Review for Vejle (Parken & Skoven)

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Greens were newly top-dressed, so that may've taken a little off our experience. Nonetheless, this is a very decent little course, beautiful as well. Our front 9, Parken, is simply just a lot of fun to play. While it's very scoreable, the number can quickly run up on you, if you're in the wrong spot. Hole number two is the only little minus here, a blind tee shot where the course guide (handbook) doesn't really emphasize the line. With OB right we all aimed a little extra left, almost over the ladies tee's. Next time we'll all aim way right (more right than you'd think).

Back nine, Skoven, is a really beautiful, scenic little nine. Course experience is key here. When in doubt; leave the driver in the bag. Any driver hit on the Skoven loop should be considered as an attack. Skoven isn't difficult, it's tricky. The signature hole must be Skoven No. 3, a big drop to a dogleg right fairway with creeks on both sides. An extremely inviting tee shot. While it looks like a fade off the tee, think the safe play is actually a draw with whatever plays 200-230 meters in the bag. There's a steep hill taking everything down from left to right. It's a dogleg right, but it's almost like your mindset off the tee should be dogleg left.

Being very(!) critical, Skoven flirts with the infamous 'Mickey Mouse' tag, extreme doglegs, drops as well as very narrow holes are fun and beautiful, but not always the most fair. Still, very enjoyable. Would play again.

Note to self, play away from the corners on the many doglegs. This is where the most room is and it will allow a clear line to the green every time. The course is fairly short so no need to cut corners or flirt with trouble. A good patient golfer can go very low here.

Date: May 03, 2021

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