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Phil,This looks like quite fun course, that by conventional standards, would not turn a head. The blind shot has to be one of the most fun and economical hazards ever. 3 looks like a classic Alps, with the bunker protecting the down slope into the green.Did you get a sense of how well received the course is? Are there folks on the course who get it, that they have a strategic and fun gem, or is the course attracting folks for price/convenience (not that lower cost courses should mean lower quailty).Dave
Phil, I ran across this when searching for Eagle Springs. I had never heard of this course, but it is now on my list for next year. Probably 9 at Eagle Springs followed by 9 here. I'm thinking of a photo tour of Eagle Springs too.
Quote from: DJohnson on November 11, 2014, 11:24:36 AMPhil, I ran across this when searching for Eagle Springs. I had never heard of this course, but it is now on my list for next year. Probably 9 at Eagle Springs followed by 9 here. I'm thinking of a photo tour of Eagle Springs too.Great idea -- Country Club Estates is definitely worth a round -- easy to walk, some interesting stuff out there. I think in some ways it's a better and more consistent round of golf than Eagle Springs, but ESprings is definitely worth a look, esp. the natural volcano hole that I believe is the par 3 2nd. Also maybe worth a look near Eagle Springs is Kettle Moraine CC, just south of Oconomowoc, in true kettle moraine country, that was self-designed by the course owner and has several decent holes and one truly great green. I mentioned KM on Pat Craig's "courses that never get mentioned" thread.The one course in that area that I really want to get to -- and just haven't found a way yet -- is Big Foot CC (private), literally 200 yards away from Country Club Estates. It's an original 18 by Bendelow that I understand is relatively un-touched in terms of routing and his use of some very interesting landforms. A really interesting course -- par 73 among other things -- that flies well below the radar of courses in southern Wisconsin.
I used to play CC Estates with my father-in-law quite a bit 25-30 years ago. What does it say that I hardly remember a thing about it? Is the 2nd water hole on 7 blind from the tee? I was not as enamored with quirk back then so should give at another try. I did like Bendelow's Big Foot nearby and also liked David Foulis' course on Hwy 50 as you enter Lake Geneva quite a bit more. The back nine had a hole where the entire fairway was littered with moguls. It was crazy and clearly man made, probably a homage to St. Andrews. Sadly Hillmoor is now a weed patch. My father-in-law was the caddie master in the 1920's at Lake Geneva CC, one of the oldest 18 holers in the midwest, but I never played there.