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Is the 6th hole similar to 7 at Crystal Downs? I see some resemblance although the scale seems completely different.
Great tour Morgan!I had to laugh at the change to the Armchair Architect hole. Obviously DMK and Mr. Keiser's prerogative, but after all the marketing and publicity with the contest, the guy visiting to "approve" the rough construction, etc...it's hilarious that the hole's main feature is gone and it has nothing to do with him any more!
Quote from: Jason Topp on October 17, 2017, 01:19:40 PMIs the 6th hole similar to 7 at Crystal Downs? I see some resemblance although the scale seems completely different. You'll find out Sunday!! I drove 6 last Monday with pin far right. Green is currently too slow to use slopes to sling a putt around from front or middle left to back right but that will change as it gets up to same speed as Sand Valley.
#13#8#6 From 5 green #3 Green and some trees from behind
Thanks for posting, I haven't seen many photos of the course since I left in July. Photos are great and happy to see another great grow-in by Rob, Lucas and company. I labeled the photos for you below.
Out of curiosity for those of you that have seen and played what's open and also been to Bandon Dunes Resort and Streamsong.Where would Sand Valley as a resort stand for you in comparison with the others?
Morgan, or anyone, would you happen to have any more pictures or higher resolution pictures of 14 before the 3 sister bunkers were removed? I told Brian Silvernail about this thread and he asked me to ask about it since he didn't get to see it when the bunkers were still shaped in. Thanks.
Brian, the best photo I have of the 3 bunkers on 14 is posted in the 2nd reply on the first page of this thread. Love the aerial photo you posted as well as the back story.If you size the photo to a width of 800 it will fit into this website without having to use the scroll bar.
Brian - GCAer Dan Moore sent me some great photos he shot, which shows the construction progression of #14.
I agree with the early comments on the design and potential of both Sand Valley and Mammoth Dunes. However, I was there this past weekend and a majority of the holes on Sand Valley were still being played with temporary greens due to significant trouble after the tough April weather. Much more sand than fescue in spots. SV emailed ahead of time to warn of their issues, and beers and sliders were $1.50 (not sure if they always are?). I would avoid SV for at least a few more weeks.Erin Hills also had significant issues in several fairways, but the greens were mostly healthy aside from some patching they had just finished. (Erin postponed opening until last week).The Kohler courses were in good shape from what I saw.And Lawsonia was already close to summer form, shots rolling out almost everywhere. What a gem.MW