New to the area, I've only recently played Eagle's Nest a few times but I appreciate they're doing a lot of upgrades. They're back tees don't interest me at 70, but I'm sure they will get some press and attract some beer swilling hackers who want to take on the Perch tees.
As a golfer who lives only 5 mins. and play Eagles Nest often, one of the main objections would be who would be interested in playing a 5-6 hr round of golf. I pity the poor hacker who gets stuck behind some bomber who's spraying balls all over the tight course and having to wait to finish a round. My vote-Nay and it may force my to bring my play to some other surrounding courses-of which we have many. Please take note Me. Elloitt. Rich Gagliano Caroilna Shores,NC
JUST A GIMMICK THAT OVER 90% OF GOLFERS CANNOT HANDLE. WE ARE ALWAYS BEING TOLD BY COURSE OWNERS TO PLAY THE TEE BLOCKS ACCORDING TO YOUR HANDYCAP AND 8100 YARDS IS JUST FOR PROS. MORE SCENIC WITH "L" SHAPE DOGLEGS, LAYUPS AND TRAPS ARE FAR BETTER
8000 yd course(s) are ridiculous, especially for amateurs, who far outnumber the pros! Rather than lengthening courses, we should make more like Harbour Town, where most of the long ball spraying pros don't even play. This because they have to hit more targets rather than using only driver and a wedge to the green!
Long golf courses are no fun and not suitable for senior golf. Fine for a few gorillas that hit hit over 300 yards at sea level. How would a 200 yard player play 252 yard par 3 and have any chance to par the hole. Golf is getting stupid. Make courses senior friendly.
I think the pros should have to use wooden woods just like the pro baseball players have to use wooden bats.
I am a better than average player and that is to long to be much fun, but if he wants to mow it all than good luck.
maybe one should stop and smell the roses - over the years my group of single digit golfers have played many of the Myrtle Beach area courses and enjoyed every minute of it - but - each course we played we would play the tee boxes on par 3's to under 205 yds. par 4's under 420 yds - par 5's didn't matter - we had fun - laughed - told jokes and it wasn't a chore to play the yardages we chose.
The equipment needs tweeking for the pros. I makes the game fun and easier for us weekend hackers especially as we age. 8000 yards for an average 10-20 handicapper is a joke. Way too many weekend duffers playing from the tips, that have no business being there. There is a reason MLB never let pros use aluminum bat, safty and the ball barks would all need 75-100 ft added, 1 MLB player said. Golf never did this and as the pros got into conditioning with the equipment from graphite shafts to titanium heads, balls .... The courses have become too easy. I was at Augusta this year and the amount of room from where the TEEs were to where they are is an incredible amount of room that most golf courses don't have.
I think it's a great marketing strategy, given that he is trying to compete with over 70 courses in Myrtle Beach. Truth is very few people ever play from the black tees so I don't think pace of play will be an issue. He put Eagle Nest back on the radar and yes, there will be a few young bucks that will want to try their hand on the notorious 8000 yard tees, so he might get them to add Eagle Nest to their lineup.