People's Top 18: Heritage Hill

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People's Top 18: Heritage Hill

Postby thurman » Mon Dec 12, 2011 5:40 pm

Group 4 of the GKL People's Top 18 goes off today. Here's your chance to determine the best courses in the state! Next up...

Fore please, Heritage Hill Golf Club in Shepherdsville, KY.

If you've played it, you can rate it. Please use the following categories and rate on a scale of 1-5, as below (it's a tough scale, 3 is a pretty good score):

1 - Poor
2 - Okay
3 - Solid
4 - Very good
5 - Superb

Aesthetics – Is it scenic? Does the course “fit” its natural surroundings? Are the views unobstructed? Points off here for homes or buildings or power lines encroaching on the course, or other eyesores.

Ambience – Does the course feel “special”? Is it quiet? Is it a friendly, pleasant, or unique place to play in terms of atmosphere? Does it have intangibles that make you want to return? Points off here for loud highways, crappy customer service, pissy locals, and other things that negatively impact a course’s atmosphere.

Conditioning – Are the greens smooth? Do they run at the right speed? Are the fairways full? Does it play fast? Are the bunkers maintained? Points off here for slow or bumpy greens, dead spots in fairways, neglect, and unplayable bunkers.

Use of property – Does the course use its land well? Do natural slopes provide interest on shots? Are the course’s natural features used (water, trees, terrain, etc)? Does it drain well? Points off here for holes that ran out of room, constant drainage issues, unplayable slopes, wasted or misplaced features.

Risk/reward – Does the course give you opportunities to take a risk for some potential gain over the player who doesn’t take the same risk? Does the course extract a penalty if you fail? Does it make you want to hit dangerous shots? Points off here for forced conservative plays, cakewalk short par 4s and 5s with little danger.

Test of the full game – Can different types of players be successful? Does the course reward accuracy as much as it rewards distance? Is touch around greens as important as hitting strong full shots? Is putting as important as driving? Points off here for courses over-reliant on length, holes that don’t give short hitters a chance to put the ball in play, courses with interest tee to green but flat dull greens, etc.

Design variation – Is there a good mixture of short, medium, and long par 4s? Are the par 5s unique? Do you hit different clubs on the par 3s? Are there uphill and downhill holes? Are there doglegs left and right? Are different challenges present from one hole to the next? Points off here for repetitive shots, a ton of 380 yard par 4s, etc (note: It’s okay for a course to be cohesive. It’s ok if a course is “old school,” “wooded,” or “links style.” It just needs to present unique challenges throughout).

Memorability – Pretty simple: Do you remember it after you play it? Are there shots you replay in your head and think about before your next round? Do holes stand out for the right reasons? Points off here for forgettable holes or memorably bad holes.
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Re: People's Top 18: Heritage Hill

Postby Docugs » Mon Dec 12, 2011 10:26 pm

Aesthetics- 4
Ambience- 3
condition - 3 although it has been a little while since I played here.
Use of Property - 4 A little better use than most, and they have plenty of land to work with.
risk reward- 3
test of full game-4
design variation-4
Memorability-4 I have only played here a few times, but many things stand out in my mind. Elevated tee boxes on top of boulders, etc. 250 yard par 3, Long drives that carry lake, plenty of things that make you remember this course.
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Re: People's Top 18: Heritage Hill

Postby kygolf99 » Tue Dec 13, 2011 9:29 am

Aesthetics- 4
Ambience- 3
condition - 2 When I played I was really disappointed in the condition of the greens, they were pretty bad, borderline horrible. If the whole course is zoysia you should be able to maintain your bent grass greens.
Use of Property - 4
risk reward- 3
test of full game-3, felt most the par 4's after the tee shot left you with the same club in hand.
design variation-3
Memorability-4
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Re: People's Top 18: Heritage Hill

Postby wilma » Tue Dec 13, 2011 1:42 pm

3,3,4,3,3,3,3,3 = 25

I rated it Moewise 2 excellent and 16 good holes. Enjoyable but not that special to me. To be fair we had just played Dale Hollow and Laffayette [when it was in great shape], and HH is not comparable to those. Borderline Top course.

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Re: People's Top 18: Heritage Hill

Postby cesmal » Wed Dec 14, 2011 11:01 am

4,4,3,3,3,4,4,4 - 29

Excellent tees and fairways and generally well-maintained, but the greens have had issues this year. Bare and bumpy spots and at times very slow. # 2, 11 and 18 are great holes, all with elevated tees of course.
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Re: People's Top 18: Heritage Hill

Postby LordofthePings » Wed Dec 14, 2011 1:08 pm

I've always enjoyed playing this course.

Asthetics - 4
Ambience - 4
Conditioning - 2
Use of Property - 3
Risk/Reward - 3
Test - 3
Design -3
Memorability - 4

Total - 26
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Re: People's Top 18: Heritage Hill

Postby A-Dub » Wed Dec 14, 2011 11:25 pm

43354443

I finally got out to play this one this summer. I really enjoyed the course. The fairways and tees were in perfect shape but the heat was getting to the greens. I probably shouldn't give it a 3 just because of that b/c I know it was a tough thing to deal with, but oh well. That's all I have seen of it. I felt like I got to hit a decent amount of different shots and actually hit the ball pretty decently if I remember. They used plenty of land and while there were a few homes out there, they didn't really intrude at all. I'm a fan.
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Re: People's Top 18: Heritage Hill

Postby moe » Fri Dec 16, 2011 11:27 am

4, 4, 3, 3, 3, 3, 4, 3 = 27

It's where I made my only hole-in-one. :shock:
I gotta love it, don't I! :?:
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Re: People's Top 18: Heritage Hill

Postby foreleft » Sat Dec 17, 2011 9:27 am

Asthetics - 4
Ambience - 4
Conditioning - 2
Use of Property - 3
Risk/Reward - 2
Test - 3
Design -3
Memorability - 3

Total - 24

Good course. Great par 3's. Boring par 5's. Good par 4's. Design and condition of green areas hurt this course. Zoysia is fantastic. Tee boxes are excellent. Bunkering, pretty good. Could have used more. Not a great value. You rarely find a deal out there.
Not raking a bunker.
Littering is wrong too.
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Re: People's Top 18: Heritage Hill

Postby DVgolfa » Mon Jan 16, 2012 10:55 pm

1 - Poor
2 - Okay
3 - Solid
4 - Very good
5 - Superb

Aesthetics – 4

Ambience – 2 - gravel parking lot doesn't help.

Conditioning – 3 - Greens are way too slow for me.

Use of property – 5

Risk/reward – 4

Test of the full game – 4

Design variation – 4

Memorability – 3

Total - 29
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Re: People's Top 18: Heritage Hill

Postby beebs4201 » Thu Jan 26, 2012 3:04 pm

Aesthetics – 4
Ambience – 4
Conditioning – 4
Use of property – 4
Risk/reward – 3
Test of the full game – 4
Design variation – 4
Memorability – 3

Total - 30
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Re: People's Top 18: Heritage Hill

Postby rocket68 » Mon Feb 13, 2012 10:21 am

Aesthetics – 3
Ambience – 4
Conditioning – 4
Use of property – 4
Risk/reward – 4
Test of the full game – 4
Design variation – 5
Memorability – 5
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