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Old 01-17-2022, 10:53 PM
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Don't know anything about the course. I was just throwing out some ideas/questions based only upon the picture.

Those concrete barriers are pretty ugly, certainly not my cup of tea visually. I'd probably also be bummed if I hit one in the air and got a bad rollaway.

What are your thoughts?
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Old 01-17-2022, 11:52 PM
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Yeah... those would be much better.

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Old 01-18-2022, 04:42 AM
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would a 5/5 design really need tiny pyramids to stop lay ups/slide ups
You wouldn't think so. And in fact, judging by the area around the pin, That seems like it would actually encourage a layup. I'd throw it low and hope to hit the wall and have an inside the circle putt. I don't think the little pyramids even factor in really. Strange looking...I'll just leave it at that.
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Old 01-18-2022, 07:01 AM
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Can anyone explain the cement 'blocks' at Diavolo on a few greens? Picture hopefully attached.
I don't know what the blocks are, I do know they were already on the property when the course went in. I am not a big fan of them either, having hit them on 3 with an upshot and 5 with a tee shot.
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Old 01-18-2022, 07:17 AM
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Is it just a way of raising the basket on an "island?" Maybe keeps you from sliding right up under the basket? How far from the basket do the blocks leave you? Yes this got my attention.
Guess it's a no parking area.

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Old 01-18-2022, 08:25 AM
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I don't know what the blocks are, I do know they were already on the property when the course went in. I am not a big fan of them either, having hit them on 3 with an upshot and 5 with a tee shot.
Yes, I also understand they were on the property before the course. Most likely to keep trespassers off the property from several access locations. Around the Triangle, the communities often buy (or receive) property for parks that sit empty for years before they are developed.

There is a very popular Rails-to-Trails facility that bisects the property, so the property has many visitors, these were most likely placed to keep the right people in the right places.

Then, when the course development began, the decision was made to keep them on the property, to avoid adding to a landfill, so they were positioned to create raised greens. The small pyramids on top were just how they came.

Tripper is correct, they are on only two holes, and those two greens are relatively close together, so they were only moved a short distance. (#5 is an uphill hole, so it just adds to the relative distance.)

The favorite names for these seem to be "fortress" or "castle" greens.

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Old 01-18-2022, 08:54 AM
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The favorite names for these seem to be "fortress" or "castle" greens.
For some reason, those make me want to lower the basket so the tray sits on the concrete.

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Old 01-19-2022, 09:14 PM
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Lake Marshall - The Lair just got its 10th review. 4/76 average so far.

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Old 01-24-2022, 09:11 AM
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I've added my pictures of Diavolo taken last Tues 1/18. I hate that there is a small amount of snow in some. I also missed hole 7 but that was weak hole anyway. I'd rate the course 4.5 and will do a review hopefully soon. Enjoy!

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Old 01-24-2022, 03:31 PM
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I've added my pictures of Diavolo taken last Tues 1/18. I hate that there is a small amount of snow in some. I also missed hole 7 but that was weak hole anyway. I'd rate the course 4.5 and will do a review hopefully soon. Enjoy!
would you say a true 4.5 or closer to a 4.75
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