Well I began in PA at Prompton Dam DGC in Prompton. It is very scenic, on a slope leading down toward the lake at the edge of a dam. Mowed grassy fairways, no 'woods' holes just some pins tucked into the woods. It is very long, and there are 2 sets of pins per hole both in the ground. The yellow pins are more realistic, the original layout I suppose it is (tee signs all gone temporaily for the re-do). The red baskets make it a ton of 350-500' holes. I am a big-arm sorta, but to me the red baskets made for less of a course than the shorter yellow ones. They took away all shots for 2's but didn't make any true par 4's, meaning your scorecard will look like this: 3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3 if you can throw far.
Not much technicality to the shots either, very rhbh friendly course. Fun and challenging though. I hope they are keeping both pin positions because longer is not always better. The yellow makes for a great course.
Drove 150 miles into NY for the next round at Corning. This course is very nice. It is basically a typical city park around some other park facilities, with a small pond in play several times. Tee signs on front 9 only, and GREAT smooth cement tees like back at home. It's actually longer than your typical city park, the 2nd hole is 480'ish and the next few are 350'ish. VERY RHBH oriented, sorry lefty's you got nothing here. Mowed grass, well maintained and clean to play. The holes are pretty well designed, have to be good to get the dueces.