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Hi Tim,I agree that #12 is the hole where the most searching for wayward tee shots takes place, which is a mark against it. A lot of balls end up on the hillside between 12 and 13. If you really focus on where the ball lands, you can usually find it and play it.
John Kirk was kind enough to help me locate my errant drive into that hay to the right of #12. If I could make one recommendation about that course, it would be to cut that rough down to maybe 2" so it might be possible for one of those inevitable blocks to be easily located and maybe even bounce down onto the fairway.
If I could make one recommendation about that course, it would be to cut that rough down to maybe 2" so it might be possible for one of those inevitable blocks to be easily located and maybe even bounce down onto the fairway.
I've been waiting to make this comment until hole #12 was discussed. This hole lends itself very well to a running approach, and I will often try to play a draw approach shot, landing short of the green.However, it is my opinion that the front nine does not have one hole I would consider a good "ground game" hole. On the front nine, either the green is perched above fairway grade several feet, or the approach strongly favors a high, soft shot, or both. In my mind, I can see shots on holes 1 or 5 bounced in, but nowhere else, and even those aren't common plays.The back nine at Kingsley has all the "ground game" shots, on holes 10, 13, 15 and especially 12, 14, and 16. That, plus the fact that the back nine is a more natural forested environment, are two reasons why I like the back nine better.
What is the prevailing speed of the greens at KC?