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The Loop is spectacular: Restrained, utterly comfortable and confident in its own skin, great golf from start to finish. I have never been more impressed by a golf course. Ever. I mean that literally.
A mischievous thought. I wonder if one day someone will build a reversible course but not tell anyone it’s reversible. And then on opening day the tee markers are in different spots and the players are suddenly playing the course the other-way-round to what they expected!
Eric,I would throw Rock Creek in that conversation with Ballyneal and Pac Dunes having played all 3. All different, but all nothing short of terrific, they would be 1a, 1b, and 1c in no particular order. If the loop is better than all of those, then that is something amazing for sure.
Incidentally, the Dual was my idea (although I didn’t come up with the name). I suggested it to keep things square on the calendar, so that golfers would know by the date (odd or even) whether they were playing Black or Red.
If the Loop can allow carts w out significant turf damage why can't others?
Played the Loop last year. Absolutely loved it and thought it was pure genius. Have played numerous courses in Ireland and thought the turf played as close to Ireland as I have played in the US.Would have never been able to play it if not for carts. Spoke w the starter about allowing carts and he related that the owner asked the super if they could try carts and see if the turf would hold up. They did and it did. I believe that golf should be a walking sport. But for those that condemn their use realize that u too will hopefully age. I am 71 w an awful back - arthritis, spinal stenosis, herniated disc. I am no longer able to walk and play golf.I only wish that more of the destination courses - Bandon, Cabot, Sand Valley would allow carts. Yes, you can get a cart w a medical certificate, but often only for yourself. Must take a caddie, making the cost prohibitive, especially since my wife also requires a cart (two knee replacements).If the Loop can allow carts w out significant turf damage why can't others? I would propose allowing carts for those over 60, no questions asked...
Played The Loop once in each direction. Played the original course once.Would return and play The Loop twenty times (10x each direction) against zero for the original course. The original course holds no interest for me, when contrasted with The Loop.