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Old 06-30-2014, 03:38 PM
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Hole 15 IUP College Lodge (PA) long tee. Gets me everytime. I turn into the Pinball Wizard.
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Old 06-30-2014, 04:05 PM
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#7 Sakuna Pines, Black Forest, Colorado. 750 ft par 5 through a forest that this private resort refuses to cut even one tree. 500 feet through woods, then a wall of younger pines you have to tomahawk over, then about 250 feet uphill to a basket with a 15-20 foot drop off the back. I have made par once there, and it was the best feeling in the world.
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Old 06-06-2017, 10:00 AM
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Just found this thread... I command thee... be resurrected! Shazam!!

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Old 06-06-2017, 11:04 AM
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Some of the holes at Addison Oaks are pretty hard. Water that I probably shouldn't try and cross, 30' wide fairways, 500' long, carved out of 5' tall grass etc.
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Old 06-06-2017, 11:11 AM
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Hole 18 at Harmony Bends in Columbia, Mo.
Hole 6 at Idlewild
Hole 8 at WR Jackson
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Old 06-06-2017, 12:49 PM
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Hole 18 at Harmony Bends in Columbia, Mo.
Hole 6 at Idlewild
Hole 8 at WR Jackson
Agreed on Idlewild 6: played doubles there with a 970 rated guy & we only managed a five. As a Rec to Int rated player myself, a five feels good, and a six (or even a seven) isn't going to lose much ground to your division. Tough hole!

ONE time, and one time only, I made three perfect throws up the twisting fairway, and had a 12' putt for a FOUR! Never felt so much pressure on a short dinker putt. When that went in, it felt almost as good as an ace.

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Old 06-06-2017, 12:59 PM
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First ones that come to mind are 9 and 18 at Rollin Ridge, black to black

14 longs at Stony Creek is pretty tough.
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Old 06-06-2017, 01:33 PM
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Agreed on Idlewild 6: played doubles there with a 970 rated guy & we only managed a five. As a Rec to Int rated player myself, a five feels good, and a six (or even a seven) isn't going to lose much ground to your division. Tough hole!

ONE time, and one time only, I made three perfect throws up the twisting fairway, and had a 12' putt for a FOUR! Never felt so much pressure on a short dinker putt. When that went in, it felt almost as good as an ace.
Birdie Idlewild #6, and you should sign the basket. It definitely fits the "bogey is a good score" description.

Once, I took a 9. I rather not talk about it, lol.
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Old 06-06-2017, 02:02 PM
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What is difficult?

I'm being serious. We have a general feel for it, but "difficult to do what?" To score low? That's very problematic. By that standard any wide open 1000 ft hole is difficult.

Or is difficult "to make the score that an expert for the skill level of the course would make"?

And that ties into "difficult for what skill level"? I submit that it is theoretically possible to design a Green level hole that is more difficult than a Gold level hole. That means a Green level hole that it is more difficult for an 800 rated Green level expert than a Gold level hole for a 1000 rated Gold player.
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Old 06-06-2017, 02:16 PM
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Ashe County Park, hole 11 Long (to Blue basket) is one of the most difficult holes for me to get a par 5 on. It is a true Blue level hole but at best I am a White level player. It is also the most unique hole in NC that I have played. I disliked it at first, but now it is my favorite hole on the course precisely because it so challenging!

The hole has a narrow fairway ending in the first wall of rhododendron bushes that you have to go over the top of, to a narrow tree lined landing zone blocked by a second wall of rhododendrons to go over the top of, to a fair but densely tree surrounded basket. If you ever go off the fairway there is usually only a short pitch back to your best landing zone for your next shot.

FWIW, with my skill level my perfect hole would be 1) drive in fairway, 2) thumber over the 1st wall of bushes, 3) thumber over 2nd wall of bushes, 4) make the birdie putt for 4. My best score so far is a 5 and that happens so rarely that I always feel elated when I get it.

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