Will be taking 15 yr old teenager on first golf trip over Holiday break. He is a rookie golfer so I am looking for some thoughts on places, courses to consider. My thought is some kind of location with an easy wide open layout for him but in very good condition for me. I have been to Streamsong, Pinehurst, Vegas, and others but that is not the need here. Is there some kind of resort type place with 2 or 3 courses that are well kept but easy? my one thought from my past is Poupu Bay in Hawaii, it is was well kept but very open and forgiving...and he is not going to Hawaii! Any thoughts out there on this type of place?
The Eagle has some tough par 3's. I think 13 might be the hardest par 3 on that course. It's about 180-200 yards long. When summer hits and the course dries out that brings in the lateral hazard into play because you can land it just off the green and have it kick into the hazard.
I would say #11 at Community Golf course is tough. It's plays about 180-190 yards because it's 25 yards up hill. I know people who just can't even reach the green on the fly because it sits up too high for them. Then the green is not that big and is two tiered.
For me it's my lower back, both achilles areas, and on my right arm, it's that muscle that extends from your forearm to just above your elbow. That muscle causes me issues everyday though, whether it's holding something the wrong way, in my right hand, or going a little too heavy with bicep curls.
There are two that spring quickly to mind at my home courses, Kittyhawk GC, in Dayton, OH.
Falcon, No. 11. This stupid hole is 256 yards and that's roughly 25 yards longer than my best drives ever go. It's a par-save at best before I even tee it up. Plus, if I get the idea to cream the ball, there is OB with the Eagle course on the left side.
Eagle, No. 8. I call this the "Moat Hole". I'm not sure a single hole has caused my more pain over the years. It's a pretty mundane-sounding 150 yards, but has a massive hazard that covers the entire front three sides. For what-ever reason, I hook my tee shot into the left portion of the hazard nearly 75% of the time. Plus, if the wind is up, it's straight in your face on this hole. Lots of rounds on this course tend to come off the rails right here.