We are avid golfers and have been traveling this winter playing different courses. Some courses we enjoy and others are not much fun to play.
We read your column regularly and wondered what your thoughts were on what makes a good golf course?
Bob and Diane, MA
Bob and Diane,
We appreciate your loyal following and hope that we have been able to help you enjoy your game through some of our Putting Tips and Q&A’s.
First off, we have to understand why we play the game of golf.
I believe that the attraction of the game of golf over the last 500 plus years is not in the trappings but in the fact that it allows us to satisfy a subconscious urge to evaluate ourselves.
There are some wonderful by-products such as playing with our friends, getting exercise and being outdoors in a wonderful environment etc. These by-products are available elsewhere but we choose to attach them to the very personal challenge that golf presents.
In light of the above, I believe a good golf course is one which is memorable, is an appropriate challenge and while coming up the 18th fairway you wish that you could play another 9 holes rather than breathing a sigh of relief that it is all over after 5 hours.
Please share your comments with us below: what do you believe makes a good golf course?