Foley, AL 
Graham Creek - Pecan Hollow Share
Uploaded By: TheHipstick Hole #6 (Taken 7/2018)
3 / 262ft. Par / Distance:
Hole #6 Tee Sign



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1    5/12/2018   5/15/2018
Review By: Mr. Butlertron
Played: 310  Reviewed: 128  Exp: 17.8 Years
This review was updated on 5/19/2018
8 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros:

- challenging layout
- plenty of fairway width for a wooded course
- concrete tees
- new, high quality baskets
- distances on the tee pads
- informative tee signs
- intuitive layout, good directional signage
- multiple courses on location
- outhouse in parking lot
Cons:

- flat course
- narrow, short tees
- small stumps and roots throughout
- parking is limited
- no practice basket
- lhbh/rhfh skewed layout
- some fairways were too similar
Other Thoughts:

The Pecan Hollow is a long, wooded, and technical 18 hole course within a multi course complex. The fairways are flat, cleared of most non tree trunk obstructions, and are clearly defined. Pecan features seven par 5s and two par 4s, which is a stark contrast to most 18 hole courses. The holes are fairly technical, so propper shot placement is the key to success. You'll definitely need to plan your moves ahead of time to keep your lines as simple as possible. Think chess, not checkers.

If pressed, I would say this may be one of the challenging 18 hole courses I've experienced. Travelers new to the course will have to do a lot of guessing off the tee as well as midway through the fairway. Personally, I had a tough time judging dogleg angles and committing to blind shots throughout the course. Lower level players that lack control my want sit this course out, as the overall technicality and length may make for a potentially infuriating round.

You can tell a lot of clearing has been done to reach this point. Baskets are fresh, there are excellent directional cues, and the course is easy to navigate. It has all the makings of a top notch course, with a few exceptions.

The comically narrow/short concrete tees displeased me. I would have preferred much more foot room to drive with, especially when there's such a strong emphasis on hitting certain lines from the tee. Another thing I would have liked to see was a wider variety of fairway themes. The repeated blind dogleg theme started to wear thin after a while. Multiple tees, bakets and permanent signage were missing from the course, but I'm sure they'll come with time.

Overall, this has the makings of a really great course. More work is required, though. Still, Pecan is easily one of my favorite 18 hole courses. I'd list Graham Creek (Prarie+Preserve+Pecan) as equal to or greater than the other muti course facilities in the general area such as Gator Links, Blue Angels, and Chickasabouge.



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