Cenotes de los Maya

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441

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388

126

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413

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36

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36

72

Cenotes de los Maya: This short, but pleasurable course was inspired by a Millennium trip to the Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico at the end of 1999.  We stayed in Merida and journeyed to the Mayan archeological sites of Chichen Itza, Uxmal, Mayapan, Dzibilchaltun and Ticul.  The course snakes through the low lying jungle among ruins from those various sites and over the relatively flat limestone-based surface characteristic of the area.  The cenotes are natural wells that dot the landscape.  There are very few natural streams or lakes on the peninsula and so the cenotes are a major source of water for the Mayan people.  In earlier times the cenotes were considered sacred and rituals were performed, which may have included human sacrifice.  On the course the cenotes serve as natural hazards and intrude upon the routing in a variety of ways.  The somewhat symmetrical layout combines 2 nines that mirror each other, each having 3 par 3's, 4's and 5's, but in reverse order so that the course begins and ends with par 5's.  There are many scoring opportunities throughout the course, but some cunning is required to take advantage of those opportunities.  Often times the aggressive line can result in unexpected danger so a little thought and calculation is advisable.

Cenotes de los Maya was designed on computer using the Jack Nicklaus GBC Designer. To play the course requires the Jack Nicklaus: Golden Bear Challenge software published by Activision and available widely at most software retail outlets.  Cenotes de los Maya, along with many other fine original JNGBC courses, is presently available for download from links found at The Course Depot, as well as Sue Lane's Gus n' Golf. 

Artists' Golf is is a conceptual work of art Copyright 1995 - 2005 by David B. Lewis and all original paintings, drawings and art work, as well as computer rendered course designs are Copyright by David B. Lewis. All rights reserved. Course maps are original artistic interpretations and impressions from a variety of sources and are not intended to be accurate renderings or representations of the actual courses. Artists' Golf  is in no way affiliated with and/or supported by Jack Nicklaus Golden Bear  which is copyrighted by Activision Software.

For questions or comments please send e-mail to David.


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