Having no permanent course on the island gives us the advantage of experimenting with new course designs. At Sand Island Beach Park, we can get a permit to set up a temporary course and run monthly tournaments in a small area of the park. On Wednesdays, some of us use the park casually and sometimes experiment with redesigning the tournament course.
Yesterday we tried a new course design to make a par 69 “Gold Course”. Five of us showed up and played this monster that had 8 par 3s, 5 par fours and 5 par 5s. This totally changed my thinking on the course to where I ended up playing against the course instead of against my fellow players.
I think this beauty will be making a few surprise appearances at our monthly tourneys.