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Comment from: oliver [Visitor]
Totally agree
03/05/06 @ 18:33
Comment from: RonMon [Visitor]
Spence,

I played Atunyote, the highly-touted Fazio tournament course at Turning Stone Casino in Central New York, last Summer. The imbecile formerly known as TG Blogger had panned the course, but I loved it. Here's my label: four opening pars followed by pitch-in eagle on five, followed by bail-out six iron into pond for double on six. Shot 80 from tips for a great round. Is it the same course as the other two at T-S? No, and that's the beauty. This is Fazio's "northern Augusta" and it plays easily for the mid to high handicapper, but darned difficult for the low handicap or pro from the tips.
03/05/06 @ 20:16
Comment from: Spencer Hux [Visitor]
Ron,

As far as some of Fazio's courses go, I agree that he does an excellent job of creating courses that are playable for everyone, but very difficult when you back it up to the tips. Examples: The Frog (just west of Atlanta), and Osprey Point at Kiawah Island. Mr. Nicklaus, in my opinion, has a lot of work to do on many of his designs, at least some of those that are open to the public.
03/06/06 @ 07:14
Comment from: RonMon [Visitor]
You should read The Confidential Guide To Golf Courses by Tom Doak, if you can find a copy at the library. It costs over $500 online...wish they'd do a reprint. Tom Doak rakes a number of designers, including Mr. N., for uninspiring courses.
03/06/06 @ 22:52
Comment from: The Undaunted Duffer [Visitor]
Doak for president 2008!
The man rocks!
03/13/06 @ 13:01

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