After all the Scottsdale golf course where they were spotted relaxing recently has been called one of the most picturesque courses in the world.
The mother mountain lion and her two cubs were spotted on the fourth hole of Desert Mountain Club's Cochise Course... as the lounged on the fairway of the 546-yard, par-5 hole.
Linda Borman, a resident of Desert Mountain snapped several beautiful photos of the big cats and described the sighting as rare... a once-in-a-lifetime spectacle. And that's probably a good thing for those who play the course regularly. As beautiful as they are I don't suppose they make good playing partners.
The desert of Arizona isn't the only top US golf destination where commanding creatures occasionally crawl the fairways and rest in the rough.
Though global golfers booking Orlando golf packages may feel that the only fauna they're likely to encounter will be in some way related to a mouse called Mickey it's not particularly uncommon to see a alligators sprawling in the sun at Orlando area golf courses. In fact I've heard from a reliable source that hole 6 at Bay Hill is home to a rather impressive reptilian resident who makes fairly regular appearances on course.
Our gator on 6 at Bay Hill http://twitpic.com/41hqlr
The fact is we share the planet with what?... 2 million or more different species? It's only natural that some of them are going to be attracted to the same types of environments we are. For golfers visiting new locals I think the best advice would be to use reasonable caution, expect the unexpected and enjoy the occassional encounter with a wild visitor.
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