Conditioning-4 Like I said on wildcat Jeff does a great job. He is one of the best supers. in the area, In fact other courses have brought their guy to see Big Blue just before they fired their guy. Many of the local clubs Have tried to grab him the last few years, but he won't go anywhere, because he has a piece of the course. When the other courses had problems the last couple of years, we didn't get hurt very much, we were always is good shape.
Use of property- 4 Uses the land fairly well.
Risk/ reward- 4 I think there are several ways to take gambles here, Unlike some people I like 9 if gives you a nice little shot to take a gamble and drive the green, Most people still can't get there and they still have a chance to screw up the hole if you don't put the ball in the right spot on your chip, you can still 3 putt. Also many people come to this hole after putting it in the water on 8. 16 is another big gamble hole, but your percentage of actually pulling off your second shot over water to that par 5 are very slim, but it can be done.
test of full game- 4 I think it gives players of all skill levels a chance to score well, I have played all the tee boxes out there 2-5 just for fun or with some very old members, some in their 80's and really the scores are all about the same box to box, 2 and 3's are about the same scoring avg. and 4 and 5's are about the same too. It rewards for risk takers and players who place the ball in the right spot and have a good short game.
Design Variation -4 Various distances from all sets of tee boxes, some short holes, and some really long ones, shots over water, some shots up hill, down hill etc. it is just a good mix of holes.
Memorable - 4
This is my home track, And I think I have been fair with it, I don't think that I have given out more than two or three fives in any category over the course of this process, and I haven't given out any here. I think that is a top 5 course, but we will have to see how everything works out in the end.
The course plays much harder in the wind, and wind comes in to play most of the year out there. I think that the front is set up for a chance to put up a good score before you get to the back, If you don't get it by 9, then you probably won't get it on the back. 5 is a short par 5 and gives you a chance to make up for any mistakes that you might have made in the first 4 holes, the green is really the defense on this hole. Really it was a better hole when it was players club, I never would have taken the bunker out that spit that fairway. 8 is a island green that I think plays easier from the 5 tee hitting it 195, than it does playing closer dealing with that wind.
15 is flat out the hardest hole on the course, and probably one of the toughest in the state. It always averages over par, including the college tournaments that are played there throughout the year. I don't agree with forleft on 18 though, I think it is a solid finishing hole, It may not be for Jason, because he plays from the wrong side of the ball.
All in all the greens are always consistent and roll at a pretty high speed. There are many slight breaks on these greens, and you have to be a good putter to really play well.