Squeezing in 9 holes (shhh, don’t tell my boss)

Phil Glynn

If you follow our Instagram feed, you know we get to travel to America’s most beautiful destinations. My colleagues can tell some great stories about hikes, rides and other ways they have explored with our clients.

Now that the fall chill is in the air, I am hoping to take advantage of another great aspect of Indian Country travel: golf. There are too many beautiful courses across Native America to list here. But if you just look at our list of economic development clients, you will see that several of them boast stunning and challenging courses.

The Pueblo of Santa Clara’s location in Northern New Mexico offers incredible views. One of the best places to see them is on the Black Mesa Golf Course. I am looking forward to my next trip to the region. There are so many great economic development opportunities in New Mexico, I don’t think it will be too hard to set aside a few hours to enjoy this amazing spot.

My experience working with tribes in Arizona has shown me that one must tread carefully around the U of A versus ASU rivalry. Even Sun Devils will have to admit, however, that the home course of the Arizona Wildcats is a “must see.” The Pascua Yaqui Tribe has added this great attraction to an already vibrant tourism hub.

The leaves will be turning and the fish will be biting this fall around Bois Forte’s Fortune Bay resort. I will be missing putts and trudging through the rough at the Wilderness (and loving every minute of it.)

I am by no means the strongest golfer at Travois. I’m not trying to start anything here but comment if you think you can take Mike Price or Michael Bland out there on the links. Golf is just one more way that Indian Country leaves visitors with unforgettable images and great memories. I am looking forward to seeing all of our economic development clients on the road (and maybe even on the course) as this summer turns to fall.