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Rock Springs Rocks
Pros: There is a ton of money put into this course, all of the dovetails are lovely and complete. For example, almost every hole has three large quality sitting rocks that blend into the scenery. The quality doesn't stop there, there are nice five foot tall wooden posts that house the fairway maps with distances labeled on them, on each hole. The terrain is a rugged Wyoming hillside with wind and the strong smell of sage with the occasional cactus in the sand. As a result, there are no trees on the course; this situation is overcome by a series of large mandatory posts strategically placed throughout the course for added challenge. Even though the tee box is dirt, there are still very well constructed with by placing a rectangle of railroad tie into the ground. They make really fun use of a hillside. Anyone who has ever taken a geology class will find this place very interesting.
It is in a natural setting, which I love, it is not a run of the mill park course. It still has all the amenities that a brand new multi-million dollar park would have, including parking, restrooms, and a place for the little one to play while you go and throw. There's even an amazingly well groomed trail that takes you through the quick little course. It is a very unique course, unlike any of the others I have played. The course is very easy to get to; it's less than a half a mile from the interstate exit.
Cons: It's short, and full of ace runs. Honestly the course would be a 1 and ½ but the builders and designers of this course were able to put in a lot of money and it shows. All of the little touches are classy. The course is very rocky and will eat up gummy plastic very easily. There is no shade. A few locals lamented that the course resides on what used to be a "killer bmx course." Oh well, I like it better this way.
Other Thoughts: The funny thing about this course is that it is not on one of the pieces of land that we daydream about putting in a course on. Its neat to see what money can do for a course and a plain piece of land. If these quality course touches, like the sitting rocks, were at every course there would not be any bad courses. Play Wyoming's newest course while it still has that new car smell! It might just be the best nine hole course on I-80.
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