following payment systems:

  • Cash App ($DarronElrington)
  • Zelle (dwelrington@gmail.com)

PayPal (paypal.me/dwelrington) Click to make a Payment to Darron

“Please make sure Darron has your current email on file by texting or calling him as soon as possible (213-925-4592).”

***If you want more info on club membership; please use the “Contact Us” link above to leave your information and Darron will contact you.

All payments are made online but you will have to be added to the list of attendees in order to make your payments; which takes approx. 24 to 48 hours from the time we receive your contact information. You may also contact Darron Directly to expedite this process. Click “Register Now” to go to the form:

Price Includes 3 nights accommodations, 4 rounds of golf with cart each day. The 4-day tournament fee is paid separately. Golf and accommodations price is subject to change based on single or double occupancy and the number of golfers attending. The price is based on double occupancy and we need to maintain two golfers per room for this price to be valid. A single player in a room will pay more.

Transportation is not included in the price. For those of you who would like to drive, carpooling arrangements can be made by inquiring with Darron. For those of you flying in please book your flights early as prices tend to start going up after February. Typically Southwest Airlines tend to have the cheapest pricing although the Skiplagged app is also very cheap.

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  • Date: April 28, 2023, to May 1, 2023
  • Friday thru Monday
  • 4-day Tournament
  • 4 Great Golf Courses, a different course each day
  • Some days are unlimited golf and second rounds are possible
  • Poker Tournament—Call Darron for details

Contact Person: Darron Elrington

Contact Email:   dwelrington@gmail.com

Contact Phone:  213-925-4592

Accommodations:

  • 3 Nights Stay in a 2Bed/2Bath full-featured Condo
  •  Two players per room, 4 Twin size beds

If you like your privacy; you may request a single room at an additional fee. Contact Kabe or Steve at 800-213-6446 to make arrangements.

Decorated in warm, comforting tones, these spacious rooms invite each guest to relax and prepare for their next royal adventure. Each Condo features a spacious living room, dining room, fully equipped Gourmet Kitchens, and Washer and Dryer. At Meridian Resorts, you will enjoy resort-style pools, whirlpool spas, saunas, and state-of-the-art fitness centers

For those of you who would like to pay for Golf Only and have your own accommodations; your Golf only price is: $365 for 4 days of golf.

Golf Course Itinerary:

  • Day 1 – Friday, April 28th – Ocotillo Golf Club
  • Day 2 – Saturday, April 29th – Golf Club of Estrella
  • Day 3 – Sunday, April 30th – Rancho Manana
  • Day 4 – Monday, May 1st – Lookout Mountain

Ocotillo Golf Club


Friday, April 28, 2023
Afternoon Round, 2 pm

Water water everywhere and not a single cactus to see. At first glance, you may think you have fallen victim to a desert mirage while playing at the Ocotillo Golf Club. Although the word ocotillo means cactus branch, you won’t see a cactus or a mountain peak at this golf course located in Chandler, Arizona. Ocotillo is not for golfers seeking a pure desert golf experience. Ocotillo is a vacation from the desert, with its luscious rolling fairways and abundance of crystal blue water.

The drive up to the clubhouse is a foreshadowing of the round that awaits you. The signature hole is showcased on the right side as you enter the clubhouse. Sparkling water runs along the entire left side of the emerald fairway as it is fed by gigantic green-side cascading waterfalls

Managed by Troon Golf, Ocotillo Golf Resort adheres to the highest standards of course conditions, customer service, and amenities, creating a country club experience at what has become known as one of the nation’s finest daily-fee facilities. The landscape throughout the 27 Hole Ted Robinson design is full of soothing rich greens and deep blues. Using many of his well-known trademarks in the creation of this masterpiece, Ocotillo is a panorama of cascading waterfalls, palm trees, gently rolling fairways and brightly colored flowerbeds that have been blended into a remarkable golfer’s paradise. This truly superb 27 hole championship facility, is now located only minutes from most of the Valley’s prominent resorts and hotels via the newly opened 101 Price Freeway. Ocotillo Golf Resort’s golf shop has been voted as one of the “Top 100 Golf Shop in the country”. For after golf dining, guests can enjoy the casual club bar or the more luxurious atmosphere of Bernard’s Restaurant. Private parties can choose between the newly added indoor-outdoor Crown Terrace Ballroom for hundreds of guests or the more intimate Director’s room for up to 35.

Ocotillo Golf Club’s 27 hole layout (3 separate nines) winds through 95 acres, including 7 miles of shoreline, lakes and cascading water features. Fully mature trees, lush landscaping, and colorful flowerbeds contribute significantly to the comfort, beauty, and challenge of this elegant Arizona Oasis. Unique among all others in the Valley, Ocotillo is a lushly landscaped retreat with superbly maintained grounds and broad rolling fairways that provide golfers with a refreshing change of pace from the desert-style golf where target fairways are almost always surrounded by unforgiving rocks and cacti.

At Ocotillo the biggest challenge is keeping your ball out of the lakes (water comes into play on 24 of its 27 holes). There are island fairways, island greens, and even a hole offering both. The big hitters can be aggressive as long as they are straight. You do not have to lay-up, but must be vigilant of water on the sides of the fairways and greens. When you keep the ball dry you are still faced with the challenge of staying out of the 170 strategically placed sand bunkers.

The next challenge is negotiating the subtly contoured greens. Smart course management along with solid contact and pinpoint accuracy will minimize the challenges and allow for an enjoyable day of golf. Recognized by many as the “Crown Jewel of Arizona Golf” this four-star course was designed in 1986 by Ted Robinson who is a master at maximizing the impact of water as a decorative and strategic design feature. Robinson feels that Ocotillo is the brightest star in his worldwide portfolio that includes Koo Olin Golf Club in Oahu, Hawaii, Mariott Desert Springs Golf Resort in Palm Desert, CA, and the Phoenician Golf course in Phoenix. Golfers have similar opinions to Robinson on the outcome of his course design, with Golf Digest’s Reader’s Poll voting Ocotillo as one of the must-play courses.

Signature Holes: Collectively, the golf holes flow as naturally as a page-turning novel, yet each one of the nine possesses its own true standout. On the blue course, that distinction goes to the 404-yard 8th hole. The tee shot on this par 4 requires a 200-yard carry over water. A pond flanks the entire right side and intersects the landing area 100 yards from the green. Two sprawling bunkers consume the left side. A good drive will leave you a mid-iron approach over water to an elevated three-tiered green that is a mere 29 yards deep. The putting surface has an expansive sand trap in front and a steep-faced bunker carved from the rearward mounding.

The Gold course’s 8th hole is its signature, a 172-yard par 3. Deceptively difficult, the elevated tee provides an upfront and honest account of the obstacles before you. The shot is a mid to long iron over water which also hugs the right side. Three cavernous bunkers triangulate the landing area front, left, and right. The green is set before a backdrop of a dozen assorted trees. The bell-shaped putting surface, 31 paces deep, slopes severely making for slippery downhill putts.

The signature hole of the entire golf course goes to the par 4, 332 yards, 4th hole on the white course. It requires a tee shot over a lagoon to a generous peninsula of a fairway. A bridge to the landing area is decked in annuals adding to the aesthetic nourishment. Two large fairway bunkers act as sentinels to both the left and right sides of the velvety target. The three-tiered green is set on the far side of the lagoon at the base of a large mound. Two medium-sized traps sit on the left. A rock waterfall featuring a floral pattern of Augusta national proportions flows from the left of the green into the lagoon and no fewer than 30 towering palm trees frame the hole.

3751 S Clubhouse Dr
Chandler, AZ 85248

Golf Club of Estrella


Saturday, April 29, 2023
Afternoon Tee Time, 12:00 pm

As Jack Nicklaus II’s inaugural Arizona course, Golf Club of Estrella offers a classic golf experience. Following in his father’s legendary footsteps, Jack II’s championship course is golf in the traditional sense — challenging yet forgiving, and always spectacular. Fairways roll across the natural contours of the land, while elevated tees unveil views of the Sierra Golf Club of Estrella. Jack Nicklaus II learned golf design from the best — his father, yet over time he has carved out his own niche and reputation. In keeping with the philosophy of Nicklaus Design, the course blends in with its environs and incorporates natural desert vegetation. The diverse terrain of this 7,139-yard course complies with Jack II’s goal of offering variety. “I want people to step away from my course having used every club in their bag,” he says.

Young Jack apparently has learned more from the Golden Bear than how to handle a sand wedge. The design shows imagination in its twisting and turning fairways and desert washes. The desert and rough on most holes merge in an almost seamless wave, making it difficult to tell which is intruding on the other. Combine that with the multitude of sand traps laid out on the course, brings an element of luck to the average drive. However, Nicklaus II also added wide landing areas and large, rolling greens to his creation to make the course playable for golfers of all levels. The low-cut rough makes the course even friendlier. Golf Club of Estrella has it all; and, it is a course as remarkable as its heritage.

This is a mountain-rimmed desert course with a wonderful naturalistic harmony. Blue skies, brown-bouldered mountains, and families of green Saguaro cacti drape their charm around the desert serenity. Golf Club of Estrella was opened in 1999. The course is characterized by very generous landing areas, ample bunkers (about 85) and two lakes on the 5th and 6th holes. Wind is always a factor. This course, sculpted out of 220 acres of arroyo, gulch and mountain terrain, offers solid golf.

Score Card – Golf Club of Estrella

Golf Club of Estrella

11800 Golf Club Drive

Goodyear, AZ 85338

Rancho Manana Golf Course


Sunday, April 30, 2023
Afternoon Tee time, 1:00 pm

Rancho Mañana is one wild ride! Roller-coaster changes in elevation plunge you down into canyons and valleys and up into the hills as you soar from tee to green. In saying it’s popular with the locals, we also include the quails, hawks, coyotes, and even deer that are frequently seen on and around the course. The elevation changes breed great views of the mountains surrounding the area, where saguaro cactus forests seem to loom over your every shot. Players come back with tall tales of “true desert golf.”

Tucked away in the mountainous Cave Creek area, this course has spectacular views on almost every hole. Don’t let the shorter distance fool you. The exquisite Par 70 layout will challenge all levels of golfers, demanding finely tuned accuracy off the tee. Errant tee shots will certainly find its way into a desert filled with ocotillo, saguaro, ironwood, palo verde and cholla. The greens are also challenging with severe slopes. You want to keep the ball below the hole to avoid downhill putts that may run pass the hole and off the green. Rancho Mañana is also a favorite among women: Golf for Women magazine voted it one of the top 100 women friendly courses. Built in 1987, Rancho Mañana gets better each year as it matures.

Pointe At Lookoutr Mountain Golf Course


Monday, May 1, 2023
Morning Tee time, 8:00 am

Designed in 1989 by Bill Johnston, (also designer of one of Meridian’s favorite hidden gems, Rancho Manana) The Pointe at Lookout Mountain will take you on a fun ride from beginning to end. It starts off with a few more traditional holes and then the elevation changes and desert style really kicks in, and the results are a wild and enjoyable round of golf.

A new definition of “green” bursts into your vocabulary when you visit The Point at Lookout Mountain. Thick Bermuda carpets work their way towards immaculate greens. And the color throughout the fairways is stunning, bright, lush, rich green. If you seek a fabulously conditioned golf course, stop here and be treated to some particularly verdant play. In the summer of 2007, the course had a minor face lift as some of the grass was replaced by desert landscape creating a more challenging target style to some of the holes.

This beautiful resort layout weaves its way through rugged terrain that borders the Phoenix Mountain Preserve and offers spectacular views of both Lookout Mountain and Squaw Peak. This is an exciting golf course for players of all skill levels as it presents the finest characteristics from both desert golf and traditional golf layouts. Desert golf and wide-open fairways may not belong in the same sentence, let alone on the same golf course. However, this contradiction of terms is not only true of The Pointe at Lookout Mountain, it’s indicative of what you’ll find when you visit this gem – a little bit of everything.

Most holes on this dynamic course play fairly straight from tee to green, and those that do provide doglegs are more in the variety of bananas, not boomerangs. Small alleys through which to carve your shot are non-existent; instead carries over predominantly unplayable desert brush are the norm. The second hole fits this mold, a par-5 that is a dogleg right, a hole that like most of the others is easily navigable, providing danger down only one side – in this case the left, with two bunkers and a bevy of trees and scrub.

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