Wednesday, December 12, 2012
Fox Hopyard, Connecticut
Mr Science reports:
I played a course in CT yesterday, forgot my camera. http://golfthefox.com/fox-hopyard/course/
Tree-lined fairways, lots of uphill and downhill, but only one dramatic hole, a par-3 with a 90-foot drop. Beautiful views, fall colors. Harder than its course rating and slope would indicate. Well-maintained, with fast, smooth greens. Some had too much slope for their speed, and it sometimes wasn't possible to stop a downhill put within 10 feet past the hole. Or else it was "greenskeeper's revenge" day for pin placements.
Almost every hole had a water hazard, "environmentally sensitive areas". A few were forced carries from the tee, one of them almost 200 yards. It's amazing that the non-sensitive areas on this piece of land were in the exact shape of a golf course!
Not walker-friendly, lots of long treks from green to tee, or around the ESAs. That par 3 was a 155-yard shot, and about a 400-yard walk down the hill.