I played this weekend in FLHW's (Faith Love Hope WIN) benefit for prostate cancer at Thornfield. WOW!! The first round took 4 hours partly because there were plenty of beginners an no one had played the course before, but in spite of this marathon round THIS COURSE IS AWESOME! ALL those who will be able to play this course at Worlds this year consider yourself privileged.
This course is a long technical course. A ton of fun to play. Here is the kicker. The course is PRIVATE and the owner doesn't even play! He only opens it up for charity events and has been convinced to open it for the worlds. I cannot say enough good things about this course. Blue Valley, Water Works and Rosedale all fall somewhere second of this course. It may not have concrete, benches and some of the ritzy benefits of some other courses but is a challenging and fun course. Long arm or not a great course.