Saturday, April 13, 2013
Vic went golfing for the first time since being here. We have a 9-hole golf course to enjoy, and it's cheap! $8 for green fees with free club and cart rental! One interesting thing though is that the golf course doesn't get watered here. I'm not sure if I've mentioned it before, but gtmo is actually a semi-arrid region and we don't get very much rain. Because of this, and due to the fact that there isn't a fresh water source on base, we make all of our own water here at a water desalinization plant. So fresh water is a scare resource and therefore, watering grass isn't a top priority! To avoid golfing in dry grass, each golfer is given a small square of turf to play on. Each time a ball is hit, the golfer simply has to pick up the ball, lay down the turn, replace the ball, and swing away!
btw, there is also a miniature golf course here. It is entirely free and my kids have played several times since it is within walking distance of our house.