Jaymie and I call #8 on Cape Fear ' Going to Edmonton' Any of you who have ever been to Edmonton know it takes a while. From the old tee the new tee is back 120', behind the hedge and in the open. It is slightly elevated.
The pin is beyond the original long position, back where there are a pair of green metal gates. The pin is nestled in front of the connected gate panel sections which serve as a backstop to the green. This backstop is about 12' behind the hole (kind of like the corral on Porcupine #18) However there is no OB.
The early 1/3 of the hole has been cleared of lots of old logs and such and all off the trees that line the fairway have been pruned up nicely. This new configuration tapes out at 726'. Very much like going from Red Deer to Edmonton. From the green its a short easy walk to the tee of #9, Cape Fear.
The tee for #9 has been moved back 100' to a broader and more generous tee box area. This is the tee we played in the two Fundraisers so a lot of you already know it. The hole measures 635'.
On #10, the Three Towers, I'm trying to get a lot of the rock under and around the third tower cleaned up and make a decent path up the middle. We'll see. Other than a new bench and a fat 10' piece of Fly 18 that won't slide around there are no changes.
From the original tee box at hole 11 some of you may remember a small mound directly behind it and slightly to the left as you turn around and face it. That's where the new pad is. It is 40' longer and aligns much more directly on the sight-line to the pin. The fairway going up the hill has been cleaned up a LOT, so from the tee you'll have a much fairer landing zone than before, especially if you can put your drive on the hill. The longer tee makes the new hole 425' not including the 50' rise.
Come take a look. Bring some plastic.