Originally Posted by Bob Horning
It's 33 feet further back and up hill just a bit. Brings another tree into play and narrows the throw a bit while giving a better visual effect.
Played the new tees on 8 and 13 on Monday. Good stuff.
I agree the new 8 tee has a better visual effect looking down toward the basket. Rather than narrowing it, the elevated location seemed to open up or clarify the line to me. I knew right away the line I wanted to take and was able to hit it nearly perfect, no problem.
Hole 13 does bring the tree line into play a bit more, but my 2nd shot still put me pretty close to the same lie as usual. I'd estimate the new tee will put me about 20ft further back on average than I would normally be lying to putt for 3 from the old tee, bringing it closer in line to being a legit par 4 hole.
I've also been observing that the new baskets spit good putts much less than the old ones. Looking forward to chain upgrades on the canyon course to save me a few strokes during future rounds.
Can't wait to check out the new pin positions and the new course. Thanks Bob!