My intent isn't to undermine the efforts that Worlds hosts have made to provide fun courses. Based on feedback from the amateurs, all of the recent Worlds events were successful, fun and had good competition even if Milwaukee courses were set a little shorter than expected. Some of their courses were more beautiful than what mid-Ohio will be able to offer. However, once the AW2010 event is over, I think players will recognize that the courses tested them the way courses should at Worlds and in a fair way.
If I was taking a week off work, had to buy a plane ticket for my wife and I, get a rental car + gas , pay for a Hotel for a week and food I better be hearing every course is AWESOME rather than a fair test of my amature skill level..."cough CHUCK cought"I bet the courses that the PROS will be playing on are AWESOME but then again their pros
The majority of the holes set for Worlds played to the equivalent of 345-365 on level ground which is a gold level Open pro distance versus blue level distance for Advanced. The downhill holes were in the 405-450 range and the uphill holes were like 290-325 so they played to that 345-365 level ground distance equivalent making birdies only available to the longest throwers, not the most skillful. The shortest hole was pretty lame at wide open 200 feet with no challenge. For all of that space, not a single hole was a legit two-shot par 4 in the 500-600 range. The 240' hole 6 was one of the better holes and 18 was pretty good and had good scoring spread.