Another Steve Posted April 19, 2021 Share Posted April 19, 2021 In the past ten years I've had right knee surgery and shortly after I got close to 75% recovered I turned my left ankle inside out and broke the leg. For some reason I got really out of shape and gained 100 pounds. Up until then I walked all the time except for outings. Even then, my father in law drove the cart and I walked... it was sort of a motorized caddie. The two courses I play the most you could call hilly..... How about walking this course - or would you even play it? (Note that all of the greens are elevated to some extent and have given me US Open type roll back/off and this is a muni! First hole straight par 5, all downhill\side hill with a couple flat target areas. Elevation change is 75 foot downhill unless you go right - then it's into a valley that's another 50 foot below the green and you are looking at a 190 yd plus uphill carry tot he green ( the hillside funnels down to #17 fairway that we will talk about shortly). Second hole is a par 5 relatively level for the first 230 yds then drops off 25 feet in 20 yards, turns ~30* right and goes up the hill 250 yds to the green, 75 foot elevation gain once you start uphill. Third is all downhill par 5 90* dogleg left 275-300 yds and 120 foot elevation drop to the corner fairway. From the corner to the green is downhill another 15 feet to a slightly elevated green. Holes 4 - 13 are nominally up\down tee to green 20-50 feet. Hole 14 is a ~160 yard par 3, the green is 20 feet above the tee but plays over a 60 foot deep valley. Hole 15 plays 300 yards all up hill. There is is about 260 yard carry with 100 foot elevation increase from tee to the sort of level fairway area. Hole 17 is 300 yard dogleg left. 150 yard forced carry over a tree filled gully to the fairway, 50 foot elevation drop. You can try to cut the dogleg but it's a blind high draw over trees to a maybe 20 yard wide fairway. Straight line carry to the green is about 280 and anything that misses the green left will be in the woods. Right/long is gonna be OB off the property. Play a 3, 5 wood, or hybrid. Any miss left and is runs down into the gully\woods. Safe miss is long and right as the hill on that side will backstop it and run it down towards the fairway. The safest play is to hit your 150 yard club 2 times. Hole 18 is a 300 yard all uphill sidehill dogleg par 4 (with 100 foot elevation increase) to an elevated green (miss left, short, or long and you are guaranteed OB). I have yet to determine the best way to play this one as everything runs sidehill left to the cart path and OB. I kinda want to just bomb it at the clubhouse and hope that hill funnels to the green. The course is short at just a bit over 6000, but it's the elevation changes, tree lined 15-30 yard wide fairways and decently fast greens that make it a challenge. Driver makes sense on maybe 7 holes, but you need to be able to control length and path. Very much a target type course, you really are not gonna overpower it. My other main course is a "links style course" that has similar elevation changes, but is 7000 yards and pretty wide open. Yeah, I ain't walking much these days. fozcycle 1 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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