There's a saying here in L.A. and it goes something like, "Not everything can be about news, weather & sports" and that saying here is so true.
Yes, I make too much of the strategy all of the time on Rustic Canyon...most of the time, but I think the one thing that attracts me the most about the place is the pristine and natural beauty of the canyon.
Like David Kelly, I can only hope for more courses just like it that mix both nature and golf. As I have said before on GCA, the most obscure rested the most obscure 9-hole par 3 course, on one of the busiest intersections in Southern California, known simply as "the Big Tee".
The Big Tee is where I first put a club in my hand to play the game of Golf, and I was amazed how this busy intersection just was defined by the solitary beauty of that obscure little nine-hole course and driving range. It was like a whole crazy world was going on outside the fences, and yet, Nature was somehow surviving at the corner of Beach & La Mirada.
That was until two weeks ago when the facility, after a long battle between the City of Buena Park and the heirs of the man who owned the property and who also loved the course, closed it down for good, and razed it for more condos in the vast urban sprawl of Southern California.