This golf photograph shows the Royal St. Cloud Golf Links clubhouse from the 9th hole on the white tees.
1. Don't get into the trap in the first place
2. If you get into the sand trap, you might want to chip either to the side or backwards--whatever it takes to just get out
3. If you aren't playing a tournament and are keeping up with the players in front of you, you might try to pitch out of it with the face of your club laid way back, almost to 90 degrees. Be sure to take a full swing and follow through. Changes are you will end up doing number 2. afterwards.
This golf photograph show the Scottish style use of native grasses on the back side of the sand trap.
It's a fun place to golf and the $18 per person green fees through September and $25 high season fees make it a win on the pocket side. This golf course is very friendly to wildlife with many different ways of handling native vegetation, with lots of native grasses.
This golf photo graph shows one of the deep sand traps backed by wood reinforcement.
Lunch at the Stone Bridge Tavern and Grill is a definite win--most items range in price from $10-25 (most the higher priced items are for full dinners while sandwiches are usually at $10. I tried the Oriental Salad with Chicken (also comes with Ahi) while my husband ate well with a very tender French Dip. Many good beers on tap. The snack bar offers up hot dogs, hamburgers, excellent cookies and more.
This golf photograph shows a line of bunker right smack inside the sand trap--does this invite you to end up in the sand trap again and again?
As to birds, here's a list of those I spotted today on Royal St. Cloud Golf Links:
Great Blue Heron, Great Egret, Snowy Egret, Doublecrested Cormorant, Anhinga, Wood Stork, Sand Hill Crane, Blue Gray Gnatcatcher, American Eagle, Osprey, Red-Shouldered Hawk, Common Moorhen (with babies), Louisiana Heron, Mockingbird, Fish Crow, Blue Jay. I also spotted White-tailed Deer (mom and baby), American Crocodile and a Turtle in the creek.