Hole 5? We didn't play 5 or 6, but rather a temp hole playing off the dike into a mostly open short hyzer to basket 6. I think I saw 5's tee below the dike. Looking at the map, is this hole wide open & 600'? What is the construction all about? Will there be any interference problems after this is finished? If you are wanting to put other holes in at other places in the park, are these holes really worth keeping? Didn't really see them so don't know.
Hole 6? Looks like its in the open but with trees in front of th basket you have to go around to the left. Is there another drainage ditch over to the left? Was this an interesting hole? I liked playing it from the other direction with the headwind, but might be boring with a tail wind unless you tweaked it. That's just a thought on the temp hole that played to basket 6.
Hole 7: Par 3.0? This was a snake shot that turned left, then right. Lefty has a better shot at birdie, but also at bogey! We played the hole with all flick shots and ended up in trouble to the right. Smarter shot is a RHBH rhyno shot laid up for a 30' putt from the left. This hole is short, but subtle. Good hole! There is some talk about playing this hole backward when the design is changed. I looked and didn't see a hole going the other way that could anyway match this one. If you want to add 2 more holes after 14, what about putting a long pin on 4, skipping 5 & 6, and making hole 7 number 5? Just a thought. There is a lot more to the story and many other possibilities.
Hole 8: Par 2.5? Short tunnel shot for a putter or slow mid shot. Not too difficult, but good for variety. Some players will struggle with this distance. Hit an early tree and its a tougher hole. I heard some worries about interference with hole 9. With as short as this hole is and how it is laid out, I don't see any shots making it over to 9. There is some possibiltiy of 9's throws coming into 8, but the trees block most of them going the wrong way. Watch a few groups of am players throw them both to get a better idea about interference.
Hole 9: Par 3.0? Gentle right turner with some trees uncomfortably close to the flight path (good thing for short holes) Trees gaurding the basket challenge anything that is left short. Open space just outside the trees not in play, but makes for a scenic hole with the sun shining in.
Hole 10: Par 3.0? Beautiful gently right turning tunnel shot going slightly down hill. To the right is jail and the left is prison. It looks like a lefty hole, but when I flicked a perfect route at it with a driver, it skipped just into the trees. So its actually better for a RHBH. Great hole with equal chances of bird & bog.
Hole 11: Par 3.25? Uphill tunnel shot (straight as an arrow) at around 275'? But tight! Lots of trees coming out will make it less insane. Had fun bogeying this one twice! Saw several birds though.
Hole 12: Par 3.5? Downhill hyzer through the trees. This one you can rip a drive on, but very easy to get trapped on either side. Saw some trees coming out near the basket will make it a little easier. Another great hole, bird is possible, but so is a 5! Good for variety since a few of the other wooded holes are right turners.
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