I was a walking scorer for the 2017 Walker Cup - so inside the ropes for two rounds watching the top amateurs attack the course. And these young bombers in match play could go at it hard. I doubt the pros in the US Open will be so brazen in the use of the driver and some of the lines taken. But what fun to watch! And I am sure the USGA was watching closely what modifications can still be made in the setup to challenge the top players. Clearly this was a dress rehearsal.
To me, I most enjoyed the challenges posed on #2, #7, and #11.
All of the accolades in the other reviews are completely valid; it is truly magnificent oasis within the confines of a major city.
Date: January 05, 2018