I simply could not fall asleep one night last week. Tossing and turning all night. As per usual, my prescription is to play a few holes in my head. I got through Amen Corner 4 over (I’m a realist). And once I got to the 14th tee, I looked back at 13 wondering why I went for the green and I asked myself, “Is Amen Corner reversible?”
Imagine teeing it up on the 14th tee box and playing to #12 as a slight dog leg right par 5. You go up over the green to the 13th tee box and playing to the 11th green as a long par 3. You slide over and you play up 11 to the 10th green… this is where I had some difficulty imagining it because of all the trees. Without them, I think it might be possible, but an incredibly hard hole.
I may or may not have ingested way too many edibles before bed that night, but damn it, I think the place can be played backwards with the removal of a few trees. It didn’t end there, I worked my way from just off the 18th green the whole way around.
The only problem areas are the trees behind 10, the existing 8th to 7th green would be awkward, playing 18 green up the backwards 10th, and finishing on the 9th green.
I’m not sure if anyone out here agrees or can envision it, but I’d love to hear what you all think.