Jay, it's the best course in the Quad Cities. And what kills people is the longest holes aren't even my favorite ones. It's the shorter ones where you have to actually THINK <gasp> about where you're going to throw your shot and how hard. There are more holes like that out there than any other course in the area. Also, the greens are pretty tricky on a ton of holes.
I realize not all of the pin positions are in the ground yet, but I still have trouble believing a 1000+ rated player is going to shoot 5 up there. As it stands, only one hole is a par 5 (hole
. But every other hole out there is 3-able. Obviously, I'm not talking about EVERY time, but I've three'd every hole out there except hole 8 and I SUCK. So once the long placements all go in, then I'll take all this back, I'm sure, but I can't see a couple placements being moved 50-75 feet adding a whole stroke in alot of places.
But challenge-wise, it's top notch. It's also fair. If you keep it in the fairway (which oddly enough, is the idea in this sport), you're going to shoot fine. If you get gutsy, it could pay off or it could screw you. On top of these two things, it's freakin FUN. Each hole, you'll step on the tee and go, now this is a sweet hole.
Jay, I can't wait to hear your take on this course when you play it. And when you do, keep in mind, someone on the forum - won't mention any names - said it's a lefty course. Go back and find out who it is so you can sock 'em in the eye. Yes, there are MORE holes for a lefty than any other QC course, but I still wouldn't say you're going to adopt this course as a lefty-FRIENDLY course. You will like it though.
GDL17921 wrote:I think he's gone. I can't wait till the next time I'm in town to play this course. All the talk about it is getting me stoked. I've heard/read nothing but great things.