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Rochelle Ranch Golf Course

Rochelle Ranch Golf Course in Rawlins, WY

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Me and Landon

The Stats

Tee Time: July 23, 2011, 13:45, 87 F, Gusty

Designer: Kenneth M. Kavanaugh, 2004

Playing Partners: Landon Weight

Tees: Horseshoe (75.9 rating/128 slope/7,925 yards)

Course Handicap: 10 (8.4 index)

Stats: 103 (53-50); 39 putts; 11/14 fairways; 0/18 greens; 6 penalty strokes

The Course

Rochelle Ranch Golf Course sits along I-80 just a bit more than halfway between Salt Lake Cityand Cheyennein Rawlins, WY. At 7,925 yards from the Horseshoe tees furthest back and many tee shots playing into a headwind or crosswind, it certainly earns its place as one of the toughest courses in the country. Right from the opening drive you are thrown into this battle of attrition with a 440-yd par 4, which at #18 is rated the easiest hole on the course. Thus began a round in which no tee shot had to carry less than 200 yards, two par 5’s awaited at over 640 yards apiece and no par 4 played less than 423 yards. Continue reading