Made it out to Ozarks National this afternoon for my first trek around a Coore & Crenshaw course. It did not disappoint! It’s a really fun course that I can only imagine would get better each time you played it. Partly for realizing the slopes, but then also understanding the surrounds on the blind shots. Sometimes they leave you with a little more room than you can see, especially for the first time around. The fairways are very wide with few forced-carries, but good bunker placement and elevation change.
My only negative is that the yardage book left a little bit to be desired. It was pretty basic - odd selection of tee yardages and no way of knowing pin locations or green depths. This led to a few times being short-sided, or driving straight into the shit. All in all, though, very fun!
We walked the twilight rate, teed off at 4. #carryyourclubs And that was perfect because there was nobody within 9 holes of us. Other than a couple back and front nine holes crossing, we never saw anyone. Also, we got that low sunlight right at the end of the round which was gorgeous.