Michael H

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Lightning Bug Golf Course At Solitude
« on: May 17, 2005, 09:33:34 pm »
Inspired by the Hidden Creek event, I will be meeting with the developer, architect and superintendent of Lightning Bug Golf Course At Solitude later this afternoon.  That is assuming I can follow the directions which include "take a left after the freshly harvested wheat field."  

Has anyone played it?

Mike
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"They will not be very like the idea of 'religious people' which you have formed from your general reading."  - C. S. Lewis

John_Cullum

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Re:Lightning Bug Golf Course At Solitude
« Reply #1 on: May 18, 2005, 02:02:09 am »
Please provide a full report on LBGCAS a/k/aThe Bug. I wish I could make it up for the event, I am certain a great time will be had.
Raynor was a hack

Michael H

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Re:Lightning Bug Golf Course At Solitude
« Reply #2 on: May 18, 2005, 07:59:53 pm »
Not unlike some of America's great courses, Lightning Bug Golf Course maintains a very low profile.  A sign notes only the name of the farm upon which the course has been constructed and the year in which the owner's family acquired the property - 1802:



The guest is transformed to another world driving down the narrow private entry road.  



The golf course, named by the owner's six year old daughter, is less than 15 minutes from my house, yet I had never heard of it.  Hidden?  Yes.  A gem?  It depends.  

Perhaps after I get to know the owner a little better I'll ask if he minds a course profile on GCA, with Ran's permission as well.  

Mike
"They will not be very like the idea of 'religious people' which you have formed from your general reading."  - C. S. Lewis

John_Cullum

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Re:Lightning Bug Golf Course At Solitude
« Reply #3 on: May 18, 2005, 08:58:56 pm »
I might be able to get a BBGE Rater for a day card. Do you think they'll comp me?
Raynor was a hack

Michael H

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Re:Lightning Bug Golf Course At Solitude
« Reply #4 on: May 18, 2005, 09:03:04 pm »
I might be able to get a BBGE Rater for a day card. Do you think they'll comp me?

Sarge,

The good news:  EVERYBODY gets comped at The Bug.

Mike
"They will not be very like the idea of 'religious people' which you have formed from your general reading."  - C. S. Lewis

Lawrence Largent

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Re:Lightning Bug Golf Course At Solitude
« Reply #5 on: May 18, 2005, 09:26:03 pm »
Where is the club located I had a friend ask me about it the other day and I was unaware of it. Looks like a special place.

Lawrence


Michael H

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Re:Lightning Bug Golf Course At Solitude
« Reply #6 on: May 19, 2005, 12:32:59 am »
Lawrence,

I live in Brentwood and the course is about fifteen minutes away.  

Just received a call from a fellow HillBilly tour member inquiring as to whether The Bug is real.  

With apologies to Terri Hatcher, it's real - and its spectacular.

Mike
"They will not be very like the idea of 'religious people' which you have formed from your general reading."  - C. S. Lewis

Lawrence Largent

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Re:Lightning Bug Golf Course At Solitude
« Reply #7 on: May 19, 2005, 07:00:35 am »
Mike,

I'm in Johnson City the eastern part of the state. The State Open is being played this week in your need of the woods at the atheletic club. What have you heard about the "Bug" we need together sometime and play. Have you played at Belle Meade since Rees Jones did some work to the course last year?


Lawrence




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