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    Re: What makes "A Good Golf Hole"

    Quote Originally Posted by chrisd View Post
    My idea of a good golf hole is one that, if I were a member, I'd happily play day in day out.

    I played the 17th at Littlestone last week and par'd it for the first time and I think it's just a beauty of a hole
    Must have been down wind.
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    Re: What makes "A Good Golf Hole"

    Cutting rough under trees, reasonable rough length, hole length and carries for the intended level of players. Tees for abilities expected and lay up areas as required to cater for abilities.

    Other than that do what you like.

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    Re: What makes "A Good Golf Hole"

    Quote Originally Posted by patricks148 View Post
    what's your home course ?
    Whalsay in Shetland most northerly course in the U.K.

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    Re: What makes "A Good Golf Hole"

    Quote Originally Posted by ScienceBoy View Post
    reasonable rough length, hole length and carries for the intended level of players.
    rules out the majority of holes on the Open rota then and indeed most holes on pretty much most links and heathland tracks?

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    Re: What makes "A Good Golf Hole"

    Its needs to be fair, a decent drive with trouble filling your mind. And tough if you miss. And then slopey greens after you avoid all that.

    16th at the forest is a good one #Arden
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    Re: What makes "A Good Golf Hole"

    Quote Originally Posted by drive4show View Post
    Then you'll appreciate that a 320/330 yard hole downwind in summer is very much in range even for an average hitter


    edit Just had a look on google maps and measured it at 275m from the back tee to the front of the green so def worth a tonk if downwind
    And you will appreciate that most links courses are in Scotland and baked hard fairways are not always the norm even in summer.

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    Re: What makes "A Good Golf Hole"

    Quote Originally Posted by patricks148 View Post
    Sounds like a perfect description of the 1st at RD to me
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    Re: What makes "A Good Golf Hole"

    Quote Originally Posted by Hosel Fade View Post
    In most cases idiots will just describe a plain hard hole as good (even if it isn't). A good hole is interesting and ideally provides options. 460yd par fours with a fairway bunker left and right at 250 and a front left and right hand greenside bunker are not good golf holes (as much as sky will try to tell you they are).
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    That'll rule a lot (most even!) of James Braid openers out then! And I'd say many like that are great openers! But would make pretty/very tame finishers!

    All sorts of reasons why a particular hole is 'good' to me - and it certainly depends on what position it is too! But also vision, threats, options (that's where the risk/reward comes in imo) and balance (within the rest of the course) are certainly big considerations!
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    Re: What makes "A Good Golf Hole"

    Quote Originally Posted by Rlburnside View Post
    And you will appreciate that most links courses are in Scotland and baked hard fairways are not always the norm even in summer.
    Guess we'll just have to disagree on that one because I've played a lot of links golf in Scotland and had plenty of run on the ball.

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    Re: What makes "A Good Golf Hole"

    Quote Originally Posted by richart View Post
    Must have been down wind.
    No wind that day but it was raining 😁
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