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Old 06-17-2013, 07:50 PM
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It's only great because someone trimmed all the low branches on those trees on the approach! Other wise all you 'pros' would be settling for 4's and 5's!
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Old 06-17-2013, 07:51 PM
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But, yes, the guy that designed it did a decent job too!
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Old 06-17-2013, 08:10 PM
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There's no way it could be a 3 it's a straight right dog leg. It's not a very hard 4 but to get a 3 you need at least two well placed shots.
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I would pay anyone to get within 40 feet of that hole off the tee.

It's a great hole, but is nothing remotely close to a par 3.
It can't be a par 3 b/c it's too hard to reach off the tee? Why? It's only like 200' to the bend and then it's like 340' to the basket. A pro should 3 that most of the time, especially if that fairway gets thinned out some more. I've gotten a 4 there fairly easily a couple of times and I suck.
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It can't be a par 3 b/c it's too hard to reach off the tee? Why? It's only like 200' to the bend and then it's like 340' to the basket. A pro should 3 that most of the time, especially if that fairway gets thinned out some more. I've gotten a 4 there fairly easily a couple of times and I suck.
Exactly why it's a par 4. If elite players can't / aren't twoing a hole some of the time, it's not a par 3.

It's a relatively easier par 4, however.
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Old 06-17-2013, 10:20 PM
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Exactly why it's a par 4. If elite players can't / aren't twoing a hole some of the time, it's not a par 3.

It's a relatively easier par 4, however.
So you don't think pros will be able to 2 that hole some of the time? Especially as the course wears in and opens up a little and players play it with regularity?
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Old 06-17-2013, 10:32 PM
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My guess is no. Unless they get a 100-150' for the deuce. The turn makes it hard to get a ton of distance off the tee. It is a tough three for us humans. You have to hit the turn perfect. Then make an approach downhill, slightly back uphill, and under those tree branches to a spot with an easy putt, just to get your three. It'll happen, but you can't make a mistake. So, it is a three for a Pro, a 4-5 for me, and possibly a 6 if you shank the drive. Which happens if you can't turn your driver, and the shot goes straight for too long. Used to think it should be a three until I went about 3 rounds in a row with a 5! It is a strange beast, but I've seen only a few threes so far.
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Old 06-18-2013, 03:03 AM
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I go thumber off the tee
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Old 06-18-2013, 08:31 AM
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^^^^^

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Old 06-18-2013, 08:43 AM
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So you don't think pros will be able to 2 that hole some of the time? Especially as the course wears in and opens up a little and players play it with regularity?
No. It's too severe of a turn and too tight.

Now, someone will two it with a throw in or a random crazy insane drive.

But that doesn't mean it's a par 3. Just because someone aces a hole doesn't mean it's par 2.
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^^^ Agreed. If it wasn't for 6's basket we could eventually put in an alternate position about 100' further back and make it a heck of a tough 4.
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