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Old 06-04-2019, 12:14 PM
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As it should. I once gave Harmon Hills an honest good 4 disc review and it was immediately down voted by a ton of people and followed up with a ton of short 5 disc reviews to move it back to it's spot in the top 10. I enjoyed the course, but it's not top 10.
I had this experience too, GM.

And I agree; Harmon Hills is not top 10.

I've played Idlewild and HH multiple times. Both are fun. For me, Idlewild definitely has the edge. And it's not even that close.
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Old 06-04-2019, 12:15 PM
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....I'm no longer surprised that wooded hilly course by this time in June are having overgrowth getting away a bit. I'm working on putting in 9 holes in my mountainous backyard and cant keep up.
Preach it brother!

I've been lucky to have enough time to keep my place mostly knocked down this year. I have 3.5 holes that need significant trimming, but 1 or 2 that could use just a little love around the edges. Mother Nature is a relentless mistress who requires much attention. June work day on the 22nd should really help get her looking good if the volunteer turnout is decent.

Keep at it dude, it's worth it!

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Old 06-04-2019, 12:30 PM
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Preach it brother!

I've been lucky to have enough time to keep my place mostly knocked down this year. I have 3.5 holes that need significant trimming, but 1 or 2 that could use just a little love around the edges. Mother Nature is a relentless mistress who requires much attention. June work day on the 22nd should really help get her looking good if the volunteer turnout is decent.

Keep at it dude, it's worth it!
I'm going to put up a 4' x 8' sign that says:

(Late April - late September)
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Old 06-04-2019, 01:05 PM
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I should correct my previous statement. "I've had enough time AND HELP to keep my place mostly knocked down." The handful of dudes who very regularly show up and help with building and maintenance are in no way taken for granted.

I do need to get a sign board put up so I can hang the donation box, and a map, and a box for scorecards. "Apologies" isn't a bad idea. I'm always apologizing for all the "roughness" in person anyway, another apology can't hurt.
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Old 06-04-2019, 01:27 PM
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In October we groom our course for a tournament, and it stays in that shape until mid-April. Though I spend part of that time apologizing for the mud.

Any course that doesn't have a full-time grounds crew---that is, isn't a public park or commercial facility---is going to have grooming issues, particularly during the late spring/early summer vegetation explosion. Does that detract from the course's value? Perhaps it does. There must be some extra value in a course that's always in shape, over one that isn't. Then again, some of those private courses have benefits of their own, that may more than compensate for the periodic raggedness.
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Old 06-04-2019, 01:50 PM
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I've spent much of the last month converting never before mowed land, into mowable land. the terrain on hole 9 varies so much that it will take me years to convert.

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Old 06-04-2019, 02:43 PM
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I've played both Harmon (once) and Idlewild (3 times). Both have a few "too tight" holes for my liking, both have some truly great holes. Idlewild can be more of a beat down, Harmon is more fun to play although if I could choose 18 of the 24 at IW it'd be 5 star course immediately. I'd didn't care for most of 19-27 at HH, long and straight tee shots, rinse and repeat.
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Old 06-04-2019, 02:50 PM
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Harmon could possibly be more widely viewed as a top ten course if it were "spruced" up a little bit so too speak. I have it on my top ten, but behind Hobbs Farm, Langley Pond and N Georgia Canopy Tours and with the IDGC courses nipping at its heels.
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Old 06-04-2019, 03:02 PM
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I had a blast playing both Idlewild and Harmon Hills. Each is an outstanding course, and each has different aspects that appealed to me. I did have the good fortune to play Harmon Hills just before a big tourney, so it was in pristine condition.

When ratings are separated by hundredths of a point or less, personal preference is going to be a much larger factor than whether the last reviewer's score was a little higher or a little lower than average. IMO, etc.

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Old 06-04-2019, 03:08 PM
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When ratings are separated by hundredths of a point or less, personal preference is going to be a much larger factor than whether the last reviewer's score was a little higher or a little lower than average. IMO, etc.
Yeah, it really hard to say one is definitively better than the other, when they're separated by less than a hundredth of a rating point, out of a combined 250+ reviews.

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