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Old 09-07-2011, 05:50 PM
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1000'+ Holes: What do you think of them?

I recently played Idlewild (including the 1001' Hole 15) and it got me thinking about these monster par 5's. Previously, I had played Stafford Lake's 1049' Hole 9 and Pinto Lake's 1200'+ Hole 11. I don't throw much more than 300' on a good day, so for me these holes are 3+ all out drives hopefully followed by a putt.

I'm curious what others think of this type of hole. I would think that really big arms would like them because they can pick up a stroke or two on the more average arms. Or does everyone just find them boring?
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Old 09-07-2011, 05:52 PM
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I love them. However most courses just dont have the space for holes that long. We have a few in the Tahoe area that are over 1200'.
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Old 09-07-2011, 05:54 PM
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Played a 1000' foot hole at a tournament early this year. I was a BIG dogleg left that was fairly wooded. I shot a 7 the first round and a 6 the second.
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Old 09-07-2011, 05:57 PM
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I'm a fan. Especially if they happen to play downhill...!!!

Everything can't be a 300-400 ft. par 3!
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holes with that much distance "should" have elevation involved. Otherwise it's boring.
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Played a 1000' foot hole at a tournament early this year. I was a BIG dogleg left that was fairly wooded. I shot a 7 the first round and a 6 the second.
I think that a more wooded 1000+ would be interesting. All of the 1000+ holes that I have played were wide open. Pinto's did have OB on both sides though.
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Old 09-07-2011, 05:59 PM
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ive played some that are cool and others that are dumb (even if they were 300' i wouldnt have liked the hole). problem is the latter is my general experience with those. alot of the huge long holes are wide open and is just Max drive, Max drive, driver approach, putt. no obstacles are skill required besides throwing the disc.
The best 1000'+ i played was Big Creek in Polk City, IA. i think it was 1032'. very challenging yet FAIR fairway. i want to have to craft a line on every hole i play, not just throw throw throw.
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At 1053', Winthrop Gold hole 5 has become one of my favorite holes. The combination of water on the left of the first two (or three) throws and trees with OB behind them on the right makes for interesting strategy on the tee and placement shots to set up for a throw across the corner of the lake on the third shot to get to the basket for a chance at a birdie 4. Or do you go around the water and trees, playing it safe, and probably wasting a stroke? Wonderful hole.
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Old 09-07-2011, 06:02 PM
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holes with that much distance "should" have elevation involved. Otherwise it's boring.
Justin Trails Big Brother has a gargantuan hole that, IIRC, plays pretty flat at right around a quarter-mile in length. Nothing like the epic hole on Highbridge Gold, on which I always take a 6 or 7! I think the finishing hole on the now-completed Bear is over 1000' THROUGH woods and uphill...gotta get back to play that!

Wasn't the "runway hole" at Flyboy pretty flat and open ("slightly uphill")? I always thought that looked like the most blah/lackluster hole on the course from the photos, but I guess with the OB there's some added challenge.
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Here's Stafford Lake's Hole 9


After the tee shot, it is totally wide open.
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