dehaas wrote:I thought I vaguely remember something a while back about putting some Jr/rec/whatever you wanna call it tees out at CC. Did this ever happen, or is that part of the fundraising? I haven't been out there in quite some time, but I think having some shorter tees out there would draw more beginners or people who complain about the distance. I'd imagine you could change the look of a lot of the shots out there with shorter tees. With good placement you could force a certain line or shot off the tee, something that is kinda lost when your hole is 700ft long and wide open. I actually like going out there every so often just to cut loose. I think with a little bit of work, it could be a really nice course. Obviously nothing is gonna be as scenic as SP, in my opinion that's the best looking course I've played on. What's unfortunate is that people are gonna want to compare the two because of the distance, and that's not fair to CC.
Unfortunately the distance does keep some people away from CC, however, that is the most beginner friendly 18 hole course in StL. It is beginner friendly because unlike Unger and Endicott you can throw a terrible shot off the tee and still manage a par from there. I'd like to change that by adding some obstructions to a couple fairways and greens. We'll have to re-evaluate some of the planned projects since we've lost some trees and other obstructions. However, I don't see us istalling alternate tee pads.
If you're not shooting par at CC, you need to keep playing there. The best thing about CC is learning how to play in severe wind. By practicing that, your game will improve.