Valley of the Kings

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Valley of the Kings:  David B. Lewis' course results from his travel to Africa in late 1998.  After arriving and touring Cairo, he and his wife flew to Aswan, where they took an excursion to Abu Simbel and visited other sites rescued from the massive flooding that created the lake above the Aswan dam.  From there they embarked on a cruise down the Nile with stops at Kom Ombo and Edfu before docking at Luxor.  The dam has created many ecological changes.  No longer do the crocodiles existent for thousands of years, whose images served as metaphorical gods for the Egyptians, frequent the waters and shores.  The sediment that renewed the fertile lands of the lower Nile no longer flows below the dam. Commercial fertilizer is used to take its place and yearly the land loses richness.  If a golf course could be built here, Lewis imagines that it would be in the long lost Valley of the Kings, that it would be environmentally correct and fit the existing landscape.  The course would follow a rugged path from the high desert, down to the Nile, around and back again.  Along the way one encounters recently unearthed treasures, the density of which must result from a ceremonial assembly of copies of some of the greatest treasures from Cairo to Abu Simbel.  Lewis' artistic work has always dealt with opposition and change.  What could be more tantalizing to this artist than than a transformation from the high desert to the fertile lands of the Nile.  Lewis takes us on a journey through lands of contrast where golfing strategy determines opportunity.

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Valley of the Kings 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.  Valley of the Kings, 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 - 2002 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 GBC which is copyrighted by Activision Software.

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


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