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CoachChappy
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re: Worst golf hole in Louisiana?
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15 at Vieux

18 at Oakborne

5 at Municipal


100% agree with these for the Laffy area as well. There used to be the option of trying to take it over the projects before they put up the fence on 5 at Muni. That was a scramble only shot for me.


Tigerfan19
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re: Worst golf hole in Louisiana?
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There used to be the option of trying to take it over the projects before they put up the fence on 5 at Muni. That was a scramble only shot for me.



I've passed a few over the gov't home section in the early am hours. lol the looks you get are priceless and some thumbs up


CoachChappy
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re: Worst golf hole in Louisiana?
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I've passed a few over the gov't home section in the early am hours. lol the looks you get are priceless and some thumbs up


I had to do it Saturday morning. I went for a big hook off the tee trying to thread the needle around the corner. I hit the last oak and it kicked back. 9i to clear and a wedge in. 2 putt smooth par


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ThatMakesSense
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re: Worst golf hole in Louisiana?
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It's like playing the back tees at Atchafalaya no. 6 
If you hit a perfect t shot there's hardly a window at all for a clean 2nd to the green 



You can work the ball around or over the tree in the second half of the fairway.


Mingo Was His NameO
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re: Worst golf hole in Louisiana?
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You can work the ball around or over the tree in the second half of the fairway.


Working your ball around a tree in a tee shot on a par 5 is bad design. It encourages every player to play the hole the same way, not influence 4s or 6s

Width and angles bro
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ThatMakesSense
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re: Worst golf hole in Louisiana?
I was replying to the comment about the second shot.

There are plenty of well designed and renowned holes that encourage players to play the hole the same. This isn't Golden Tee.


Mingo Was His NameO
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There are plenty of well designed and renowned holes that encourage players to play the hole the same


Not really. They may look good and green and be hard, but that doesn't mean the design is good. Look at all of the best holes in the world, there's an aggressive line that brings birdie or bogey well into play or a safe line that almost assures par, but it's really hard to make birdie.


ThatMakesSense
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Not really. They may look good and green and be hard, but that doesn't mean the design is good. Look at all of the best holes in the world, there's an aggressive line that brings birdie or bogey well into play or a safe line that almost assures par, but it's really hard to make birdie.


You can hug the right on #6. Would make the tree on your second a better angle. Then get birdie.

Or.

You could try that line, end up in the small pond and get a 6 or 7.

Doesn't make it bad designed hole. I'd love to par every hole.
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Mingo Was His NameO
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You can hug the right on #6. Would make the tree on your second a better angle. Then get birdie.

Or.

You could try that line, end up in the small pond and get a 6 or 7.



Right, so if you are a good player, you have no real incentive to go for it. It's a three shot hole every time


ThatMakesSense
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Right, so if you are a good player, you have no real incentive to go for it. It's a three shot hole every time


A good course should force a golfer to use damn near every club in their bag.

If you enjoy par 5's that are driver, 5i/6i, putter. That's no fun. Give a golfer a true test.
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Mingo Was His NameO
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A good course should force a golfer to use damn near every club in their bag.

If you enjoy par 5's that are driver, 5i/6i, putter. That's no fun. Give a golfer a true test.



These two things aren't mutually exclusive. A good course does not force every golfer to use 3 wood, 6 iron, wedge on a par 5 every time either.

A true test isn't there's a tree here that poses no reward and a lot of risk so I'm just going to lay back and make par 9 times out of 10
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ThatMakesSense
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A true test isn't there's a tree here that poses no reward and a lot of risk so I'm just going to lay back and make par 9 times out of 10



It's a mental test. I'd take par on that type of hole 9/10 times.

If you want a golf course set up your way, go do it.


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re: Worst golf hole in Louisiana?
All 9 holes at Denham Springs CC


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Mingo Was His NameO
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If you want a golf course set up your way, go do it.


Architects like Gil Hanse and Tom Doak do


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Tigerfan19
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re: Worst golf hole in Louisiana?
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You can work the ball around or over the tree in the second half of the fairway.


Correct but to get there in 2 is an extremely tough task. Which is why i said even if you hit the perfect drive it is still not a rewarding shot. B/c of how the hole is designed



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Tigerfan19
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re: Worst golf hole in Louisiana?
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A good course should force a golfer to use damn near every club in their bag.

If you enjoy par 5's that are driver, 5i/6i, putter. That's no fun. Give a golfer a true test.


So.....every par 5 should be a 3 shot hole?
No I enjoy being tested with a 3 wood from 245 out to an uphill small target area. That test my true shot making abilities, if I hit a perfect drive off the tee box at 290 yards. The hole is designed imperfect imo. apparently not in your mind which is fine by me.

Dont think of me as a driver 5iron type of par 5 player if I'm playing a 7200 yards golf course in S. Louisiana


Tigerfan19
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It's a mental test. I'd take par on that type of hole 9/10 times.

If you want a golf course set up your way, go do it.


^^^This


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Mingo Was His NameO
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re: Worst golf hole in Louisiana?
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It's a mental test.


There's nothing mental about 3 wood, 6 iron, wedge, two putt.


The Johnny Lawrence
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re: Worst golf hole in Louisiana?
9 at the Bluffs is perfect. Top fairway is driver, iron, wedge, 2 putt. Bottom fairway is driver, hybrid that's all carry over a lake.

I've never intentionally hit it on the top fairway because it's boring. But giving someone the ability to play it completely different than how I play it makes it a great hole, IMO.


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Front9Bandit
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There's nothing mental about 3 wood, 6 iron, wedge, two putt.


Except you can’t do it consistently


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