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Old 05-09-2012, 10:20 AM
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So Denny, are we going to see a review for Lakeside?
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Old 05-09-2012, 12:21 PM
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I think if you polled all of the trusted reviewers that you would find that a majority of them favor wooded courses over open ones.
I don't know. First of all, "wooded" and "open" mean different things to different people. So there's that.

I find truly wooded courses to be one-dimensional and a little boring. Tunnel shot after tunnel shot. No creativity required. Just throw and hope you hit your line. Is it difficult? Sure. But that doesn't make it good. Yes, the variance across all holes makes you throw different shots throughout the round. But each hole prettymuch only has one way to throw it: Hit the line down the tunnel. Yawn.

I much prefer a course that is reasonably open, but with well-used obstacles (trees, etc.). I love having a choice of 2 or 3 or 4 different lines off the tee, each with its own inherent dangers. Yeah, it might tick the difficulty down a notch, but it's well worth it for the tremendous gain in creativity, fun, and overall experience.

I'd be surprised if the majority of "trusted reviewers" don't agree.

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Old 05-09-2012, 12:27 PM
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So Denny, are we going to see a review for Lakeside?
someday, i hope. first i've got to play it.
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Old 05-09-2012, 02:36 PM
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I don't know. First of all, "wooded" and "open" mean different things to different people. So there's that.

I find truly wooded courses to be one-dimensional and a little boring. Tunnel shot after tunnel shot. No creativity required. Just throw and hope you hit your line. Is it difficult? Sure. But that doesn't make it good. Yes, the variance across all holes makes you throw different shots throughout the round. But each hole prettymuch only has one way to throw it: Hit the line down the tunnel. Yawn.

I much prefer a course that is reasonably open, but with well-used obstacles (trees, etc.). I love having a choice of 2 or 3 or 4 different lines off the tee, each with its own inherent dangers. Yeah, it might tick the difficulty down a notch, but it's well worth it for the tremendous gain in creativity, fun, and overall experience.

I'd be surprised if the majority of "trusted reviewers" don't agree.
Also well said and I think creekside does this tremendously

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someday, i hope. first i've got to play it.
Oh, that sucks Denny. Only had time to stop in and play one course? And I did give your review a thumbs up
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Old 05-09-2012, 07:59 PM
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I don't know. First of all, "wooded" and "open" mean different things to different people. So there's that.

I find truly wooded courses to be one-dimensional and a little boring. Tunnel shot after tunnel shot. No creativity required. Just throw and hope you hit your line. Is it difficult? Sure. But that doesn't make it good. Yes, the variance across all holes makes you throw different shots throughout the round. But each hole prettymuch only has one way to throw it: Hit the line down the tunnel. Yawn.

I much prefer a course that is reasonably open, but with well-used obstacles (trees, etc.). I love having a choice of 2 or 3 or 4 different lines off the tee, each with its own inherent dangers. Yeah, it might tick the difficulty down a notch, but it's well worth it for the tremendous gain in creativity, fun, and overall experience.

I'd be surprised if the majority of "trusted reviewers" don't agree.
You may be right, but you are suggesting that H wooded courses are mostly nothing but tunnel shots. Some have variety and a few open holes or water shots also. Who knows, only time will tell as more TRs travel to play this monster 36 hole set up.
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Old 06-27-2012, 08:49 PM
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Its been pretty dead for a while. Anyone played it the summer heat?
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Old 06-28-2012, 10:00 AM
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yes i just went and palyed with a group of 8 last Saturday. both courses are amazing. Bring lots of water, the heat can be deadly. Take breaks and be sure to get a cart. I dont thinks its possible to walk these courses in this heat.
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Old 06-28-2012, 04:38 PM
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if you can only play one course, its gotta be lakeside ! that is all.
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Old 06-28-2012, 04:42 PM
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if you can only play one course, its gotta be lakeside ! that is all.
agreed
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Old 06-28-2012, 04:44 PM
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I agree too. But i also don't know why you would go and only play one.
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