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Indian Wells Insider - Spring 2023

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GOLF HONORS Indian Wells Insider / Spring 2023 CLICK HERE TO BOOK TEE TIMES ON THE CELEBRITY COURSE T he Celebrity Course at Indian Wells Golf Resort has always been consid- ered one of America's finest layouts. It's always nice, however, when the voting public confirms it. In the 2023 rankings from NBC/Golf Chan- nel's GolfPass, voters were asked to determine the top 50 courses in the United States – and the Celebrity Course came in at No. 28. "It's an incredible feeling to know that real golfers who played your course were instru- mental in this ranking," said Director of Sales and Marketing Ben Rodny. "I feel that any club in the top 50 should be celebrating the 'Golfers Choice' award." The Celebrity Course is not only an excel- lent test of shotmaking, it also boasts stunning aesthetics. Color-drenched floral displays, rock-lined lakes and majestic views of the surrounding mountains make it a contender in any beauty pageant of golf courses. Admittedly, there are no mountains at Augusta National, but the Celebrity Course does remind many folks of the Masters venue. The website published an article in early April comparing 10 courses that are like Augusta National – and the Celeb- rity Course made the list. "When Clive Clark laid out the Celebrity Course, it was designed to be reminiscent of classic courses such as Riviera and Augusta National," said Rodny. Naturally, to invite any comparison to the storied Masters venue, you need exceptional conditioning. The Celebrity Course holds its own, with the course maintained to high standards every day. "It really comes down to our Director of Agronomy Nick Leitner and his team of 40 agronomy professionals," said Rodny. "These guys are up at 3:30 a.m. and they do the work behind the scenes that really give IWGR the conditions it is known for." With positive publicity for the Celebrity Course increasing, more first-time players will inevitably want to give it a try. Rodny has some tips to maximize the experience. "The biggest piece of advice is that while we are called a 'Golf Resort,' the Celebrity is a golfer's course," he said. "I would rec- ommend warming up on our Top Tracer Range so that you can work out ball flight and speed, especially if you are coming in from a higher elevation. Perhaps spend some time with one of our golf professionals going through the ins and outs of the course. Then enjoy!" CELEBRITY TRIUMPH Indian Wells Golf Resort course named one of America's top 50 AWARD WINNING Indian Wells Golf Resort has received numerous accolades over the years, with both the Celebrity and Players courses recognized as among the best by golf experts nationwide. > CLICK HERE to view accolades. Hole No. 7 on the Celebrity Course / Dave Sansom

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