Friday we played a mostly wooded course (notice how MJ shot well), it was ok. Nothing too exciting, maybe 1 or 2 par 4s.
The course we played Sat and Sun was a loooooong one. Shortest hole was probably 350. Most of the baskets were either next to water w/ slope or elevated up on mounds. There were very few easy greens. Upshots and missed putts were very prone to rolling, you had to be careful. On Sat, the wind was 15-25 and it swirled HARD all day. Sunday, the wind calmed down right before the storm hit/weather delay. After the delay, it probably rained for 6-9 holes and the wind was down.
You had to grip and rip on pretty much every tee (this is where I struggled). A bunch of the distances were incorrect on the tee signs (marked 330 and were closer to 400).
Chuck- The par 5 #20(?) was definitely a par 4. I'd guess that the other par 5 really was a par 5, I dont imagine there were many 3's on that one (Maybe Double G?). Other than 20, I think that pars were correct.
I wish I could have seen Climo's eagle on 1, that had to have been a sick roller.
The tournament was ran good. It did not feel like an NT, maybe that was because of the low turnout. The payout looked more like an A-tier as well (not that my sorry ass got paid). I wonder if poor scheduling is to blame? Actually, I know thats why more than a few touring pros passed on the event. Maybe lack of advertisement/hype hurt as well.
It sure felt nice to play in shorts and short sleaves!