Originally Posted by Cgkdisc
As an overall concept when designing a course on hilly property, I like to go uphill with par 4s and 5s and have more par 3s in the downhill direction. That way, you can get more downhill than uphill holes in the layout. Players just remember that it's an uphill hole whether short or long so might as well pack a lot of the uphill fairways into fewer holes. Holes 10 & 18 on Granite and 14 at HSSA are examples packing a lot of upward elevation in one hole.
Very interesting. Never really thought about Par 5's in that light, but now that you mention it,#17 at Iron Hill is an awesome par 5 and all uphill. Not to hijack the thread,but I'd love to get some more discussion about designing quality par 5's.