On this approach (KPRC VOR12),
Is it okay to enter holding and execute the Procedure turn? I had a discussion with another pilot who wanted to do that, and thought, "Why would you ever need to do that?" if you need to hold, wouldn't you enter holding and then, when ready, just complete the final approach segment from DRK (the FAF) to the MAP?
You would have no need to execute the Procedure Turn. Since the purpose of a Procedure Turn is to perform a course reversal, If you are already in the holding pattern, each time you get to DRK you are already on the Final approach segment inbound heading and there is no need to perform a course reversal.
“Section 97.3(p) defines a procedure turn, in part, as a maneuver prescribed when it is necessary to reverse direction to establish the aircraft on an intermediate or final approach course. A SIAP may or may not prescribe a procedure turn based on the application of certain criteria contained in the TERPs. However, if a SIAP does contain a procedure turn and ATC has cleared a pilot to execute the SIAP, the pilot must make the procedure turn when one of the conditions of Section 91.175(j) is not present.”