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Louisville, KY- Charlie Vettiner:Mix of open with trees and thick woods, mostly tunnel shots bordered by nasty rough. Relatively hilly, very muddy and slick and the tees get muddy from your shoes. Several championship holes, but mostly basic or lacking in design. Several holes are sort of crazy also. Good tees and signs. If you want a challenge and don't mind thick rough, tons of poison ivy, bugs and mud this course could be for you.

Brandenburg, KY- Otter Creek:This course seems very old, the tees and baskets look 20+ years old. Most signs long ago rusted out, broken or missing but it's so tightly packed it's easy to figure out. Very easy, no par 4 and no really tough shots. Basic design testing all shots, tunnels, hyzers, sidearm, up and down hills. Not much of a chance of losing a disc. Good terrain of half leafy forest and grass and half plantation like pine tree rows. Worth checking out.

Hawesville, KY- Vastwood:Possibly the best course so far on this leg of the trip (-Idlewild). Great tees and baskets (though the signs are close to back left corner of tee which can limit run-ups. Beautiful and well kept, with views of a lake and mowed grass in a valley of tall trees. About 1/3 is in tight woods with lots of small green coverage and rough on the edges. The rest is more open but with plenty of trees. Every hole is up or down a hill, so it's a major workout. Very well designed with some tough shots and signature holes. A must-play for the region. It seems very well thought-out and planned. Back 9 begins by car which is always convenient, and there's a restroom.

Owensboro, KY- Yellow Creek:I did not get to play some of the front 9, due to a Bluegrass Festival (bad enough can't play but having to listen to that 'music' too was just harsh). Very scenic, well mowed fairways around a blue-green pond and in a flood plain of a creek. Tall cedars dot the area, with lines of thick woods gaurded by chest high ivy with 6" long leaves. Don't go off fairway, which is thankfully not easy to do. Most holes are easy to get to as there aren't many trees right off the tee. The water holes are likely to get you wet. One is about 200-220' to clear it, the only way around costs you 100's of feet or you have to play into a used parking lot. That probably shouldn't be like that, too unfair to beginners, I didn't notice if there was an Am tee or not.

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Comment by Rizbee on July 2, 2008 at 8:03pm
Otter Creek is an old course - off the top of my head I can't remember how old. I'll check later to see if it's in my 1984 Course Directory.

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