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3. Scarlet still features many more doglegs as you mentioned - but now the Scioto par 4s have more personality and variance. Number 3 - with the bunker directly in front of the green - is one of the big improvements. Also love the new green complex at 5; and the centerline bunker on 7 is new. Assuming you played #8 as a par 5 - that hole has undergone many changes over the years; I'm confident the current version is the best one. Fairway bunkers on #13 and #16 have spiced up those holes a bit as well.
Though the conditioning of Scioto was unquestionably better, I feel I enjoyed the round at the Scarlet Course more. I felt the movement of the course across the land, the doglegs and variety of shots required, and the green sites were slightly better.
I'd be interested in thoughts on #5 Scioto. I haven't played the course since the 1990s, but I never cared much for that hole. Downhill tee shot, and you had to lay up short of the creek…
In fact, it isn't even better than the Ross course up the road, Canton Brookside.
It's #5. You only show the tee boxes and the beginning of the fairway for #5. The green on the bottom right is the par 5 6th.
*** I'd love to hear what your favorite holes/shots were on each course ***
with continued tree removal at Scioto over the years Scarlet also offers more "tree trouble."
Scioto par 4s tended to all be straight and difficult with bunkers bracketing uphill greens. They were great and tough golf holes - but a little repetitive from a design standpoint.
and the centerline bunker on 7 is new.
Assuming you played #8 as a par 5 - that hole has undergone many changes over the years;
#16 is incredibly fun to play, with a wide variety of outcomes in the Korn Ferry event. The only dogleg on the course that I find sort of boring is #18 - but that's a minor quibble.
5. Scarlet from #9 to #16 is my favorite stretch on the course - with particular emphasis on #10 to #14.
6. When it comes to the green sites I'm admittedly heavily biased in favor of Scioto - especially the new greens. Scarlet's greens are so massive that I end up three putting all day. Though that is obviously my problem, not the course's. Hahaha. Favorite greens on Scarlet for me are #2, #7, #9, #10, #14, #15.
8. I much prefer the par 3s at Scioto - they have more personality and variety.
9. Would you agree that Scarlet feels like a prime candidate for a restoration? Really wish they'd turn back the clock a bit on the design, along with some tree removal.
10. Did you play Scioto before the restoration? Or just the "new" version?