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Ha - good one, George.I do like it, a lot. And that's saying something, because it's true that Par 5s are usually my least favourite holes on any golf course. I can't really give a reasonable defense of that narrow-minded point of view, but there it is.I haven't read through the entire thread in a while, so I don't remember -- have you played Kingsley? If so, was it as fun to play after the 13th as I imagine?ThanksPeter
After your first play, you get much more comfortable w/ the drive (really the only somewhat daunting task of the hole) b/c you realize how much the fairway opens up beyond the bunker complex that dominates the view from the tee.
Quote from: George Freeman on March 06, 2009, 01:18:40 PMAfter your first play, you get much more comfortable w/ the drive (really the only somewhat daunting task of the hole) b/c you realize how much the fairway opens up beyond the bunker complex that dominates the view from the tee. George, I wouldn't go that far to say the tee shot on 14 is the only daunting aspect while playing the hole.The narrowness of the approach and the str8 line OB left are accentuated by the daunting looking right side.
Looks to be a definite par 4.5 to me....at least.I'm curious if the original green was meant to be larger and wider and fill in the entire bowl section a little more. The ample space to the left looks a little odd, but i'm sure it makes for a tough pitch shot to the green if one misses there.
I like it when the green surrounds on a Par 5 (and not even an overly long one) give the conservative player a bit of a break while challenging the bolder and/or longer hitter. Peter
I had a "strong reaction" to this hole--I loved playing it, starting with the assumption that it's probably going to be a 3-shot hole, and you have no idea what kind of pitch, chip, skip 'n run, or whatever floats your boat shot you'll end up having for your third. This tiny green on a long hole on a modern course is really a great surprise. This is one of those hole I could never tire of playing, great fun.