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Comment from: Shanks [Visitor]
Spencer, I expect that you are what my boys would call "a stick". Only the very good player would call Tobacco Road fun. Now, don't get me wrong. I have played it twice and like the track. But I can hit the ball high in the air and have the required shots for what is the ultimate test of target golf (well, ok, sometimes I do). In my brief experience there, it is the low ball hitters in my group that do not like TR.

This course is extremely challenging for the average player because of the visual intimidation. While there is always more room off the tee than it appears, the shots into the greens are demanding. And what is even more demanding than that is recovery shots from some of the wild places that the average golfer will find himself in. TR is tough, unique and a "must-try", but any course that draws such intense responses that are diametrically opposed shouldn't be classified as "fun". That 151 slope rating from the tips isn't because of the fun factor.
04/15/06 @ 12:12
Comment from: Mary [Visitor]
Tobacco Road is a lot of fun. Even if you find yourself down in the bottom of one of the quarry pits, and there's just no way to get out.

I'm not a very good player; have quite a way to go before I even see average; so there's no question that it's intimidating, but every hole looks really cool, as does the welcome relief of the clubhouse. It's a great place to practice club choice and targeting. But don't play for money unless you've all got the same amount of Tobacco Road experience.
04/15/06 @ 13:25
Comment from: Spencer Hux [Visitor]
I would certainly agree that it is extremely challenging for any player, and as you mentioned, it is more visually intimidating than it is truly difficult. When I used to be able to swing the club decently I had a very good round going there that got spoiled by a triple-double-double finish (I still shot 80). So, the course is playable. If I went there now I'd struggle to break 90. Oh yeah, that seems to be the case anywhere these days.

One thing I forgot to mention is that the Road is great drinking course- great scenery, long rides in the cart, and a lot of shots that get more fun the more daring you become.
04/15/06 @ 13:30
Comment from: Shanks [Visitor]
I stand corrected. But when you're drinking, what isn't fun? Oh, okay, sobering up sucks, but what else?
04/24/06 @ 11:18

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