Originally Posted by ChaseTheAce
the natural line on most of the holes at Windwood is a hyzer
2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 14, 15, 17, 18 are all hyzers
1, 12, 16 have hyzer routes but could really go either way
although most holes have multiple lines to the basket, the course does tend to favor the right handed player
Chase thanks for the kind words...much appreciated.
I would agree with you on the hyzer statement above on the following holes...2..5...6...8....9...17 those are definate hyzer routes but to end it with "those are all hyzers" falls far short of it being an accurate description.
Holes 8..9.. I think actually favor the LHBH. even though they have the "appearance" of an easy hyzer shot... skipping and sliding is very dangerous to your chances for birdie.
Hole 9...Cirlce 3 is easy so why go for the ace, but I give the advantage of birdie to the lefty
Holes 11...14....15....18. I don't think favor RHBH or LHBH. fair game. 18 only slightly to the RHBH hyzer if you have the monster arm
Hole 4 - ace run- fair either way... favors accurate distance.. overshoot the basket by +20 feet and the "pucker" factor coming back at it... priceless...
Hole 5... second shortest hole on the course...213' easy birdie right? Yeah.. if you can park it within 10' of the basket.... watch the meltdowns occur here... I've seen more bags get kicked, discs slammed...profanities yelled...you could write a book..."How to turn a birdie into double bogey in 3 easy steps"
Hole 6... gets my vote for coolest hole in Houston... hyzer route...yes hands down. add to that... Raised T-box towering over the perfect tunnel shot, drive it under the wildest looking, completely arched Pine you've ever seen, skip it up to green for a possible "ace"... or perfect line should card a 2....But watch out, that green is a 2 sided cliff.... well that's the shot most of us are dreaming about on the t-box, but can't ever actually execute..
You called hole 7 a hyzer.... well that's kind of a half truth.. It's a hyzer for a true advanced RHBH player who can bend the shot right to begin with and then back left after about 250' and land it across the ravine up the hill onto a green that is tightly protected.. Fail to execute any part of that shot and you stand to lose any advantage over a LHBH player who throws out a fairly easy placement shot, short of the ravine, to have a clean look at the basket with a 100' upshot. I give the advantage here to the Adv RHBH or Rec LHBH player equally. everyone else has trouble.
IMO Holes 1..3..8..12..13..19.. clearly favor the LHBH player.
As ERic would say....Balanced...
As far as Bryans question on which properties have potential for a pro level course.... The Telge "Property" has the potential... My hope is the designer takes full advantage of it and pushes the envelope even further than Cedar Hills, cause I agree with scoot_er... Houston has more than enough Rec level courses... the advancement of the game and discs have turned a majority of Houston courses into pitch and putt courses.
There's talk about concreting Moffit... My suggestion would be forget the shorts, pour concrete on the long boxes to get the most bang for your buck out there...jmo