Very good but not great is what comes to mind with SV. The location is stunning, the use of sand is amazing and the conditioning was top notch.
However, I felt the course was over tweaked for difficulty. Fairways and undulations shaved to go into the sand. Greens rock hard and barely holding wedges. The course is difficult but as it matures I think it will become a great course.
The last stretch is fantastic. 16 is a blind tee shot with a long and interesting second shot into the green. 17 is unreal being over 200 yards with swales in front of the green hiding the flag stick. 18 mirrors the 18th at Sand Valley and is a great trek up the hill to Craig's Porch and a good chance to get par before the round ends.
Make sure to have an ice cream sandwich on the porch after the round, nothing better!
Date: September 04, 2017