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Old 07-30-2018, 12:31 PM
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nate… you should have just named that place Middle Earth DGC...
Those pics remind me of the time I spent in NorCal. And that's a good thing.
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Old 07-31-2018, 05:40 AM
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Old 07-31-2018, 07:49 AM
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Old 07-31-2018, 07:57 AM
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Great exposure, hope it gets some locals to sit up and take notice. Your wife seems to be very level headed.

Ya'll need to stop talkin' so funny, I had to watch it twice to understand it.

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Old 08-03-2018, 11:44 AM
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I got to spend a couple hours clearing on my DG course, with my 6 yr old son yesterday. After 4 years, it was a little overgrown. We got holes 1 and 2 playable, then we played them a couple times. My boy is getting me fired up about playing and working on my course, again.*

Now I need to repair some of my homemade baskets and bridge.
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Old 08-14-2018, 01:54 PM
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I had a handful of helpful folks come out this past weekend (including 3 complete strangers) and put in some hours of cleanup. We had time to really tidy up about 6 or 7 holes. I put together 5 discatchers the night before and will be setting them this week.

If I can get holes 2, 3, and 18 cleaned up I will probably have an open weekend or two and see if I can get a little traffic, even with just 15 holes.

Hole 16, basket to tee.
Hole 7, panoramic taken from the elbow of the dog-leg.
Metal sign our good buddy Goosefraba had made for me. (Thx again!) It's going to get a reclaimed wood backing and will then be mounted to a tree in the "campground" area. (area around holes 6, 7, 12)
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Old 08-15-2018, 02:33 PM
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Anyway, I keep running into spots that would make an awesome hole, but would result in either a long-ish walk between holes, or a "filler" hole that is there mainly to get you from one hole to the next. Since this is my course, and I don't give two hoots about long walks (within reason, nothing longer than say 100-150 yards), I'm probably gonna go that route. Plus, my family and I will be using the course as walking trails as well so some long walks between holes will be kind of cool.

The first picture is where I'm seeing a hole with a lot of potential. Slight uphill with a small creek running slightly offset to the left of the middle of the fairway. Options for multiple tee and green areas and a good mix of trees.

To get to this hole is either going to require a 150yd. walk. Or a 50yd. walk with a hole worked into what is shown in the second picture.

I think the walk through the trees leading from one hole to another is going to have a pretty cool "feel". Each hole will feel like it's own little private space in the woods.
Wow. I was just rereading through some old posts in this thread, looking at old pictures of what was becoming Hidden Ridge. Seeing my oldest, now almost 5, when she was not yet 2, and seeing my dog that passed away a year and a half ago brought on some feels. I'll probably continue to come back to this thread from time to time just to reminisce. (Also glad that I'm attaching the pictures so there's no worries of dead links.)

Anywhoo, looking back, the quoted post is funny to me. At the time, I envisioned some kind of moderately "ho-hum", mostly wooded hole. After walking around that area for a couple more years, this "connector" hole turned into a sweet little ace run of roughly 200' with a low ceiling and a late creek crossing right near the green. A little bit of an uphill and a large dying ash tree behind it creates a natural backstop so the hole just screams "RUN IT". And you better get your deuce here because the next two holes are multi-throw wooded meat-grinder par 4's.

So, just never stop walking the land and pondering on things. Eventually the hole(s) will be revealed.

....And just like that I'm anxiously waiting on winter to come so I can get out and walk around the woods without foliage and brush in my way. (and no grass cutting.)

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Old 08-15-2018, 11:11 PM
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I'm not one to ever meditate but many holes have been designed by just sitting in the spot, and taking in every detail. Each rock, each big tree, changes in elevation, existing paths and openings.

Can only work with what's there in the end, unless you wanna pave paradise and put up a hyzer park.

People want longer wide open holes here, so I'm gonna leave areas for temp holes at events. However, going to stick to my guns, and make gm the best mountain course here.

I get the 6-6-6 rule, but when you have a point of seperation on every other course...drive it home.

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Old 08-16-2018, 09:00 AM
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So, just never stop walking the land and pondering on things. Eventually the hole(s) will be revealed.
Still happening for us---last year we found and put in a cool hole, 13 years after starting out.

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I'm not one to ever meditate but many holes have been designed by just sitting in the spot, and taking in every detail. Each rock, each big tree, changes in elevation, existing paths and openings.
My brother and co-owner did a lot of design while hunting and sitting in a deer stand, overlooking part of the property, with hours to just sit still and think.
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Old 08-16-2018, 09:24 AM
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I'm not one to ever meditate but many holes have been designed by just sitting in the spot, and taking in every detail. Each rock, each big tree, changes in elevation, existing paths and openings.
Doing this is my meditation.

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My brother and co-owner did a lot of design while hunting and sitting in a deer stand, overlooking part of the property, with hours to just sit still and think.
I don't hunt my property (or at all), but the few guys that do leave their stands up at my place year round. The kid in me can't help but climb up from time to time and sit there for a bit. Different view points can open up new ideas. I think hole 7's alt. teepad was conceived while sitting in the stand just across the creek.
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