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After an "involuntary eclipse" of three years, Supergilbys is back in Myrtle Beach (Leopard's Chase)


DenisGilbert
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Cheers!

On an afternoon that started with clouds and a few drops of rain, then ended with a beautiful variable sky with a temperature of 25 degrees Celsius and almost no wind, we were back on the side of the "Big Cats", specifically at Leopard's Chase.

As was the case at Tiger's Eye a week ago, we were treated to a quality welcome and attentive service. And immediately after checking in, we were ready to start our round, a bit ahead of schedule, which allowed us to get ahead of a foursome, when we were only a duo, and the course as such was completely four ourselves.

Before we talk about playing conditions, let us first tell you how much we liked the design. We loved Tiger's Eye a lot last week and we quite frankly loved Leopard's Chase today!

It is a course that is played 6,165 yards from the white tees and 4,872 yards from the women's tees. The front nine is a par 35 and the second a par 37. As for the obstacles (sand and water), don't worry, there are plenty of them. On the other hand, if your golf is in good shape, it is possible to get away with a score that is close to your usual handicap.

We really liked the five par 5s (two on the front nine and three on the back), each presenting unique challenges. The same can be said for the five par 3s. Although not very long from the whites tees (141, 156, 157, 151 and 142 yards respectively), two of them involve the presence of vast bodies of water, while for the other three, the sand can become your worst enemy.

We would be disappointed if we didn’t say a word about the signature hole of this course, namely the 18th. We are talking here about a spectacular par 4 of 369 yards for the white tees and 298 yards for the women. It is of primary importance to make a good tee shot, because then things can get complicated if you lack precision. Indeed, the entrance to the green is subtly protected by a magnificent little lake with a small waterfall on the left side, while on the right side, there is a "beautiful" sand trap that awaits you if you miss the green, green which, by the way, is still quite large, but diagonally. So, depending on where the flag is located, you have to gauge your "aggressiveness" well, otherwise, you’re at risk of being frustrated!

Conditions wise regarding Leopard's Chase, we're going to copy and paste what we wrote last week for Tiger's Eye. In all honesty: it lacks a tiny bit of love in some places. Specifically near the greens, where the grass is rather thin.

As for the greens themselves (which were at medium speed today, despite the 10 millimeters of rain received the day before, which made them much more responsive), about a third of them could be in better state. There are weeds around the edges, but fortunately, the flags were placed so that it was still not too harmful when it came time to go for our rolls.

To conclude, we really enjoyed our experience at Leopard's Chase on this Friday afternoon. It is a “premium” course in terms of design, but the conditions overall are not quite at “premium” level. But just like Tiger's Eye, we believe in being optimistic about the future.

So, if you're considering Leopard's Chase and/or Tiger's Eye for a future golf package, take a moment to check with Brian beforehand on the current playing conditions, in order to be convinced that you will get your money's worth the time comes.

Next visit: this Saturday, May 14 at Crow Creek!

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Denis Gilbert
Quebec City, Canada


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Thanks again for this very professionnal report! Important: you enjoyed to play the course and his design. When are you planning to leave Myrtle Beach?

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JKH75
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Great pictures on all your reports Denis. Are you coming to Heritage this year? I would love to host you as my guest.


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DenisGilbert
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Thanks again for this very professionnal report! Important: you enjoyed to play the course and his design. When are you planning to leave Myrtle Beach?

Thanks @s333h for your feedback! Leaving Myrtle Beach (unfortunately) on May 22! But every good thing must have and end!

Denis Gilbert
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DenisGilbert
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Great pictures on all your reports Denis. Are you coming to Heritage this year? I would love to host you as my guest.

@jkh75 : thank you so much for your kindness and the invite (those who know me are fully aware the love I do have for your golf course)!

It’s just too bad our golf agenda for my wife and I is already full till the end of our stay (still have four more rounds left before leaving in one week and the couple of days off remaining will serve to « charge our batteries » before heading home)!

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Denis Gilbert
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Nice report on what you saw at LC, it is a very nice layout spoiled by inconsistent conditions.  Hoping down the road the Big Cats get their act together and things improve dramatically.  Also, love the pics. 


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Now is the best time of the year (around Jan - June) to play the
bent greens at LC, before the heat gets to them and their minimal 
maint.    
 
Thanks for another great report!  

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Thanks for the update on a course that i havent played and really dont plan on it. Awesome pictures!!

Let the Big Dawg Bite!!!


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