bcsst26 wrote:Wish I would have known you were coming out this way I could have met up with you. Anyways care to share why you liked Moraine better than Deer Lakes? I am the opposite but live right next to Deer Lakes so I might be persuaded easy. Did you get to play Knob? It is my least favorite of the three.
uNicedmeMan wrote:bcsst26 wrote:Wish I would have known you were coming out this way I could have met up with you. Anyways care to share why you liked Moraine better than Deer Lakes? I am the opposite but live right next to Deer Lakes so I might be persuaded easy. Did you get to play Knob? It is my least favorite of the three.
Well I did post on 7/22 that I was coming up haha. Were you out at Moraine or Deer Lakes on Saturday? We encountered some friendly locals.
Anyway, we rolled 3 deep to Pittsburgh this weekend because we hadda free place to stay in Greentree. One of my friends had already played Knob and Shendley(SP?) before as he used to date a girl from Duquesne. I read on DGcoursereview that if you were able to play two courses it had to be Moraine and Deer Lakes, Knob was not on the same level. We intended to play some sort of guerilla glow at Shendley on Saturday night but lengthy draft lists in Southside took precedence.
Moraine vs. Deer Lakes
I really enjoyed both courses but I do put Moraine ahead of Deer Lakes. If Moraine had concrete or fly pads on all tees it would easily be a 5 out of 5 for me. Moraine had a real ball golf feel to it, the par 4's and 5's were long but fair. Deer Lakes had a few holes that were somewhat gimmicky IMO with questionable tee placements (the long tee on the water hole (15) is downright dangerous. I'm a fan of tough par 4+ holes but I think they should always have a line, a few holes at Deer Lakes are nothing more than a poke and a hope (more lines may appear to me the next time I play).
Deer Lakes: 3 had a badass drive to the bottom of the hill,4,5 i think if it's the short straight downhill,9,18
2's I got (we played both courses once from the longs):
Moraine: 1-first hole outta the car
Deer Lakes: 8,12
I'm looking forward to playing both of these again, I'll let you know when we come back up.
roman wrote:I'll be back in the Pittsburgh area Wednesday night (August 5th), so I may be out playing those courses again Thursday and Friday.
roman wrote:! I've never played so many holes where I was HAPPY to get a 5 on after putting out. Here's the courses we hit up, and I recommend playing pretty much all of them.
1. Moraine State Park (both blue and gold tees)
2. Knob Hill park (long tees)
3. Deer Lakes Park (shorts and longs)
4. Scheney Park (white tees)
2. Whippin' Post
I can't say enough good things about these courses. There are definitely some memorable holes where after putting out you take your 4, 5 or 6 and say "wow, that was a cool hole".
Chuck Kennedy wrote:I would agree with that post other than Paw Paw having fair versus luck prone par 4s and 5s plus 3s. The luck roughly averages out over an event so the best players still win there. But it's still too much luck versus skill, at least at the professional level.
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