I aced #6 at Blackhawk today, playing with Mike and his friend the Indian. Must be nice to not have to worry about poison ivy..as there is a lot here. It was a skip-shot, I called out this better skip big before I stepped on the tee.
Both courses have the same (and bad) directions, taking you to the wrong side of the park and no way to get there without a detailed city map. I fixed that as per usual.
AND GAS IS 3.27$ in Oklahoma City..wow..such a rip-off but hey it's a rip-off I can handle right now!
Tulsa, OK- Blackhawk:The tougher, much more technical of the two courses, yet both score relatively close as Red is longer, windier. Well marked, good large cement tees, clean, well maintained fairways and even mowed down into the woods. Has a shot along the edge of a pond guarded by a low branch and a thin fairway, followed by a shot between two ponds with a creek behind a basket then another over pond thin fairway between water and woods hole with that basket tucked 150' into a tunnel at the end. Mix of open fairways lines with thick forest and tall grass (Michigan Style) fairways and more tightly wooded fairways through a jungle like forest. Bugs, mud, ivy (unavoidable but not in your face bad) and snakes. Fun, well designed. If you can throw a buzz or teebird like disc far and straight or slightly fading and stick to a fairway you can do well here.
Tulsa, OK- Redhawk:Long and mostly open, finishing along a nasty creek that supposedly is full of venomous watersnakes. Features two holes over 800', one along the creek on the right, one with road on the left. Front 9 is shorter, with maybe 4 holes under 300' and the rest in the 300-400' range, but often low ceiling limbs or surrounded by trees. Completely flat, well maintained grassy area. Both courses much cleaner now as these guys make an effort to pick up and dispose of all trash! Tougher than it appears due to length and low ceilings, water hazard, road OBs.
I was practically falling asleep driving to OKC, so I didn't play another round. Thanks for the rounds Mike and friends (more joined including a fellow, former Michigander whose home course was Stoney Creek/Riverbends).