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North Augusta, SC 
Hippodrome Complex - Hogback - Old Layout Share
Uploaded By: Martin Dewgarita Hole #4 (Taken 3/2011)
3 / 305ft. Par / Distance:
Hole #4 Basket



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5+    4/17/2010   4/25/2010
Review By: Mayo
Played: 44  Reviewed: 7  Exp: 8.6 Years
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Pros: This is a short course that is mostly contained within a pine wood. Requires lots of control and solid putting skills. Makes good use of terrain. You can see the basket from most of the tees, but there are many wash-out ditches that greatly affect play and are invisible from the tee. Many of these ditches have ropes and/or ladders present to aid entry or exit. Hole 6 is the most obvious example of this: there are trenches in front of and behind the basket that are at least 10-12 feet deep. The area where the basket sits is just wide enough for the base of the basket. Many holes play on the sides of hills with huge roll away potential. There is one hole in a cave like structure that is very interesting. Hole 10 "The Hogback" is the signature hole. It is 270 feet and plays down the spine of a ridge. Down the right is a deep trench, and down the left is a steep hill that can produce 80-90 ft roll-aways. Climo took a six on this hole in the world championships, and there is a bridge dedicated to him there.
Cons: This course is short. This isn't a problem except 2 holes. Hole 5 is only 88 feet and even though is plays on a steep hillside to a basket that is mounted high on the pole, it isn't much of a challenge. Hole 8 is 108 feet looking straight at the basket. It does throw over a pit, but is an easy ace run. All of the baskets are single chain. There are no facilities for water or restrooms.
Other Thoughts: A great course that you should definitely check out if you are planning on playing Hippodrome. Doesn't have the same appeal as the Hippo to me, but still worth checking out.

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