by Lee, 01/23/2011, 12:00 PM

Last week’s post was won by wes.in.wa. It was in Olympia.

This week’s is (loosely) related to something in the news from January. Good luck!

31 Responses to “Bird’s Eye View Contest”

1. Blue John spews:

It reminds me of Australia, maybe where it was flooding?

2. wes.in.wa spews:

Looks like Australia to me too — but if we’re facing north, the shadows make that unlikely.

3. Proud to be an Ass spews:

5th hole, Tyee golf course? Well no mud, standing water, or low flying jets, so maybe not.

4. Proud to be an Ass spews:

Loughner lived next to a golf course?

5. wes.in.wa spews:

Light-colored soil, like sand; with tallish straight pines, no palms … So far I’ve been seeing it as flat & near the shore, but suddenly I’m thinking slopes, maybe granitic soil in the mountains instead of sandy shore areas.

6. Lee spews:

@4
Has nothing to do with Loughner, Giffords or the shooting.

7. Middle_of_the_Road spews:

The green where Lee lost his virginity one hot summer night.

8. Lee spews:

@7
Your mom was an animal. I had scratch-marks on my back for a week.

9. Puddybud identifying rujax liberal scientist deathfrog and zotz as fools! Proud The FatASS as a moron spews:

Lee is it the Indooroopilly Golf Club under water during the January 2011 Brisbane River Flood?

10. Lee spews:

@9
It’s not, but that’s a good guess. If no one has this by tomorrow morning, I’ll post a clue.

11. Steve spews:

I thought it might be the chupacabra in Texas but I couldn’t find that golf green. There was also the croc bite lawsuit in South Carolina but I couldn’t find it there either. Oh well.

13. Lee spews:

@12
It’s not in Arizona.

Ok, I’ll give a clue. It’s a drug war related news item – and it’s in the U.S.

14. Vivek spews:

It is so obvious! It is the ‘green’ on a golf course with two sand bunkers on either side!!!

15. Proud To Be An Ass spews:

Oh nos! Drug War and LPGA.

http://www.golf365.com/news_story/0,17923,9786_6660647,00.html

16. Siberian dog spews:

The Morelia golf course in Mexico is much greener than the one above. Apparently almost everywhere golf courses are nice and green while everyone around them fights over water. The one pictured must be the only golf course where they don’t get first dibs on all the water.

17. Steve spews:

@16 The terrain looks a lot like that of the Chupacabra’s Runaway Bay, Texas course. I just couldn’t find that green with the two bunkers and a house behind it.

18. wes.in.wa spews:

@16 Morelia doesn’t have birds-eye view, either.
@17 I think the house is a restroom.
I’m interested in the paths in the trees, lower-right. What’s up with that?

19. Proud To Be An Ass spews:

Guys….Lee says it’s in the U.S.

20. Cam spews:

Brett Favre’s sister arrested in meth lab bust

link
here

story here

21. wes.in.wa spews:

Golf Club Dr. & Cherryhill Dr., Diamondhead Country Club, Diamondhead, MS. LINK

Story: Miss. Bill Allows Golf Carts on Some Roads

22. wes.in.wa spews:

@20 you got it, of course. Much more lee’s sort of story than the one I found.

23. Proud To Be An Ass spews:

How ’bout this one? Watch out where you practice!

http://www.mysanantonio.com/default/article/Drug-war-partof-campus-life-918723.php#photo-2

24. Lee spews:

@20
That’s it! Good win!

25. Proud To Be An Ass spews:

@21. Congrats. That is one sad course.

26. Proud To Be An Ass spews:

Lee–how is this location “drug war related”?

27. Proud To Be An Ass spews:

@26: Read the links, dummy.

28. wes.in.wa spews:

@25 – Cam solved it @20 a minute before I did
@26 – and the story he found was drug war related; mine wasn’t
@27 – but I guess you got that

29. Lee spews:

@27
Yeah, I looked through every story trying to get the exact location of the condo (or a picture that I could match up to view), but none had it more specific than Golf Club Dr. The other news stories I considered doing would have been too easy. I thought that the decrepit golf course might have been a bigger clue. I tried to include more of it. From the views, it almost looks abandoned, although maybe people in southern Mississippi don’t mind playing golf on dirt.

30. Steve spews:

You think that course is bad? Try this one.

http://www.kabulguide.net/kbl-golfclub.htm

31. wes.in.wa spews:

I’m embarrassed to have missed the clue @13 … but kind of pleased to have found the right location by vegetation & lighting alone. Actually didn’t take long, once I started searching the sea islands & gulf coast for birdseyes with that yellowish lighting, and shadows pointing to the upper left. Then I just picked the first story I saw with Diamondhead Country Club in it.