Originally Posted by boogielicious
Play in winter when the water is firm. Much easier!!
I would say "after thought" hole layouts. You know where they cram a hole in that has a really weird layout because they couldn't figure out what to do. We had one at the last course my league was at. It was a dog leg left par 4 where you had to land it around 150 out to be safe, left and right lateral hazard and long lateral. Then go over a marshy area to a green that was shaped like the back of a bactrian camel that was pretty much impossible to get even a good shot to stay on. The green was so steep in the front section, it had a water bar due to the run off. Just a miserable hole.
I had to smile at that one because that's exactly what the last two holes are where I work.
It's like they went along through 16 holes with only a couple of ridiculous situations but ran out of options on the last two. I wouldn't say that it bothers me but I do wish there was some room to change the holes. One is basically a hard par 3 that is listed as a par 4 (that I posted in another thread).
The last doesn't have any options to play the hole other than a forced carry across a lake off of a downhill lie for a second shot that many players don't have much chance of pulling off.
(There is a special women's green that doesn't have the forced carry but few men throw away their pride and play to that green).