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buzzedgolfer
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Baton Rouge
Member since Oct 2016
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How's the Bluffs?
Anyone play it recently? Haven't been in years and want to know what conditions are like currently


geauxfortwo
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Livin the dream
Member since Jan 2018
443 posts

re: How's the Bluffs?
not bad, when is last time you played there?

its nowhere near what it was a few years ago before they closed but its in decent shape now.


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dpd901
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South Louisiana
Member since Apr 2011
5942 posts

re: How's the Bluffs?
We should have a stickied course conditions thread


reauxl tigers
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1848 posts

re: How's the Bluffs?
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We should have a stickied course conditions thread
+1


tigercraig
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Baton Rouge
Member since Sep 2003
2952 posts

re: How's the Bluffs?
Playing Bluffs tomorrow in the Matt Flynn Invitational. Hopefully it’s better than when i played it last summer. It was as bad as I’ve ever seen it.

Will report back on conditions


rmc
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Zachary, LA
Member since Sep 2004
24531 posts

re: How's the Bluffs?
I am playing in that also. I played in a scramble up there about 5 weeks ago. I usually play 3-4 scrambles up there a year. Course was in as good of a condition as I had seen it in a while (years). I don't really hold holes 2 and 3 against the course since they routinely get flooded away. It will be interesting going forward to see what the HOA can do with the course.


tigercraig
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Baton Rouge
Member since Sep 2003
2952 posts

re: How's the Bluffs?
Just got back from Bluffs

Greens surprisingly good (def upgrade over the last 9 months)
Fairways were mostly good
Bunkers were absolute shit
Tee boxes weren’t that good
Gnats stacked Golfers fricked


reauxl tigers
Iona Fan
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Member since Aug 2014
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re: How's the Bluffs?
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Gnats stacked Golfers fricked


I really want the conditions of this course back to where they were years ago. I love that layout.


rmc
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Zachary, LA
Member since Sep 2004
24531 posts

re: How's the Bluffs?
Amber romance. Kept them off with two applications. Greens were a little slicker than the last time I played. Had fun!


tigercraig
LSU Fan
Baton Rouge
Member since Sep 2003
2952 posts

re: How's the Bluffs?
What is amber romance and where do I find it ?


lsu13lsu
Member since Jan 2008
6864 posts

re: How's the Bluffs?
Amazon. You can get lotion or perfume. It is made by victoria secret. You'll smell like a stripper but you won't have gnat issues.


Nodust
LSU Fan
Member since Aug 2010
21005 posts

re: How's the Bluffs?
Avon Skin so soft used to do the same thing for gnats.

Weren’t that bad a few days ago when I played there.

Greens were decent but some were hard and some were sponges. Rolled good but had some bad bumpy areas.

Bunkers were hit or miss. Most were bad from what I saw.

Fairways good.

Tees good enough.


rmc
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Zachary, LA
Member since Sep 2004
24531 posts

re: How's the Bluffs?
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Bunkers were hit or miss. Most were bad from what I saw.


lol there was one on 9 that I imagine hasn't been touched since last summer.


Nodust
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Member since Aug 2010
21005 posts

re: How's the Bluffs?
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there was one on 9 that I imagine hasn't been touched since last summer.

Let them grass in if you can’t maintain. Bunkers in Louisiana are super labor intensive. The sand isn’t cheap either.

Just do away with them.


The Johnny Lawrence
Member since Sep 2016
766 posts

re: How's the Bluffs?
I played Sharks Tooth in Florida and was talking to the super about bunkers. He said Norman went crazy with bunkers out there, and I don't disagree. The super's complaint was that they were having to spend so much time maintaining bunkers that weren't actually in play.

At this point in my golf life, with golf economy the way it is, if most golfers can't get into the bunker off the tee or it doesn't provide anything of significance, let em go.



lsu13lsu
Member since Jan 2008
6864 posts

re: How's the Bluffs?
Agreed. If you need a penalty it would seem cheaper to plant some trees there and let bunkers grass in. I don't really even critique courses for bad bunkers anymore. The designers just got all of it wrong by putting so many in Louisiana with all of our rain. Especially with the giant lips/edges.
This post was edited on 5/3 at 2:44 pm


Nodust
LSU Fan
Member since Aug 2010
21005 posts

re: How's the Bluffs?
Listened to a podcast with Tom doak about what they are doing to Memorial in Houston.

He said minimal bunkers. Bunkers are easy for really good players and hard for bad players. Grassy rough areas are tough for pros.

Plus most “fairway” bunkers are really yards deep in the rough and not really in the fairway. Most are for looks I think.


lsu13lsu
Member since Jan 2008
6864 posts

re: How's the Bluffs?
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Plus most “fairway” bunkers are really yards deep in the rough and not really in the fairway. Most are for looks I think.



Exactly. Many times I am playing with someone and they complain about a bunker and I am like you are in an area that should be a damn red stake The bunker was there for looks only.


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reauxl tigers
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re: How's the Bluffs?
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played Sharks Tooth in Florida and was talking to the super about bunkers. He said Norman went crazy with bunkers out there, and I don't disagree. The super's complaint was that they were having to spend so much time maintaining bunkers that weren't actually in play.

Imagine being the super at Whistling Straits.


ThatMakesSense
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Texas
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re: How's the Bluffs?
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Imagine being the super at Whistling Straits.



I'd put up with bunker bull shite for that salary.


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