People's Top 18: Mineral Mound

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Re: People's Top 18: Mineral Mound

Postby golfingluke » Thu May 30, 2013 11:16 pm

4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,=32 Course was in great shape when we played. Was a fun track and would like to return. Shot horrible and still had fun. that means something to me.
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Re: People's Top 18: Mineral Mound

Postby smashdn » Mon Jul 01, 2013 2:40 pm

Got out on Mineral Mound yesterday. Wow. Interesting course.

It seemed to me the hard holes were really hard and the easy holes were really easy. I either blew up or parred the hole.

Lots of interesting drives. Tons of dog legs and blind shots that made for a long day having never been on the course and not knowing where to hit the ball.

Hole that sticks out as the hardest in my mind was #4. A 557 yard par 5 uphill the whole way. The drive was not all that terrible as the landing area was fairly generous. The second shot was a beast. The next 150 or so yards of the hole were along the spine of a ridge not more than 15 yards wide (of fairway) at any point and the rough leaving not much margin of error either. I was intending to lay up as I had no idea what kind of trouble was up around the green. Just a bit of a pull and I am deep in the woods after the ball hit once in the rough.

The holes that played across the lake were neat but they were too much alike IMO. Both capes to the left. Lots of dog leg lefts.

The par three by the old house I stiffed one. It was a super lucky shot as I have a natural draw and the hole was cut front right. I had to start it right on line with the old house and bring it back, wind in my face 183 yards from the #1 tees.

Most blaise hole was #5. I played it 3 iron wedge and had a great birdie look that burnt the edge.

Overall the challenge of the course was off the tee. The greens were not all that difficult to read or putt on but did seem to be on the small side.

Conditions were good. Fairways were nice and full and cut tight. Bermuda rough wouldn't completely cover a ball but one would sink in about 3/4 buried. Looked like some green surrounds and bunker lips were zoysia. I'm not a fan of zoysia if you let it get long. It will grab the heck out of a club if you let it get 1.5" or so tall. Greens were not very speedy but rolled true. Some ridges right in the middle were a little thin and burnt. Lots of greens with fans. Lots of old stumps were trees have been removed. Could use some more thinning if they are having air movement problems.
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Re: People's Top 18: Mineral Mound

Postby smashdn » Mon May 05, 2014 10:37 am

Apparently I am the only one who gets over that way to play.

Got out yesterday with wife's cousin to play.

Course was in very, very fun and playable condition. Bermuda was still quite dormant in much of the fairways. I would guess only 10-15% greened up at most. The zoysia around the bunkers and green surrounds was up and green however. Tee boxes for the most part were in good shape. But because the fairways weren't greened up much at all I don't think they have been mowing them, so if you happened into a patch that was greened up it was pretty shaggy. Some tee boxes were a touch shaggy as well. Greens were in excellent condition. Much better than when I played it last year. I fear they are losing green area however. You can tell on several green pads were the old mowing line used to be. Some as severe as a full yard lost.

We played from the far back tees, the number ones.

#4 ate my lunch again. I wasn't having a good driving day at all. I think I parred all the par threes with exception of the drop shot one on the back side. Had several pars on the fours but also my fair share of blow-ups resulting from bad drives for the most part.

I really like this course but stand by what I said in a previous post that several of the holes are near identical.
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Re: People's Top 18: Mineral Mound

Postby A-Dub » Tue May 06, 2014 10:53 am

I really think this winter took a toll on the bermuda and zoysia in some places. It doesn't seem like either are coming out like they have in the past. I guess the next couple weeks of these higher temps without something low overnight will tell the tale on the dormant grasses, but I am worried about places with bermuda.
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Re: People's Top 18: Mineral Mound

Postby JP » Tue May 06, 2014 11:57 am

:? What's weird is, the bermuda at Picadome has already greened up nicely. It's not as thick as it will get for sure but it's green. Of course, they still have construction going on so they have other issues that are going to impact their number of rounds this year I'm sure.
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Re: People's Top 18: Mineral Mound

Postby smashdn » Tue May 06, 2014 2:19 pm

Country Creek in franklin has zoysia and it is already almost fully green. I would say less than 5% still brown.

The bermuda course I play in TN for my league is probably 60-40 green to dormant. We only had snow on the ground here for three full days though. It may have been on the ground much longer to the west of me. Seems the winter storms fizzle by the time they get here and then pick up again over in the hills and mountains of eastern ky.
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