I'm just wondering, trying to see what the correlation between the courses people play on here. Only really interested in the tees that you personally play.
I would rate my home course as average difficulty compared to others I've played, although I do find it tougher than it's rating/slope in comparison to other local courses.
There's not a lot of serious trouble on the front 9, but a lot of elevated greens with false fronts, which makes running a shot up very difficult and when they have the pins forward, you'd better not be long. It has a 200 yard Par 3 over water, but to carry the water is only 120 yards. There's also a tough Par 4 (#1 handicap hole) that lulls you into thinking you can hit a nice cut around the dogleg right, but the fairway is sloped towards a creek that lines the right side starting at the dogleg, which isn't viewable from the tee. Anything headed right around the corner is dead, it will end up in the water.
The fairways on the back 9 are pretty narrow and tree lined compared to the average course around here, which puts a premium on driving accuracy. It also continues the theme of elevated greens with false fronts. The back 9 also has a lot of elevation changes and has a lot more trouble, especially water in play. While the front 9 sets up decently for a fader, the back isn't so forgiving. There are 3 holes that are dogleg left, and any fade will leave you with a long shot into the green.
I play from the middle tees, and drive the ball 220-230 yards average.
Scothurst Golf Club/Par 72