APACHE JUNCTION — There are almost 200 golf courses in the Phoenix metropolitan area. The Snake Hole Golf and Country Club isn’t one of them because its members march to the beat of a different five-iron.
People who like to look at, touch and fondle animal skulls will like the Sipe White Mountain Wildlife Area. It’s a secluded place where Native American ruins lie out in the open, and where the elk and antelope wander around like they own the territory. The 1,362-acre piece of land is a former cattle ranch acquired by the Arizona Game and Fish Department.
EAGAR — Those who aren’t aware of its presence might mistake the Round Valley Ensphere for a flying saucer. It’s a logical misassumption because it looks like a flying saucer, just waiting for a UFO pilot to come and fly it away. But in reality, it’s a multi-use facility based on the campus of the Round Valley High School. And it ain’t goin’ nowhere.
NACO — The Turquoise Valley Golf Course is one of those places that makes you wonder if golfers ever tell the truth, either on or off the course. Maybe it’s because the fifteenth hole is “the Rattler,” a 746-yard par 6, which makes it the longest golf hole in the West and fifth-longest in the United States.