Shot 79 (+8) from the back tees on this course
. CR/slope is 74.7/135 from the 7146 yards (6534 metres) back tees. With a bit of bad luck you could definitely lose a ball in the rough but mostly you could find your ball and hack it out. It was windy but not too bad. 5/13 fairways, 7/18 greens and 28 putts.
1. Par 5 586y/536m
Hit decent but slightly pushed drive into light rough, 21° to 116y/106m uphill into wind, hit PW to 3 feet and knock that in for birdie. Nice start
2. Par 3 189y/173m
Downhill but into the wind to a back pin I decide to hit 5i. Quit on it hand hit a big push to the fw short right. Horrible chip to 25 feet, almost make it for par but tap in for bogey.
3. Par 4 430y/393m
Slightly push driver to light rough but my lie is perfect. 164y/150m to the pin uphill with bunkers in front so I go with 6i to make sure to clear the bunkers, awful pushed shot and too much club so I end up in the deep stuff behind the green. Hit a good chip, but it's downhill so it ends up rolling 20 feet by. Drain straight uphill put for par.
4. Par 4 444y/406m
Hit really good drive downwind that just clears a fw bunker and leaves me 122y/112m in. Pitch PW to 8 feet and wimp out on the downhill right to left birdie putt, tap in par.
5. Par 4 418y/382m
Cut my drive a bit into the wind leaving 175y/160m severely uphill and into the wind. I hit a great 4i that ends up over the green. Great chip to 5 inches and tap in par.
6. Par 4 417y/381m
Pull hook drive into left rough 173y/158m. Hack out 7i just short of greenside bunker. Hit a poor chip leaving 15 feet uphill putt. Hit it way too hard but luckily it's dead center and drops for par.
7. Par 4 436y/399m
Left rough is impossible so I bail out and hit a push fade to light rough on the right leaving 175y/160m to the pin. Slightly uphill and since I am not sure about how good contact I can get I hit 6i. Obviously I nail it and it goes 20 yards past the green into a fluffy lie. Awful chip onto the fringe, awful putt to 10 feet, bad putt, tap in for double
8. Par 5 622y/569m
Really hate this hole and had decided to hit a 3w but change my mind to hit driver. Small push to right rough. Next shot is completely blind and I hit a great 6i that I though was absolutely perfect but it ends up in light rough with about 213y/195m in from a hook lie. I quit on my 21° hybrid and push it into a bunker 47y/43m out. I try to hit a regular pitch shot but skull it over the green into impossible lie. Hit a great chip to 12 feet and two-putt for my second straight double
9. Par 3 199y/182m
Hit decent but slightly pulled 5i pin high to semi rough just left of the green. Great chip to 5 inches, tap in par.
10. Par 4 423y/387m
Decent drive through the fairway into semi rough leaving me 106y/97m to the pin. Pitch GW but pull it to left semi rough. Ok chip that rolls 5 feet by and hole that for par.
11. Par 3 159y/145m
Hit my 8i a bit fat into awful lie in the rough with me standing in a bunker with the ball far above my feet. Hit a good chip that runs 15 feet by. Standard two putt for bogey.
12. Par 5 536y/490m
Forced carry over water and the further you hit it to the left the less you have to carry. Hit decent but slightly pushed drive to the middle of the fairway, pretty bad 21° hybrid that stalls in the wind leaving me 197y/98m to the pin with water on the right. Pitch a GW pin high but 15 feet to the left of the pin. Misread putt completely and two putt for par.
13. Par 4 215y/197m
Severely uphill to a back pin. Don't think that I can get there with my 21° hybrid but 3W is definitely too much. I go with the hybrid and hit a great shot. Soft draw that just clears the greenside bunker and rolls up 20 feet short of the pin. Hit a great putt that we thought was in but it just rolls by, tap in par.
14. Par 4 397y/363m
Massive mental error here as I should have just hit 3W or hybrid to take the trouble out of play. Being the idiot I am I stupidly go with driver and push fade it into the woods. Try to hack it out and barely get it out, try to hit a big slice onto the green but it starts right and hits the branches leaving me 112y/102m downhill to the pin. I pitch a GW onto the fringe and two putt for my 3rd double of the day.
15. Par 4 491y/449m
Hit a decent drive into the wind leaving me 219y/200m to the pin slightly into the wind and slightly downhill. I chunk my 21° hybrid leaving me with 47y/43m pitch. I hit a good shot but it bites more than expected leaving me with a 12 feet par putt which I miss and tap in for bogey.
16. Par 4 358y/327m
Solid drive leaving me 74y/68m from the pin. Pitch LW to 15 feet and my birdie putt just slides past the hole, tap in par.
17. Par 3 174y/159m
Decent 8i straight at the pin downwind rolls out to 20 feet left to right uphill putt. Almost hole it but it just slides by, tap in par.
18. Par 5 652y/596m
Poor drive that I push fade to right semi-rough, poor 3W that I push fade leaving me 175y/160m to the pin downwind slightly uphill. I hit a soft 6i, get great contact and ends up 15 feet past the pin with a downhill birdie put. Wimp out and leave it 3 feet short and hole that one for par.
Pretty happy with my play but would have liked to eliminate the stupid doubles.