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Just got back from our trip to Cabot yesterday. This was the rebooking of our trip that was cancelled last year due to Covid.

 

It's my second trip so I don't really have anything to add about Links/Cliffs that hasn't been said before. Both courses are fantastic.

 

This was however my first opportunity to play the Nest, the new 10 hole short course. It opened last year and in August (?) of this year they added lights so that you can play it at night. We teed off about 30 minutes before sunset as an 8-some. We asked if that was cool when we checked in and they said once we didn't hold anyone up it was OK. We ended up letting a couple of twosomes through but and we could see that two groups who were further behind us ended up forming an 8-some as well.

 

Playing at night, with 8, and about a 2-3 club wind at times was a blast. The greens at the Nest are very tricky. Lots of slopes and run off areas. We saw balls land and run all the way across the green only to end up in a collection area. We played it from the "back" tees and the longest club I hit was a 7i on a hole that was into the wind.

 

I'll post some pictures in a follow-up post.

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Some photos from the Nest.

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Cobra RAD Speed 9* : KBS TD 70 Cat 3 / Ventus Blue 6-S

Cobra RAD Speed 3W : Graphite Design AD TP8-S

Srixon ZXU #2 : Nippon Modus 3 120-S

Wilson Staff CB 4-PW : Nippon Modus3 120-S

Cleveland Zipcore 50, 54: Nippon Modus2 120/125 S 

Cobra MIM Black 58 : Nippon 125 Wedge

Piretti Potenza 370g : Breakthrough Technology Stability Shaft - 34"

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Never too early to start planning a return trip.

Cobra RAD Speed 9* : KBS TD 70 Cat 3 / Ventus Blue 6-S

Cobra RAD Speed 3W : Graphite Design AD TP8-S

Srixon ZXU #2 : Nippon Modus 3 120-S

Wilson Staff CB 4-PW : Nippon Modus3 120-S

Cleveland Zipcore 50, 54: Nippon Modus2 120/125 S 

Cobra MIM Black 58 : Nippon 125 Wedge

Piretti Potenza 370g : Breakthrough Technology Stability Shaft - 34"

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Speaking of planning, here are some thoughts / tips for others planning a trip.

 

1. If you can afford to, stay multiple days and play each of Links / Cliffs more than once. That way you have a chance at different pin locations and winds. It can make for very different experiences.

 

2. Assuming you are playing 36/day try to play both courses on the same day, i.e. don't play the same course twice on the same day. Also try to play each course in the AM and PM.

 

3. Again, assuming you are playing multiple days with 36/day on some days, I'd suggest the following depending on your fitness level.  Day 1 = 36, Day 2 = 18 + Nest, Day 3 = 36, Day 4 = ???. While the two courses aren't difficult walks, you will get tired playing 36/day.

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Cobra RAD Speed 9* : KBS TD 70 Cat 3 / Ventus Blue 6-S

Cobra RAD Speed 3W : Graphite Design AD TP8-S

Srixon ZXU #2 : Nippon Modus 3 120-S

Wilson Staff CB 4-PW : Nippon Modus3 120-S

Cleveland Zipcore 50, 54: Nippon Modus2 120/125 S 

Cobra MIM Black 58 : Nippon 125 Wedge

Piretti Potenza 370g : Breakthrough Technology Stability Shaft - 34"

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On 9/21/2021 at 11:08 AM, jvincent said:

Speaking of planning, here are some thoughts / tips for others planning a trip.

 

1. If you can afford to, stay multiple days and play each of Links / Cliffs more than once. That way you have a chance at different pin locations and winds. It can make for very different experiences.

 

2. Assuming you are playing 36/day try to play both courses on the same day, i.e. don't play the same course twice on the same day. Also try to play each course in the AM and PM.

 

3. Again, assuming you are playing multiple days with 36/day on some days, I'd suggest the following depending on your fitness level.  Day 1 = 36, Day 2 = 18 + Nest, Day 3 = 36, Day 4 = ???. While the two courses aren't difficult walks, you will get tired playing 36/day.

Sounds like an incredible schedule…would love to do that type of trip someday!

 

The Nest at night looks incredible too…definitely a couple of new ideas for the bucket list, thanks!

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