Archive for May, 2006
The Bear Trace at Cumberland Mountain (Crossville, TN) is a gorgeous and very challenging Jack Nicklaus design with a 128 slope rating from the white tees. I didn’t play very well (102) and this isn’t a forgiving layout but one I’d love to play again sometime: it’s a lovely setting.
Played River Islands course just outside of Knoxville, TN with Tim Fusco. It’s a beautiful Arthur Hills design meandering along and crossing the French Broad River. I shot a respectable 95 on the 129 slope rating course with four pars. I’d play this one again any time.
Played the Coeur d’Alene Resort course with it’s famous floating green. Overall, I didn’t like the course that much. It has several kind of odd holes that almost remind me of an over sized miniature golf course: blind tee shots, par threes from an elevated tee to greens surrounded by bunkers and boulders,… Shot a not-very-impressive 98 (with a 10 on the 7th hole). Oh, and plunked my tee shot into the water on the floating green hole.