The Goofy Game of Golf Searching for the Answer

Yesterday we played 36 holes. In the morning we played Cedarbrook Gold in Belle Vernon Pa. and then in the afternoon we played Cloverleaf in Delmont Pa. Cedarbrooke has 36 holes, and we played the Red last fall. The golf course is one of the more difficult courses, we will play. It is 6400 yards from the tees we played from, and the back nine has a really tough stretch of holes, beginning with 14, a 206 par 3, followed by a 448 yd par 4, and a  417 yard par 4 slightly uphill. The greens ran 6 on the stimpmeter and were in very nice shape. They had some burnt out areas on the fairways for some reason and the roughs were ragged and sand traps were terrible. The hot dog at the turn was very good and the weather was hot but not that humid with a little breeze. The group played ok but no one could get anything going on the greens. I shot 79 Pete shot 90 and Donna 93. I started out ok but my putting was a little off and staggered home with 3 bogeys on the last 4 holes. Is this golf course worth the trip. If you want to play 36 holes then I would say yes. This is  overall, a very nice facility and they seem to run a very tight ship. I think this is the best course I have played that seems to keep running on time when it comes to tee times. The course used to be in really good shape but over the years that has declined somewhat. The afternoon course was Cloverleaf in Delmont which is about a 45 minute drive from my house. This is a shorter easier course, which I think is missing in new golf course construction. The course is 5800 yds from the back tees,and like Chippawa is practically devoid of sand traps. The greens ran a 5.5 and were very smooth. The fairways and the roughs were good and many of the holes were tree lined. The only negative about this course is there were many blind tee shots. The course was relatively hilly but overall enjoyable to play. The hot dog at the turn was very good and it even tasted better with a can of Rolling Rock. I had never played this course before and I made many bad decisions, got off to a slow start, ralllied a little bit on the back nine, but managed only a 79 on a very easy golf course. Pete also had a 79 and Donna shot 89. Of course this golf course is not worth the trip but if you live in this area it is a solid little golf course with a good variety of holes. I could not get anything going all day and really hit some horrible shots in the afternoon but at least I played all 36 holes. Twenty four down and 66 to go.

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