Of a dog walking on his hind legs, Samuel Johnson once said, “The wonder is not that it is not done well. The wonder is that it’s done at all.” The great English writer never saw The Loop, but he could have been speaking of it as well. The holes can be a bit prosaic, but that was a necessary trade-off for the course’s reversibility. Nonetheless, the greens are nicely contoured, there are always options on approach shots and there are a number of holes where the tee shot must negotiate a risk to leave the best angle to the green. It’s usually a compliment when people say, “I could play this course every day.” I’d apply it to The Loop even though I could only play the same course every other day.
Date: June 01, 2021