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Old 01-28-2015, 11:09 AM
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Interesting or Sadistic?

Starting to sketch out ideas for my course at the family farm, and was pondering this-



About 100-125 ft. across the pond, would end up about 600 to the basket on top of the hill. Maybe put a mesh net at the edge of the water to stop any that roll back towards it.

I know playing over water isnt really "cuth" for most courses, but would this be something that would be enjoyable, or just a pain in the ass?
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Old 01-28-2015, 11:13 AM
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Looks like all you need is a little trimming and maybe hay bales at the bottom to stop roll-ins. How wide across is the water? If it's too wide I'd think about a bridge or something along that line
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Old 01-28-2015, 11:14 AM
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Looks awesome...my only suggestion would be to clear some of those little trees right at the waters edge, especially the ones on the left.
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Old 01-28-2015, 11:20 AM
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I would like it. I would suggest not putting a net but instead some sort of low wooden wall made with logs or railroad ties if you have access. We had a net at a local course and it just looks so trashy after a while.
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Old 01-28-2015, 11:20 AM
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Looks like all you need is a little trimming and maybe hay bales at the bottom to stop roll-ins. How wide across is the water? If it's too wide I'd think about a bridge or something along that line
Its very wide, but this is towards the end- walking around the side wouldnt be too bad. Yea I would trim out a lot of the brush and mow for sure, I just really started walking the property heavily and scoping for potential fairways. (Will open up some hunting lanes in the winter too)

I agree- stacking some logs there would probably look a lot better than the net- and theres plenty of downed trees to do that with.
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Old 01-28-2015, 11:21 AM
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I really like the look of that!
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Old 01-28-2015, 11:23 AM
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First of all, in our philosophy at Stoney Hill, "interesting" and "sadistic" aren't contradictory terms. "Or" seldom gets between them.

Secondly, it's a family farm, do what you want. I don't know what's uncouth about playing over water but, if you like it, plenty of others will to, and those who don't like water carries, don't have to play.

In this case, at 100-125', the water carry is almost meaningless. To my taste, it's a waste of a water feature. Virtually everyone will throw well past the water, unless they really miss their line, hit the first tree available, and fall in. All the water's doing, besides being pretty, is creating a longer walk.

If you want sadistic, reverse the hole.
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Old 01-28-2015, 11:26 AM
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. . . If you want sadistic, reverse the hole.
^^^Yes!
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Old 01-28-2015, 11:28 AM
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If you want sadistic, reverse the hole.
This this this.

First thing i thought looking at the picture was I would love to drive from the top of the hill to a basket this side of the water.

Different tee positions for different abilities.

Gives the choice of layup vs attack and the different tee positions, if well situated, will give the same risk reward to all levels of ability just from different tees.

That water carry is a reasonable distance to all but beginners really, beginners should have a tee this side of the water.

Very jealous of your farm!!
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Old 01-28-2015, 11:29 AM
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Better would be make the hole about 250 with the pin 15 feet on the other side of the water. You have room up and to the right behind you in that picture? That would make a memorable hole. Put some type of wall in, small rock wall, wood, logs. Cool spot.
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