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explore By Wes Isley quintero golf club This once-exclusive desert gem is now open to the public. D o you enjoy a more secluded golf experience, where you’re more likely to be observed by the occasional bobcat than by fellow players? Do you prefer the course to follow the natural contours of the land as if designed by Mother Nature herself? Then look no further than Quintero Golf Club, tucked within Arizona’s Hieroglyphic Mountains, for your perfect golf escape. When playing the Rees Jones–designed 18 holes for the first time, golfers often get the sensation of uncovering a hidden desert treasure. A semiprivate resort only since 2011, Quintero allows players to discover why the course has been named among the Top 100 Modern Golf Courses in America by Golfweek Magazine for nine years in a row. Last year, the magazine also ranked it No. 37 on its Top 100 Best Residential Golf Courses. According to Tom Wilcox, the course’s general manager and director of golf, players can’t wait to tackle the acclaimed course that was once membersonly. “We’ve seen a phenomenal response and a lot of repeat business,” Wilcox says. “Our rounds of golf have nearly doubled this year over past seasons.” Signature Design When creating Quintero, Jones harmonized his design with the sweeping Sonoran Desert landscape, natural elevation changes, and stunning mountain views. Take No. 14, which Wilcox describes as characteristic of what players can expect: an elevated tee and landing area with an undulating fairway flanked by multiple bunkers. Other holes present challenges with uphill or downhill Lush native flora rings a serene water feature. 36 january 2013

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of US Airways - January 2013

US Airways - January 2013
Table of Contents
CEO Letter
From the Editor
Did You Know?
Making It Happen
Hot Spots: Fantasy Trips
Hub Crawl: Boston Logan International Airport
Wine & Dine: Martinis
Adventure: Scotland Golf
Adventure: Skiing Whistler Blackcomb
Great Escapes: Quintero Golf Club
Gear Up: Pet Gifts
Travel Feature: Aruba — Little Island, Big Presence
US Airways Vacations
Celebrate San Francisco
The Cactus League
Must Read: Because I Said So!
Great Dates
Readers Resource Index
Your US Airways Guide
Video Entertainment
Audio Entertainment
U.S. and Caribbean Service Map
International Service Map
Airport Terminal Maps
US Airways Fleet/Customs & Immigration
Passenger Info/Contact US Airways
US Airways MarketPlace®
Window or Aisle?

US Airways - January 2013