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Beginning in 1970 and celebrated every year on April 22, Earth Day reminds us about our home – this beautiful blue marble spinning and speeding through space. It’s easy to take it for granted, but it’s generally a good exercise to be grateful for the Earth. After all, it’s the only planet we know of with golf courses. Until the day comes when we find an alien race of golfers who invite us to play in a galaxy-wide Ryder Cup in the Andromeda system for bragging rights, we’ll have to continue to play golf here on Earth. And to be honest, it’s not too shabby.

Playing golf is one of the very best ways to appreciate our home planet and remind ourselves of our connection to it. The feeling of turf beneath your feet as you stand over a tee shot can be freeing and wondrous. It’s the embodiment of opportunity, with each hole presenting a new chance to succeed. The smell of freshly cut grass and morning dew is rejuvenating, a calm and pleasant reminder that no matter how poor yesterday might have been, the sun will rise again tomorrow. Playing golf allows us to be close to our friends – both old and new – even with current social distancing measures in place. And even when you’re riding in a golf car, but especially when you’re walking, golf provides exercise, exhilaration and a chance to get your blood pumping.

It’s especially easy to feel close to the Earth here at We-Ko-Pa Golf Club. From the moment you step on to the first tee at either award-winning golf course – Cholla or Saguaro – to the moment you hole your final putt on 18, you will only have seen the golf course and the native Sonoran Desert. The separation from the general hustle and bustle of the city sets We-Ko-Pa apart from any other course in the Valley.

This year, celebrate the 50th Earth Day observance by teeing it up at We-Ko-Pa Golf Club, because – let’s be honest – those galaxy-faring aliens aren’t going propose a Nassau match anytime soon.