Over the past couple of months, I have been working on the Town of Sweden course with the goal of making it a more playable and more viable course. I have been smoothing out rough spots, redesigning some of the holes. Below are some details:
Hole #: Changes:
1 Cut back the rough along the entire fairway, opened up the main chute from the short tee to the final bend, cut paths into the rough where discs tend to land to make it easier to find/recover.
2 I have pulled the original two pin placements and have installed a new long pin placement, adding about 70' to the hole from the original long placement. A new (longer) short placement will follow soon. I also trimmed up the fairway and opened it up a little as it is so long now.
3 Last year the fairway was changed from a hyzer to an anhyzer route and lengthened. I cleaned up the fairway a little.
4 Cleaned and opened up the chute to the long pin placement.
5 Cleaned out the chute that was overgrown between the short and long tees.
6 Last year the long tee was moved back. I opened up the chute to the long pin placement a little to make it a more "fair" hole.
7 I pulled the original short pin placement. What used to be the long placement will now be the short placement, and I will be installing a new long placement shortly, adding about 90' to the hole. I opened up a chute from the new short to the new long placement.
8 No changes.
9 I trimmed up the rough along the fairway and cut paths into the rough to make it easier to find/recover errant shots.
10 This hole had to be completey redesigned after the Town put a road through the original fairway. The tees have moved over next to the pond, bringing the pond into play. The hole is now longer and more technical, with the pond along the left of the fairway and the OB road along the right. The chute through the trees has been cleaned and trimmed, and the Town took out the rock wall, all the rose bushes and undergrowth.
11 The long tee was eliminated, leaving the only tee on top of the hill. The alternate pin placement on top of the hill was removed, and a new long placement may follow.
12 No changes.
13 The original short pin placement has been removed, and a new pin placement has been installed in the woods to the right of the original fairway. A new fairway has been cleared and cleaned out to this placement. This move added about 20' to the short placement, and moved the basket out of the way of errant shots coming from 12. I also opened up a path between the short and long placements, making it easier to get to the long placement.
14 The opening into the woods has been trimmed and opened up. The original short placement has been pulled, leaving the longer two placements. The rough has also been trimmed back some.
15 No changes.
16 No changes.
17 The original long pin placement has been pulled. A new long placement will be installed soon, making the long shot longer and straighter.
18 Cleaned and opened up the main fairway some. Cleaned and opened up around the long pin placement.