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Golfer teed off

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Dear Editor:I had the unfortunate experience of playing Aspen golf course last Friday and feel it’s my duty to warn fellow golfers before they attempt to play the course. My No. 1 beef is with the condition of the greens – they are bumpy and slow, and the aprons need to be raked. One month after aeration, the greens should be rolling a lot better. My second issue is with the vole burrows that number in the thousands. Voles are burrowing animals, and we all know under rule 25-1B that there is relief from all burrowing-animal holes. It would be nice if the course advised players of this problem instead of randomly circling certain areas. If I was a tourist paying $90 (plus a $9 pull cart!), I’d feel ripped off and this is a bad reflection on our city and bad for tourism. The golfers of Aspen deserve better; I urge a boycott of the course until conditions become worthy of play.Randy PearlAspen Village


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