- August 19, 2022 at 5:36 pm #51232Mark HancockParticipant
What can you guys tell me about The Wizard? Never played and I don’t think I have ever heard of it.
I’ve heard of Diamondback but have never played it.
ThanksAugust 19, 2022 at 5:57 pm #51237don rabbParticipant
Played Diamondback last year. The rough was terrible. We lost a ton of balls in our foursome that just rolled right out of the fairway. Good Luck.August 19, 2022 at 7:58 pm #51248Jim KavanaghParticipant
Wizard is where you go when you absolutely have to break 80.August 20, 2022 at 2:24 am #51263Rick KimbrellParticipant
I have played Diamondback many times. I STRONGLY suggest you try and play a practice round there. It plays tight and requires you to not spray the ball.August 20, 2022 at 6:25 am #51264Tom DoughanParticipant
Don and Sir Rick are both correct. I played Diamondback on Round 4 last year. I enjoyed the challenging layout and hospitality from the employees. However the rough was ridiculously long. We lost balls all day (including 1 of my own a foot into the rough) even when all 4 of us saw where each ball went. I also advise scouting the course so you can get familiar with the holes and the drives you’ll want to hit.August 20, 2022 at 7:17 am #51265james mcdanielParticipant
all you really need to know is the slope is 139…at lest for the distance my flt will play it. hey scott, 6200plus yrds for us old guys? really??
jimAugust 21, 2022 at 10:05 am #51308Mark HancockParticipant
James: I saw the 139 slope and really can’t believe it. That says it’s a pretty tough course. I don’t believe that I have ever played a WA Course with a Slope greater than 130 as they are usually in the 125 range.
Scott: Is this really the WA’s intention?June 2, 2023 at 10:04 pm #51715Billy BurwickParticipant
I was lucky to get Caledonia last year with a 140 slope.
I will play that course every time, It is beautiful and was one of the most beautifull courses I have ever played.
I would take that beating every year, But I think that it isn’t overly penal just a tough test.June 5, 2023 at 5:25 am #51719Rick KimbrellParticipant
Regarding the Diamondback 139 slope…
Every year we seem to always get 1 higher slope rated course. In my younger days, I played Diamondback multiple times in the WA to that 139 rating. I have advised all of my buddies who have never played Diamondback and who draw it…go play it. It will be worth your while. The course is not easy and there are places you just cannot hit the ball and score.
Once rode/played with a competitor at Diamondback who played 17 holes and quit. He was apparently trying to get his attitude right about the course. When I turned the cart in there was 14 empty Crown Royal miniature bottles on his side of the cart. 🙂June 7, 2023 at 3:24 pm #51726Bill EslickParticipant
I played Diamondback last year…I tried to play a practice round and only got two holes in until we were rained out…if I recall correctly, we only had eleven (11) golfers break 100 in the two flights playing the course that day…also, if I recall correctly, we had three or four tees which seemed to be placed just ahead of the furthest back tees (black tees were the furthest back (I think))…additionally we had four long forced carries (long to me was anything over 185 yards (of which I was unable to make one of them))…Best of Luck to all competitors this year…
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