I'll agree with both parties on this one. While I really enjoyed my GBO experience last year I'm not sure if it warrants a yearly repeat visit due to the distance for that quality of courses played. I'm not sure there's an exact equation for fun factor + Quality of event + Quality of courses + distance traveled + cost for trip, but if there was IMO I think GBO misses the yearly repeat visit mark purely on the quality of courses ..... maybe its an every other year event for this guy.
I really like Clues LOD comparison, and would mostly agree its the atmosphere that keeps you coming back, however IMO Legion and Krumboltz have a lot more memorable holes and course fun factor that Greg pointed out is missing at GBO.
And I do agree that not having to leave the park is a huge perk (however at GBO you have to travel to Peter Pan J/S
) .... it does add that little something to the event. With that said I'd much rather have to travel between Walnut / Big Creek, Pickard / Ewing, West Lake / Middle, Water Works / Blue Valley, etc than have an event on 2 average courses ..... Jones (Emporia), Cedar Creek (Fairmont), ets. ~ Caveat ..... both those listed have TD's that run superior events (TD's can make a course look good and Courses can make a TD look Good).
Too often I've seen where less is done with more as far as 2 courses in one park goes. I love the idea of having 2 courses at Ewing, but I really dislike that people give mad props to a park just because it has 2 courses. The course need to earn there props ........ Jones IMO does not, and that's not just because I played poorly
I had a rough morning and this looked like a good place to get the bad vibes out
.......... Merry Christmas Everyone