Got out to play Goat Hill for the first time in a bit right after a special event/Korn Ferry qualifier this week. First time the renovation on #13 was open and what a great hole! I always loved that hole before but the green is about twice as big, two massive pot bunkers on the left and a cool little collection area in the back. The par 3's at the Goat just get more and more outstanding/difficult.
The course is in fantastic shape. Tee boxes are in some of the best shape I've seen them as the weather has warmed up and never had a bad lie. Greens weren't as fast as I expected but it was due to the wind kicking this week and if they would have double cut and double rolled like they do for other tournaments, it could have gotten silly.
The other project wrapping up is a cart path re-do and new sod on the par 4 8th. This is a huge upgrade if you ask me because good to great tee shots would get penalized in an area with just ragged or bare spots. Now you'll be able to get a bit aggressive and have a good lie if you hit a good shot.
Goat Hill is my home course, but I haven't played it in awhile since I've been at other spots, but it's really staying the course and continuing to get better.
Don't sleep on the challenge you get from this course. The winner of the Korn Ferry qualifier when asked what he thought of the Goat was "4500 yards of sheer terror". Sums it up nicely :)» Close