The number one thing that stands out at Flossmoor is the conditioning. The greens are lightning and the bunkering is very interesting. The fairways are firm, which allow for players to take advantage of risk reward situations. The greens are minuscule and severely sloped, which means missing on the wrong side makes par impossible. A few of the greens pitch away from the player, which was pretty cool since you can't just fire at pins.
The first hole is a short, risk reward par 5 that allows for a birdie opportunity right out of the gate. 3 features a diagonal creek that forces strategy off the tee. 4 is an awesome drivable 4 with tons of options. The course really comes alive on the back with the wacky par 4 12th, which plays over Butterfield Creek to a blind green which slopes hard from front to back. 13 is a short 3 to a difficult green. 14 is a wild short 4 with a tree in the center of the fairway invoking strategy into a brutally pitched green. 16 is a beautiful hole with a massive bunker short of a perched up green. 17 is a brute of a par 4 playing over a creek and up a hill. 18 gives one last birdie opportunity as a dogleg right to a beautiful green site short of the clubhouse.
Overall, Flossmoor is a special club. The conditioning is perfect and the new management really gets it.
Date: July 14, 2020