Shane Sharp is vice president of Buffalo Communications, a golf and lifestyle media agency. He was a writer, senior writer and managing editor of TravelGolf.com from 1997 to 2003.
With the opening of courses on the Gila River Indian Reservation and Ft. McDowell Yavapai Reservation, the trend of Native American-owned golf facilities has hit the Valley of the Sun big time. Devoid of the undesirable trappings of the modern course development, this type of "reservation course" has become so popular with golfers that their tee sheets are typically filled weeks in advance. They're hotter than a summer afternoon in Arizona.
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