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  • 1puttTUT1puttTUT Lefty with occasional game Members  3737WRX Points: 347Handicap: 3.8Posts: 3,737 Titanium Tees
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    I'm playing Links of Novi for the first time on Saturday. Any advice out there for me?
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  • bk52bk52 Members  1208WRX Points: 96Handicap: 8.8Posts: 1,208 Platinum Tees
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    1puttTUT wrote:
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    I'm playing Links of Novi for the first time on Saturday. Any advice out there for me?<br />
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    Bring bug spray if you play the "East" nine. Other than a few holes, the course is fairly short. Accuracy trumps length.
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  • 1puttTUT1puttTUT Lefty with occasional game Members  3737WRX Points: 347Handicap: 3.8Posts: 3,737 Titanium Tees
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    bk52 wrote:
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    1puttTUT wrote:
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    I'm playing Links of Novi for the first time on Saturday. Any advice out there for me?<br />
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    Bring bug spray if you play the "East" nine. Other than a few holes, the course is fairly short. Accuracy trumps length.<br />
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    That's too bad. I'm playing in a cousin's work outing and was hoping to bomb driver on every hole!
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  • smith851smith851 Members  375WRX Points: 37Handicap: 1Posts: 375 Greens
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    1puttTUT wrote:
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    I'm playing Links of Novi for the first time on Saturday. Any advice out there for me?<br />
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    plan on hitting a lot of 3woods and long irons off the tee... short track
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  • bk52bk52 Members  1208WRX Points: 96Handicap: 8.8Posts: 1,208 Platinum Tees
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    Played at Polo Fields (Ann Arbor) Wednesday. The greens were the best prepared putting surfaces I have experienced in years. Smooth as glass and fairly quick. Sadly my putting stroke was not up to the challenge.
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  • swizbeatzswizbeatz Members  5832WRX Points: 281Handicap: +.6Posts: 5,832 Titanium Tees
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    bk52 wrote:
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    Played at Polo Fields (Ann Arbor) Wednesday. The greens were the best prepared putting surfaces I have experienced in years. Smooth as glass and fairly quick. Sadly my putting stroke was not up to the challenge.<br />
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    Pub seniors? Glad you liked it, I was there shooting the s*** with some of the guys after too bad I didn't know you were there!
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  • bk52bk52 Members  1208WRX Points: 96Handicap: 8.8Posts: 1,208 Platinum Tees
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    swizbeatz wrote:
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    bk52 wrote:
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    Played at Polo Fields (Ann Arbor) Wednesday. The greens were the best prepared putting surfaces I have experienced in years. Smooth as glass and fairly quick. Sadly my putting stroke was not up to the challenge.<br />
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    Pub seniors? Glad you liked it, I was there shooting the s*** with some of the guys after too bad I didn't know you were there!<br />
    Yes, I was one of the old farts taking up space on your course. The greens crew did one heck of a job on those greens, as you probably know already.
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  • swizbeatzswizbeatz Members  5832WRX Points: 281Handicap: +.6Posts: 5,832 Titanium Tees
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    bk52 wrote:
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    swizbeatz wrote:
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    bk52 wrote:
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    Played at Polo Fields (Ann Arbor) Wednesday. The greens were the best prepared putting surfaces I have experienced in years. Smooth as glass and fairly quick. Sadly my putting stroke was not up to the challenge.<br />
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    Pub seniors? Glad you liked it, I was there shooting the s*** with some of the guys after too bad I didn't know you were there!<br />
    Yes, I was one of the old farts taking up space on your course. The greens crew did one heck of a job on those greens, as you probably know already.<br />
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    Winning score was some good shooting!
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  • bk52bk52 Members  1208WRX Points: 96Handicap: 8.8Posts: 1,208 Platinum Tees
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    Recently I wandered out to Dexter and played Hudson Mills Metro Park. No one will mistake any Metro Park course for a top public access course but they are not complete pushovers. The fairway mowing heights are longer so one does not get the run out on drives and it is a bit harder to spin approach shots. Few bunkers and fairly simple greens helps us duffers but one needs to hit the ball decently on some holes. Two of the par threes measure 202 and 237. Six of the par fours are 399 to 447. The absence of severe hazards makes the course very playable but you need a bit of length.<br />
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    The best part is the course is lightly used. We played a weekend afternoon round as a 2-some in under 3 hours (skipped around a group, then came back and played the skipped hole).<br />
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  • hybrid25hybrid25 michiganMembers  1596WRX Points: 179Posts: 1,596 Platinum Tees
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    Stony Creek Metropark is very similar to your description. It's a good challenge and kept up decently. I haven't played there in a year or so but always enjoy its challenge. It is definitely worth playing.
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  • bk52bk52 Members  1208WRX Points: 96Handicap: 8.8Posts: 1,208 Platinum Tees
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    Teed it up at Washtenaw Golf Course (fka Polo Fields Washtenaw). Still in great shape. Other than playing 13-18 and then 10-12 to get around a ladies league, it was clear sailing. If one is near Ypsilanti/AA2, consider it a must play.
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  • CiceroCicero Members  1378WRX Points: 66Posts: 1,378 Platinum Tees
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    bk52 wrote:
    Teed it up at Washtenaw Golf Course (fka Polo Fields Washtenaw). Still in great shape. Other than playing 13-18 and then 10-12 to get around a ladies league, it was clear sailing. If one is near Ypsilanti/AA2, consider it a must play.
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    Is this the one off Golfside?
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  • bk52bk52 Members  1208WRX Points: 96Handicap: 8.8Posts: 1,208 Platinum Tees
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    bk52 wrote:
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    What are the best 2 public access courses in Oakland County? Consider elements like Design/Conditioning/Cost/Intangibles (pace, management, etc...)<br />
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    Same question for Macomb, Washtenaw, Wayne &amp; Livingston Counties.<br />
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    No cheating by naming more than two. If you are not sure what county a course is in, check here: http://www.gam.org/?coursedirectory&amp;view=county&amp;lat=42.2808256&amp;lng=-83.7430378&amp;zip=48104<br />
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    Yes, I have not entered my picks. I have to think about this a bit.<br />
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    Did not get much of a response. Anyone else?
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  • swizbeatzswizbeatz Members  5832WRX Points: 281Handicap: +.6Posts: 5,832 Titanium Tees
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    Cicero wrote:
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    bk52 wrote:
    Teed it up at Washtenaw Golf Course (fka Polo Fields Washtenaw). Still in great shape. Other than playing 13-18 and then 10-12 to get around a ladies league, it was clear sailing. If one is near Ypsilanti/AA2, consider it a must play.
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    Is this the one off Golfside?<br />
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    Yep<br />
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    BK I got up on the top tier on 6 in two and drove 7 with ~10mph helping wind the other day. Second time ever hitting 6 and first time getting it up top, 7 was a first for me as I usually hit 5 iron.
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  • bk52bk52 Members  1208WRX Points: 96Handicap: 8.8Posts: 1,208 Platinum Tees
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    swizbeatz wrote:
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    ... drove 7 with ~10mph helping wind the other day. Second time ever hitting 6 and first time getting it up top, 7 was a first for me as I usually hit 5 iron.<br />
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    Gutsy tee shot. I am short enough so I hit driver but that gets me only inside 100 yards on the wrong side of the pond.
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  • JJlew66JJlew66 GOLF LIFE Gibralter miClubWRX  416WRX Points: 35Posts: 416 Greens
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    Let me know what you think anout Pheasant Run.<br />
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    I work out at P2 man scrambles Sunday sept 18th at Lylac golf course in Newport mi, if anyone is looking for a scramble .. 65$ a guy and will be giving away 100% of the prize money .. Includes 100$ closet to pin on par 3s... 100$ a hole on par 4s 2nd shot ... Any one interested just pm me or text at 7349156126.. Have 34 teams as of now would like to get 50 teams .. Thanksheasant in the pro shop, the course is in good shape. Greens late in the day can get a little soft but overall I enjoy the course and think all 3 nines are a fun challenge.<br />
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  • hybrid25hybrid25 michiganMembers  1596WRX Points: 179Posts: 1,596 Platinum Tees
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    Oak Pointe this past monday. Didn't really care for it, sort of cramped. We were standing on the tee and there were two other hole's tees and another green all within 50 yards of each other. Also, poor hole directions lead to having difficulty finding the next holes. It didn't help that I shot a 91 either!
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  • 1puttTUT1puttTUT Lefty with occasional game Members  3737WRX Points: 347Handicap: 3.8Posts: 3,737 Titanium Tees
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    OU Ryder Cup competition starts today. I'm pumped but I haven't played in almost two weeks so I might suck
    On -, @ss!;
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  • JJlew66JJlew66 GOLF LIFE Gibralter miClubWRX  416WRX Points: 35Posts: 416 Greens
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    Anyone interested in a 2 man scramble at Lylac in Newport mi at 1pm sept 18 .. It's 65$ and we are planning on paying out 100$ a hole for closet to pin on all pars 3s closet 2nd shot on all par 4s .. And should have 1000$ in skins and 1000$ in pot to payout top 4. We have like 15 spots open if anyone wants to come out feel free to pm me or text,,7349156126. Thanks
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    I am driving up to Hawks Eye in Bellaire from Cleveland for a weekend getaway taking 75 most of the way. Based on what I have read in this thread I think we are going to stop at Shepherd's Hollow tomorrow for an afternoon round. Can anyone sway me in a different direction, or is it s good as it looks?
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  • Mi-GolferMi-Golfer Metro DetroitMembers  432WRX Points: 83Posts: 432 Greens
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    xabia wrote:
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    I am driving up to Hawks Eye in Bellaire from Cleveland for a weekend getaway taking 75 most of the way. Based on what I have read in this thread I think we are going to stop at Shepherd's Hollow tomorrow for an afternoon round. Can anyone sway me in a different direction, or is it s good as it looks?<br />
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    Yes Shepard's Hollow is as good as they say but their tag line is "just like up north." If you are already going north I'd skip it and play some of the other places on the way up. As far as Hawks Eye is concerned unless you have a reason to go there (?) I'd play Cedar, The Legend, or The Chief first (in that order). Played there twice so far this year and its just not as good as the others.
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  • 1puttTUT1puttTUT Lefty with occasional game Members  3737WRX Points: 347Handicap: 3.8Posts: 3,737 Titanium Tees
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    Mi-Golfer wrote:
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    xabia wrote:
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    I am driving up to Hawks Eye in Bellaire from Cleveland for a weekend getaway taking 75 most of the way. Based on what I have read in this thread I think we are going to stop at Shepherd's Hollow tomorrow for an afternoon round. Can anyone sway me in a different direction, or is it s good as it looks?<br />
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    Yes Shepard's Hollow is as good as they say but their tag line is "just like up north." If you are already going north I'd skip it and play some of the other places on the way up. As far as Hawks Eye is concerned unless you have a reason to go there (?) I'd play Cedar, The Legend, or The Chief first (in that order). Played there twice so far this year and its just not as good as the others.<br />
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    I agree on the point of actually going up north, but not really on the order of the courses. Cedar is the best of the four for sure, but I'm not a huge fan of The Legend. It's a really nice course, but I literally didn't hit driver at all the entire round the last two times I played it, and I'm not really a long hitter (~280). The Chief to me is a lesser version of The Legend. I've only played the front nine at Hawk's Eye, but I preferred the layout to The Legend and The Chief.
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  • 1puttTUT1puttTUT Lefty with occasional game Members  3737WRX Points: 347Handicap: 3.8Posts: 3,737 Titanium Tees
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    Has anyone played Richmond Forest before? I have an outing there today, and was wondering what to expect.
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  • jefftomahawkjefftomahawk Members  1056WRX Points: 102Posts: 1,056 Platinum Tees
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    Greens can be quick, pins can be tucked, since greens are not of the round shape variety, some shamrock shaped, usually plays a bit longer than the scorecard shows.<br />
    #6 par 5 plays 615 yards to an uphill green from the back tees<br />
    A deal Saturday afternoons for 18<br />
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    1puttTUT wrote:
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    Has anyone played Richmond Forest before? I have an outing there today, and was wondering what to expect.<br />
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  • CiceroCicero Members  1378WRX Points: 66Posts: 1,378 Platinum Tees
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    Omg. Hit balls for the first time since I broke the hamate bone in my wrist in March. It was completely awesome. Didn't notice the wrist at all. Took a few balls to get comfortable, and<br />
    my speed is down (but improving) but it's coming back. Felt like Christmas!<br />
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    On a different note, my brother took some vids of me hitting balls. Eeeeewwww : D<br />
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  • smith851smith851 Members  375WRX Points: 37Handicap: 1Posts: 375 Greens
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    hit up Devils Ridge today... course was empty, played 18 in 3 hours, it was wonderful. really solid course, greens were super true<br />
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    they redesigned #10 into a par 3... used to be the blind tee shot to plateau fairway then a large drop to the green... it is a welcome change, i thought i played there last year and it was a par 4... could have been 2 years ago thou
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  • 1puttTUT1puttTUT Lefty with occasional game Members  3737WRX Points: 347Handicap: 3.8Posts: 3,737 Titanium Tees
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    smith851 wrote:
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    hit up Devils Ridge today... course was empty, played 18 in 3 hours, it was wonderful. really solid course, greens were super true<br />
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    they redesigned #10 into a par 3... used to be the blind tee shot to plateau fairway then a large drop to the green... it is a welcome change, i thought i played there last year and it was a par 4... could have been 2 years ago thou<br />
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    I played it last week and it is in great shape, although I'm not a fan of the changes.
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  • jefftomahawkjefftomahawk Members  1056WRX Points: 102Posts: 1,056 Platinum Tees
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    Agreed, not a fan of the changes, was most challenging at original layout<br />
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    1puttTUT wrote:
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    smith851 wrote:
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    hit up Devils Ridge today... course was empty, played 18 in 3 hours, it was wonderful. really solid course, greens were super true<br />
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    they redesigned #10 into a par 3... used to be the blind tee shot to plateau fairway then a large drop to the green... it is a welcome change, i thought i played there last year and it was a par 4... could have been 2 years ago thou<br />
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    I played it last week and it is in great shape, although I'm not a fan of the changes.<br />
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    I dont disagree guys... that hole was not super difficult if you knew the play off the tee... it was one of the more challenging layouts in the area<br />
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    Agreed, not a fan of the changes, was most challenging at original layout<br />
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    1puttTUT wrote:
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    smith851 wrote:
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    hit up Devils Ridge today... course was empty, played 18 in 3 hours, it was wonderful. really solid course, greens were super true<br />
    <br />
    they redesigned #10 into a par 3... used to be the blind tee shot to plateau fairway then a large drop to the green... it is a welcome change, i thought i played there last year and it was a par 4... could have been 2 years ago thou<br />
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    I played it last week and it is in great shape, although I'm not a fan of the changes.<br />
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    I played Cherry Creek today because one of our foursome had some coupons to use up before they expired. Very slow pace as usual . I don't really care too much for the layout either having to hit over marshes often. On one par 5 you can't use driver off the tee because you'll hit into a marsh area. The course was in decent shape but I couldn't get used to the pace or condition of the greens. The groupgolfer coupons we're only $30 to play on Sunday, but usually Cherry Creek is overpriced, imo. We had to skip a couple holes on the front nine and jump over to the back nine to continue play otherwise we never would have finished. I guess it was a nice day out to swing the clubs but I guess I would have rather played somewhere else,Although, I think most places are somewhat busy. I just don't have much tolerance for play anymore.
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