Originally Posted by Adam Schneider
Maybe this is sacrilege, but McIver just doesn't excite me the way it does most people around here. I feel like it's way too much about making huge drives in relatively open fields; it feels like a ball golf course. (I thought I read somewhere that it actually used to be a golf course, which would make sense.)
It was never actually used as a ball golf course. It was started, but the developer pulled out before the course was completed. I'm pretty sure this was in the late 60's. When I heard this the first time, it was like a lightbulb going off in my head. I never considered it, but once I thought about it I could totally envision the golf fairways.
I disagree that Milo is all about hitting wide open shots. I don't throw any farther than 300' and love the course. Milo rewards smart golf and good shot placement. Somebody who bombs one 450' may not be in any better shape than the guy who threw 300, if he's on the wrong spot on the fairway or, even worse, in the rough.