Elma, WA 
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 The cows know what's coming!

1    7/7/2011   7/8/2011
Review By: Sonny2Gunz
Played: 25  Reviewed: 3  Exp: 6.8 Years
6 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Extremely well manicured

Friendly owners/operators

Nice mix of ego boosting and bashing par 3's

Very good use of available terrain and natural obstacles

Well thought out design with clever use of OB areas to add to difficulty

Not crowded

Unique course feel with great flow from hole to hole.
Cons: Gravel pads

Not much else!
Other Thoughts: While on vacation I planned on hitting a couple courses in this area and I feel privileged to have played here.

After playing the first 3 holes I (mistakingly) thought I was in for a hokey man-made obstacle fest. I was VERY pleased to open the gate and start on the lower section of the course to prove my initial assumptions incorrect.

Elevation immediately came into play with a nice little uphill shot and I began to see the charm of the course. The wooden cows seemed to sneer as I teed off towards the lower course and into one of the best thought-out "pitch & putt" courses I've played.

Wind definitely comes into play the closer you are to the highway that borders the course to the south. When there is a low-pressure system off the coast, The Gail force winds are forced down the valley by the Olympic mountain range and amplified by the narrowness of the valley itself. You will want to bring some overstable plastic to battle the inconsistent and at times, forceful gusts that will turn even the most winged-down toss into a turned-over OB spank. Remember this for hole 9 which will be a seemingly short drive, directly into the wind, and fairway lined with the high grass OB markers.

I really enjoyed the flow, as stated above in the Pros section, but as you comedown from hole 4 into the lower section of the course, take note of the pin placements. The "tricky" pin placements will be noted with little signs at the tee. It won't hurt to take a minute to go scope the line to the pin and take special notice of what unique OB's will affect your throw.

I never have played a course that made me consider where my shot will land as much. Usually narrow flight paths come more into play in the northwest, not narrow landing zones.

I would be extremely pleased to have this as a local course. I left feeling privileged for having played and wouldn't hesitate to recommend it to anyone passing through the area.

From other reviews, I would say try to make it out in the summer months. I found it perfectly dry and the deciduous trees added flight path difficulty to the already thought provoking landing zones.

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