Played the "New Shaver" Saturday ........ wow, its like playing a different course. Sure some of the turd holes are still there (7 and
, but the additions and changes make a big difference and have greatly improved the course.
The new hole 6 is pretty dope, very nice use of the terrain. The extension of old hole 16 (new 15) is great. at first I thought it was not going to be that great as the hold hole was a solid duce and a good score separator, however after playing it I think its now a solid 3 and still a nice score separator (the rare duce op is there as well). I really like the lengthening of old 18 (new 17 as well. It brings some elevation into play around the green, and has made this a solid hole as it now offers scoring separation; the old hole was a blah 3 and rare duce. The new hole 18 is really cool. Nice little valley shot to end the round on.
Hole 13 (old holes 13 and 14) could be a really special hole with a little work. While it now is a tough hole, it has a little too much flukyness to it now. Sure the play is to the "Y" (between old 13 pin and old 14 tee), but the distance kind of calls for a better line to get to the pin off the tee. Sure you can go the new fairway (path carved along valley from old 13 pin to old 14 pin) but with the low ceiling and narrow gap near the pin there's not much reward and too much risk for going for it. If there were a better line to play the old 14 fairway or a little more generous fairway on the left I think it could be sweet. I'm not saying it needs to be changed to become too easy, but I think the option of getting to the pin if you have the arm should be there.
Another change I noticed that is not talked about much it the new pin placement on new hole 14 (old 15). The pin is a lot easier for a RHBH, but I like the fact that it gets the pin away from hole 16's tee (old 17) and hole 15's Fairway (old 16).
Nice work to all the Ninja's that made this happen.
And Kudo's to AO, Nate, Frog, and Stibs on the soon to be opened DG Store; it will be dope having a shop right on the course. Hopefully business booms and eventually you guys can move over to the penthouse!!!
"I'm not impressed with aces of any kind. 95% of the time, they're just bad shots that got lucky and happened to hit the chains. Otherwise, they'd have sailed 50' past the hole." ~ Cydisc