The Arizona desert is known for its championship-level golf and some of the best courses in the country, but when summer rolls around, it can be hard to play without breaking a serious sweat.
This summer, the Phoenix Parks and Recreation Department is giving golfers the opportunity to enjoy their favorite summer pastime without having to deal with the triple-digit desert weather. Night Flight golf is a unique way for golfers to escape the heat of summer by playing at night at the city's Palo Verde Golf Course, a 9-hole course in central Phoenix. The special tournaments will be held during the months of June, July, August, September and October.
"Night Flight" golf tournaments are designed to keep golf enthusiasts cool all summer long — Photo courtesy of flickr/neepster
The Night Flight golf program features a course lined with glow lights. Players receive a glow necklace and glow ball, and each foursome is given a flash light to help guide the next foursome. No golf carts are used during Night Flight golf, for safety reasons, so golfers walk or pull a cart.
Night golf costs $100 per foursome, and each event will be run in a four-person scramble tournament format that includes prizes and goodie bags for all participants. Pre-registration is required for the Night Flight golf, so grab your favorite golfing buddies and get ready to swing in the cool of the night.